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I feel awful!

I am two and half months post partum and feel terrible. I feel nauseous, weak, tired, shaky, sweaty, crampy, and just bad! Like I am having the worst period ever! but I am not on my period. I am breastfeeding and have yet to have my period and I've felt like this for a few days. I even took a pregnancy test to knock out that possibility and it came out negative. I have no fever and am not throwing up. I did a bunch of errands thinking that getting out of the house would help. Nope.

What can this be and what can I possibly do to make it better while breastfeeding? All I do is sleep and lay in bed. It is miserable.


Asked by Anonymous at 6:56 PM on May. 22, 2009 in Health

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Answers (9)
  • Maybe you're just exhausted. If you're tired it can mess with your body in lots of ways. The first couple months with a new baby are tough. Breastfeeding causes uterine contractions so that's probably part of the cramping. The others may just be from the change of hormones and lack of sleep :)

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 7:15 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • You may have a virus. Since you feel so poorly, you probably should get checked out by a doctor to rule out something else.

    Answer by Bmat at 6:58 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • go to the doctor

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I'd get checked out. You may have an infection.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 7:05 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • Did you have a c-section? You may have an infection.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • OP

    I had a perfect vaginal birth. No problems.
    It doesn't feel like an infection. Just a super bad period that won't come. hahaha

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:10 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • You might be tired. You might be dehydrated. You might have an infection. You might have a blood sugar issue. You should call your health care provider.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:34 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I second that you might be dehydrated, have low blood pressure, or a blood sugar issue. This is worth going in to your doctor to check out. It's not normal.

    Answer by evwsquared at 7:51 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I've gone to the doctor twice since birth about being dizzy and headaches and nothing abnormal came up. They never answered me what it was. Just told me I am not anemic.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on May. 22, 2009

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