|Help me decide, please.
||[Apr. 19th, 2010|05:16 pm]
The Question Club
Hello TQC! |
I need help with this - please decide for me whether I'm rightfully worried or just a hypochondriac.
4 days ago, on Friday, I fell down the stairs in my house. Long story short, I thought the stairs went upstairs when they went downstairs (don't ask), which lead to me tumbling 30 steps down the stairs.
It hurt a lot the first couple of days, especially my knee, so yesterday I finally decided to go to the ER (in Silkeborg, where my dad lives because I was visiting him yesterday), just to be sure. The doctor checked my knee and he told me that I just needed to take 3 painkillers every 6 hours and then rest my leg for a couple of weeks until the pain goes away.
The pain has, however, increased since and the 2 painkillers work for about half an hour and then... nothing but pain. I can't walk because of the pain in my knee, so I'm tied to my bed.
I obviously don't want to overdose, so taking more painkillers won't be an option. I'm considering going to the ER again, this time in Roskilde (which is in the other end of the country) where I live, to ask for some stronger painkillers and some crutches. My mom doesn't like that idea though, since she believes that I should just do as the first doctor said.
So, help me, TQC. The pain is unbearable and I can't do anything but cry, because I'm not able to move, but I do see what my mom mean. I also have school (and what we're doing this week is pretty important, since it's just before exams and graduating and what not)
What do you think I should do? Go to the doctor or don't go to the doctor?