go see a doctor! gosh, dont expect to get help from this computer. noone is helping me too, dont know why they say they have doctors here.. where the heck are they?
i would go see a doc...but the lineups are crazy long...i was hoping to get some indication of the severity of this first.
What lineups are your talking about - at the ER or Dr's. Office? Either way, the line is worth waiting in if you are that concerned. Are you are Birth Control Pills? Were you on BCP's while smoking? The signs of a stroke is severe headache and/or weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, face droopy on same side as the weakness. If you are having any of these problems, call 911 and get help emediatly. Otherwise, wait in the lines.
The doctors are in the "ask an expert forums." I don't know if you have to pay for all of them, but for a medical doctor to reply to my feminine issues in the "ask an expert forums" I paid $15.
The line ups are at the medi-centres in canada. also ER here is an all day event.
And to answer your question about birth control pills...i am male.
Rio - so no docs answer you unless you pay?? what a scam. making money off of people who are in need and scared just looking for some quick online advice...nice. If i were a doc i would be happy to help an hour a day responding to these questions.
The free online advice you're hoping to find isn't worth what you pay for it. (which is nothing)
If you're a 27-year-old man with an active lifestyle, you're a big boy now. Hopefully you have a big-boy job with big-boy insurance. Call a doctor, make an appointment, and have somebody who is worth what he gets paid take a look at you.
i am planning on doing just that...luckily i live in canada where insurance is not needed...just a little bit of a line up.
and your big boy comments were quite rude and uneccesary.
I cannot tell you about the other symptoms, but headaches radiating around and through the temples/back of neck or head can be related to sinuses. I am not sure what everyone else was reading, but i realize that you are male and from canada. It would be advisable to be conscious of your TV or Computer usage, eye strain can cause headaches as well.
I am sorry about the BCPs thing, it was 2:30am when I wrote you, my bad, please forgive me. Hope all goes well with you. Glad you are going to the DR.
I apologize for not having noticed you lived in Canada. Here in the States, lots of guys who would like to think of themselves as "big boys" like to live active lifestyles, but don't like to take responsibility for such mundane things as medical insurance. Our lines might not be as long as yours, but they're lots more expensive to stand in.
The rudeness was intentional and was meant to prod you into moving. If you have a possible aneurysm or other serious problem, you don't want to waste time on chat rooms listening to somebody tell you that her maiden Aunt Frannie's symptoms were just like yours and she lived to be 109.
Good luck to you.
OK, i went to the ER last night....they rushed me through the line ups. You should have seen my pupils...it looked like i was doing cocaine for a week straight. I couldnt even see the blue in my eyes anymore.
Anyways, they did a CT scan right away and i waited around for an hour or so to find out the results.
Turns out i didnt have an aneurysm or tumor or cancer or anything scary. Apparently, I just have a hypertension/stress headache. I dont know if i want to believe the diagnosis 100%. But i did notice after he told me, that the pressure went down in my head. So i think a lot of this is linked to anxiety.
Oh and for the Americans reading this...not to make you jealous or angry or anything...i just watched that movie "Sicko" by Michael Moore.
Total cost for my CT Scan, Rush through emergency, bottle of Advil painkillers and Doctors advice......FREE of Charge. I dont know what that would cost you in the US if you had no insurance, but i am assuming alot. I dont have insurance...I just have a standard issue Alberta Health Care Card which my employer picks up the cost for (I think they pay $40 every 3 months).
Thanks again, and IdahoMan...no worries about the big boy comments...i was scared sh*tless at the time...you know how it goes.
Thanks for all your help and concern...
In the States, that much work would have cost a sh*tload of money, depending on how many views they did in the CT scan. (The sh*tload is a formal unit of currency, roughly equal to between $5,000 and $7,000, depending on the current exchange rate.)
I'm glad they ruled out the really scary stuff. Good luck to you.
yah im glad too....just a minor (in comparison) hypertension headache.
i cant believe that costs sooooo much. wow...it is incomprehensible for me to wrap my head around it. I have never paid anything for anything here.
I wish people in the USA didnt have to do that. What was it...50 million americans dont have insurance?? that is wack.
Well I am in Georgia ( a southern bell) thank god you finally went to a dr. GEEEE never let something like that go for so long and I am with you i would follow up with a neuoroligest just to be safe ( never heard of what you were going thru) just for your information a CT scan runs around 4,000.00 here I have had several and MRI's cost is awfull. I have had 2 surgerys this year 1 on my neck in jan 07 fusion with cage. In may 07 iI had lumbar fusion L3 L4 L5 S1 the cost 1/2 million dollars. So if I could live in Canada I would (but the metal probably would not like it in winter-Ha Ha)
Just for your information. But really please still get a follow up like I sugested.
By the way my spelling is awfull -must be the Georgia thing.
forget to say my morphine 120mg a day for a month is $1,000.00 my oxicodone is around $400.00 thats every month its just a rip off-------------a pain dr gets 150.00 for 5 minutes to write me perscriptions they have it made
hey pstone...email me...i have an interesting idea for you.
oh and btw thanks for the advice. i am going to my doc to follow this up.
i still have the headaches and they dont seem to be going away any time soon.
the only advice i got from the neurologist is to take advil....advil does nothing for me.
go get a mri,catscan,xray,or what ever see a doc.i started getting pain in my right arm passed it off as a sore muscle,turned out discs in my neck,that was sept 1, 06,my arm stated going weaker ............so after a lot of searching and tests.i needed a fusionl4 l5.......pain is gone.the only bad thing about this whole thing is i waited so long they was giving me vics for pain,now im left with atrafy in my left hand,arm....results:my hand is crippled...the story goes is the waiting part,get to the doc
I suspect the debate will continue forever about the virtues of universal health care vs. private health insurance. I just wonder why, if Canada's health system is so great that many, MANY doctors and surgeons (some of whom I've personally seen) are Canadian?? I live in MN and in researching neurosurgeons for my own purposes, I began to wonder if everyone got their medical training in Canada and was certified by the Royal Academy of Surgeons. If things are so great up there, why do so many doctors defect to the states? Jo
its all about the benjamins baby!
nuf said about that.