TSS is rare, but it can happen with tampon use when Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria gets deep into bodily tissue and begins attacking internal organs. A young woman named Phoebee Bambury recently contracted TSS, and she wants to raise awareness about its symptoms and effects to prevent others from having to go through the same awful guessing game she did.
She said, "I was shivering really uncontrollably. All of my muscles were aching and I just really didn't feel well at all."
Unfortunately, Bambury knew of numerous people close to her who'd died from TSS, so she was relatively familiar with the symptoms.
Organ dysfunction, fast breathing, headache, insufficient urine production, mental confusion, or sore throat are also among the very serious symptoms that occur in patients like Bambury.