My boyfriend has had sporadic back pain for a few weeks. He'd take a bunch of ibuprofin (300mg a dose) and it would be fine for most of the day. Some days, though, he would take upwards of 1200mg a dose, dosing two or three times in as many hours. The last time he did that was two days ago.
Now he's in debilitating pain, centered around his kidneys, is incredibly restless, with a mild fever, and he won't go to the doctor. I know if I take him to the ER / urgent care, he'll go. I don't want to do that (and neither of us want to pay for it, heh) unless it's actually a necessary trip.
So. Having never been in this situation, I need some advice.