after being switched to the new oxy op, (you can read that ?). Well, at the time I had also gotten a flu shot, never had one before. Then, I got a cold, which progressivly got way worse. It took me about 12 days to get in to see my dr. (stupid secretarys, I don't think they like me because of the oxy, such a wonderful way to be treated since you have to take it!) So, I saw the dr. last Thurs. He didn't even really exam me but said it must be broncitis (sp?) although, I have never felt this sick with broncitis... I can't stop coughing, so bad I give myself headaches from coughing so hard. My glands in my throat are so soar that it even hurts to touch the outside of my throat. The dr. prescribed the z-pack antibiotic. He also switched my pain meds to avenzia(sp?) but I couldn't get that filled because of prior auth. and no pharmacys around a 45 min. radius had it. That is still work in progress, still waiting to hear back from dr. office. Most of my messages to the dr. take at least 4-5 days at best to get to him. (secretaries !!! ) The dr. told me to always say that he is expecting my call. Then... on Friday night, I was shutting the back of my large suv hatch (it's a big jeep commander) and I have to jump up a little to shut it cause I'm too short so I jumped up to grap it and pulled it down and sliced my head open with it. I ended up with 11 stitches in my head. Now on top of everything else I have such a terrible headache!!! How much more can one person take? I am so sick and tired of this... I don't mean to be a whiner but wtf??? I also was prescribed another kind of antibiotic at the er. Why are any of these antibiotics making me feel any better at all? I am feeling worse not better. Any suggestions and or encouragement would be appreciated. Thanks to all my friends on here, it means a lot.
I am sooo sick of this! About a month ago, I wrote about it here, I started having problems?
- 17 Oct 2010 by yayablondie
- 18 Oct 2010
- oxycontin, depression, influenza, anxiety, fibromyalgia, oxycodone, anxiety and stress
Added 17 Oct 2010:
Is it also a factor having fibro? The dr. never mentioned it, but is that making everything worse? Do you know of any meds or ANYTHING that might help me? Please and thank you.
Yaya, I am so sorry, I offers some prayers and some suggestions. Did they do bloodwork, you may have a viral infection and a bacterial infection as well. It kinda sounds that way, IMO. The fibro may be making your pain level worse, then since you are in pain, this is why you are having a hard time fighting this off. Did the word MONO come up, will make you sick, is a viral infection you could have easily gotten anywhere, but especially from teen agers for some reason. You need to write down all the times you have tried to get in touch with the doctor, and how long it was before you actually talked to him, then send a certified letter directly to him and let him know that you are trying and that you are getting the run around from his staff. If you get the blood work done, let them check everything, from thyroid, hormone panel, red and white count, everything, that type of blood work used to be called a SMACK 20, i think. Can you get the doctor to send your rx's by mail order to the mail order pharmacys, this might help you get your meds, but, and I caution strongly, DO NOT TELL ANYONE if you do that, as someone could arrange to sign for it and get it instead of you in your household. I hope something I suggest helps or helps you to find a way to get some help. Try some advil for headaches alternating with tylenol(only 1 tablet, don't want to stress your liver) the next dose, one is better for pain, the other for fever. Get some rest and drink lots of fluid. THe fluid helps when you cough alot, use some cough lozenges to tame the tickle. Hope you get some help fast.
yaya, you're not whining! It sounds to me like you feel pretty horrible, and this is one place you're allowed to vent right? I would do exactly what patti said about the certified letter to the doc. Plus, on the hospital discharge sheet didn't they tell you to follow up with your own Doc within 2-3 days? Let the receptionist know that too... I know just what you mean when you feel they are opiniated against you because of the meds you take, well tuff. You need help, and he's your Dr. You do need a complete blood work-up. I'm sure they took some blood at the hospital (I hope they did)... and if so you can get a copy of that from medical records... that will tell you what your WBC is. If it's over 9-10,000, you've definately got some infection going on, but with your symptoms, I don't doubt it anyway. It doesn't sound like the Dr. really examined you well. Did he know this all started after the flu shot? If not, let him know that too.
And while I'm positive you're sick, I don't doubt that your fibromyalgia is not making you feel any better... it's additional stress on an already sick body.
Lke patti said drink lots of fluids and I'll also say a prayer.
I really hope this medicaition stuff gets straightened out really quick for you too, you definately need the meds.
But go with the recommendations of the ER... I'm sure they said see your own Dr. in 2-3 days... they always do, both with head injury, antibiotics, and sutures.
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