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To pass an earache off as an emergency?

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poorlyear Tue 18-Mar-14 09:36:36

I have had a mild earache for the past week or so, I didn't book to see the doctor as it hasnt been very painful and I didn't want to waste the Dr's time. Instead I brought some paracetamol and drops from boots and hoped it would go away.

Yesterday afternoon my ear suddenly got very painful, to the extent that I couldn't sleep even after taking painkillers. The pain has now spread to my jaw and I can barely hear. I've never had a problem getting an appointment with my Dr, always the same day or the next, but when I called the surgery they said they could only do Monday next week! The receptionist didnt consider it to be an emergency so I cant get an appointment this week.

WIBU to call the surgery back to request an emergency appointment and refuse to disclose the details? I really don't want to feel this shitty for nearly a week

HadABadDay2014 Tue 18-Mar-14 14:53:57

You did the right thing. Hope the doctor can find the cause and the pain goes away

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