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What IS it?

For TEN days now I’ve been battling the same clogged milk ducts and milk blisters.
I am doing everything possible including taking soy lecithin.
Bravely, I have taken a needle to my nipple and pierced the skin so the trapped milk will flow freely.
Everytime it seems like I’ve gotten all the lumps out–I wake up to start it all over again.

I’ve kept mastitis away, BUT last night felt a chill coming on. Sure enough, within the hour my temperature had spiken and I was freezing. I went to bed early and burrowed down under my comforter but couldn’t get warm despite the fact it was 70 degrees.
It was exactly like the last time I got mastitis–coming on fast and furious.
But, I didn’t have the rock hard breast, the red rash and when I pumped milk came out.
Maybe I was getting the flu??

All night long I tossed and turned alternating between freezing and so-hot-I-have-to-take-off-all-my-clothes.

God bless Chicken who took over this morning after I fed the boys.
I conked out, sweated my ass off, then the fever broke, drenching my clothes and sheets. The whole morning and afternoon is a blur.

By 4pm I was ready for some fresh air, felt weak, but fine.

However, tonight, I’ve still got this red rash on my breast–usually a tell-tale sign of mastisis.

Sigh. I just don’t know. I’m so ready for this to be over.

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4 Comments

  • Reply K J and the kids October 29, 2010 at 5:01 am

    I’m telling you….it’s because the damn thing just keeps clogging up.
    I have this weird obsession with popping zits…so when I popped my milk blister I enjoyed it a little too much.
    Have you talked to a lactation consultant about chronic blisters and clogs ?
    I wish I knew more.
    Good luck !

  • Reply Jen October 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Have you gone to an LC or OB to have your boob looked at? Maybe you need antibotics to help clear up an infection?

  • Reply wishinghopingpraying October 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t have any experience or advice to share but I do hope you feel better soon. It sounds miserable.((hugs))

  • Reply AdventuresInBabyMaking October 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Poor thing. You’ve had such a rough week! I don’t have any advice either, just wanted to wish you the best. I second (third?) the idea of seeing a LC. Maybe be s/he will have an idea? xo

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