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to head to out of hours instead of waiting

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tinatsarina Sat 04-Mar-17 13:08:48

My sister and I are currently in out of hours waiting room. She's got a sore head (migraine like symptoms) she's took paracetamol and ibuprofen and its not worked. I phoned the out of hors gp and was told it would be an hour before Dr phoned back. She's finding it difficult to keep her eyes open, pain behind her eyes, dizziness, temperature that sort of thing. Aibu to have brought her up without waiting for Dr to phone. I'm tempted to head to a and e but I'm not sure

Bettyspants Sat 04-Mar-17 13:13:22

Depends on how the ooh system works in your area. If your now in the system and waiting there's no need to do anything else, I certainly wouldn't go to ED. If more investigations need to be done the ooh dr or anp can refer to the appropriate team

RiversrunWoodville Sat 04-Mar-17 13:13:33

Paracetamol and ibuprofen won't touch a migraine ooh should be able to treat with an injection of either triptan or if needed a stronger cocktail to break it and possibly some fluids. I hope they can treat rather than send to a&e as it can be hit and miss for migraines if that's what it is flowers for her

angelnix Sat 04-Mar-17 13:31:44

I'd be more tempted to go home, put her to bed in a darkened, cool room and wait for the GP to call back, rather than go to A&E. An hour for a callback is fairly quickly and you're looking at a long wait in A&E

BackforGood Sat 04-Mar-17 13:43:33

same as angelnix
Lie in a dark room and wait for the call back.

DesignedForLife Sat 04-Mar-17 13:49:24

As with others above, lie down in a dark room, wait for call back, not a trip to A&E

tinatsarina Sat 04-Mar-17 13:50:25

Got seen by ooh gp sent to a and e as its either a severe migraine or viral meningitis so yea I'm glad we just went up instead of waiting on the call

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