Hi all, I have been bf for 12 weeks now, all the family had a tummy bug 5-7 weeks ago and mine and baby's kept reoccurring. It's settled for now after another session last week (although general opinion from gps and pharmacist is that it may now be post infection IBS symptoms), I've had stool samples and gp says I've just got to wait until it passes (I'll be going back anyway if it doesn't work out soon). I now feel like I'm in a parallel universe and totally disconnected from life most of the time, I've had no appetite since it started, my body doesn't seem to be giving me any signals any more to say if I'm hungry or need the loo (if I go to the loo for any reason then all is fine, my body just isn't telling me I need to, no accidents or anything like that), I'm drinking loads, no signs of dehydration, baby seems to be getting what he needs, although he's up and down too, but he's started teething bless him. One moment I have loads of patience for my 3 year old, next I just don't want her around (which is a horrible way to feel and she isn't daft, I don't want her to feel rejected, I just can't cope at present). My Dad would come to stay if I ask but I'm paranoid I still have this nasty bug lingering and I don't want to pass it on, he's 71 and cares for my Mum a lot too. I'm not going anywhere or doing anything just in case and that's not fair on my daughter. We get outside as much as possible but I can't find the energy or motivation to do anything much else with her. I've had a couple of reasonable nights sleep but even when I go to bed I can't seem to sleep, silly thing is I don't even feel particularly tired, just weary of feeling rubbish, I want my appetite back so that I can enjoy food and eat enough for me and feeding baby! I don't know if lack of food is making me feel like this or whether feeling like this is causing my lack of appetite. Ho hum, that was meant to be a short question and turned into a long whinge, sorry! On the plus side I found a way of administering calpol this morning that meant it didn't get spat back out, a calpol syringe fits perfectly into a tommee tippee bottle teat, works a treat. Hope you are doing better than me!x
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