(Closed) Thinking about an Emergency Room visit :((((((

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:Maybe you can go to the Take Care clinic first. They are a lot cheaper and you get a chance to see a Nurse Practitioner right away. The best you will see at an ER is a RN for several hours if you get to see a doctor at all. Save the money and see what the Nurse Practitioner says first. Feel better.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m so sorry. I’m not a doctor, but is there a low-cost clinic in your area that you could go to instead?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You are not stupid. I know what it’s like not having health insurance and blowing things off or just dealing with it b/c of the cost. Go to the ER! You are not replacable. It’s very important to get checked out even if it is nothing (but it doesn’t sound like it). I hope you feel better soon and get checked out! Please update!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do they have walk in clinics down there? Or is that the Take Care Clinic? We have those here and they are great. Maybe they can tell you if it’s serious or not and if you really need to go to the ER. I hope you feel better <virtual hugs>

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I recommend a doctor. My friend had the exact same prob the other day and didn’t wanna go to the doc. She ended up going to the ER. But before that, I told her to drink water. Lots of it….. because those are also signs of deydration. Also, If you can eat something whole grain. Oatmeal, granola, brown rice. That might help. If not, if it keeps on or gets any worse, find that clinic the ladies were talking about or hit up an ER.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A lot of hospitals have options for people who dont have insurance,  it does depend on your total household income though but its worth asking the hospitals in your area what services they provide to people with no insurance.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

You need to check out your state’s department of welfare.  Though I do not qualify for medical assistance in pa (welfare health insurance), I am in a program called medical assistance for workers with disability.  Because I am diabetic (and therefore take lifesaving medication daily) and I work,  I get medical assistance by paying a super reasonable premium based on my income.  You should check it out.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

And yes, chances are the knot is related

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@karatechick27: Great advice. OP, please look into this option once you start feeling better. There has to be a state program you could try to apply for until you get insurance. Diabetes is nothing to mess with.

That being said, you might just want to go to the ER. Don’t worry about bills right now, think about your body and get yourself there. You won’t regret it if they find something and stop it now.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t think you are dumb at all! It’s understandable. I hate going to the doctor only to find out that there really wasn’t anything wrong with me. Having said that, I do think you should pay your doc a visit. My old college roommate had the same symptoms you are experiencing when she had no idea she had diabetes and when she went to the doc her blood level was elevated. I don’t mean to scare you or anything, but I think you should listen to your body!

I hope you feel better!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:The Take Care clinic is not free. They have them inside Kroger, Walgreens, CVS…pretty much anywhere there is a pharmacy but the price is reduced. Nurse Practitioners run these offices and sometimes run their own medical practice. Many of them have Doctorate degrees (DNP) or a minimum of a Master’s degee in nursing, they are very capable of telling you if there is a serious problem and will send you to the ER ASAP if there is. There will be little to no wait time. In the ER you will see an hourly employee or a RN at best for several hours and pay more. 

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