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I have been in bed since Sunday now, (bar a trip to A&E last night as my temperature hit 39.7 and IT HURTS!!! Am trying to be brave and not wake anyone else up but the pain is horrendous and now in my ears as well?
Am normally a very hardy lass so I have taken aback by this. Handholding please.
Yes, I was given antibiotics on Monday night so completed my first day yesterday. Did you have them? How long did they take to kick in and how long until it was all over for you? They gave me ten days worth of medication and a sick note for a week.
Ah you poor thing. I get this 3-4 times per year. It's hell.
Ice lollies are your friend, the blander the better. Also I use strefen - lozenges that have an anti inflammatory in them. Take ibuprofen alongside paracetamol if you can - the ibuprofen bringsvthe swelling down.
NoMud - I'd go back to your GP with demands if it recurs further. NHS guidelines state that to be eligible you must have had - - seven or more well-documented, clinically significant, adequately treated sore throats in the preceding year or - five or more such episodes in each of the preceding two years or - three or more such episodes in each of the preceding three years
If you've had 4/5 times for the last 5 years then you certainly qualify.
Thank Missbax, I haven't had an episode of it for a few years now. From 2009 to 2013/14 I had it so much then one day it just stopped. It was very bizarre how it just stopped! Now if I get a sore throat I feel the anxiety that it's going to turn into Quincy but luckily it just fizzles out to nothing.
missbax I've asked and begged but my GP says 7 times in one year or 5 in two years or 3 in three years AND sleep apnoea
The worst thing is that I have private insurance but unless GP agrees I have a clinical need, I can't get it! I have Just got over my 2nd lot this year, they last refused me last year... I'm going to go back.
I feel for you, I was ill on a monthly basis with tonsilitis as a child.
My son has just recovered from an awful bout, he was very nearly hospitalised. He's kindly passed the infection to me, which has left me with a horrible chest infection, combined with asthma left me on a nebulizer yesterday.