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Pregnant, pmt or symptoms of stopping bf?

(4 Posts)
59sound Mon 01-Sep-14 15:02:59

Hi all, I'm a first time poster so forgive me if I get this wrong smile. I have a 9 month old DD who I bf until about two weeks ago. In the past ten days I have been feeling sick, particularly in the morning and at night; have been freezing cold and tired every evening; and generally feeling under the weather.

My period was due yesterday and I was convinced it was about to start as I was feeling really tired and had cramps in my lower back. But nothing... I did a pg test yesterday and it came back negative.

I've only had two periods since my DD was born so it could just be that my cycle isn't back to normal yet - or I wondered if it was the post-bf hormones making me feel this way. Anyone else had these kind of symptoms when they stopped bf? Do you think it is worth me taking another test at some point?

Many thanks flowers

MagpieMama Mon 01-Sep-14 15:08:22

It might be from the hormone change. However if you're having flu like symptoms it could also be mastitis, do you have any pain or redness?

59sound Mon 01-Sep-14 15:11:04

Thanks for your reply - no, I thought maybe mastitis as I had it before (although felt much worse that time and had a red patch then) but had it checked out by the doc as she says definitely not. Not sure what to think!

MagpieMama Mon 01-Sep-14 16:40:41

Sorry I can't help more, hopefully someone more knowledgeable/experienced will be along but might be worth posting in the breastfeeding section as well?

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