Hi, I am 38 and I have two boys 10 and 8; I breastfeeding them for around a year to each one. My Dr found the GM one year ago and I had had abcesses each three months I donot why but is each three month and in the same side of my right breast. I had been in a treatment with prednisone and Methotrexate for one year but the abscess goes away and comes back, so I guess that the medicine is not working in my body, at less not for the GM, b/c is killing me with the side effects. I would like to start think on the mastectomy but i am really confused. yesterday I was on the Dr and actually I have a drain until tomorrow when the Dr will change it.
I have decided do not take more the predinison neither the Methotrexate and wait to see what is going to happen me, but I am afraid that the abcesses could come back more frecuently.
Based in your experience somebody can help me??
Hi Mora74, I'm sorry that you are having to deal with this disease. I wish I could help you and give you advice, but I am new to this all. My first symptom started 3 months ago.
If you have time I would suggest to read all the previous posts on this forum. It takes time but you may be able to get some answers that way. I haven't read every single post yet, but if you do read, alot of women share their experience and you can get good information from that.
I wish you the best and hope you find answers and find relief too.
I have also had this illness for just three months. I have had one round of oral prednisolone and one prednisolone injection. They reduced the swelling a bit, but did not eliminate the problem. I refused to take methotrexate because I cannot accept the possible side effects. I am also refusing more prednisolone because of side effects and because it does not work completely. My doctor is trying me on doxycycline just in case this is caused by a corynebacterium. I am seriously considering mastectomy.
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