I'm hoping I can get some advice on what might be wrong with me. For the last week or so I've been feeling fatigued, slightly nauseous, a bit lightheaded/dizzy at times, occasionally short of breath(I'm a vocal student, and I've noticed I just don't have the breath support that I normally have) and I did notice some lower abdominal discomfort the last couple days. I'll try to give the best health history I can.
I recently had a breast augmentation(almost 3 weeks ago) No complications. On antibiotics, Percocet, and anti-nausea medication for a week after.
I'm not running a fever(currently 98.3) I am sexual active, on birth control, just switched from Orthocylcen to Lissena(although I do admit I'm a bit forgetful at times) Recently tested for STDs, all negative. I had my last period recently, and a home pregnancy test done just before it started was negative. (It was a little late and made me nervous)
I'm not diabetic or hypoglycemic. My last gyno believed I have PCOS, although never official diagnosed. No other known medical issues.
Since it's only been a week, you may just be fighting off some type of virus. I would give it another week with plenty of rest, fluids, and eat healthy. Just generally take care of yourself and give your body a chance to fight it off.
If you're still feeling sick after a week, go see your doctor.
And on another note: find a way to not be forgetful with your birth control pills. Set a timer on your phone to go off daily, take it as soon as you wake up, take it with some other type of daily activity that you do every day at the same time, like brushing your teeth (although the pill shouldn't be stored in the bathroom, you could write yourself a note). Okay? I know it doesn't have to do with why you're sick today, but taking steps now will save you a lot of worry in the future. Okay?
Thanks. I'll just keep an eye on it, rest, and make an appointment if I don't get any better.
And yeah, I used to be so much better taking the pill. I actually have a timer on my phone to remind me, but lately I've been so busy with school and work that I end up turning off the alarm and forgetting all about it. I'll probably talk to my doctor about shots or implants, something that I won't have to remember to take every day.
I've heard good things about the Nuvo Ring. It's less of a commitment than the shots or other implants because it's put in once a month. Just another option. My gyno suggested it, but since I have to take my thyroid medication at the same time every day anyway, I figured the pill was fine for me.
I'll have to check into that. I guess it's really all up to the doctor I go to. I actually go to the health department(the insurance I get through work doesn't cover annuals or birth control) so it depends on what they have available.
Although here's another symptom that I just noticed. Weighed myself this morning and I've lost almost 10lbs in the last week. It's just so weird. I've actually been doing less and eating more, except for yesterday and today since I haven't had much of an appetite. I may have to go to the doctor soon if this keeps up.