Run to the Doctor, or Tough it Out?
Since last Thursday, I’ve been under the weather. I have what I think may be a sinus infection. This past weekend when I was visiting family, I couldn’t fall asleep and my mom thought I needed to go to the emergency room. I thought about the fact that the only thing the doctors would probably do is give me a prescription for an antibiotic and send me home. I really don’t like taking antibiotics, so I decided I would keep taking the over the counter medication I was taking and tough it out.
I’m still sick.
I did talk with my neighbor who is a pediatrician and she seems to think that I’ll be fine with doing what I’m doing. I just wish it would go away! Sinus problems are not fun.
When I first started feeling bad, my husband told me to go to the doctor. Any time I complain about feeling tired, nauseated, hurt, etc. he always tells me to do so. If I went to the doctor every time something small was wrong, I’d be in the doctor’s office every other day!
Another reason I didn’t end up going to the emergency room while I was in Michigan (besides the fact I didn’t think it was an emergency) was that it was out of network. I told my hubby that and he thought it was silly to put money before my health. I was just trying to weigh out my options, you know?
Mr. Money and I are on totally different ends of the spectrum when it comes to visiting the doctor. I don’t like going at all unless it’s absolutely necessary. Like I said before, he’s urging me at a sniffle to make a trip to see the doc.
What do you do- do you try to tough it out or do you go to the doctor and see what can be done?