• Facepunch Medical Thread V1 (I don't need a doctor it's not that bad)
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feels like theres a lump in my throat by my adam's apple at times. and sometimes when I'm singing randomly I'll feel my adam's apple jump up my throat, like it's having a spasm or something.
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35761085]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.[/QUOTE] Deteriorating vision, pain in the chest, mental status change (THIS IS A BIG ONE), weakness, dizziness, chest pain, stomach problems. And it's been going on for six weeks. Minor emergency clinic, or Emergency Room. Or get a better doctor. Holding off just hurts her more, shes been sick for six weeks, it's only going to get worse without intervention.
[QUOTE=ScoutKing;35761589]Deteriorating vision, pain in the chest, mental status change (THIS IS A BIG ONE), weakness, dizziness, chest pain, stomach problems. And it's been going on for six weeks. Minor emergency clinic, or Emergency Room. Or get a better doctor. Holding off just hurts her more, shes been sick for six weeks, it's only going to get worse without intervention.[/QUOTE] Well aware of that... that's why I'm so worried. She's been to four separate doctors at this point. Each one was convinced it was either a cold or a sinus infection, and sent her off with antibiotics. I'm worried that tomorrow will just result in the same thing. It's obvious that her mother doesn't care either, since I had her explain all this once again, and her mother's only comment was how she hoped she didn't have to buy a cane. I'm not even joking here, she doesn't give a shit. I'm willing to wait until tomorrow, and see what the doctor has to say. If it's nothing useful, I'll get her to the ER somehow...
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35761085]Fuck, I wish I could. Add blurry vision to the rest of this mess. Her mother is the issue here.[/QUOTE] Fuck her mother, seriously. At this point, medical attention needs to be administered as soon as possible, regardless of whether or not the mother is completely oblivious to her daughter's worsening condition. Find a way to get her out of the house, then drive her straight to the emergency room, or get a trusted friend or relative to drive her for you don't have a car (so long as they're not as oblivious as her mother). You can deal with the fallout later, and maybe if there is a diagnosis with it you might be able to show her the necessity of your actions. But, for now, I definitely recommend you get her to a doctor as soon as you can. And be sure to tell whatever doctor you're going to that she has been prescribed antibiotics in the past, and none of them have worked. It might be worth looking around for the oldest prescription slip or pill bottle you have to show that it hasn't been working.
[QUOTE=Fhenexx;35761738]Fuck her mother, seriously. At this point, medical attention needs to be administered as soon as possible, regardless of whether or not the mother is completely oblivious to her daughter's worsening condition. Find a way to get her out of the house, then drive her straight to the emergency room, or get a trusted friend or relative to drive her for you don't have a car (so long as they're not as oblivious as her mother). You can deal with the fallout later, and maybe if there is a diagnosis with it you might be able to show her the necessity of your actions. But, for now, I definitely recommend you get her to a doctor as soon as you can. And be sure to tell whatever doctor you're going to that she has been prescribed antibiotics in the past, and none of them have worked. It might be worth looking around for the oldest prescription slip or pill bottle you have to show that it hasn't been working.[/QUOTE] She's napping right now, and I really don't want to deprive her of that, so I'll talk to her when she gets up. I know people who would be more than willing to get her there if need be, so I'll definitely keep that in mind. To put my mind at ease, or at least stop me worrying so much, if this does get sorted out, and we figure out what it is, none of this should be permanent, correct?
[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] this happens to me a lot also, I was diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension, basically when you have this, and you get up, sit down, or stretch (more often stretching, for me) you get dizzy, throbbing pains, and sometimes you can black out. this is due to your blood dropping from some of your extremities and the body not knowing how to deal with it. I would go to your doctor, usually its not really anything serious but I would go anyway. try drinking a lot of water every day to keep hydrated, that helps a bit. if that doesn't help then definitely go to your doctor
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[QUOTE=dmillerw;35761085]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.[/QUOTE] Just go. Go on bus or car or something. Call an ambulance if you can't, they will take her if she says so. I'm an EMT, this is our operating procedure. They HAVE to take you to the hospital if you request it.
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;35762481]Just go. Go on bus or car or something. Call an ambulance if you can't, they will take her if she says so. I'm an EMT, this is our operating procedure. They HAVE to take you to the hospital if you request it.[/QUOTE] Alright, then I'll get her there. One way or another. Is it worth waiting for the appointment tomorrow though?
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35762571]Alright, then I'll get her there. One way or another. Is it worth waiting for the appointment tomorrow though?[/QUOTE] It's 50/50. If it's just a general sickness then it wouldn't do much difference, but if there is a serious problem then it couldn't hurt to go. The memory and blurriness is worry some. Let me just tell you what I've learned and from what I know from experience, altered mental status is NEVER normal. And it NEVER points out something that is okay. That is why I would take her now. If it was anything else, I would say wait. But there are issues going up in her head if it's hitting her eyes and cognitive brain functions. You have the cerebrum being affected due to memory, that's where human memory is housed. And blurry vision is a little more vague as it can effect about 4 different regions. My guess is since the cerebrum is being effected, so is her Occipital Lobe
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35762571]Alright, then I'll get her there. One way or another. Is it worth waiting for the appointment tomorrow though?[/QUOTE] I say go now. you never want to wait with this kind of stuff, sounds pretty serious to me.
Well, she's still asleep currently, but I'll ask when she wakes up. I will definitely get her there soon, if need be. Today, if she feels like she needs to, or tomorrow based on how the appointment goes. Anything specific I should have her tell the doctor? Other than symptoms and past antibiotics?
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35764014]Well, she's still asleep currently, but I'll ask when she wakes up. I will definitely get her there soon, if need be. Today, if she feels like she needs to, or tomorrow based on how the appointment goes. Anything specific I should have her tell the doctor? Other than symptoms and past antibiotics?[/QUOTE] They will ask everything they need to know. If you call an ambulance, the EMT's will relay all the information. Emphasis on the fact she has deteriorated and nothing is helping.
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;35764327]They will ask everything they need to know. If you call an ambulance, the EMT's will relay all the information. Emphasis on the fact she has deteriorated and nothing is helping.[/QUOTE] Alright. Thank you all for the advice. Really.
[QUOTE=dmillerw;35764582]Alright. Thank you all for the advice. Really.[/QUOTE] Of course. It's my job.
I have another goddamn cold sore on my tongue, they keep coming back. Help?
There is a vein ticking(/bouncing or something) in my right shoulder it has been ticking for olmost 2 days now(sometimes stops) and i can't seem to get rid of it. It normally just takes some minutes if you have a vein ticking/bouncing, but i can't seem to loose it. Can anybody help.
Does it go up your neck?
No, it's just in my shoulder.
What do you mean by ticking or bouncing, that's something I've never really heard before.
It ticks like your hart, it's not at the same speed but it just has the same behavior. I don't know what's the cause,it should go away after some mins but i can't seem to loose it. I've had it happen around 3 times in my life and i know many others who have experienced the same thing so i am sure that it's not something special.
It's probably nothing, you shouldn't worry about it unless it's painful.
Mister doctor person: [IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4237780/lollikeIcare.png[/IMG] Should I care because it has been there for years.
It can be one of a long list of things. Go see a dermatologist.
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;35767926]It's probably nothing, you shouldn't worry about it unless it's painful.[/QUOTE] It's just starting to get annoying.
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;35768224]It can be one of a long list of things. Go see a dermatologist.[/QUOTE] Ain't going for anything less than something that would kill me.
[QUOTE=Baldr 2.0;35769188]Ain't going for anything less than something that would kill me.[/QUOTE] There are about a 1000 issues that a 'bump on your foot' can cover. So I think you're good if it doesn't bother you. But a quick trip to a dermatologist can get it removed. [editline]30th April 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=0lenny0;35768339]It's just starting to get annoying.[/QUOTE] Take a vasodilator like aspirin, see if that helps. If not, call your doctor.
So, her appointment today got canceled. She's apparently got one tomorrow, but that's one more day she's gotta wait now. One more day she's putting up with all this shit. [QUOTE] Well we kinda have to see our psychiatrist too because of all of the prescriptions I've been on. Can't do much without him AND the doctors.[/QUOTE] That's apparently the reason I couldn't even take her to the ER today. Any idea what this is most likely, and how serious it is? It's killing me that she keeps having to suffer through it because I'm so afraid things are going to get worse.
I'll PM you so I can get a better handle on this and try to figure it out.
Hey I drank 3 year old syrup by accident. Will I be okay?
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