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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
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    So I have a question, can kidney infections go away on their own or do you have to get antibiotics?xx
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    (Original post by blinkbelle)
    So I have a question, can kidney infections go away on their own or do you have to get antibiotics?xx

    If it is a kidney infection then you would be sensible to get antibiotics. If it is cystitis then you might find it clears up on its own but antibiotics will help if it is more severe.

    If you are worried about having to find time to get to the doctors given your busy job, perhaps try to get to find a walk in centre after work or a doctor near to your office?
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    (Original post by happydinosaur)
    If it is a kidney infection then you would be sensible to get antibiotics. If it is cystitis then you might find it clears up on its own but antibiotics will help if it is more severe.

    If you are worried about having to find time to get to the doctors given your busy job, perhaps try to get to find a walk in centre after work or a doctor near to your office?
    It was cystisis but now got pain in lower back/kidney area so thinking its spread and yesss you read my mind! Might give NHS direct a call and see if they can recommend somewhere near work..

    Thank you xxx
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    (Original post by blinkbelle)
    It was cystisis but now got pain in lower back/kidney area so thinking its spread and yesss you read my mind! Might give NHS direct a call and see if they can recommend somewhere near work..

    Thank you xxx
    Give them a call and get it sorted. I'm sure London still has some walk in centres so there must be one you could get to even if it means asking to leave the office an hour earlier than normal.

    Does your doctors do late night appointments at all? I chose mine because it has appointments until 8 at least once a week meaning that even though I work until 6 I can still get to a doctor.
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    (Original post by blinkbelle)
    It was cystisis but now got pain in lower back/kidney area so thinking its spread and yesss you read my mind! Might give NHS direct a call and see if they can recommend somewhere near work..

    Thank you xxx
    Not sure whereabouts you are in London, but there's a walk-in centre in Soho

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    Morning guys

    Need to get my butt in gear, and get dressed to go for a run. Have been lounging around in my PJs for nearly and hour
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    Hey guys! I'm not sure sure what to do on this one, but i think the boys upset with me or something! He keeps saying I seem really distant and whatever else or thinking I'm mad at him when i'm not (the reason ive not replied usually is cos i'm out) He said I seemed really distant on skype last night but I thought we'd had a really nice chat! And to make things worse, he keeps dreaming that I've cheated on him and then I laugh in his face about it which then makes me feel bad even though ive not done anything! Starting to fear that he's projecting the fears and worrys he had in his last relationship onto me because of the distance! All I want to do is go give him a big cuddle and tell him it's ok!! :sad: I don't really know what to do :sad:

    Happy Birthday Katie!! Hope you have a fab day

    Trish - that cake looks amazing!

    Bee - I'd go get it checked out if at all possible just to be safe!
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    I'm back on co-amoxiclav - second ear infection in six months. :sad: Gone pretty much deaf in both ears, too. Just want a hug off the boy, but I'm not seeing him 'til Tuesday. :sad: Hopefully being referred to an ear specialist, though, because of the frequency of my problems.
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    Just discovered that the boy has left me a lovely present from when he was here at the weekend...


    ...a used sock :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Flo[ProActiv])
    Just discovered that the boy has left me a lovely present from when he was here at the weekend...


    ...a used sock :rolleyes:
    Hah!

    I got three pairs of socks back last weekend from all the times the boy has found a miscellaneous straggler when I've gone home.
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    Sorry about the test, Flo :hugs: I'm no driver, but I'd say that keeping up your confidence and re-booking it as soon as you can would be the best way to go.

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    I know that feeling :hugs:
    Unfortunately there's not a lots. :hugs:
    Not a lots?

    Ugh, I really am reaching the end of my tether with it all I'm sick of the 4-5 week separations we have to go through while he's at college, so I don't know what I'll do when he goes away to sea for four months again because last time was horrendous. I'd give so much to be able to see him every week or every two weeks, let alone to end the LDR completely it's just not fair.
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    RD :hugs:

    I guess you just have to keep going and hope it gets better - it's not like there's an alternative, unfortunately. :sad:

    Has anyone had any experience with Augmentin (co-amoxiclav)? I'm on my third of twenty-one doses, and I feel SO nauseous.
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    :hugs: RD :sad: I have no idea how you cope with 4/5 weeks at a time, I think I'd go mad if I didn't know I was going to see the boy every two weeks. But as Jeh said, I guess you just have to keep going, and remember that the alternative of splitting up and not seeing him at all would be so much worse.

    :hugs: Jeh, no idea about the drugs, but hope you feel better soon.

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    Eugh, I really need to get my butt down to the library - the whole point of me staying up and extra week and a half was so I could get loads of work done, but I haven't made it to the library once yet. Going to take some snacks with my, and once I actually leave, going to attempt to do 4 hours in there.
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    (Original post by jeh_jeh)
    RD :hugs:

    I guess you just have to keep going and hope it gets better - it's not like there's an alternative, unfortunately. :sad:

    Has anyone had any experience with Augmentin (co-amoxiclav)? I'm on my third of twenty-one doses, and I feel SO nauseous.
    I just googled it and it seems like it's a stronger version of amoxicillin? I had constant and severe ear infections as a child (I ended up having an operation because they were so bad) and I was only ever on amoxicillin, which didn't give any side effects, and it's what I'm still prescribed for ear infections even now. Have the doctors tried amoxicillin already or something?
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    (Original post by rainbow drops)
    I just googled it and it seems like it's a stronger version of amoxicillin? I had constant and severe ear infections as a child (I ended up having an operation because they were so bad) and I was only ever on amoxicillin, which didn't give any side effects, and it's what I'm still prescribed for ear infections even now. Have the doctors tried amoxicillin already or something?
    They've never mentioned amoxicillin, but I get ear infections all the time (and pretty badly), too, so maybe they just want to be extra sure, or something. No idea, to be honest!

    They said yesterday I could get referred to a specialist next week and I REALLY hope so because it's ruining my life. The only form of exercise I can do is swimming, and even though I have earplugs, I'm still having issues. Feeling quite down about it, to be honest, but I guess I've just got to wait and see.

    I Googled co-amoxiclav and apparently nausea is a fairly common side-effect, so hopefully as long as I'm not actually sick I'll be fine and the infection'll go away!
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    (Original post by jeh_jeh)
    They've never mentioned amoxicillin, but I get ear infections all the time (and pretty badly), too, so maybe they just want to be extra sure, or something. No idea, to be honest!

    They said yesterday I could get referred to a specialist next week and I REALLY hope so because it's ruining my life. The only form of exercise I can do is swimming, and even though I have earplugs, I'm still having issues. Feeling quite down about it, to be honest, but I guess I've just got to wait and see.

    I Googled co-amoxiclav and apparently nausea is a fairly common side-effect, so hopefully as long as I'm not actually sick I'll be fine and the infection'll go away!
    That's odd amoxicillin is the default prescription for ear infections. Before my surgery, mine were so bad that they made me pretty much deaf and they were so painful that I could barely move my head, and as I said, I was only ever given amoxicillin.

    I hope the specialist can improve things for you, as I know how painful ear infections are :hugs:
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    (Original post by rainbow drops)
    That's odd amoxicillin is the default prescription for ear infections. Before my surgery, mine were so bad that they made me pretty much deaf and they were so painful that I could barely move my head, and as I said, I was only ever given amoxicillin.

    I hope the specialist can improve things for you, as I know how painful ear infections are :hugs:
    Luckily this time around the pain has been minimal, but I've got that horrible clogged up feeling and I'm pretty much deaf! I can't hear the phone ring, the door go or anything. Last time, though, the pain was horrific and if I could have clawed my ear off I would have done!

    I have no idea - all I know is that my prescription was for 3x amoxiclav a day plus an ear spray called Otomize (which smells like vinegar), and I have to go back next week and beg, beg, beg to see a specialist.
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    My relationship is over :'( He kept texting me and he asks me why I was still with him, so I told him straight: I said that while he's been dragging the relationship down I was actually trying to save it. Then he kept saying he wasn't good enough and how he didn't know how it would work after I went home (He's also being made to work late at work permanently within the next few weeks). So I told him that if he really wanted this to end, he could come tell me to my face. So he's on his way with whatever stuff is in his house.

    I'm not ready to tell my family or put it on Facebook yet. I decided to put it on here because some of you might be able to help me get through. And I might tell my two friends soon, because they'll be able to help. I knew it could be coming to an end, but I didn't actually think it would :'(
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    (Original post by MysteryPass)
    My relationship is over :'( He kept texting me and he asks me why I was still with him, so I told him straight: I said that while he's been dragging the relationship down I was actually trying to save it. Then he kept saying he wasn't good enough and how he didn't know how it would work after I went home (He's also being made to work late at work permanently within the next few weeks). So I told him that if he really wanted this to end, he could come tell me to my face. So he's on his way with whatever stuff is in his house.

    I'm not ready to tell my family or put it on Facebook yet. I decided to put it on here because some of you might be able to help me get through. And I might tell my two friends soon, because they'll be able to help. I knew it could be coming to an end, but I didn't actually think it would :'(
    :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: I am so so sorry!! We are all here if you need us and want to chat or rant or anything! Stay strong hun :console:
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    (Original post by Jellybean91)
    :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: I am so so sorry!! We are all here if you need us and want to chat or rant or anything! Stay strong hun :console:
    Thank you! :hugs: The way we've been lately, I didn't expect to be as upset. Clearly I was wrong ):
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