Health or health insurance? That is the question.
May 21, 2010 5:36 PM Subscribe
I have a medical issue and not so great insurance; should I get treatment for my problem and risk being labeled with a preexisting condition? I know YANAD. But can you give me advice anyway?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am a student under the age of 26. I've heard that, come September, I can get back on my parents insurance, which will be a great relief as my University insurance plan sucks.
Now for the problem: I have gotten migraines most of my life. I've never sought treatment for them as they've been pretty random (not connected to any stimulus) and (usually) not life-derailing if I take painkillers for them. When I was younger I got them pretty infrequently.
However, in the last year or two I've been getting migraines more frequently and I've had worsening eyesight issues. I go to optometrists and get new prescriptions for my eyes—which aren't that bad by the numbers—but by the end of the day my eyes get really tired and far away things get really blurry. The weirdest thing is that whenever I go to a big store or an airport (any kind of building with big, open indoor spaces) lit by fluorescent lights, something about the wide open space and lighting makes everything seem kind of blurry, and I can't read things 30 feet away. And, I've started to see a connection between my blurry, tired eyes and my migraines.
My significant other has been badgering me about my eyes for a while (like when I should be able to read a sign that's not even that far away and just can't), and I keep telling him it's not a big deal, but now I think he's right and I should probably see an opthamologist.
But my insurance is awful! And I want good insurance someday. I've never gotten treatment for my migraines and they're not on my medical records or anything. I know you are (probably) not a doctor, but should I go to a doctor about this right away, or since there doesn't seem to be anything life-threatening going on, wait until I'm back on a good insurance plan?