Thursday, May 22, 2008

I've probably lost my mind

I got a package in the mail yesterday which was either the best $15 I've ever spent in my life, or the dumbest. Right now, I am going to say it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. I got a Baltic Amber necklace. It's supposed to help with headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome among other things. The website I bought it from states this:

"Baltic amber is a natural pain reliever, an anti-inflammatory, and an anti-oxidant. It is beneficial to the immune system, and helps combat infection and skin conditions. Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. "

I've had dull headaches on and off the entire time I've been pregnant (had them last time too) and crocheting hurts my wrists so much these days. I have never been diagnosed with carpal tunnel, but from what I have read it's a similar pain. I avoid medications while I am pregnant (and nursing), so the last time I had a Tylenol was February 2005. I got pregnant with Mary that May, and have been pregnant, nursing, or pregnant AND nursing for just over 3 years now. Even though the general consensus is that some drugs are safe while pregnant/nursing, I'd rather go without them. (But I won't dare give up my coffee!) So, I figured this necklace might help my headaches. I had a mild one yesterday and within 2 hours of putting the necklace on my headache was gone! They usually don't go away until I've slept and wake up the next morning (and sometimes they are still there). I feel great this morning. I slept with the necklace on. For maximum benefits, one needs to wear it all the time except in the shower. So, I'm leaving mine on. I'll post an update on my headaches and wrist pain. I have a huge crochet project going right now, so it will be interesting to see how that goes.


Mimi & Moe's Mom said...

I hope it helps! poor thing! *hugs*

Anonymous said...

wow, i had no idea amber could be beneficial. i wear it, i wonder if it helps me! i hope it continues to work for you!

have a great day! :)

sara said...

hi amanda! we met at library group about 2 years ago. i've ordered a necklace to see how it does for my headaches. i'm hoping for good results too!