Oh please, I hope someone can help. A week ago almost exactly, I started taking supplemental cortisol at the advice of my doctor--I suffer from pretty severe fatigue among other things indicative of adrenal fatigue, and she'd had my cortisol levels tested and found them a bit iffy. Well, the cortisol worked immediately, I was on a four day energy high, and things were awesome. Then I got slammed down with a bad round of mastitis, which initially I took to mean that I'd overdone it on "false" energy.
For the last couple of days, my 4 month old seemed kind of abruptly to be peeing and pooping less than usual, and got kind of cranky. Call me stupid, but I was sick and recovering from being sick, and my milk supply has always been rather more excessive than otherwise (I nursed my first for three years), and it didn't occur to me until about an hour ago that he might not be getting enough milk! In fact, I'm pretty sure of it--I suppose you'd think it was obvious. Pooping less, peeing less, cranky, and nursing more than usual. Again, I plead illness.
But now I'm just horrified at the idea that my always-reliable girls could have let me and my son down, that my son could be HUNGRY for two days or more and I not realize it, that my new miracle-drug that broke the years-long hold of fatigue and misery could be the cause of it all--and I'm frantically searching the internet and getting a lot of nothing. All I can say is that the timing is damning (the mastitis shows in a new light too, of course) and that hormones are all sort of interconnected, so it's pretty plausible.
Anyone have any light to shed? Any experience? I can't believe how upset I am. And here I was MAD at him for waking up every hour at night to nurse. BECAUSE HE WAS HUNGRY.