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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:26 AM
Ok I am sure I have mastitis, feel terrible and have a red sore patch on one of my breasts. Just wondering should I persist in feeding and massaging today or go straight to the doctor? I don't want it to get worse on the weekend and be left not being able to go to the doctor.
I have had it once before but did not feel this bad. I didn't sleep much last night with my whole body aching, sweating and just feeling like I have a bad flu.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:30 AM
Once you have the sweats, chills, aches etc it's no longer just a blockage but the infection has started. I've had the beginnings of it twice now - both times my LC said I had 12 hours to massage, feed etc and feel slightly off but after 12 hours if I was feeling worse then to the Dr I had to go.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:30 AM
After copping a doozy round of this with first child, head to dr is my advice. Especially given you said you had sweats etc overnight.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:33 AM
Ow.... whenever I see the word mastitis I shiver, and it's been 4 years since I had it! Straight to the Dr for anti-biotics, you'll start to feel better by this evening, but keep feeding and massaging. I used cold packs in between feeds too. Good luck, hope you feel better quickly
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:54 AM
See a doctor definitely. Better to have the antibiotics on hand since it can get pretty nasty very quickly.
Hope it clears up for you soon.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:04 AM
Thanks everyone, I will make an appointment. Finally after 11 months DS gave me 7 hours sleep for two nights and this is the consequence
Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:27 PM
You poor thing OP, I hope the antibiotics kick in fast. I've had mastitis once, when DD was only two weeks old and it was worse than my drug-free labour
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:42 PM
I got antibiotics apparently I also have a swollen lymph note and laryngitis. I have a shooting pain behind my ear which she thought was strange for mastitis so checked my throat, apparently pussy and was amazed it wasn't sore. Oh and I have also hurt my lower back what a miserable day.
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