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Please help I feel like I'm dying and it's only been a day!

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  • Posted By: MorganCee
  • January 15, 2010
  • 03:21 PM

I'm 15 on Sunday and a female just to let you know. :)

I went to bed about 11:30pm last night then I woke up about 6am this morning with a splitting headache, swollen right tonsil and swollen glands mainly on the right side.

The headache is also focused on the right side.

I had a small temperature too so I got a wet wipe and lay with it on my forehead because I didn't want to wake up my Mum and tell her what was wrong.

I must of fell back asleep with the wet wipe on my forehead and the light on in my room. The next thing I knew my Mum was waking me up because it was a school day - this was about 7:30am she woke me at.

I told her how I felt because I was just as bad as I was at 6am. She didn't believe me though because by conceindence I was off last Friday too due to female problems. So reluctently I went in the shower while crying a lot because my head felt like it would fall off and I thought I might faint. Anyway I got ready then my Granda told my Mum I shouldn't go to school because he believed I was unwell and if I went in I'd be home in a hour or so.

After my Mum agreed with him I went back to bed, woke up at 12:45pm still with a dire headache and all the other symptons so I shouted on my Mum for a paracetomel. She had to crush it up and make me eat it off a spoon while swallowing water as I can't take tablets and we had no soluble ones.

I ended up getting up because I couldn't sleep anymore and the paracetomel helped. I decided to Google my symptoms but I got nothing in return. I get tonsil stones every now and then so I though that's what was wrong but I looked at my tonsils in the mirror and although my tonsils are swollen I don't have any sign of a tonsil stone.

What I do have though is a red like lump on my right tonsil that I don't remember being there before. I tried squeezing my tonsil just incase I did have a tonsil stone but couldn't see it yet but doing so resulted in my tonsil bleeding slightly.

Right now I know I shouldn't be on the laptop but I need to find out what it is. My headache is slowly returning and my tonsils are still sore.

I just want to be better because I'm having a birthday party tomorrow night!

Any help is greatly appriciated. And I'm very sorry this is so long. :(

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  • You're a sick little cookie; you could have strep or something with your tonsils, the FLU ...drink lots of water/fluids; see a doctor or homeopath.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 16, 2010
    • 00:28 AM
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  • Hello Dear. My doctor once told me that anytime the glands swell on one side of the body such as your described, that the problem is viral. It is important for treatment to distinguish between viral and bacterial. Viral cannot be treated with antibiotics. If it were bacterial then an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor may do the trick. I'm no doctor but have suffered MANY illnesses in my life. Only a blood test can determine the true nature of your illness. However, if you glands are swollen on one side and the nature of the illness if viral, then you just kind of have to let it run its proverbial course. Depending on what you have determines the longevity of the suffering. CAUTION: H1N1, and all types of FLU are viral so you may need to monitor this closely and proceed to the ER or doctor if you get worse or show no improvement. Meningitis is either viral or bacterial. IT causes a headache so severe and a high fever that I doubt you would be able to get up and get to your mom because you would be so sick. So all I am saying is watch your symptoms closely and your temperature. Meningitis tests are performed with a blood test too,but one thing a patient cannot do is look up at the ceiling because it is too painful and the light is painful. Read up on the symptoms. I'm not taking you lightly, I just hope yours is a simple viral infection that will run its course and hopefully when you read this you will already be feeling better. StephanieI'm 15 on Sunday and a female just to let you know. :) I went to bed about 11:30pm last night then I woke up about 6am this morning with a splitting headache, swollen right tonsil and swollen glands mainly on the right side. The headache is also focused on the right side. I had a small temperature too so I got a wet wipe and lay with it on my forehead because I didn't want to wake up my Mum and tell her what was wrong. I must of fell back asleep with the wet wipe on my forehead and the light on in my room. The next thing I knew my Mum was waking me up because it was a school day - this was about 7:30am she woke me at. I told her how I felt because I was just as bad as I was at 6am. She didn't believe me though because by conceindence I was off last Friday too due to female problems. So reluctently I went in the shower while crying a lot because my head felt like it would fall off and I thought I might faint. Anyway I got ready then my Granda told my Mum I shouldn't go to school because he believed I was unwell and if I went in I'd be home in a hour or so. After my Mum agreed with him I went back to bed, woke up at 12:45pm still with a dire headache and all the other symptons so I shouted on my Mum for a paracetomel. She had to crush it up and make me eat it off a spoon while swallowing water as I can't take tablets and we had no soluble ones. I ended up getting up because I couldn't sleep anymore and the paracetomel helped. I decided to Google my symptoms but I got nothing in return. I get tonsil stones every now and then so I though that's what was wrong but I looked at my tonsils in the mirror and although my tonsils are swollen I don't have any sign of a tonsil stone. What I do have though is a red like lump on my right tonsil that I don't remember being there before. I tried squeezing my tonsil just incase I did have a tonsil stone but couldn't see it yet but doing so resulted in my tonsil bleeding slightly. Right now I know I shouldn't be on the laptop but I need to find out what it is. My headache is slowly returning and my tonsils are still sore. I just want to be better because I'm having a birthday party tomorrow night! Any help is greatly appriciated. And I'm very sorry this is so long. :(
    hi_imstephanie 8 Replies
    • January 18, 2010
    • 00:32 AM
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  • All this point out to a flu. I think you should give your body a good rest and take some vitamins like Vitamin C. You good option would be to see a doctor just in case. But I think you should be find in few days. How are you feeling now? Any better?
    Clear-sky 76 Replies
    • January 18, 2010
    • 03:08 PM
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