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Old 09-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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toxic shock syndrom, need help!

i have started my period yesterday and used a high obsorbancy tampon. i unwrapped it and it fell on the ground and i still used it and left it in for 4 or 5 hours then used another one for 6 hours. i have flue like symptoms and an awful headache but i dont have a high fever 98.8. when i take out the tampon my symptoms arent as bad. im a teen, any suggestions please? im scared it might be toxic shock syndrome.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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Re: toxic shock syndrom, need help!

I don't think you would have TSS from using a tampon for just 4-6 hours, that's considered a safe amount of time. I've slept with maximum absorbency tampons in for several years and never had any issues like that. It could just be a coincidence and you could be coming down with a flu or virus. Is it possible you could've forgotten to take a tampon out and have an older one in without knowing it? That's happened to me a few times. But even then your symptoms don't sound severe enough to be TSS.

If I were you I would go to a quick care clinic just to put your mind at ease. And they might be able to tell you what kind of illness you do have, like the flu.

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