For the past 3 days I've had serious ear pain. I thought it was an ear infection, but after a trip to the emergency room, it turns out that I don't have an ear infection or strep throat, but I have some kind of viral infection either in my ear, or throat, or lymph node on the left side. So, I couldn't get any antibiotics, and the advice was to go home, rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take tylenol. Well, that's not too helpful.
I tried sleeping tonight, but I still have a bit of a fever. I was drenched in sweat, and I can't tell if it's truly warm in here, or if my fever is getting worse.
I've had lots of fevers, but I can't remember one this painful. I hope it subsides soon — the ER doctor said I should come back if it doesn't get better in a week; I don't want to think about this feeling persisting for that long.