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#1 Leee

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.

#2 Futureself

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.

#3 thespottedcat

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.

#4 ~sunshine4~

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  original.gif

#5 chookpea

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.

#6 Leee

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 sad.gif

#7 elle-M

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  sad.gif

#8 Leee

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

I got antibiotics original.gif 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 sad.gif what a miserable day.

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