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Old 01-18-10, 06:57 AM   #1
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Dying.

So I am sick. My rapid strep test came back negative but the doctor believes I have it or something similar. Another test was taken and I'll find out for sure tomorrow or something. So now I have to take 3 penicillin a day for 10 days. I started yesterday so I took 2 since it was the afternoon. I went to bed somewhat late and I woke up at 5am(probably 5 hrs of sleep) with a ear ache from hell. My throat isn't as bad as yesterday but shouldn't things be getting better not worse? I want to die right now.
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Sending along well wishes for a speedy recovery. I've had strep a couple of times and I was shocked how painful it was. I found sucking on ice to be helpful.
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The pain in my ear hurts so much I forgot about my throat. Feels like a pencil to the ear.
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Want me to make you some chicken soup?

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heating pad on your earache. if you don't own one, put some uncooked rice in a baggie & microwave for 2 minutes. when it is comfortablely warm, use it like a heating pad.
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I felt a cold coming on the other day. Took 8 garlic oil pills, a zinc pill, a ginger pill, and 10 drops of oil of oregano. Cold was gone in an hour. But of course that was caught at the first signs, and that's why I was able to get rid of it. Not gonna help you any.

In your situation, I'd be taking some Vicodin.
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EDIT: I've been looking for an excuse to make some chicken soup recently, and a big pot of it is too much for my mom, girlfriend, and myself to handle.
Haha thanks for the offer but I'm not a soup fan. Unless it is pin rice noodle soup. That stuff is bomb.

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I felt a cold coming on the other day. Took 8 garlic oil pills, a zinc pill, a ginger pill, and 10 drops of oil of oregano. Cold was gone in an hour. But of course that was caught at the first signs, and that's why I was able to get rid of it. Not gonna help you any.

In your situation, I'd be taking some Vicodin.
The first sign I got was I woke up with a sore neck and throat. Took a bunch of pills and chugged really hot water. Didn't work this time. Honestly though I wish I did have Vicodin haha. That was the first thing I thought of with this ear crap. Plus I've been watching House since there isn't anything else to do.
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Man, I used to get strep so often that I was *used* to it, and one day it developed into scarlet fever as I did nothing about it. Got a huge shot in the butt and I literally haven't been sick since (that was like 8th or 10th grade). I don't remember what I did to help. I think I just had lots of popsicles and the equivalent of Judge Judy back in the day... If we had FOO back then, I never would have noticed the scarlet fever, either!
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Have you tried using a pencil to dislodge the... Kidding For the throat and ears I use Mentholatum. Sounds like it shouldn't help but it does. It opens everything up. Allows the ears to drain.
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So I am sick. My rapid strep test came back negative but the doctor believes I have it or something similar. Another test was taken and I'll find out for sure tomorrow or something. So now I have to take 3 penicillin a day for 10 days. I started yesterday so I took 2 since it was the afternoon. I went to bed somewhat late and I woke up at 5am(probably 5 hrs of sleep) with a ear ache from hell. My throat isn't as bad as yesterday but shouldn't things be getting better not worse? I want to die right now.


I gargle with a salt water 3-4 times a day when I get either a sore throat or strep, the first time I got strep I didn't listen and suffered for it, the second time I tried the salt water gargle and it worked great, as did the third time I got it, then I starteed using it when I just got a sore throat and it works great for that too (along with the antibiotics) it really works pretty damn good, the little nastys festering in your throat can't stand salt, hit 'em hard with it and you should get better a lot faster. =0) I can't help you with the ear thing, sorry. =0(
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it has to be 'taste like the sea' salty.

the salt water sucks out the fluid from the bacteria (which is what strep throat is)
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You'll get better. Its only strep. Miserable, but only strep.

And if you are in pain that Tylenol or aspirin can't knock back (from the ear) call your doc and see if s/he will call in a stronger painkiller for you.
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It's just strep throat, not cancer.

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Strep sucks, and anything like it would be horrible too! I hope you have a speedy recovery, Fuzz!
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And if you are in pain that Tylenol or aspirin can't knock back (from the ear) call your doc and see if s/he will call in a stronger painkiller for you.
I agree, partially out of caution. I've had strep a couple times, but I don't remember ever having ear pain with it.

The last time I had to take erythromycin, because it turns out I'm allergic to penicillin and I wasn't going to shell out the money for xythromax. It turns out erythromycin causes your stomach muscles to contract, and I guess also kills off all your stomach bacteria...I think. The short of it is, I got a hollow feeling in my stomach the next day that felt like hunger pangs. I figured I hadn't been eating enough because of the sore throat, so I stuffed myself for two days before I went looking for more info and found that when the doc said "upset stomach" was a possible side effect she really meant stomach pain. For about five days I constantly felt like I was starving. I found that yogurt with active cultures helps though.
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So I am sick. My rapid strep test came back negative but the doctor believes I have it or something similar. Another test was taken and I'll find out for sure tomorrow or something. So now I have to take 3 penicillin a day for 10 days. I started yesterday so I took 2 since it was the afternoon. I went to bed somewhat late and I woke up at 5am(probably 5 hrs of sleep) with a ear ache from hell. My throat isn't as bad as yesterday but shouldn't things be getting better not worse? I want to die right now.

is this a sore throat? oh p....lease. kids today have it too good.
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fuzzy - Did not mean to come off as being heartless before and am really hoping that you get to feeling better really soon.
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fuzzy - Did not mean to come off as being heartless before and am really hoping that you get to feeling better really soon.

fuzzy

i did mean to to come off as being heartless.

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*puts on hazmat suit, then holds arms out*
A (hug) for fuzzy....feel better soon.
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