Re: Belladonna

From: Jo Eslick (
Wed Jan 9 06:49:44 2002

Hi Kay!

Belladonna sounds interesting, please keep us up to date on your progress with it!  We all love to hear about new ideas & treatments... hope it keeps working for you!

love & gentle hugs

Jo (Australia)

>From: "kfrog"
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Belladonna
>Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 09:34:51 -0600
> > What is belladonna? Do you know if it's available in Canada or the U.S.?
>Hi, Clare!
>Here is a web site:
>My husband went to get my percoset refilled and one of the nurses told him
>of belladonna. (Sometimes the nurses know more than the doctors-have you
>noticed that?). She had the doctor (mine was not there) prescribe belladonna
>(Donnatal), which she said was great with stomach and bowel cramps. (I have
>been practically in labour since November.) Two days on the new med and
>voila! It worked!
>They say it is an old drug that has been around forever. It's strange, but I
>swear I read about it in Little Women, as Jo sat in a dark closet and took
>some. And I believe Victorian ladies put the liquid form in their eyes to
>make them sparkle.
>My eyes must be sparkling as I have been painfree, save 2-3 teensy twinges,
>since it started to work-about a week now. And when I told my doctor he
>said, "That's great, kiddo! I'll give you all the belladonna you need!"
>Thank God!
>In difficult moments, behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled on the
>surface, but keep paddling away underneath.

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