We're not doctors, so we most certainly don't want to give you medical advice. That said, it's possible you may have Toxic Shock Syndrome.
You've recently used a tampon, or something like a contraceptive sponge, had surgery, or gotten a cut. Perhaps you've recently given birth, or had a viral infection.
All of these things are possible causes of TSS.
Then, if you notice any symptoms like the following, you may be at risk. Consult with a medical professional as soon as possible.
sudden feverlow blood pressureheadachemuscle achesconfusiondiarrheanauseavomitingrashredness of eyes, mouth, and throatseizures
Remember, Toxic Shock Syndrome can lead to organ failure and even death. It's extremely important to check with a doctor if you suspect that you might have it, and the sooner the better.
You probably have nothing to worry about...but...check with your doctor
We're certainly not doctors. We're just people who happen to have a website about menstrual cups. So take any advice we give you with the biggest grain of salt.
If there is any question about whether or not you have Toxic Shock Syndrome (and there probably is if you're taking this quiz), you should consult with a medical professional.
TSS is a serious, serious illness that can cause death. Just see your doctor if you've recently had surgery, gotten a cut, used a tampon and then had some of the symptoms such as fever, nausea, etc. And the sooner the better.
That said, millions of people have used tampons for their entire menstruating lives and not gotten Toxic Shock Syndrome. But, if you use them and start to not feel well, please see your doctor. There may be a serious problem.