Oww, oww, oww, but will the ER help?
June 19, 2011 4:51 PM Subscribe
Trip to ER or not? The back pain edition.
posted by katers890 to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So this morning I was putting my son's shoe on and my lower back exploded in pain. I was literally crying until my husband helped hoist me into bed and I got some what horizontal. And I haven't been able to move since. Lying on my side or on my back is only moderately painful, but standing up or sitting up causes so much pain that I almost pass out and throw up every time. I got muscle relaxers, max ibuprofen, and a heating pad, none of it has made anything different. So now I'm stuck at the try to go to ER, which will be horrible in and of itself, or try to tough it out till tomorrow and go to my Dr. Obviously, going to the ER sucks, but my Dr's office is very far away from the parking lot and if nothing is better tomorrow I don't think I can walk over to there and I don't think I can even sit in a wheelchair and be pushed that far. Plus Dr. trip tomorrow means hubby has to take off work.
So I'm stuck, do I go to ER tonight with all the waiting that entails and risk just being told to take the muscle relaxers I already have, or tough it out till tomorrow and go to Dr. then. For reference, the level of pain in my back is much more than when I gave labor sans drugs a couple years ago.