wuvvumsoc (wuvvumsoc) wrote in thequestionclub,

When does the hurt end?

So I have an ear infection in both ears. I am on day 3 of antibiotic treatment for the left ear, and day 2 for the right. The left ear has a wick since it was swollen shut, but funnily enough it seems both ears hurt a lot equally.

Does anyone know at what point does the pain start to ease off? I've been hurting since at least Monday or Tuesday and it's agonizing. For the first two days I couldn't even sleep. Now most nights I get maybe 1-4 hours sleep and I am up and active at 3:00 am (4:00 am if I am lucky). I feel like I can't function or get anything done. The pain comes and goes randomly so sometimes I feel alright aside from swelling. The last pain-free period I had was maybe around 6 PM after soup and tea, the ear drops, and the acemetophen.

Second question: if I am taking as many acemetophens as possible short of what would cause liver damage, would easing off of them make my pain worse? I don't know if having 4,000 mgs every 24 hours is even going to help me through this. It doesn't even feel like I'm getting pain relief. But I am afraid if I stop I'm going to hurt even more. 
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