Honey, I am sorry you are hurting so bad after that incident. May I ask why you don't have a family doctor?
Regardless, what I would suggest is to have your father (or mom, or other family member) make an appointment with his/her family doctor to get you looked at. I'm not sure how old you are but when my son needed medical care way after he was too old for the pediatrician, that's what I did, made him an appointment with my family doc and also accompanied him to the appointment itself. Another idea, rather than going to the ER, maybe try an urgent care facility.
I wish you the best of luck.
Well yes fractured ribs are painful and do take time to heal. My son fractured all of his ribs along with other bones in his body due to a fall.
All he could do is move SLOW and let them heal. He used ibuprofen 800 (prescribed) and that worked real well for his pain. However he was given prescription (7 days worth) for hydro, but like I said he had other severe injuries. He was hospitalized for 5 days.
We also used a ten unit in the area. It did take about 6-8 weeks for all his fractures to heal, but they did. He did have to go to PT due to his fractured pelvis....
But take it slow and let them heal....It may not seem like they will, but they will..
I don't have a family doctor because every time i have gotten one to accept me that is taking new patients and make the first set up appointment with them, i either get a call before that appt. or after they get my file from my psychiatrist they are all of a sudden unable to accept any new patients. this has happened 4 times in 2 years. my psychiatrist even called a couple of these family doctors on my behalf to find out the real story and hopefully make the doctor more comfortable taking me on but it seems when they get my chart and record, it is 3 folders full and i am only 25 yrs. my mental health doctor found out in a round about way that basically this file with all the mental issues scares them away. i do have a referral to a family doctor that has been now set up in a hospital ONLY for people who are mentally ill and need a doctor. so it is not just happening to me apparently. don't know what it's like in USA medical system but in Canada, our health care is free (the province pays) but because Canadians have a universal health care system set up by province's in Canada, it means that no matter where i go for ANY type of treatment, emergency, urgent care, or any other health care provider, makes it totally impossible to go else where to get a second unbiased opinion or to go to a new health care place and the place not to know my previous hospital visits, tests, complaints etc
I am not worried about them healing but I have a 5 year old kid and everything i do is causing so much pain that i can't function period. that is not acceptable. i never wanted a long term pain killer, but enough to get me through a week, at least as i am unable to sleep AT ALL. this happened within the last 48 hours and i have to sleep on my side due to epilepsy and asthma. so i have to switch sides during the night, or i get cramped up but attempting to lay on the ribs that are injured is like sharp ice picks going through my chest.
thank you for the support:)
yes, education you would assume would be the answer butt depending on the mental illness you have, the stigma attached is extremely hard to break free from. kind of like the saying "first impressions last a life time"