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    sitting in a & e

    Well its pne am and my time to see a dr is four am!

    Started off about six this evening with toothache and the pain grew and spread and once i knew i was on silly amounts of meds and nowt was tpuching it i knew it was time to seek professipnal help!

    Trouble is most patients are chatting and i think non are what i would class as emergencies!

    You know i thought id come tpnight cos it will be busy and full of drunks tomorrow night!

    There has to be a way to stop the routine abuse of the system. One guy said i hurt my ankle three weeks ago but i go out most nights with my mates so left it until tonight cos ive got nothing else to do. Hardly an accident or an emergency....hes just left hes tired.

    Grant me patience!!!

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    Well its nearly five am and only the really sick are still here. No doctor for a while yet. I asked fpr some more pain meds only to be told id overdosed already and nobody would do anything until a dr sees me. Hey hum no ppint in moaning. But must stop posting its making my muscle spasms worse!

    Think of me :-(

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    boo not having any stabs at you but the treatment you got was very poor and if you had been given proper advice then you should of been told that there is an emergency number for dental treatment which should run in each area outside of normal times. these emergency dentists run outside of normal hours and are run through the NHS.

    it is the lack of appointments, lack of information and god knows what which is resulting in people ending in a+e which is putting too much pressure on the system.

    in the end did it get resolved or are you still the same?

    http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNH...ours-care.aspx

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    hope you've got it sorted Boo

    mikey I once needed a tooth pulled went to my dentist but he wouldn't touch me as I was on high doses of steroids had to have it pulled at hospital was already going in for bowel surgery and had it pulled at my local hospital not the dental hospital so it may be due to medication Boo's on or her condition

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    with ringing the out of hours who failed to ring back then going to hospital resulted in me chasing medications for 11 hours!

    just ignore my bite acheron, facing an epidemic meltdown here with a procedure on Monday

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    Oh Mikey not having a pop at you understand fully what your saying but we don't know the full facts of Boo's condition

    please please please stop worrying over monday I was the same when got told my heart wasn't working right but hand on heart I would rather have a angiogram anyday of the week compared with some of the bowel tests I have

    take some deep breaths mate wish I lived close to you I would come and give you a big hug xx

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    Why would you want to go to the A&E with toothache - sorry but there'e no wonder we have all this on the news about people who shouldn't be there.
    Just out of interest what did they actually do as I can't imagine they have a dentist around during the night.
    We have a medical centre in our area which is open in the night and Dr's manning it - maybe you do not have one in your area, I think most people would dose up on pain killers until the morning then get into emergency dentist.
    Hope you are feeling more comfortable now though Boo-dicca x
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    Yes Acheron. Youve got it straight away. My illness and meds make me a hospital patient every time.

    As it was it was my muscle disease giving me Tetany in my jaw, neck and shoulder muscles thats severe locking of the muscles into cramp and though i had taken 800mg of ibuprofen, 600mgs of paracetamol, 1200 mgs of codeine and paracetamol as 30/500 co codamol and used a numbing agent the pain just kept increasing! It only stopped when i had a banana milkshake at about 5am. Then my muscles relaxed and became elastic again within minutes.

    Funny though cos the a and e doctor said straight away when hed had my illness explained are you hypoglycaemic? And i did that yes always thing and it took him to make me realise where the pain was originating from and we both chorused together its Tetany!

    I have to say that my dentist wouldnt and couldnt have done anything out of the hospital setting but i did try them first and they dont have a 24 hour service they are the NHS specialist clinic so i presume they think there is no point in manning a phone line just to tell patients who are at a mortal risk go to A and E. The dr i spoke to took a few moments to get up to speed with everything im still not sure my dentists are there yet!

    Also have to say that of the full waiting room only three of us saw it through to the end. Everyone else was complaining about the dreadful service and telling each other their previous experiences with a and e, they fell by the wayside between 4 and 5 grumvling about how theyd have to see their gps and how tired they were. All they had done all night was tie up a triage nurse and frankly annoy those of us (me) who were trying to zone out the pain! Towards morning when theyd gone it was wonderful to be able to concentrate on thinking about something else but the pain!

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