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Breastfeeding, took antibiotics for cough, temperature. Menopause?

Hi, I am a breastfeeding mother of a 10 month old. I came down with a cough about a month ago. I didn t have a temperature but was getting sweats and Dr gave me a course of anti biotics which I have finished. However I still have a phlegmy cough ( slightly improved) . What s worrying me more so is that although I feel quite warm ( sometimes even sweaty my temperature (under tongue ) is 95.01f. It ranges by about half a degree either way. I m 38- could this be menopause? I m on Lustral for post natal anxiety- I hope you can help..
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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The feeling of being warm, sweaty is related to cough you are having. Apart antibiotics, I'd suggest to take a mucolytic to reduce phlegm containing carbocystein or herbal mixture (thyme, chamomile, etc.).

I'd also suggest to take acetaminophen/ibuprofen for the high fever and multivitamin supplement together with drinking more water and tea.

If you have not had your periods yet, it could be related to hormonal changes (and not menopause) and that's perfectly normal as prolactin secretion during breastfeeding inhibit periods to come.

At last, I'd advise to take 2 pillows when sleeping together with good humidification of the room.

All the best!
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