Hi there. I will be 5 weeks pp tomorrow, following a pretty straightforward elcs.
Blood came back bright red for a few days, tapering off today, and suspect that might have been my first period (annoying as ebf but seem to recall it was pretty swift with DD1 too). If it wasn't then it may be because I've overdone it a bit. Trying to take it easy but oh is not very helpful, working long hours.
Today walking home from shopping I suddenly felt leaden, totally exhausted, and aching everywhere, esp in my core, neck. Got kids to bed tonight, got in myself, totally freezing.now I'm boiling. Took paracetamol. Scar still feels very tender and tummy feels sore, but no infection that I am aware of, just super sensitive to touch. Has been since day 1.
Is this just part of the body getting back to normal that I have forgotten from last time round, or do I need to do something? Only thing to add is that I am taking meds for underactive thyroid, booked for a blood check next week to see if dosage is OK. Also feeling under pressure with bf as baby is not gaining weight as fast as she should and trying to up supply, feed her up ahead of another weigh in end of this week.
Sorry if I'm being a wimp, I just need a bit of reassurance maybe as I am not often ill. Sorry this is so long.
There are a lot of nasty bugs going around at the moment that make you feel like death warmed up. That's the most likely cause of feeling rubbish, but you could be anaemic if you're bleeding heavily or your thyroid meds might be out. It might be a 24 hour thing that you'll wake up feeling much better from in the morning, but if you're not feeling right the GP would definitely be worth a visit.
Thanks guys. Not mastitis I think. I will wait and see, maybe I sweat it out tonight. There's so much I forgot about last time round, I didn't want to call the doc if this was just part of the recovery process.
Hope you are feeling better today or if not, that you have made a doctor's appointment. That doesn't sound normal recovery to me. I had mastitis first time round and felt like that - fluey, but I think the boob pain came first so I knew what it was.
The temperature is gone, I think, and I have taken paracetamol and ibuprofen which have help with aches and pains. I am tucked up in bed with baby, best place for me today. I have my six week check up next Wed so if I am still feeling bad will talk to my slightly inept gp, and will call 111 meanwhile if I need to. Thanks for checking on on me purple, really nice of you. Snif.