Ok so first some back story.. My daughter is 11 months. I work in the office 2X a week. In the beginning my supply was good and I would pump 2-3 times a day. That slowly turned into 1 time a day as she got older and my supply went down. A couple of times I was so busy during the day at work that I would not pump at all that day and would be so tired I would think ok I'd rather just go home and pump there than waste time doing it here.. when that would happen I would have a hard time driving home. I would start to feel dizzy and brain fog and trouble driving and seeing correctly. It was a certain feeling that I would know meant I needed to pump or nurse. And each time it happened I would regret not doing it before I left. Yes I know this is bad.. (going from 7am-7pm without somehow draining the breast) During our entire year of breastfeeding I have never had diagnosed mastitis or anything or even any clogged ducts that I know of.
So lately I've been feeling fatigued, and having some brain fog, which I have had on & off for years and which could be any number of reasons, and I do have some vitamin defecienices that I am supplementing for. BUT then about 3 weeks ago it suddenly got worse. I get VERY fatigued. I can't focus. I have severe brain fog. My body is achy most of the time. Sometimes I get dizzy. I also started having vision problems almost constantly. At first I kept trying to clean my glasses. If you have ever had a migraine with aura it feels almost like a very very low grade migraine visual aura. I am having a VERY hard time driving at night. I can't describe the way it is but I feel like I have to lean forward, stare with my eyes wide open and focus VERY hard or I can't see properly. It feels so strange. At work I have a hard time focusing on the screen. I feel like I'm sick but without being sick .. no sniffles .. fever .. etc. Yesterday I noticed a swollen lymph node in my neck that has been causing my neck to hurt.
I have had a lump in my breast for a few months - a big one - so I had a mammogram and breast ultrasound that they said were fine - but no details. The past few weeks both breasts feel very lumpy and I don't remember them feeling that way before.
I have been wondering if I could have a plugged duct or mastitis but I have NO fever at all.
- Is it possible to have plugged duct / mastitis for 3 weeks with no fever..?
- Does anyone else ever feel this way when engorged or having a plugged duct?
- Or could this all be related to my supply going down?