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feeling very odd

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whattodotoday Mon 02-Nov-15 23:55:31

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 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.

RandomMess Mon 02-Nov-15 23:58:42

It could be the start of a flu type virus or cold sad

See how you feel in the morning and if it's not any better and definitely not a cold then get seen. Too many variable going on tbh.

TheTigerIsOut Tue 03-Nov-15 00:02:54

I would say that it would be a good idea to ring 111, you can talk to a health professional who can tell you whether you should relax or head to A&E

PurpleDaisies Tue 03-Nov-15 00:03:24

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.

Tiggy78 Tue 03-Nov-15 00:05:54

Could be mastitis?

whattodotoday Tue 03-Nov-15 00:28:23

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

PurpleDaisies Tue 03-Nov-15 09:35:18

How are you feeling today? Really hope you're much better

Lilipot15 Tue 03-Nov-15 09:38:52

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.

whattodotoday Tue 03-Nov-15 09:58:44

Thanks guys smile.

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.

PurpleDaisies Tue 03-Nov-15 10:04:10

I had something similar last week and it was absolutely horrible-I felt you pain (literally!). Mine was a virus but you sound really sensible in phoning for medical advice if anything changes.

Get well soon (and I find everything is better with a nice cup of brew). And congrats on the new baby.

Tiggy78 Tue 03-Nov-15 10:33:26

Glad you're feeling a bit better. Hope the aches and pains go soon and you can enjoy those newborn snuggles.

HalfStar Tue 03-Nov-15 10:36:51

My first thought was mastitis too. I'm glad you're feeling better OP and are wise enough to go to bed. The ibuprofen is great ime. brew

Luckystar1 Tue 03-Nov-15 10:39:05

Please also consider a good multi vitamin and extra iron supplement. Bf takes it out if you, along with night waking a and general day to day stuff. I hope you feel better soon!

whattodotoday Tue 03-Nov-15 13:56:57

Thanks everyone, had a snooze this morning with baby and feeling improved. Tea consumption is at an all time high and I'm all the better for that. I just got a bit of a fright last night.

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