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OMG, never have I felt so sick. Friday night I went to the bathroom and when I returned to bed, I started trembling and my teeth were chattering uncontrollably. I knew I had a fever but could not even hold a thermometer in my mouth because of the shivers and teeth chatter. In the am, I had stopped shivering thankfully but could feel myself burnng up. When I took my temp , my fever was so high it could not register on the thermometer, it was just blinking the words "error, high". Called me Doc as this was the only symptoms I was having except one breast was a little sore and firm. He said to drink fluids and take ibuprofen and call him back if any other clinical symptoms show up. Was trying to avoid going to the ER on the weekend, did not want to leave the baby and be exposed to all those germs. Sure enough one breast did start getting increasingly sore, hard and tender. Temp kept spiking from 101 to 103 when the ibuprofen was due again. Pounding headache and body aches. My gosh I felt like I was dying. Called the MD back last night and he called in antibiotics which I started taking right away. Last spike was 101 this am ( 103.3 last night) . Breast started turning red this morning. Which actually made me feel better , at least I know he is treating the right cause of fever. Was actually pretty scary. Hearing this is a common occurrence, I am praying that I do not have to keep going through this. I have a history with any infection of running very high temps. My blood pressure also drops and I start to faint ( Happend once yesterday)
Baby is 2.5 weeks old, was just starting to feel like myself when this hits. Looking forward to feeling normal soon and not like a patient!!!! ( Had pelvic joint disfunction the last month of my pregnancy and could barely walk)
Just a vent! Fever free for several hours , hoping it last