Bromocriptine help please any mother who have used this! please no judging me :(
I wont bother with the whole year of my painful breastfeeding journey. i nursed for almost a full year just weeks shy, but am on pain medication that is not ok for my son because of the pain in my breasts. Please do not judge me or try to tell me to push through if you would like to know just how hard on me and my family and painful for me and my son this last year has been message me and I can share in detail. Just know after exhausting every single option with multiple doctors and IBCLCs we have all come to the decision that i need to take bromocriptine to dry my milk supply up.
since it is not something that is recommended anymore i am hoping to get advice from any one who has used bromocriptine, my doctor was not 100% sure on how long or the exact dosage and for how long as everything we could find said this is no longer recommended... but after a year of trying to lower and stop my milk supply, tons of antibiotics and antifungals, diet changes... this is needed. she has me taking 1 2.5mg pill a day until i am no longer producing. her hope is that i wont need to do this for a month and that i should see results in a few days but she did give me a month supply and wants to see me again in 3 weeks to see how my symptoms are if i still have pain or if the milk drying up has stopped the other problems. if not she will get me further testing.
what were your experiences with this medication for drying up breast milk? how long did you take it and how long before seeing results? how much were you taking to stop lactation?
please any help is appreciated
know this is not what i want i wish i could still be happily nursing my beautiful son but i have not been able to hold my children without wincing in pain and my entire life is being destroyed by the pain i am in. so please again if you are just going to judge me and tell me about natural ways or try to convince me how i shouldn't stop i'm not looking for that.