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ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 20:48:47

Last week, I went to the docs because I was having dizzy spells and headaches (and sweats and other symptoms), and given my histroy with hemipligic migraines, I went to get checked out. Doctor told me that he thought it was because I had bad posture and was anxious and told me to go back in a month.
Anyway, so I'm still feeling rough - I've got terrible pains in my side, under my arm, still hot / sweaty / dizzy with bad pains in my stomach. DD has started to have the same symptoms as me, well, the ones she can tell me about (she's not yet four).
I rang the doctors this morning for a bit of advice and they told me to take her down. I ended up seeing the same doctor. I explained she'd had a temperature, had been complaining of a sore neck/throat, a sore tummy. He doesn't touch her or take her temp, he just asks her to move her neck, asks me if she has a rash (which she doesn't) and tells me that she's perfectly fine, she doesn't have a temp, and to go home.
Now, I understand that the health service are struggling anyway, let alone with the addition of swine flu. I dont know what I expect him to actually do, but I do feel a little fobbed off.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 21:06:33

If I dont get any replies, does that mean I ANBU grin

saadia Tue 07-Jul-09 21:12:05

YANBU, is he the only doctor at the practice. If not then I would see a different doctor. How is dd now?

hester Tue 07-Jul-09 21:12:32

No YANBU. How are you and dd feeling now? Does she still have a high temp?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 21:16:24

He isnt the only doctor, I generally see any of them, I think they have a position which is filled by doctors for a short period and then they move on, as he said he wasn't going to be at the pratice for much longer. I dont go regularly enough to have got a favourite iyswim, there used to be a doc who tended to be for the children who was lovely, but I think he has left.
DD is asleep, I gave her another dose of medicine before she went to sleep. But she's still hot, and moaning in her sleep.

Lulumama Tue 07-Jul-09 21:18:26

you say your DD has started to have teh same symptoms... do yoiu think she is picking up on your illness or that she is actually ill? do you have health anxiety?

foxinsocks Tue 07-Jul-09 21:23:04

I would ask to see another doctor

I had dreadful migraines and the doctors tried different medications and when they had tried a few and they didn't work, they decided that I wasn't suffering from migraines and I actually was depressed because I kept going back when (in their mind) nothing was wrong hmm.

Anyway, I self referred myself and turned out I did have a serious health problem that ended up being fairly easy to sort out grrr

DON'T give up if your instinct is telling you something is up.

Have you got Carbon Monoxide monitors at home?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 21:28:49

No, I dont have health anxiety - I laughed when the doctor asked me if I were anxious.
If I'm ill, I try to not show it to dd, when I was in hospital with a really bad migraine attack, she reacted quite badly and would fake being sick (she was two at the time) because I had a month or so of vomiting with the illness I had.
But she's been ill at the childminders, off her food, crying, whinging, telling the childminder everything hurts, sleeping in the afternoon etc. She said this morning she wanted to go to the childminders, I ended up taking her and bringing her back first thing as even though she said in the morning she wanted to go (they go to toddlers on a Tue) she got clingy and hot so I got her home and she went back to sleep.

hester Tue 07-Jul-09 21:30:44

What is her temp, Elf?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 21:31:31

Yes, we have carbon monoxide detectors, and we only have gas for the heating so I think DH has switched the gas off at the mains (he doesn't like to pay for the pilot light, lol!)

It is frustrating when the docs make you feel you're making it up / being a pain in the ass.

I did get fobbed off with a viral infection for a few weeks before I ended up in hospital with the migraine attack, but afterwards I was under the care of a placement doc who was fantastic and kept rining me at home to see if I were okay, and rang me on his last day to say he was leaving, lol

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 21:33:38

Temp is 38 orally.

foxinsocks Tue 07-Jul-09 21:36:21

lol at him telling you he was leaving. So frustrating isn't it! Just as you find someone good!

could she have swine flu or flu?

I hope it is not another hemipligic migraine thing coming on for you

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 21:41:17

I'm always quick now re my head as it was terrifying before; and I dont know if I'll ever have another attack or not. I dont think it is another attack, DH, my mum and dad have had similar symptoms to me including the headache / dizziness, which although is horrible for them, makes me feel a little better that its not another migraine attack iyswim!

(and yes, that makes me sound anxious!!)

foxinsocks Tue 07-Jul-09 21:44:02

well in a way, think it's easier to understand if it's just some odd virus doing the rounds

poor you, I can understand why you would be worried about getting another attack. Think that's quite normal (even I fear my 'normal' migraines and they are not half as frightening as yours!).

You didn't perhaps all eat the same thing?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 21:47:18

No, I did think about this may be food posioning but definately haven't eaten the same as my mum and dad for a while (we usually go up for dinner on a sat but didn't this week), and we all started feeling ill at different times. My boss was off work with food posioning last week which does make me wonder if it were food posioning or a bug.
I am sat on my sofa only moving my fingers at the minute, even my armpits hurt!

foxinsocks Tue 07-Jul-09 21:51:16

sounds awful elf

normally pain in the armpits means your glands are up. Do they feel like that? Hopefully you are just fighting off something horrid!

hope you feel better soon

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 21:56:55

Am hoping we both wake up tomorrow feeling fine and dandy grin
My neck feels swollen, and DD looks a bit like a bullfrog (poor thing!).
Am going to bed in a min to see if a good nights sleep helps.
Thanks for all the replies everybody

foxinsocks Tue 07-Jul-09 22:05:25

hope so too

take her back if you are worried though. You would have thought they would have at least looked at her throat in case it was tonsilitis or had a feel for something like mumps!

I hate it when I take the dcs and they don't check them out. I'm quite happy for them to be examined. It's why I take them!

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 07-Jul-09 22:12:20

not managed to go to bed yet grin

On Xmas eve we took DD to the docs and they said they suspected tonsillitis but weren't sure so sent us on our way. DD got worse and worse, we ended up at A&E Boxing Day night (after doing the phone NHS direct, then the walk in centre, who referred us urgently to the hospital) where she had a bad case of tonsillitis with fever and dehydration.

Lulumama Wed 08-Jul-09 07:19:27

i hope you are both feeling better soon

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