Please Let It Be Strep Throat....
Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:51 AM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:59 AM
A few weeks ago I was so sick with a sore throat and headache. The dr thought I had strep but I didn't. It wasn't until 5 days later that my ears filled with fluid and it was just an ear infection.
Don't think the worse case scenario!
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 06:58 AM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:18 AM
I've aslo been having an uncomfortable increase in my GERD symptoms even though I take Prilosec 2x/day. So, I'm worried about esophageal damage.
I have also tasted blood a couple of times from the back of my throat. Hopefully that could have been nasal related because I get nose bleeds time to time in the winter, but I'm worried nevertheless.
I see rheumatologist next Tues. I'll ask for a gastro referral. Haven't seen one yet. Not looking forward to tests and proceedures and 2 1/2 hours travel one way and finding babysitters and all the expenses again. I've JUST gotten within 2 payments of paying off ALL my medical bills and now here I will go racking them up again.
Just got back from my strep culture. Nurse said it looked red and tonsils a bit large. I'll know tomorrow.
Thanks for your replies. Hope you feel better soon Pam!
Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:30 AM
I am glad you went to the doctor to get a culture. Hopefully it isn't strep or anything else bad...but just the guck going around!! Do keep us posted and I hope you feel better soon.....you too, Pam!
Posted 30 January 2007 - 05:54 PM
Thanks for asking. As a matter of fact, I haven't heard back yet so I assume no news is good news because my throat feels better anyway.
Guess it was just a case of the crud. I'm still trying to shake the last of it.
Thanks for your concern. Hope you are doing well!