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To chop my ear off?!

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Lj8893 Fri 27-Sep-13 04:55:11

I have the worst earache ever. I have no medication in the house and there are no shops open at this time near me. I can't sleep at all and its nearly 5am.

I literally want to scream in pain!! I've moved to the sofa so I don't bother dp.

I've tried olive oil, a hot compress, a cold compress. Nothing works!!!!

The whole ear hurts, inside and out. I touch it and i wince in severe pain.

Ahhhh somebody please be awake and give me some amazing tip? Or just speak crap to me to take my mind off it!!!

fairyqueen Fri 27-Sep-13 04:58:30

No tips, but I'm awake with the eczema under my ear itching. Not painful though, so you have my sympathies.

fairyqueen Fri 27-Sep-13 04:59:55

Does no medication include calpol? There is an adult option, i think, on the older agegroup version.

LotsaTuddles Fri 27-Sep-13 05:00:57

Again no tips, apart from to ring drs when it opens.
Hope you feel better soon

Lj8893 Fri 27-Sep-13 05:01:26

I have literally no meds in the house, i used the last of the paracetamol earlier. Ahhhhh its driving me mad!!!

fairyqueen Fri 27-Sep-13 05:02:21

And in answer to your question, YABU. Chopping the ear off would probably cause more pain in the side of the head area. Chop your toe off instead to distract you from the ear pain. (joke, obviously)

Lj8893 Fri 27-Sep-13 05:04:24

grin at fairy I'm 36 weeks pregnant and right now going into labour would be ideal to distract from the ear pain! And gas and air would probably help!

piratecat Fri 27-Sep-13 05:04:42

oh blimey. sounds awful. i just woke up from anxiety clenching teeth and jaw prob. just knew i had to make a cuppa. every time i go to a supermarket i buy cheapo paracetamol and ibuprofen. i like to be prepared. when can you ring your surgery. x

piratecat Fri 27-Sep-13 05:06:29

fairy that's some good advice. other than that i'd have to say leave the bastard.

Lj8893 Fri 27-Sep-13 05:10:58

Surgery opens at 8am, and thankfully by then I should be able to have bought some paracetamol.

I'm usually pretty stocked up too, but dp has had a migraine for a couple of days and has wiped us out!

fairyqueen Fri 27-Sep-13 05:11:34

Glad to make you smile lj. I guess at 36 weeks reaching your toe might be an issue. Going into labour sounds like a good plan, though. But I'm sure your ear will be fixed long before then. Just hang on in there til 8.30 or whenever your surgery opens, and get yourself seen this morning. Earache is horrible but usually easily fixed.

fairyqueen Fri 27-Sep-13 05:15:20

Are you all set for the baby coming? Do you know if its a girl or a boy? You set on a name? [feeble attempt at distracting smalltalk]

GeordieCherry Fri 27-Sep-13 05:16:01

Lj, what did the 0 say to the 8?

"I like your belt"

Hope you feel better soon. Get stashed up on drugs when you go out. Plus enough for a secret supply. Any whiskey in the house? Take the edge off?

GeordieCherry Fri 27-Sep-13 05:17:22

Just smell it, or add it to the hot compress? No boozing while pg!

Lj8893 Fri 27-Sep-13 05:19:20

Thankyou everyone for keeping me distracted! Just realised the earliest shop opens at 6am so not too long to wait!

All set for our baby girl fairy and she's been busy jabbing me in my cervix all night which has been a big help distracting me too!

Lj8893 Fri 27-Sep-13 05:20:22

No alcohol here, dp doesn't drink at home and obviously neither do I currently! But a big whiff of whiskey would probably help!

fairyqueen Fri 27-Sep-13 05:22:34

Aw, she's showing you she loves you already, thats nice. Would a bath help? The steam might go in your ear and, erm, do something. I am clearly clutching at straws here.

piratecat Fri 27-Sep-13 05:24:59

geordie that is an excellent

piratecat Fri 27-Sep-13 05:25:41

straws could help?

fairyqueen Fri 27-Sep-13 05:29:45

Yep,get lots of straws and join them together to make a mega straw as long as your house. That shoukd keep you busy and distracted.

goodasitgets Fri 27-Sep-13 05:30:25

I know you said you'd used a compress but have you got a hot water bottle or heat pad so you can lie with your ear on it?

piratecat Fri 27-Sep-13 05:41:18

fairy i like your thinking. so many helpful ladies here this morning.

fairyqueen Fri 27-Sep-13 05:46:21

OP seems to have gone. Presumably to stand outside paracetamol shop and wait for it to open.

piratecat Fri 27-Sep-13 05:48:41

but at least she has something to do with her hands whilst she waits.

Lj8893 Fri 27-Sep-13 06:54:19

I managed to fall asleep, not for long but I feel slightly less mad now. Still in heaps of pain but my lovely lovely dp has gone to get paracetamol for me, so fingers crossed it at least takes the edge off!

You have all been wonderful thanks cake

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