I am having some problems since birth and am now feeling that the medical sysyem has failed me.
I had bad birth - epidural, suction cap slipped off 3 times, followed by forceps, epiosotomy and 4th degree tearing. I was already on antibiotics as waters broke aftger induction (cervidil) but labour took more than 24 hours after to start. I was on antibiotics until i was discharged and sent home with an oral course. Plus put on coloxyl, actilax, metamucil, nurofen and panadol. About a week after finishing the a/b I became very ill - nausea, serious diarrhoea, sweating, chills, fever, vaginal thrush,stomach cramps and flu like . We went to emergency after reading warnings on a/b. They sent me back to maternity, as nowhere eldse would cater for breastfeeding. Then i was poked, prodded, heaps blood tests and faeces samples, and put back on same a/b as before with fluids. They basically told me it was an infection with gastro. Sent home with another course of same ofral a/b. Bub has been unsettled since first time i got sick. Now a week later i have same symptoms, although not as severe and i can barely look after myself let alone bub. We visited the local gp the other night, who did more tests - specifically for colitis, but the result was "no action required" and i am progressively getting worse. Please do you have any advice or info i can use - i am desperate.