|Originally posted by rianna
"s it common to go through this much discomfort while teething?
all i can say is some do, some dont. ive heard of people who turned around and thier child had a tooth, or 2, or 3 and they never even knew the baby was teething.
but our experience was quite different. when ds was teething, i thought he was the most miserable child in the world. he was never happy and i was sure i was doing something wrong. i knew he was teething, but i thought it couldnt be this bad. i figured it had to be something else, too. like he hated being with me, lol
but, as soon as his teeth came in, he was a different person, back to normal and happy!
dont fret. those teeth will come thru and she will be back to her old self.
and as far as the doc issue, i wouldnt go.
(personal story) i went againt my better judgement and took my sick ds to the doctor this past weekend, he had some viral thing that gave him a fever and swollen gums. i was a little freaked out as was dh, so we went. well, they told me he had swollen gums and a fever and gave me an Rx for penecillin. for what i asked, sine they said it was viral, they said, in case he develops a bacterial infection in his mouth bc his gums are swollen.
so, they told nothing i didnt already know and perscribed uneeded (and imo, harmful) medication and sent me on my way.
turns out he has a strain of herpes that manifests in your mouth and its viral and just has to run its course. so, this just added to my mistrust/untrust of doctors.