This is my 4th nursing baby. #'s 1 and 2 were great nursing experiences. With #3 I had this pain the whole time and never solved it. Did 3 rounds of Diflucan and supplements and it never went away. This baby is 4 weeks old and the pain started the day my milk came in.
This time, I'm on day #10 of Diflucan, if I let the ibuprofen wear off, the pain is the same, horrible! Even with using ibuprofen I still have pain.
I was doing a candida cleanse diet, I'm taking supplements...
Last Thursday I called a lactation consultant to find out what else I could do. She is the one that said it sounds like I have Raynaud's. I had never heard of it. Baby has no symptoms of thrush whatsoever...I have no idea about my nipples.
My question is regarding pain. I'd like to hear from those of you that have had one or the other, and find out what hte pain really feels like. I've read a ton of stuff now about Raynaud's. Dry heat does some to help but it does not make the pain go away. I started the recommended Cal Mag on Friday.
So here's what my pain is like:
No pain while nursing. Shooting pain through the breasts after nursing. Sometimes no pain, but then when I'm nursing, the opposite side to which I'm nursing will get the shooting pain.
In fact right now, my baby is sitting here making noises in her sleep and I can feel the left side letting down and there is some pain. Then it stops.
My nipples do seem to hurt, especially when i get out of the shower and hit the cold air.
I'm just confused right now...I'm not thinking clearly anymore.
Help me!! I want to be pain free!!! UGH.....