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I've been pretty unwell recently; Lots of lumps on my neck, joint pain, tiredness, night sweats, excessive bruising and headaches.
Things came to a head last night after I couldn't sleep due to the pain. I've had blood tests today and have to wait till Monday for results. I asked for pain relief and due to me breastfeeding I got an ant-inflammatory - Naproxen.
I've taken it but the pain is just getting worse by the hour. Paracetamol wont touch it either.
Is this something I should go to A&E for, would anyone know if I can actually get anything stronger whilst breastfeeding? I'm so tired and don't need another night of no sleep.
Its not that you are wasting their time as such, but they can't really help you. You've been seen by a doctor, tested and are waiting for results, there isn't anything that a&e can do for you on a friday night, and you'll probably sit there for many hours.
Rather than A&E, do you have an out of hours Dr, who might be able to prescribe something stronger? That way, you may well get an appointment time, rather than having to hang about at A&E. Personally, I don't think it is an A or and E, but it sounds like you need to see someone before Monday. Hope your feeling better soon.
If I was on call tonight I'd want to see you with those symptoms, think you should attend A&E if you pain isn't relieved after naproxen. Funny question but do you know which hospital your GP surgery sends their blood tests to? It would normally be the closest one. Worth going to that hospitals A&E if that have one and they'd be able to view the blood test results. The majority of the tests I would presume you have had taken would be back by now. HTH
Thanks for all the advice. Seeing as I've gone back to stay at my parents in a different area I couldn't ring up the doctor and there was no late chemists open. I had a good look about online and found out I could take some other painkillers with the Naproxen - its helped slightly. I just didn't have the energy to sit in A&E for hours, feel very weak.
Now to sit and wait for the results...I'm very aware that they are testing for signs of Leukaemia and its scaring me big time.