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Old May 4th 2005, 4:45 pm
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I'm having a crap time...

I've been sick for last two months. Firstly I came down with Impetigo (which was nasty), then I was diagnosed as having Acid Reflux (GERD) and have been having some really nasty side effects with the pills I've been taking.

This morning I've woke up with a bubble of liquid on my left eye ball, I can't see a damned thing, and have also just been told that I have vertigo/middle ear infection.

I've never been this sick in my entire life...
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Old May 4th 2005, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by CitySimon
ave also just been told that I have vertigo/middle ear infection.

I've never been this sick in my entire life...
Look on the bright-side - the rest of us are feeling great
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Old May 4th 2005, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by franc111s
Look on the bright-side - the rest of us are feeling great
Good point. That makes me feel loads better. Thanks mate!!!
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Old May 4th 2005, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by CitySimon
I'm having a crap time...

I've been sick for last two months. Firstly I came down with Impetigo (which was nasty), then I was diagnosed as having Acid Reflux (GERD) and have been having some really nasty side effects with the pills I've been taking.

This morning I've woke up with a bubble of liquid on my left eye ball, I can't see a damned thing, and have also just been told that I have vertigo/middle ear infection.

I've never been this sick in my entire life...
Whatever you do...don't burst the bubble!
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Old May 4th 2005, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by peacelover
Whatever you do...don't burst the bubble!
LOL
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Old May 4th 2005, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by peacelover
Whatever you do...don't burst the bubble!
Yeah... that's what the Dr said too.
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Old May 4th 2005, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by CitySimon
I'm having a crap time...

I've been sick for last two months. Firstly I came down with (which was nasty), then I was diagnosed as having Acid Reflux (GERD) and have been having some really nasty side effects with the pills I've been taking.

This morning I've woke up with a bubble of liquid on my left eye ball, I can't see a damned thing, and have also just been told that I have vertigo/middle ear infection.

I've never been this sick in my entire life...
Things could be worse. At least you don't have cancer or some other incurable disease.




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Old May 4th 2005, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by NC Penguin
Things could be worse. At least you don't have cancer or some other incurable disease.


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Not sure if the Bubble is curable - I think it's a permanent fixture now Still, at least he'll be able to see eye to eye with a lot more people
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Old May 4th 2005, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by NC Penguin
Things could be worse. At least you don't have cancer or some other incurable disease.

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That's a fair point, Penguin! I know that things could always be worse.

The Dr said that the bubble "should" go down when I get the Acid Reflux medication out of my system.
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Think on the brighter side, your Insurance Company is...
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Old May 4th 2005, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by ladylisa
Think on the brighter side, your Insurance Company is...
They must really like me. I'm definitely making the most of my medical insurance.
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Old May 4th 2005, 7:28 pm
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They must really like me. I'm definitely making the most of my medical insurance.
Watch out that you don't exceed your annual maximum for benefits! In the case of medical insurance, you can have too much of a good thing.




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Old May 4th 2005, 8:12 pm
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Default Re: Looking for sympathy

Originally Posted by CitySimon
I'm having a crap time...

I've been sick for last two months. Firstly I came down with Impetigo (which was nasty), then I was diagnosed as having Acid Reflux (GERD) and have been having some really nasty side effects with the pills I've been taking.

This morning I've woke up with a bubble of liquid on my left eye ball, I can't see a damned thing, and have also just been told that I have vertigo/middle ear infection.

I've never been this sick in my entire life...
Dude - you have my sympathy. It'll all be over soon though I expect..

Here's a question - about Acid Reflux disease. Why isnt it so high profile in the UK/ Europe as it is over here in the US? I never heard of it until I came over here. Now heartburn is a 'disease'. WTF?

Or am I just being an ignoramus...?

It really sounds like the drugs companies making a market for themselves - bunch of tossers!

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Originally Posted by CitySimon
I'm having a crap time...
could be worse, you could be a Man City fan too.












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Old May 4th 2005, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Suffolk Bumpkin

Here's a question - about Acid Reflux disease. Why isnt it so high profile in the UK/ Europe as it is over here in the US? I never heard of it until I came over here. Now heartburn is a 'disease'. WTF?
Because it's a good way of selling medicine without you actually being ill.

Remember the ads - "Upset stomach? pains after eating? you MUST have acid reflux...." etc....
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