I feel like my body is falling apart.
October 11, 2012 2:36 PM Subscribe
Boston Area student looking for medical help - specifically, I'm developing tinnitus, cloudy vision, and I think maybe my wisdom teeth are coming in. All of these problems are giving me severe anxiety, and I have no idea where to start getting medical treatment.
posted by JimBennett to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am originally from Connecticut, now I live in Allston/Brighton. My parents are unemployed, so I only have Husky state insurance. I have no idea if that will be accepted anywhere around here, as it's (apparently) barely even accepted by any doctors in Connecticut. My school offers insurance, but I can't really afford it.
My tinnitus and hearing loss seem to be getting worse, which is terrifying to me, and I want to start working on this problem. I was sitting here in class not twenty minutes ago and experienced an awful ringing in my left ear; now I feel like I can hear less in that ear. It's causing me to clench my teeth, my teeth are being ground down, and I feel like my head is constantly under pressure. There are constant dancing spots in my vision, all over, and I find it harder and harder to focus on actually SEEING what I'm looking at. It looks sort of like the walls are crawling, or like I'm oversensitive to light around me. I have trouble sleeping because of the ringing. My anxiety over these issues is incredible, to the point where I'm starting to have some very very dark thoughts.
I want to see a GP, a dentist, an ENT, a psychiatrist, anything to help me cope with these issues and I have literally no idea where to go or how to start. I haven't been to a GP since before I was sixteen, and I'm more or less unfamiliar with how the American medical process works except that it's not free, and my family doesn't have any money. I may have damaged my hearing permanently, but I want to tackle this issue before I go deaf, which is basically my greatest fear in life.
Willing to answer any and all questions, get specific suggestions for doctors, etc. I'm going home to Connecticut this weekend and would like to start seeing somebody as soon as next week.