Ontopic Health Thread: post your AIDS, diseases and infekshunz here.

Josh

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This came back again 9 days ago. Another trip to ER. This time they gave me an oral steroid liquid (nasty taste) and some antibiotics. Then a script for 3 days of Prednisone and 10 days of antibiotics. Cleared it up again. Called my ENT doctor office but they won't see me without referral. Called PCP to get referral. Referral accepted by insurance and the ENT. But ENT lost the surgeon who did my sinus surgery and they only have a per diem doctor now. I asked for another referral to a different practice. I think I may need to get my tonsils removed. Probably something to do with my sinus surgery.

Fun times!
And it came back Sunday night for the 3rd time. This time I'm just taking acetaminophen for the 100F fever. Swelling of tonsils isn't too bad this time around. I have an annual physical exam at my PCP tomorrow. Not leaving without a referral to an ENT. I don't care where in Maine. I just need to see an ENT like now.
 
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august

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And it came back Sunday night for the 3rd time. This time I'm just taking acetaminophen for the 100F fever. Swelling of tonsils isn't too bad this time around. I have an annual physical exam at my PCP tomorrow. Not leaving without a referral to an ENT. I don't care where in Maine. I just need to see an ENT like now.
I know most of your trouble here specifically relates to not even getting to see an ENT about the issue in the first place - when I was having my tonsil troubles I HAD an ENT (who I had to see all the fucking time), but I was in a similar boat in that this was riiiiiiight as they were deciding that they should be more conservative about tonsillectomies so they made me wait and endure years of bullshit (and because their solution instead was to prescribe antibiotics every time, they were instead most likely contributing to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria with me as the petri dish).

all of which is to say, I know how much this sucks, I'm sorry you're getting dicked around, and I hope you get some relief soon.