Sicker than a dog and getting sicker by the minute!

United States
March 15, 2009 10:01am CST
Well guys I'm sorry but I just don't think I have the capacity to answer my discussions today I'm sicker than a dog and my throat is hurting so I can barely takl or swallow. I feel bad enough that I'm actually going to the hospital whem my boyfriend gets home. How sad it that? But I can't go another day without something to help my throat and I have to make sure that my throat is not infected with strep ... So I might answer stuff that doesn't take me that much to say but I'm most likely not going to be back til I get better and don't feel like passing out. So have you ever been sick enough to go the ER?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
15 Mar 09
Can't really remember the last time I went to the ER for myself........ Question: I know your throat hurts, but do you speak the words you're typing out loud when you're answering your discussions, thereby irritating your throat more? LOL...............sorry couldn't resist. Take care of yourself sweets and we'll all be here when you get back. My mom went into the hospital last night, so I'm waiting for a call from my dad about it, so I'll talk to you when you feel better, tomorrow, or the next day ok? Love you.
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• United States
16 Mar 09
No I don't speak the words when I type. LOL!!! I'm sorry about your mom how is she doing. I'll try and get ahold of you tomorrow.. But my throat hurts to the point where I really don't want to talk to much.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Mar 09
It's four days later, and except for a few texts, I haven't heard from you so you must be really sick. I think I rather miss my phone not ringing off the hook! LOL But don't call me until you're all better. Just concentrate on getting well ok? Love you....................and my mom is still in hospital and not doing well at all.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
I'm sorry to hear that hun. I'll call you tomorrow and we'll have a nice little ok long chat,.. how does that sound ... Have you given the other half a heart attack by not being on the other line with me. LOL!! I guess you could only hope right?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
15 Mar 09
only for Allergic reaaction to albrutorl and a nose beed that wouldnt stop then when I had that heart attach and they took me.
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• United States
15 Mar 09
Wow! I'm sorry about the heart attack..
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
16 Mar 09
np it was a year ago the 18th of MArch last year ands you havent go t to be sorry about anyting you didnt have anything to do with it LOLOLOLOL
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@Rikza1 (295)
• Finland
16 Mar 09
I hope you get better soon! I'm really not very healthy person anymore. I had ski holiday two weeks ago and I was in hospital from Wednesday to Monday, because it hurts a lot in my stomach. It can be very hard to be in a hospital for a long time and like I was in there for 6 days, it was very hard to get back to normal life because I was in a bed for 6 days, so moving and everything felt like it is using to much energy, but don't worry. Just hope you get better soon and it will be alright. Bad things happen but everyone gets over them.
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• United States
19 Mar 09
Thanks I'm feeling better still tired and drained but better.
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@mummymo (23707)
15 Mar 09
OH yeah I most definitely have bella honey but right now I am more concerned about you! It is in NO WAY sad that you feel you have to go to the ER - apart from teh fact that i am really upset that you feel so awful and I can do nothing to help! Remember to eat lots of ice cream to sooth your throat and drink plenty of fluid to stop it from drying up! Sending you lots of love and hugs and hope that you feel much , much better very soon! xxx
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• United States
16 Mar 09
Thanks hun I decided not to got to the E.R. but I did grab some theraflu from walmart and I'm hoping to feel better but right now I'm not and it's keeping me from sleeping. grrrrr. But thanks hun I appreciate the concern.. I'll let you know when I'm feeling better love and hugs to you....
@mummymo (23707)
16 Mar 09
If I were closer you could have sent the kids - yes all 5 of them - over here and tried to get some rest. Don't be a martyr , f you aren't better get to the dr/ER you hear? Bit worried as I read the other responses where you said you felt your throat was closing up and that is serious , or can be so you really need yo get checked out Hope you are getting some sleep now! Hugs and kisses xxx
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• United States
19 Mar 09
hey hun I'm back and I'm feeling better just tired and drained and still a little sick. I started downing the left over antibiotics I had on hand. LOL!! I really did mention how much I hate the doctors right.
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I have been to the ER a few times. I hope you get to feeling better soon. It is so painful when your throat hurts. It is hard to swallow. I am sure the doctors will be able to help you. Please let us know what happens and when you are feeling better.
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• United States
19 Mar 09
Well I roughed it out with over the counter meds and I had a bit of my left over prescription of amoxicillian and I took that and I'm feeling better tired and drained though.
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
16 Mar 09
Seems to me I have been in the ER several times. I will not go into the details but I would rather be healthy and not have to go. Here is hoping you get better soon.
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• United States
16 Mar 09
Thanks hun I'm going to try and get better soon ...
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Hey sweetie, you just get your behind in that bed and get the rest you so desparately need! Don't worry about mylot and the lot of us, YOU are much more important especially right now. Bless your heart! I hope you get better soon! Please and only when you can, let us know how you're doing because we'll all be very concerned! To answer your question, a few years ago I went to the ER when I had a major migrain headache. One of the worst ones I've ever had and when they gave me that pain shot in the rear, it was the best! lol I went into la la land.... lol
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• United States
16 Mar 09
I ended up staying home and not going to the E.R. I'm going to wait it out and see how I do tomorrow. But I haven't been able to spend that much time in bed today Ryan had to work and I was just wiped out.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
15 Mar 09
We wouldn't go to ER for that usually Bella. But I have been for sprains etc. You sound to me like you have either an allergic reaction or the flu. Although we moan like mad about it, we all have doctors here and they are free at the point of delivery. Keep warm, keep your fluids up and rest (he says to the mother of 5)! If you go to Youtube I'll read you a story. XXX
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• United States
16 Mar 09
Thanks Pike I usually would wait but this morning when I woke up I was having a hard time breathing and swallowing ... I hate being sick and right now I don't have medical so I can't go to my pcp because I haven't got the money.. sigh... But the E.R. has a fast track and that was where I was going to go.. I decided to flush my system with fluids and hot liquids and rest... I still feel like crap and I haven't gotten a smidge better but I'm going to wait til tomorrow and see what happens .. Hopefully I'll get some what better.
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Hope you feel better real soon. Sure sounds like it could be strep. Yes I have felt sick enough to go to the ER, in fact sick enough to think of calling the ambulance (but, didn't - we drove to town) and I was definitely sick enough, cause they admitted me to the hospital to run tests. Good luck at the ER, hope they can help you. Will keep you in our prayers.
• United States
16 Mar 09
Thanks I have decided to wait for a day and see what I feel like tomorrow before I decide to go to the E.R. I still feel like I was laid out on the train tracks and ran over a billion times though. LOL!!
• United States
16 Mar 09
How long have you been sick? If your sore throat has been close to a week, then you need to go to the Er, or at least go to the doctor tomorrow. Don't put it off. Strep for one, is highly contagious. Hugs Mary
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• United States
16 Mar 09
Funny thing I was fine yesterday during the day then all of the sudden during the night I got real sick and my throat felt like it was swelling shut but it was really really sore. so I took some allergy pills and then went to bed and when I woke up I thought I might have wanted to roll over and go to the doctors. I still feel like a train wreck but I wanted to see how I felt tomorrow before I run to the doctors. I don't want to have strep and spread it but it's been forever since I have had strep since I have gotten my tonsils and adnoids out.
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@MsTickle (25060)
• Australia
17 Mar 09
When I was in my thirties, I had a very bad pain on the left side of my midriff. I thought I was dying. Luckily we lived close to a big hospital so I went up and after about an hour of this constant excruciating pain they gave me a shot of something in my rear end...talk about going to my happy place. It was such a gentle, lovely, floating release from the pain. I suffered a gall bladder attack apparently. I am so sorry you are feeling so bad. Do you have any aspirin or paracetamol ...honey? Crush the tablet and mix it with honey and eat it slowly off a spoon ...it should soothe your throat a little. Same deal goes if you have some lemon, whiskey and hot water. Mix the honey mix and other ingredients together and sip it slowly but as warm as you can stand it. Feel better dear heart.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
You'll think that this is disgusting but I went to wally world to see if they had liquid benadryl for adults.. Because what you do is mix the benadryl with mylanta and gargle it and it will numb your throat. I was up at walmart and Physicians Assistant happen to wonder by and we talked about that because he was like tell me what's wrong and I'll help you out and unfortunately wally world didn't have adult benadryl in liquid form ... grrrr. so I have suffered til actually today.
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@MsTickle (25060)
• Australia
20 Mar 09
Nah, that's not disgusting...that's desperate. I always keep anaesthetic throat lozenges for such an occasion.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I think that this is going around. We keep getting it. I don't know if its a different string or we just keep passing the same cold around. I did take my 2 girls to the dr last week and she tested them for strep but I found a sore in the back of mine 1 morning. Later that night it was gone so I didn't bother doing anything about it. Anyway it seemed like we were just getting over it and everyone started getting sick again. I try to avoid the ER b/c it cost us 100 bucks when we go so if I can get into the dr's office I rather go there. Its only $10 to see the dr. Huge difference. I have been thinking about changing my girls dr b/c they sent us to the ER when my daughters nose was bleeding and I really think they could of just looked at it over there. Even urgent care cost alot its 50 to be seen.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
Since I don't have health insurance either place is very high in cost but on sunday when I got this only the hospital was open.:(
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Feel better in a hurry! I went in twice in the recent few years and both bought me stays... one for a kidney stone (would rather suffer at home because when they fix it the put this nasty thing in there that makes you sicker then you started until they remove it 14 days later) And a gal bladder removal and infection that resulted in me waiting too long because I was afraid it was a kidney stone. UGH! I still get the shutters from it.
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• United States
16 Mar 09
yeah I don't like the doctors or E.R. much so I have decided to wait and see how I feel tomorrow and then if I'm not any better then I'm going to head off to the E.R. after my other half get homes. LOL!!!
• Canada
16 Mar 09
OH, honey, I feel for you. Maybe you should go to hospital. They would know what to do, wouldn't they? If you have Strep, you will have to get some Antibiotics and some Tylenol 3's for the pain. It is terrible pain, I know. A brownie laced with THC would help with the pain, but you also need Antibiotics if you DO have Strep. As a Mommie, you KNOW this. Now, get your sorry butt to the Dr.'s pronto. You hear?!!
• United States
16 Mar 09
Thanks Annie I have decided to wait a day and see where I am tomorrow. I'm hoping that I'm going to feel better but I have to wait and see. I haven't been able to nap and now I can't sleep .. grrr.. But I'm hoping that the Thera flu that I'm going to take in about a 1/2 hour will help me.