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.