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Argh I am so ing MAD!

I go to the doctor because I have had an ear infection for three ing months. He gives me ear drops, (which have never worked) I tell this to him. His reply was standard "Ear drops are the only things we can prescribe for an ear infection". Bull!!!!!! I've had anti biotics before.

Also he wouldn't give me any meds to help me sleep, nor anything for my anxiety, saying he would send me to my shrink (who if you havn't read the story, dropped me).

 

ARGH!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

oh, and no painkillers to at least stop the pain of my infection (paracetamol and such does not work, they know this. )

 

 

 

shoot me.

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After I felt down some stairs (that were real stairs) and landed on my ribs, I had a terrible pain all the time on one side of my chest...

Then my doctor prescribed me the strongest non-steroidal painkiller awailable, and after a week I had to stay in a hospital for having a seriously bleeding duodenal ulcer...

 

I don't mean to offend, but you sound a little like you would want to feel ill and things ain't that serious...

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Ear infections ARE serious for me. My ears do not remove the tissue in sheds the way it should, which causes infections and can become a tumor, I have had operations to try and correct this, but it is likely I will need more before it gets any better.

You get an ear infection, I wouldn't feel it and when I do feel it, you can bet your life you would be in pure agony unable to do ANYTHING. Also having ear infections for months on end is very bad for the ear drum and canal.

 

So no I am not kicking up a stink over nothing. Thanks.

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Whether or not the doctor did the right thing would depend on the type of infection you have (it may not be the same type as in the past). If you have a viral infection, antibiotics won't do a thing. If it is bacterial, then it's possible the drops he gave you contain an antibiotic. Do you know what they are called?

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Have you been to an ear, nose, and throat specialist? If you've had the infection for 3 months, you need to go to a specialist rather than your regular doctor.

 

And if this doctor isn't fixing it, then go to a different doctor. Doctors are people like anyone else, and some are better doctors than others, and some doctors don't believe in prescribing antibiotics or painkillers very often. Or perhaps this doctor thinks you are faking your pain in order to get narcotics. Many people do do that (not that you are doing that), and an ear, nose, and throat specialist woudl be a better bet because he would know you are not faking it with your condition, but a regular doctor might not.

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Butterfly...go to a different doctor or go to the ER...some doctors get jaded, especially if it's a recurring problem that they don't deem serious because they are God and know best for us all.

 

Find someone else...

 

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Lol they like to think they are God. I would have to regester at a diferent GP surgery, which I cannot do as this is the only one in my area.

Although I will be seeing my specialist in september, but I really do not want to go another month and a half with this pain and infection.

Whether or not the doctor did the right thing would depend on the type of infection you have (it may not be the same type as in the past). If you have a viral infection, antibiotics won't do a thing. If it is bacterial, then it's possible the drops he gave you contain an antibiotic. Do you know what they are called?

It is a bacterial infection. I can easily tell the difference, viral infections cause more pain, my left ear is viral, and my right ear is bacterial. I have used these kinds of ear drops before, but they do nothing.

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Have you been to an ear, nose, and throat specialist? If you've had the infection for 3 months, you need to go to a specialist rather than your regular doctor.

 

And if this doctor isn't fixing it, then go to a different doctor. Doctors are people like anyone else, and some are better doctors than others, and some doctors don't believe in prescribing antibiotics or painkillers very often. Or perhaps this doctor thinks you are faking your pain in order to get narcotics. Many people do do that (not that you are doing that), and an ear, nose, and throat specialist woudl be a better bet because he would know you are not faking it with your condition, but a regular doctor might not.

 

I have been seeing my specialist for the last 9 years or there about. I will be seeing my specialist in sept.

 

My doctor knows about my re-occouring problems with my ears, and has in the past prescribed me painkillers, and proper anti biotics (which have worked) unlike the ear drops.

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Then he probably thinks that he's given you enough painkillers and is afraid to prescribe more for fear of you getting addicted. Doctors also get monitored by govt. agencies to see how many narcotics they prescribe to the same person, and can get into legal trouble for prescribing too many to one person, or just too many to patients in general.

 

At least in the U.S., the pharmacy computers by law report info to national agencies that track how many narcotics are prescribed to individuals (and by particular doctors), and if they prescribe over a certain threshold, then that person/doctor is flagged and might be investigated.

 

For some chronic conditions it is more acceptable that narcotics are needed long term, but for an ear infection, they would take the attitude that you need to resolve the ear infection by whatever means rather than just getting more drugs.

 

So if you are in serious pain, then you need to move your specialist visit up to solve the problem now rather than waiting another couple months. An ear infection that goes on for months can permanently endanger your hearing.

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ever tried ear candling?

i'd do that once or twice and see how you feel then.. might help.

 

i worked for a family once and the daughter had to have operations for her ear because the same thing happened. she was bed ridden with an infection and we gave her candles. Immediately she felt better and was walking around the house, going out. yadda yadda

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ever tried ear candling?

i'd do that once or twice and see how you feel then.. might help.

 

i worked for a family once and the daughter had to have operations for her ear because the same thing happened. she was bed ridden with an infection and we gave her candles. Immediately she felt better and was walking around the house, going out. yadda yadda

Thanks EQD, what do you mean by ear candling?

Oh I am so sorry to hear this. I know the pain of an ear infection. *HUGS*

Thanks CAA. I want the pain gone, but I cant get rid of it, and I am atm stuck in my room, I cant get water or anything in my ears without them hurting even more.

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So what happens if people suddenly get sick in the night, or get hurt and have to see the doctor after hours? In the US, that's what "urgent care" clinics are for.

We're in the UK, and you have to go to A&E, and they will not accept paitents who have an ear infection, they will send them to their GP, they will also not prescribe any medications.

this is true, anything that takes away from their pot is a 'myth'

however it does mention something about them being less common in the UK, i'll link you..

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Thanks for the link, ill check out what this one says.

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Here the amish sold them, and as i've said the one girl did it and felt better immediately after.

and then there was a story of a baby who kept getting ear infections, and this had helped him.

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