Have you had any imaging
such an MRI to help diagnose your symptoms
Have you seen a doctor?
No MRI but went to an Urgent Care doctor....said it was over exertion
Okay given your systems, you really need to go to a primary care doctor
so that hey can in order rule out things that may cause some of your systems.
Given that the pain goes down your spine, the question is is there something wrong with your spinal cord - an MRI would elp with that
Given the pain in your joints and swelling, I'd be worried about something like a rheumatic disorder - lupus? RA? its hard to say w/o seeing you
I would not keep going to an acute care clinic
you need close follow up
with a single doctor who knows you, who can collect all the data from your labs and guide yoru treatment
this could be Fibromyalgia, CRPS
Those are some of the things that come to mind
No primary care doctor, no insurance....any suggestions other than see a doctor? I own a small business and to insure myself and my family would put me out of business! Cannot burden our overburdened public health center with what seem like small issues
have you considered medicaid?
you really need to be evaluated by a professional
"My hands have started being difficult to open and shut without pain in the joints and my right hand is noticeably swollen"
this could be very bad
I dont' know, but it needs to be seen
the swelling is a big concern
In Louisiana, a person cannot make more than $128.00 a week to qualify for Medicad
I'm sorry to hear that, talk to a doctor explain to him your financial difficulty
he may be able to see you at a reduced cost for cash
I would have no problems seeing a patient like you in my clinic
but I'm not in LA
Do I need to see a primary care doctor or is there a particular field I need to try and contact?
no see a primary
he'll get a sense of whats going on
and treat you at the lowest possible cost
if he needs help with a specialists, he'll refer you
i'm sorry that i can't give you a diagnosis, but its hard to tell someone whats wrong with them w/o seeing them in person and doing an exam
but my strong suggestion is to get evaluated sooner rather than later
money comes and goes
but your health is the most important thing
any other questions?
No, thank you for your suggestions.
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