Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Relapse ba ni bai or 'Bughat'

'Bughat'- I grew up hearing the word but I don't really know the exact English translation up until now. I believe its medical term is Postpartum depression. But in my case, my third child is already 26 months old and postpartum is not the right word to describe what is happening with my body. Am right? or could it still be?
I have this headache that is so painful like the most painful kind of headache,my hair is thinning, I feel so sluggish and tired as if I walked a mile in my red stiletto. My mood is swinging 180 degrees almost everyday,I have hormonal acne which I never had before even when I was in my teens & 20's, my sex drive is as slow as 1/2 mile an hour. I'm screwed. I'm in my 30's, 3 kids and bazillion stretch marks after, I was not anticipating this fight against my hormones.
So,I called my mom in the Philippines and she said " Pag tuob Inday kay panuhot na,o nabughat tingali ka nak,sige man jud ka palipas og gutom!" She's been telling me to do 'Tuob' since after I gave birth with my eldest. " Unsa man jud ang tambal sa Bughat ma? " So I did the inevitable, I 'Tuob' my self. I don't know how to say it in English ,I'm sorry but I explained it to my husband as an improvised Steam Spa at home. I boiled a pot water with 'dukot' rice, covered my self with a thick old comforter we have and stayed there as long as I can hold. I was extra careful not to get burnt because the space under the comforter is tight with you and the hot steaming pot. I was all sweaty from the steam when I came out, and the funny thing is, I felt really good afterwards. Don said 'what kind of Filipino Voodoo is that?'
I did some research about the health benefits of steam spa, steam helps cleanse your skin and remove toxins,it helps stiff joints,it helps reduce stress,raise your metabolism, improve your complexions and quite a lot more. Interesting huh? so the Filipino especially the Visayans cause 'bughat' is 'part jud sa atung' vocabulary are improvising and since we can't afford steam spa or we just don't have means to do it...our ancestors are kind of heading towards the right direction when they discovered 'Tuob,madiskarte kasi ang pinoy' it's very innovative concept actually lol.If there is a will ,there is a way! And since we're not rich (yet,lol) and we can't afford to install steam spa in our home,I think I'll do the Filipino version for now.

10 comments:

ruby said...

mommy reyn love the voddoo thing lol...mag try pod daw ko anang tuob.

Faye Ponce said...

ur darling Don is very funny bes,but its true steam is good,if the kids are sick or my brother or hubby i always make sure i do that and it is really effective!!!if u cannot breathe,put a little bit of vicks in it feels really good..a home steam spa that costs nothing...its just like a spa in Spa only ur not spending anything and in the comfort of ur own home...love u bes..

BigFatMommaG said...

Yan ba yung tinatawag na BINAT daw sa panganganak?

Kasi yan ang mga sabi ng nanay ko na pwde mangyari if ever na mabinat daw ako after manganak.

Hope you feel better soon Miss Reyn!

♥mommynthree♥ said...

Yes Mommy G...BINAT nga! or just hormonal imbalance,tumatanda na eh :(

Anonymous said...

u mean while boiling the water u put the dukot too?

Rozelle Farley said...

hi, Anong sintomas sa binat?masakit ba palagi ang ulo mo? nanglalamig parang meron kang fever?d mo intindihan ang feelings mo? thanks

Anne Foo said...

Ganyan ang naramdaman ko ngayon ano ba ang dapat gawin

Sharon Rama said...
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Sharon Rama said...

Ang binat ay ibat ibang klaseng niraramdaman, may iba nilalagnat may iba naman hindi nilalagnat.. nagkabinat ako ilang beses na, may mild may major naman.. yong mild na binat ko yong ulo ko masakit talaga as in tas manginginig ka tas yong major ko naman yong super sakit sa ulo, sobrang kaba, nginig, tas yong last ko pati na tiyan ko sumasakit at yong kabila kong tenga para akong na bibingi tas ni kahit tunog ng relo ayokon marinig. Iba talaga ang feeling tas ayokong may humahawak sa akin para akong nag lumulutaw, yong ulo ko parang bola, hirap i explain at tsaka parang wala kanang paki.. dalawang beses na akong pumunta sa osp. pinapauwi lang ako kasi ok daw yong mga test ko, rest and eat lang daw kahit sa isip mo para kanang masiraan at mamamatay.. yong ginagamot ko lang inom lang ng dalawang panadol o ibuprofen, tsaka yong "tuob" o steam nakaka tulong talaga.. never talaga ako nagkabinat sa dalawa kung mga anak, nito nalang sa pangatlo kong anak.. Kung hindi lang sana ako bumubuhat lalo ng yong mattress yon talaga ako nagkabinat na super binat talaga..

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