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Suggested 80 fl oz after delivery. Developed thirst, fever and started shaking. Is this serious?

My friend just had a baby, only a week or two ago, she has been told to drink 80 fl oz. because she s breast feeding. However, she develops a thirst, accompanied by a fever from 103-105 and begins to shake. Once she drinks some water, it all goes away. Is this something serious or just dehydration from the breast feeding?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about what your friend is experiencing. It is so atypical for dehydration to cause fevers in the 103-105F and shaking. Rarely would this happen if ever. But it being relieved by drinking makes the whole scenario even more confusing. Because of the excessive thirst, I will suggest that she should be tested and cleared of diabetes. Also, is she urinating much? We would only settle with dehydration as a possible explanation if all other investigations show no other possible cause.

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Dr. Ivo, MD.
Answered: Mon, 2 Dec 2013
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