Mariette - posted on 10/10/2012 ( 182 moms have responded )
before i ask, i want to say that i really don't want any negative feedback. i just joined circle of moms hoping that it's not like the rest of the forums, where moms want to crucify you for saying the wrong thing.
i've read a lot about castor oil - yes i know the risks and i also know the benefits. so yesterday i decided to give it a whirl. around 2:30pm i took 1 tbsp with 8oz of oj. nasty. i thought i was eating my chapstick. waited and waited and waited, was even hoping to get a stomach ache so i knew it was doing somethinggg. but nothing. around 6:30pm i started getting killer contractions, to the point i started crying. they were 3 minutes apart and lasted for about 45 seconds. had hubby rub my back, drank anotherrrrr glass of water. just as the hour and a half mark was coming up (i was going to call my doctor then), BAM they stopped.
so my question being... is that normal? is it normal not to get diarrhea and is it normal for the contractions to just stop. i'm tempted to take some more this morning because i did take a really low dose of it.
and positive feedback only pleeeeease!