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Sydney Marie
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okay, so yesterday i started to show a symptom.. (this is gross, but i had diarreha) and today i have felt nauseousness and a few minutes ago, i was looking at the computer screen.. and i don't know if i got dizzy.. but it was strange. it was a weird feeling but nothing really happened. i didn't lose vision or hearing.. just a funny feeling.
two days ago my pd. started and i put a tampon in for like 3 hours, and then took that one out and put another in for about another 2-3 hours. i took it our and went to sleep, then when i woke up i put another one in.. went to get some food, (five guys) and then came home. this was about 3 hours, and then i changed my tampon again. i had a super one in for.. like an hour.. maybe? and then got diarreha. so i took it out and haven't had one since. my back hurt yesterday, but i hadn't slept well the night before and i have had that feeling before. my muscles haven't really ached.. and i had that weird feeling in the head. thats really it, but i don't know if i have tss or not. please answer quickly?

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Saffron Raymie
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It may be a good idea to remove your tampon. Do you have any pads?

Symptons of TSS can be just like those of flu, but removing the tampon will reduce your risk. Then it might be a good idea to make a doctor's appointment?

TSS is very rare these days so I wouldn't worry too much. But to be on the safe side, I would switch to pads, and take out any tampon imediately.

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Sydney Marie
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i haven't been wearing a tampon since yesterday at like 2:00ish (eastern time)
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In addition to what RaeRay has said, have you had a sudden onset of fever? Or a rash that looks a little like a sunburn? Those seem to be common symptoms of TSS. That being said, it seems like you haven't kept a tampon in your vagina for more than about 3 hours, correct? If so, it's unlikely that you're experiencing TSS. You may be feeling sick because of something you ate or a random bug going around.

Can you talk to one of your parents or a trusted adult and let them know you're a little concerned? If you suddenly begin feeling very ill or you develop a very high fever, I'd recommend getting to a doctor right away, but otherwise, I don't think you have to worry too much.

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