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Old 05-17-2015, 08:46 AM
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Thinking of going to the ER

I need help. But I am so scared to find out I am going to be dead in 6 months or however long, that I don't want to talk to doctors. I can't do this.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:47 AM
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Yes you can. Go get help.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:51 AM
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Go in. Chances are you are just fine but after that anxiety takes hold you need reassurance from a doctor.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:52 AM
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I think going to the ER is a smart idea, Lscotty. You are hurting and they can help.
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I'm not sure what your health concern is, but you CAN get medical attention. It's better to find out wha't wrong, than be paralyzed by fear. Let us know how you're doing.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:02 AM
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I am still home alone with the kids. I can't go for another couple of hours. Hopefully I will still have the balls to go when I can.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:20 AM
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For many of us, the seemingly simple act of reaching out for help makes a tremendous difference. Allow yourself that same opportunity.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:24 AM
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If you dont go, you will have the anxiety and it will grow, probably. If you go and get help, things will be markedly better for you. You have nothing to lose by going. Anxiety can paralyze a person. You have everything to gain by going.

I have seen many people fear going, its a common thing here, and its hardly ever as bad as they feared, so breathe- and go!
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:37 AM
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I go to urgent care whenever I think something is really wrong. I have had to go for infections from plants I work with, spider bites, and most recently an ear infection I have had for a couple of months. I did go to the ER for back pain. Personally I think it is a wise choice to go seek help if you feel you need it. I find it helps calm my fears. I hope you go.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:27 AM
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You can do this Lscotty!!
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:23 PM
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Better to go then sit around wondering..

Even if something is wrong, you could find out now and fix it. If you keep waiting it might not work out so well.

I think I saw you mention you have a sponsor. Could they go with you for support?
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:50 PM
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I have felt exactly as you have before. And Ive been hospitalized numerous times....and I'm alive.

Please go if you need it. I do not agree with "ignorance is bliss" in cases like this. You have us all to support you
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:54 PM
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I have a story for you.

I avoided going to the doctor pre vacation since I was nervous about blood tests and didn't want to be on an antibiotic during vacation (and thus go alcohol free).

During vacation I ended up in the ED with a pretty serious issue (and a pacemaker and punctured lung) due to Lyme. Ironically my blood work was ideal.

So, I totally understand your feeling- and wish you the courage (that I lacked) to proactively adress the situation.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Lscotty1 View Post
I need help. But I am so scared to find out I am going to be dead in 6 months or however long, that I don't want to talk to doctors. I can't do this.
There are kids around : / ????

Whats going on my friend? Hundred of us here of been to ERs or not...anxiety always made me go..i can assure you will be ok. Why not tell whats really goung on?
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:33 PM
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Lscotty by going ER i promise you you'l be helping yourself big time
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:32 PM
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I hope you went Lscotty

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Old 05-17-2015, 03:47 PM
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I hope you go! This can be a turning point for you.
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