Sunday, June 23, 2013
I know that NO online diagnosis is comparable to an actual in person doctor.
However, I don't have insurance, I have like 4 past due medical bills, and this is the best I can do...
According to web MD I have a high probability of having a broken (fractured) upper back vertebra. If so, it's been this way for a few weeks now. -_-
I blogged about the incident when it first happened, but then it started feeling a little better. This morning I woke up and my entire back is in quite a bit of pain. My jaws and teeth hurt when I eat anything, even soft things like oatmeal. My sides hurt. My shoulders and upper parts of my arms hurt if I lift them even a little. I am very nauseous (which may or may not be because of how little I've been able to keep down today). Yesterday my head hurt a lot. Not like a headache, but like there was fluid in my head. Like if I tilted my head a certain way, it started to ache a lot. It still aches that way today, just not to the same magnitude. I don't think it makes a difference that my skin hurts when hit at a standard pressure. Like if my son were to place his elbow on my leg, I would be in excruciating pain for at least 5-10 minutes. I don't think that matters though, because that's pretty normal for me, so that's another issue on its own... I also think my lymph nodes are swollen..
I'm so tired of having all these medical issues.
I wish I could go get this looked at... I'm not EXTREMELY worried, because I'm one of those people that think God wouldn't give me anything I couldn't handle, but at the same time.... I'm a seriously paranoid hypochondriac. I think everything is super serious and is going to kill me... so... this is definitely taking me for a spin....
I decided to take my psychiatric meds today for the first time in months to help me mentally deal with this... That may be lending to my nausea, which is worsened by the fact that we don't have hardly any food in the house (the food we do have is food that is either not mine or I don't like)...
Pray for me or something you guys! It's always something with me, I know.. :/
Edit: I've already applied for Medicaid.
Edit: I am 19. My medical insurance ran out at the beginning of this year. My psychiatric medicine is through a place that gives prescriptions for free to qualifying patients, and I've been a patient there since I was a child (though I don't think that matters). I have applied for medicaid and am still waiting on a response.
Please do not respond so sarcastically to a blog where I am searching for people to give advice and support so that I do not "freak out". Thank you for your comments on my blog.
Edit: I appreciate your response SLYPHINPROGRESS. I'm not entirely sure what you were getting at with the God thing. The only thing I was saying with that was that I will be okay in the end, or I will die. Point blank. I never said I didn't need to seek medical attention. I am aware of that every time I try to move my body. All I'm saying overall in this entire blog is: Should I trust the diagnosis from WebMD, coupled with my symptoms, and say it is a reason for major concern? Every time I mention back pain to my sister (who was driving the car the night of my incident that did not result in an actual accident) she laughs and thinks I'm just being dramatic or dumb. Which makes me feel dumb for even thinking I'm hurt.