What is wrong with me? — The Bump
August 2015 Moms

What is wrong with me?

Has anyone else had weird episodes since delivery? Here's mine. I'm going along about my business and bam, it feels like I got hit by a truck. I'm so cold I'm literally shivering under multiple blankets. Fever around 100. Headache and sometimes feel like I could vomit. It's never lasted more than 12 hours or so. Today's episode started at 6:30 am after I fed lil one a bottle. I put her down, feeling fine, went to pump and bam. For the record, it doesn't always come on while I'm pumping. I could be changing a diaper or cooking supper and bam.

Re: What is wrong with me?

  • I'd mention that to your Dr. After my 3rd, I didn't get fevers but I'd have sudden and intense dizzy spells and exhaustion and headaches. Turns out I was vitamin D deficient, so much so I had to be on a super high dosage of it for 6 weeks. Pregnancy and bfing is very demanding on the body. Not quite the same as you experiences but I've learned if I feel weird I need to bring it up with my Dr.
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  • I just realized I'm not on the right BMB but it kind of sounds like mastitis. Do you have any Breast pain or redness?

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  • I agree with pp about mastitis as I've felt unwell like that when I've had blocked ducts. It could also be low iron as I had this issue. Definitely worth talking to your doctor about it.
  • Call your Dr, as PP's have said, sounds like mastitis, not something to mess around with!

  • I had the EXACT scenario you are describing during week 4 and it was mastitis - please go to the doc! You will need antibiotics if it is or it will get MUCH worse - luckily i caught mine where the worse of it was the fever and chills but it can get way worse. Good luck!

  • Ditto. I felt like I had the flu when I had a mastitis (infected blocked duct) do you have a hot rash on either of your breasts?
  • @banfrog That sounds like what I get
  • @Ambermom043 I encourage you to talk to your Dr. They did a blood draw to check my vitamin D level. It's a very specific test, not on a general blood panel. About a week after I started taking the vitamin D I felt a lot better (the dizzy spells stopped right away with taking vit D). I'm now on a regular daily dose. It's made a huge difference.
    There are a lot other things that can be causing these sort of symptoms (my mom has a problem retaining sodium which has similar, if not the same sort of symptoms), so it's best to check with your Dr.
  • Thanks all. I'm not having any issues, pain or redness with my breasts. And these "flashes" have come and gone for the last 7 weeks. Maybe 3-4 times now. They last 24-36 hours and then I'm fine. Just bizarre. But lil one has her two month check in a few days, I'll be sure to ask.
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