Still, I figured that every pregnancy is different and that this time morning sickness must be different from the last time, coming and going randomly without cause.
One consistent throughout my pregnancies has been migraine headaches. I've kept the medicine cabinet stocked with Tylenol Extra Strength, since it's one of the few medicines the doctor automatically okays (along with Benadryl and Robitussin) and am just thankful that the headaches usually don't last very long. Last night, however, I had one of the worst migraines of my entire life. It finally faded towards morning, but when I got up I found myself incredibly sick to my stomach.
After getting sick I decided that it was probably a mixture of a sensitive stomach (during my pregnancy with Sadie I had a bleeding ulcer) and taking Tylenol right before bed on an empty stomach (or a kind of empty stomach anyways, I'd had dinner about three hours earlier). And of course I partially blamed morning sickness. Since I still had a little headache I decided to take another Tylenol (on a full stomach after breakfast) before we headed into town to do our monthly Big Food Shopping.
A few hours later I was sick in "The City," thankful that Sadie had a small toy bucket that we'd brought along.
And now I see this. Johnson and Johnson issues recalls of lots of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Rolaids, Simply Sleep and St. Joseph. And looking back over the last month I think there's a pretty strong correlation between my headaches, taking Tylenol and being sick the following morning.
This website allows you to search to lot numbers of these drugs if you have them in your house.
The lot my bottle is from is not listed. However it's right next to some that are listed and frankly since this is the second recall this month I wouldn't be surprised if more followed. I can tell you one thing for certain, I'm not going to be taking another pill out of that bottle.
Johnson and Johnson definitely get a Sadie Frown.