There's an outbreak of whopping cough where I live, so my husband and I went ahead and got ourselves vaccinated yesterday (Tdap). Seven years ago I had an adverse reaction to Td vaccine that landed me in the ER (high fever, chills, vomiting, extreme headache - they thought I had meningitis). However, the doctors told me that the symptoms are consistent with a stomach flu, and so, until last night I never put two and two together.
I woke up in the middle of the night achy all over, chills, awful headache, and fever climbing to 103.1. The fever is starting to come down owing to the ibuprofen I took.
LO is 8.5 weeks, exclusively breastfed on demand, her diaper output is similar to before (she went from 3-4 medium size poops a day to sometimes 2 atomically/blow-out sized poops a day recently). She recently started sleeping for longer stretches at night, so I wake up with breasts that are a bit engorged and sore, but it usually resolves as soon as she drains them first thing in the morning (she loves to nurse!). Today they feel hot to the touch (but so is the rest of me), no pink or red streaking, no lumps, nipples are not cracked, her latch has been great.
Do I have mastitis? If you think I do, what should I do and at what point should I be calling the doctor? LO is on my breast right now, chomping away.