I got a bit scared and decided to go to my GP.
My GP was an old lady and I’d never been to one before.
She gave me a few shots to see if anything came out of it.
I had a couple of pinworms and it looked like they’d gone away but they were still coming back.
Then she looked at me and said: “What do you think is causing it?”
And I was like: “I don’t know.”
She said: “‘Cause it’s just something you have to worry about”.
And I thought: ‘Well, okay, I’ll call you’.
It’s a bit of a weird feeling when you get a call.
But I called the number.
They did a little bit of testing and it was just that simple.
My symptoms didn’t change.
It was just like a little thing that you need to worry or think about.
But now I’m getting the call and it’s been a few weeks and it still hasn’t left.
What I did tell her is that I was going to try to get on the phone and tell my GP that I’m in trouble with pinworms.
The GP said, “No, we can’t get you on the phones.
You’ve got to do your own testing”.
So I’m on the doorstep with the tests done and I’m told that I need to come down to the GP’s office and they will do their own tests.
It’s one of those things that’s so simple, but so confusing.
I think that’s what I should have done a couple years ago, I should be able to do the tests myself.
So I get a phone call and I was expecting that to be: “You’ve got a pinworms infection, go and get tested and get checked out”.
I’m like, ‘Oh, OK, yeah, thanks’.” That’s why I’m here, because I’m trying to get people to call me about this.
I’m a bit worried because I think it’s something that could be avoided.
If I hadn’t called the GP about it, I probably wouldn’t have gotten this bad.
But the thing that I am most worried about is that if I didn’t call, I would be just like: ‘Oh well, I guess this is going to get worse’.
I feel so guilty because I know that I don’t have the option to call the GP.
And the doctor I spoke to said that if you can’t do it yourself, you might as well go to your local GP.
I don of course understand why I am having to do it, but I can’t stop myself.
I have to do something and I have no control over it.
It just feels like I’m being controlled.
So it’s one thing if I can just be like: I’m not going to go in there and call them, but what if I’m too scared to go there?
It’s like being on the internet.
I haven’t got the option of being online and talking to a GP about a pinstorm.
You don’t even know if they’ll take you.
You have no idea if you’re going to have a pin, you’re not sure if it’s going to be gone for good.
I feel like the NHS are putting their money where their mouth is and trying to control me.
They don’t want to talk to me, they don’t give me the option.
It feels like they want to take me off the hook.
So what can I do?
I just want to get back to normal and get back into the world as soon as possible.
I know it’s scary, but it’s also a bit scary to think that my life is going down the drain because of pinworm.
I can go back to school.
I’ve got friends that are going to come over to Australia, and I can meet them.
It will just be one more thing that’s going through my head.
What do you need pinworm medicines for?
You could get pinworm shots, but they are expensive.
You can also get good ingestive medications.
I’ll tell you what I have tried.
I got the first three of these three things.
First of all, I took a medication called Tylenol.
It works really well and has a good effect.
I’d say it’s a two or three-month course of Tylene, so it’s not a long-term treatment.
So if you’ve had pinworms for a while, you can take that one for a couple months and then start a new course of medication.
I also take a protein called Vitamin A, and that’s a great thing because it’s good for your kidneys.
You take it every two weeks and that works really good.
But if you want to be on a long course of it, there are a couple things that you have got to be careful of.
If you’ve got diabetes, then