Friday, November 4, 2011
finally, a cure for severe postpartum dry eyes
I started doing a bit of research online, and found one good suggestion...but the final part of the cure was a happy accident really. The good suggestion was to start supplementing with Evening Primrose Oil... which I did, and it helped a little bit. I ordered a really high-quality, fresh batch from Mountain Rose Herbs, and I just add a tablespoon to the green smoothies I make for Sadie and I in the afternoon.
The happy accident is Sadie's fault. I was looking on Amazon for some high-quality children's chewable vitamins for her, because she absolutely will.not. swallow the liquid infant vitamins anymore. I can't blame her, they smell awful, and then she would spit them out all over--and they stain, to boot. While I was researching kids vitamins (we decided to go with Nordic Naturals, by the way) I decided on a whim to order Loren and I some of these raw vitamins by vitamin code. I had been hearing good things about them. So I got a multivitamin for each of us, plus a bottle of the D3--a must have for the dark winter days.
Oh, my gosh. All I can say is that all vitamins are not created equal. I had been finishing up a bottle of prenatal vitamins and taking a daily dose of 1000IU of vitamin D before, but these new vitamins make me feel awesome. I take them before bed, and in the morning I feel rested, and energized--and this with the rapid dwindling of our daylight. Usually at this time of year I want to hibernate. Loren, who at first poo-pooed the vitamins I got him has been experiencing the same thing. The other happy side effect of these vitamin gems is that my dry-eye issue is completely resolved. I can wear my contacts all day again with no discomfort. In fact, my eyes feel great--and they look all sparkly again. I am so sold on these--three cheers for holistic, natural cures!