Anything I can do till tomorrow for pain when I call my doctor pain?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by StephenA, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nothing illegal though. I have a severe ear infection that's worse than the kidney stone I had in December. The canal closed shut and everything. The emergency roome doctor put and ear wick in my ear and gave me pain medicine and antibiotics. The pain medicine and the Motrin I've taken haven't helped much, so I can only sleep in little bursts. So what should I do?
     
  2. LDfan

    LDfan Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    0
    Umm, what kind of pain medicine? Vicodin, Percocet? How many tablets and how often are you taking them?



    Jeff
     
  3. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1999
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you won't be operating any machinery can you get loaded and just pass out?

    Glenn
     
  4. DavidAM

    DavidAM Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe try Aleve or something till you can get a script from the doctor for something stronger.
     
  5. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think it's codeine that they gave me. I'm not in too much pain right now, but it'll probably return. I've been taking alot of Motrin and Advil too, but none seems to help. I'm not sure if I wanna get drunk, but I might give it a try if the pain gets bad enough. The only way I can explain the pain is that it feels like I'm being stabbed in the ear, with the knife being twisted around. Not very pleasant as you can imagine. I'm not one to cry with pain I'm experiencing, but this pain literally brought me to tears earlier. I haven't cried with pretty much any other pain, even the kidney stone.
     
  6. Brian W. Ralston

    Brian W. Ralston Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 1999
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Real Name:
    Brian W. Ralston
    Any of the anti-inflammatories would help. Also....turn on a heating pad to a low setting and lay you head on it (hurting ear side down) for 15 minutes or so. Careful not to make it too hot or it will burn. and don't fall asleep that way.....but the heat will help a little.
     
  7. Shawn Solar

    Shawn Solar Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 12, 2001
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ya I think the anti-inflamitory would be best. With my tooth ache I had popped 800mg(400mg per tablet). Even prescription was 600mg/tablet. And it was every 4hours on the dot. Doctor said it was fine. Antibiotics and a pain reliever. Not much more you can do
     
  8. Jack Fanning

    Jack Fanning Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2001
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Jack Fanning
    What I've done in the past when I couldn't get to the Dr. rightaway is call up friends and family...someone's bound to have some oxy- or hydrocodone....Gotta have the narcotics for serious pain!
     

Share This Page