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    Not just another pain
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    georgia888 posted:
    I would like to advise everyone to not overlook a new pain. The past few weeks I've had pain in my right ear & thought it was just another Fibro issue. I was proved quite wrong when I was awakened about 2:30 Sunday morning by excruciating pain in my right ear. I got out of bed & walked around some before returning to bed. The pain was so bad that I considered going to Emergency but decided against it. After tossing & turning for a while, I felt what I thought was water draining from my ear. The pain soon then subsided. I swim every day at the pool & thought that it might be water backed up in my ear. I didn't turn a light on however, when I awoke a few hours later to get up for the day, there was blood oozing from my ear! When I looked at my pillow, I saw a large round stain of blood as well.

    I went to Urgent Care & learned that I had an infection known as "swimmer's ear." The doctor prescribed drops containing an antibiotic & a steroid.

    Of course, left untreated, something like this could have had a much worse outcome.

    Moral of the story, yes, we hurt all over, however when it's a new pain you may be experiencing, don't necessarily write it off as Fibro.

    georgia
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    katmandulou responded:
    Georgia:
    I'm sorry you were feeling badly, and I'm glad it didn't get worse! Lou
     
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    DakotaWilsonFM responded:
    I am glad you caught it before something worse happened... I hope you recover very fast... take care...

    soft and gentle hugs.. love... jan/dakota
     
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    georgia888 replied to DakotaWilsonFM's response:
    Thank you both, KatmanduLou & DakotaWilsonFM for your concerns.

    Fondly,
    georgia


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