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to go to the out of hours doctors tomorrow?

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For reference, we don't have a walk in centre.

I've got hypermobility EDS, and today I've somehow subluxated my shoulder and it won't go all the way back. It looks a little lower than the shoulder on the other side, and it's so painful, but I can still use my arm for most things.

I can't get it back in, OH can't get it back in... WIBU and wasting time to call and get an OOH appointment tomorrow morning if its no better in the morning? Painkillers aren't really touching it and the pain is into my chest sad I just don't want to be seen as wasting time.

Nectarines Sat 03-Jan-15 19:10:30

You poor thing.

That sounds urgent to me. I'd get it sorted ASAP.

Hope you feel better soon.

Letthemtalk Sat 03-Jan-15 19:11:56

A&E, they'll be able to give you proper pain relief and reduce it for you.

KnackeredMerrily Sat 03-Jan-15 19:13:45

A&E tonight

Chocolatefudgebrownieicecream Sat 03-Jan-15 19:15:53

A and e definitely (have worked as an a and e doc we would definitely view this as proper a and e stuff!!!!)

snowaccidentprone Sat 03-Jan-15 19:17:05

Yes A&E tonight. Should be reasonably quiet at this time of night/year (hopefully).

Surely your shoulder being out of its joint could stop the blood flow to some of the blood vessels etc, and do long term damage?

bayrans Sat 03-Jan-15 19:19:11

ED. The OOH wont be able to reduce or relocate and you're risking damage to the underlying soft tissue/ligaments leaving it.

This is what the ED is for.

Nothavingfunrightnow Sat 03-Jan-15 19:19:25

I agree. A&E tonight. That's what they are there for. Not sore throats and stubbed toes.

LuisSuarezTeeth Sat 03-Jan-15 19:21:13

Go to A&E you poor thing! thanks

Our A&E is horrific on a Saturday night sad I don't want to disrupt DD's routine so it'd be a taxi job and I don't feel like it's bad enough for A&E really. The out of hours is in the A&E department so they can refer you from one to the other if need be, but waiting times are usually pushing 6 or 7 hours and I figured at least at home I have access to ice and hot water bottles and a comfy chair sad

drinkyourmilk Sat 03-Jan-15 19:39:58

Call out of hours now. You should get an appointment time. They will refer you for treatment so there isn't so much waiting around. You should get it seen to ASAP.

Went to A&E. Waited. 8 ambulances queuing outside, minor injuries closed, 2 doctors in the whole A&E.

I've come home. OH and DD sleeping. I've had cocodamol and going back in morning. Arm went fully numb at one point, keep getting pins and needles in hand. Can hardly move my arm now sad

Bulbasaur Sun 04-Jan-15 03:16:35

flowers That sounds frustrating.

Your arm is out of socket and they just sent you home with some pain meds? Ugh.

Hope they fix it for you tomorrow.

divegirl77 Sun 04-Jan-15 03:26:44

As a GP and ex A&E doc you need A&E not OOH. Going to the GP will only prolong things as they will send you to A&E (or ED as they now want to be called) for X-Rays prior to any treatment.

They didn't send me home with the meds, thankfully I already had cocodamol in the house. not really tocuhing the pain but hopefully it'll send me to sleep sad

Bulbasaur Sun 04-Jan-15 03:39:02

Ooohhhhh... I misread that as they gave you a pat on the head and told you to come back in the morning. Still, hope you have better luck tomorrow.

IAmAllImportant Sun 04-Jan-15 08:02:58

Sounds hellish in A&E and compounds my relief I don't have an A&E placement!

I hope you have managed to sleep and get sorted this morning.

How far is the hospital from you? Our nearest A&E is 26 miles away!

waithorse Sun 04-Jan-15 08:06:18

Hope you get it fixed very soon.

drinkyourmilk Sun 04-Jan-15 08:44:30

That sounds miserable. You poor thing. I hope you managed to get some sleep.

Our A&E is a 5 minute drive away thankfully. There was a poor woman in her pyjamas, in her sixties, turfed out of her bed in A&E after being told she was staying the night, and told she had to find a way home at 1am. She is from a rural town an hour from the hospital, a long country drive that no taxi would be willing to attempt, and she had no-one to drive her.

Woken up and it's still out, so back to A&E once DD's had her breakfast.

Thanks everyone for the advice

Thanks everyone for the advice. Went back to A&E, got seen quickly and within five minutes it was back to normal, I've strained the muscle too so it'll be sore for a while but he said it's normal with subluxations. Phew!

waithorse Sun 04-Jan-15 13:20:31

Good news. brew thanks

KnackeredMerrily Sun 04-Jan-15 15:29:48

Excellent news, glad you made it through the night ok

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