• Facepunch Medical Thread V1 (I don't need a doctor it's not that bad)
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I am a bit worried I might have diabetes, my appetite has increased for sugary stuff over the course of the last 2 months. Is there any way I can check it myself or do I have to go to a bloodtest? [editline]23rd April 2012[/editline] Even though I might be completely and absurdly wrong about the appetite thing.
[QUOTE=Twistshock;35683082]I had the exact same for half a month or so, was slightly annoying trying to chew with that side. For me it passed on its own. I have a couple of things of my own I'd like to talk about. First off, a year or so ago, I noticed some yellow stuff under a fingernail that kep spreading the next following weeks. I got rid of it by eating almost the entire nail. I've also developed a bit of a limp on my right foot, but i don't think I can do something about it since it'd probably be related to my joints, my mother has to take painkillers several times a day to be able to walk around.[/QUOTE] Yup, but I've got an appointment tomorrow with the dentist anyway, since I want to check my wisdom teeth just in case. She also said she had some relaxation methods that could help me prevent future pains. About that yellow nail-stuff. It could be a yeast/fungus infection that you have to treat. My dad has it on his feet, and it's absolutely disgusting..
[QUOTE=VistaPOWA;35686469]I am a bit worried I might have diabetes, my appetite has increased for sugary stuff over the course of the last 2 months. Is there any way I can check it myself or do I have to go to a bloodtest? [editline]23rd April 2012[/editline] Even though I might be completely and absurdly wrong about the appetite thing.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/pre-diabetes/diagnosis.html[/url] The info there should help you out.
Woke up this morning, sinuses stuffed up throats sore. But the weirdest thing ever is that when I take a slightly deeper than normal breath, my lungs hurt. Bronchitis?
You'll know if it's bronchitis. Hurts like a bitch and lasts for a week ON medication. Have fun!
So, for the past six weeks, my girlfriend has just been getting sicker and sicker. Symptoms currently include fatigue, confusion, lack of memory, muscle weakness, dizziness, nausea, fevers, chills, headaches, sore throat, cough, pain in chest, and stomach aches. Now, I know two pieces of advice I'll get are get her to go to the doctor, or stay home. She can't stay home because her mom is a bitch who simply won't let her because "she's missed too much school already". Going to the doctor is also pointless because even after being told all this, they keep saying it's either a sinus infection, or a cold, and put her on antibiotics that have done nothing. Any ideas?
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35707571]So, for the past six weeks, my girlfriend has just been getting sicker and sicker. Symptoms currently include fatigue, confusion, lack of memory, muscle weakness, dizziness, nausea, fevers, chills, headaches, sore throat, cough, pain in chest, and stomach aches. Now, I know two pieces of advice I'll get are get her to go to the doctor, or stay home. She can't stay home because her mom is a bitch who simply won't let her because "she's missed too much school already". Going to the doctor is also pointless because even after being told all this, they keep saying it's either a sinus infection, or a cold, and put her on antibiotics that have done nothing. Any ideas?[/QUOTE] Go to the doctor again and either get a different one, or tell them bluntly that she's been put on antibiotics for a sinus infection and that they haven't worked and that she's still feeling awful. doctors generally do care about people, but they do have to deal with a lot of people who just want sick notes e.t.c.
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35707571]So, for the past six weeks, my girlfriend has just been getting sicker and sicker. Symptoms currently include fatigue, confusion, lack of memory, muscle weakness, dizziness, nausea, fevers, chills, headaches, sore throat, cough, pain in chest, and stomach aches. Now, I know two pieces of advice I'll get are get her to go to the doctor, or stay home. She can't stay home because her mom is a bitch who simply won't let her because "she's missed too much school already". Going to the doctor is also pointless because even after being told all this, they keep saying it's either a sinus infection, or a cold, and put her on antibiotics that have done nothing. Any ideas?[/QUOTE] She obviously has a severe respiratory problem at the very least. I mean shit, if I rolled up to a scene and saw someone having these signs and symptoms as being acute, I'd take their BP to see if they were going into non-peking shock. Now, she's not, I'm just saying these signs are rather severe, take her to the doctor or emergency room the second you can.
I think I had something yesterday that I should've at least visited a doctor about. During class I got a headache and couldn't read my laptop's screen worth shit and I felt a bit weak as well, today I just have a bit of a headache though.
Sometimes a day, I get this peculiar smell in my nose occasionally accompanied by some relatively painless throbbing in my head. Any idea what this could be?
[QUOTE=Azzator;35710696]Sometimes a day, I get this peculiar smell in my nose occasionally accompanied by some relatively painless throbbing in my head. Any idea what this could be?[/QUOTE] Did you smell or otherwise ingest a small amount of cyanide just beforehand?
[QUOTE=Twistshock;35710575]I think I had something yesterday that I should've at least visited a doctor about. During class I got a headache and couldn't read my laptop's screen worth shit and I felt a bit weak as well, today I just have a bit of a headache though.[/QUOTE] Detail this further, were you sensitive to light? Drowsy, etc.? [editline]25th April 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Azzator;35710696]Sometimes a day, I get this peculiar smell in my nose occasionally accompanied by some relatively painless throbbing in my head. Any idea what this could be?[/QUOTE] What does it smell like? Just from working off this description, that sounds like you're allergic to something.
Well, she went to see the school nurse today, after her teacher noticed what was wrong. We explained all these symptoms she's been having, and the only thing she was really told to do was drink more. Same thing then happened during lunch. Took two of us just to get her to the office. She was sent home after that. Not strictly medical related, but some of you might know more about proper medical procedure than I do. When she went in the second time, she was just left in the dark while the nurse went off to eat lunch. During this, she was visibly distressed and panicking. I'll just take a wild guess, and assume that's not the best way to treat someone dealinh with all this. One more symptom to add, blurry and double/triple vision. I'm honestly quite worried here. [editline]26th April 2012[/editline] She has another doctors appointment set for Monday, but still unsure of what we should do in the meantime.
[QUOTE=ForgottenKane;35714294] What does it smell like? Just from working off this description, that sounds like you're allergic to something.[/QUOTE] I'm not really sure, hence 'peculiar'. Maybe blood? But that'd be quite odd since I don't have a broken nose or something and I've never had a nosebleed before. Additionally, I have no known allergies. The episodes come sporadically a day and definitely not when I'm in contact with something.
[QUOTE=Azzator;35717466]I'm not really sure, hence 'peculiar'. Maybe blood? But that'd be quite odd since I don't have a broken nose or something and I've never had a nosebleed before. Additionally, I have no known allergies. The episodes come sporadically a day and definitely not when I'm in contact with something.[/QUOTE] That could be a migraine, some people notice weird smells when they have migraine headaches.
Everytime i stretch, i feel faint, and i have an incredibly painful throbbing in my head for a few seconds. On occasions, i would completely blackout with a fucked up buzzing sound in my head during one of these stretches. One time, i was walking to the bathroom at home, i stopped to stretch for a second, and my mom saw me flop on the ground like a sack of shit, when i came around again, she was staring at me, crying. I asked her why and she said i looked like i had just died, i was pale and wasn't breathing for about 30-45 seconds. EDIT: This has been going on for about 3-4 years, the first time it happened, i was in English, i started stretching and i blacked out, and hit my head on the desk.
[QUOTE=zombini;35723826]Everytime i stretch, i feel faint, and i have an incredibly painful throbbing in my head for a few seconds. On occasions, i would completely blackout with a fucked up buzzing sound in my head during one of these stretches. One time, i was walking to the bathroom at home, i stopped to stretch for a second, and my mom saw me flop on the ground like a sack of shit, when i came around again, she was staring at me, crying. I asked her why and she said i looked like i had just died, i was pale and wasn't breathing for about 30-45 seconds. EDIT: This has been going on for about 3-4 years, the first time it happened, i was in English, i started stretching and i blacked out, and hit my head on the desk.[/QUOTE] I take it you've been to a doctor. If not, you're about 3-4 years late. I'd have seen a doctor after the very first time if I collapsed for no reason.
Alright, I was just making my self dinner, I decided I wanted some spice so I cut up some chillis then added them to my meal, I then washed my hands and went to take a piss, seems washing was ineffective and now my dick is burning. Anyone know any anti-chilli techniques?
Milk? Capsaicin is soluble in fats but not water, so that might help.
It's gone now
For future reference, cream helps a fuckton more than milk in neutralizing capsaicin.
My lip is really dry. Like really fucking dry. It happened because I was sick with a runny nose and lots of sneezing. The constant wiping with toilet paper dried it out pretty bad, now it's red and sore. So how do I fix it now? Anything I try seems to only relieve it temporarily. And yes, I have used liberal amounts of chap stick, it wears off after about an hour. I also tried licking it and wetting it, those seem to only make it worse / stop working as soon as I take the water away.
this sounds really weird but i read it somewhere and it's worked for me before, but it's not that practical if you're out and about today grab some OJ and cotton buds/q-tips, put a little orange juice into a shallow glass/dish, soak the cotton bud with the OJ and apply it all over where your lips are sore and just let it sink in. it's probably gonna sting, but that'll calm after a short while keep applying it as much as you can think to, and don't lick it off either. your lips will end up sticky and saturated with the orange juice, but i found it works wonders where chapstick/carmex just wasn't quite working cheap and easy! [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] i guess you don't have to apply it with a cotton bud, your fingers would probably do just as well, it's just a bit easier using something a bit smaller
That sounds really useful, gotta try that, I've had dry lips ever since I was prescribed accutane a few years back. Worked like a charm, but my lips haven't been the same since.
Try vaseline.
Doctor! Doctor! my eyeballs are on fire!
[QUOTE='[EG] Pepper;35744749']Doctor! Doctor! my eyeballs are on fire![/QUOTE] Tilt head and keep spitting.
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35715833]Well, she went to see the school nurse today, after her teacher noticed what was wrong. We explained all these symptoms she's been having, and the only thing she was really told to do was drink more. Same thing then happened during lunch. Took two of us just to get her to the office. She was sent home after that. Not strictly medical related, but some of you might know more about proper medical procedure than I do. When she went in the second time, she was just left in the dark while the nurse went off to eat lunch. During this, she was visibly distressed and panicking. I'll just take a wild guess, and assume that's not the best way to treat someone dealinh with all this. One more symptom to add, blurry and double/triple vision. I'm honestly quite worried here. [editline]26th April 2012[/editline] She has another doctors appointment set for Monday, but still unsure of what we should do in the meantime.[/QUOTE] ...and now she's having problems with memory. Would the hospital or ER be a better idea at this point, instead of waiting until monday?
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35748742]...and now she's having problems with memory. Would the hospital or ER be a better idea at this point, instead of waiting until monday?[/QUOTE] Emergency Room; now. Like RIGHT now. altered mental status is NEVER a good thing.
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;35751954]Emergency Room; now. Like RIGHT now. altered mental status is NEVER a good thing.[/QUOTE] Fuck, I wish I could. Add blurry vision to the rest of this mess. Her mother is the issue here. I'd take her in myself if I could, but her mother had to be [I]yelled[/I] at by the school before she'd even make a fucking doctor's appointment. There's no way she could be convinced to take her in any earlier, or give me a chance.
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