Headaches and going to the walk in centre
I've been having headaches for weeks now and been using paracetamol and ibuprofen.
I've been using the ibuprofen sparingly because I have asthma and history of stomach bleeding so shouldn't really use it at all but I felt a bit desperate.
Anyway no over the counter stuff is working. I take it all as prescribed regularly and it has no affect.
My sleep has been really bad too which is not really helping as I know poor sleep can contribute to headaches.
Anyway today is the only weekend day I have off work and I tried to make a gp appointment but they have no appointments left so I'll either have to wait another week or find another way of managing it.
I know I can see a pharmacist but I work in a pharmacy and and know that if otc medication isn't working we would advise seeing a Dr for further investigation and better pain management.
So I'm left with possibly the walk in centre which is open all day today.
But it does feel a bit like a waste of time because they cannot refer me for investigation (my gp would have to do that) However they could possibly provide better pain management till next week when I can try again to get another appointment.
Is it worth wasting the walk in centers time in this situation?
I feel a bit at a loss and can't really bare having the headaches much longer.. x