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When should one consider hospital admittance?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by icylilies, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. icylilies

    icylilies · Member

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    Hello all,
    I have come to query whether i need help from the hospital. It's 2am currently and still awake due to a vile chest infection. I have been prescribed antibiotics but i feel my cough has stayed the same or worstened since wednesday (2days ago)
    I find it difficult to swallow, so food and water is hard to intake, theres a pain in my chest. I get breathless very easily and when breathing deeply i get very weezy and find it hard to exhale.
    I feel very ill too, i feel my bm is high but dont want to test because it will raise alarm eith my family.
    I have taken all insulin as usual.
    I was off school yesterday after bursting into tears when i cough. But i am sent back because i have to push through it apparently.
    So when should one possibly consider hospitalization? Many thanks
    your experiences are always welcome
     
  2. Superchip

    Superchip · Well-Known Member

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    gosh, how distressing for you, it really could be so many things....

    See your doctor for normal checks, i.e BP/pulse, Oxygen levels, BG, all simple tests done straight away with immediate results.

    I have some experience of being breathless just lately 'cos my new ( 20 years post transplant ) heart is playing up !

    If you need to talk I'm usually around after 2-3 am.

    Don't panic, get help

    Roy
     
  3. martwolves

    martwolves Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear how you feel! See your GP/check into A&E. Sadly YOU don't choose to go into residential care. A medical professional decides that. I had what I considered a pretty innocuos acid reflux syndrome. I was admitted with reluctance and it transpired I had a blood-clot and after 7 weeks and 2 metres less bowel I was discharged. Hence the honchos make the call. Don't come on here asking us proletarians what to do, see a doctor soonest. Good luck, I hope you're on your way,
    Mart x.
    I'd love to talk to you, but now is the time for action, not procrastination. Act now, carpe diem. Act now "chat later". Be strong!
     
  4. icylilies

    icylilies · Member

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    Thanks Guys!

    I should really edit the first post, I mean't when should one seek medical assistance!

    On update I will be seeing my GP on monday morning, they are all bloody booked up! The cough has lessened thankfully! Hopefully i will be able to go back to school after the doctors Hoorah!

    I think the sleepless nights make me paranoid as my nurse always tell me when i'm ill for longer than a week start to get concerned. Honestly it sounds like nonsense, but i don't want to end up in A&E if i don't have to!

    Thanks again

    Phillippa
     
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