When should a grown up result to calling the doctor? When is it justified? After 4 days of running a fever between 100.3 and 101.7 and feeling like crap I am debating on if I should call the Dr. or wait until my scheduled appointment on Monday for my semi-monthly TUNE-UP! I hate to go through the whole weekend sick and not having any medicine to take if needed for this crap.
At first, I thought it was just a cold, but I have never run a fever with just a cold! I had a flu shot last October so I shouldn't have gotten such a severe case of flu, if indeed thats what this is. Although after several bouts with pneumonia over the years I'm thinking that is what it feels like. As long as I take ibuprophen every 4 hours the fever stays down and I don't feel too bad. Except of course from the sore muscles and ribs from coughing so violently which causes me to toss my cookies! I know, gross, but there isn't a nice way to say it.
I have tried taking Coricidin HPB Chest Congestion and Cough pills (that's the only medicine over the counter I can take for these symptoms due to heart disease and hypertension and the prescription drugs I am on) but they don 't really seem to be helping at all.
I guess I will call the Doctors office first thing in the morning and let them make the decision of weather or not I need to be seen. After all, what's another Dr. bill, huh?