DD is 9 days old & I have mastitis. On Sunday I had fever, temp of 39, BP was through the roof & had severe headache. Woke up yesterday morning with hot red patches on my left breast. GP confirmed mastitis & prescribed antibiotics. He also prescribed tablets to dry my milk up (for personal reasons I decided to stop BF). I haven't taken them yet as the thought of the side effects of them turns me off (have to be on them 14 days). Nausea, fogginess, dizzy spells etc. I'm already dealing with a painful CS recovery & don't think I could deal with that too. So my question is, if picked up & treated early with AB, is the mastitis likely to get better even without tablets to help dry up my milk? From memory my milk only took a couple of days to dry up after DS, so I hoping the same this time.
Hope I have posted this in the correct section.