Tuesday, August 24, 2010
NOT Mastitis...BUT Yes...Hormones?
Really!? Hormones? Well it happened again last night. 1:00 AM I woke up suddenly with chills, body aches, headache, fever, cramps. I laid there for a bit, trying to figure out what to do. I really couldn't move. I really needed another blanket. I woke up Alex and he got me a big fat blanket. The tremors calmed a little but I was still freezing and still aching. So again, I had Alex get me some Ibuprofen. I took that, but it would be a while before it started working. It was now almost 2:30 AM and Lexi would be wanting to eat. Still shivering with and achy body, I had Alex feed her. Of course she was a pro. She ate and went right back to sleep. I still didn't feel well so decided to take another hot bath...which of course Alex ran for me. What was the deal?? This cannot be Mastitis. I'm pretty much dried up. My boobs don't hurt anymore. Something is wrong. I made a resolve to call the Dr. as soon as they opened. So after waiting almost a half day today for the Dr. to give me some clue as to what is happening, his nurse called and said the Dr. is pretty sure it is HORMONES. Really? Hormones? He said its kind of like hot flashes. My body is just adjusting. I have never experienced hormones like this and I really am not looking forward to anymore of these "hormonal experiences". I am having night sweats too. Gross. I first experienced these with Logan. Not fun. But those I can live with. These tremors and body aches are by far the worst and pretty much knock me out. So good news...no mastitis. Bad news...hormones. Better news...this lovely baby is out and I am on my way to recovery.
Posted by Anna Beal at 3:23 PM