Well that got your attention!
This problem first started just before Christmas when I was doing some decorating for a family member. I seemed to always wake up with a blocked nose and I felt pressure in my ears and kept getting pressure headaches.
I assumed that all of the dust had caused an allergic reaction and the problem would go away once I finished with the decorating and left it at that.
About 2 weeks after Christmas I noticed a huge yellow lump under one of my Tonsils (and it looks like my tonsil has been mutilated or something, almost like someone has sliced it into 3). I tried to make an appointment with the Doctor as I assumed this was the start of Tonsilitis, but despite several attempts could not get seen, so I gave up.
Then 3 weeks ago I got a terrible sore throat and managed to get an appointment with the Doctor. By this time my nose was constantly bunged up and I was getting frequent earaches. She took a quick look in my ear and proclaimed nothing was wrong, but prescribed antibiotics for the sore throat.
After a 5 day course of Penicillin the sore throat (and all the white patches that came with it) dissapeared, but the large yellow lump is still there and my ears/nose are worse than ever. The problem is preventing me from sleeping - every time I lay down my nose completely blocks and the feeling causes me to panic (I don't know why). Again I have tried to get an appointment with the Doctor and again I haven't been able to get one.
Does anyone have an idea of what this is, so that when I finally do manage to see her again she won't be able to fob me off by saying that nothing is wrong? I should explain that you can't make advance appointments to see my Doctor, you have to call up at 8am and get one for the same day (by 8.05 they are all gone). You have to be pretty lucky when you call because so many people phone in that most of the time you can't even get in the call queue.
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