I just checked and have a fever of 100.7 im having hot/cold flashes and my whole body keeps tensing up and convulsing. the flu or related to my tender breast? HELP!! ive been sick since the day we came home almost 6 weeks ago and im SO ready to feel better!!!
Sounds like Mastitis. With it you have flu like symptoms and fever. Speak to a doctor and see what they think. They can also give you antibiotics if that's the case. Sorry I can't help more, I don't have any personal experience or know much else about it.
definitely talk to your doctor with a fever.
If you have a tender breast and a fever, go see a doctor. It may be mastitis as mentioned above but only your GP can determine that. If it is, you will be prescribed antibiotics which are safe when breastfeeding.
I've had Mastitis 4 times and only had the red streaking once. I'd keeping nursing like mad, get a prescription for antibiotics and use some hot compresses to relieve the discomfort. Good Luck!
thank you. i did go to the hospital last night and they thought that i have meningitis and wanted to do a spinal tap but my son was with and it was already after eleven so i left against medical advice. but am still having the symptoms so im going to pump some bottles for him and he's going to stay home with daddy while i go back to have it done.
Good Luck! Please keep us posted if you need anything.
Thank you! I went back to the dr and it is mastitis. She gave me a prescription and I'm starting to feel better.
I'm glad you are feeling better!
Get well soon! The antibiotics are helpful and don't harm your baby :-)
I know this is an older post but I'm having a similiar scenario.
Last night I started having intense left breast pain but do not have a fever or chills. I have had sinus/chest congestion for about a week though.
I stopped pumping/nursing about a week ago and have past the engorgment stage.
I've never had mastitis...is it possible to have it without having fever or red streaking?
I didn't have red streaking but I got all the other symptoms. My fever was really high. But that doesn't mean someone else would. Did you stop breastfeeding completely?
Yes, actually I was pumping and bottle feeding but stopped completely last Monday.
It very well could be then. I would go see your dr if it's still going on. Sorry I know it's been a few days. Let us know what happened!
I used cabbage leaves and took some pain meds and by the next day it was gone. I also used a cold compress and it worked wonders. That side has now pretty well dried up...still working on getting the other side to follow suit. No more keep-me-awake-all-night-pain though, thank goodness!!!!!
Well that's good! I'm glad you found some relief!