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Anyone else experience similar chronic illness symptoms?

Note: I am the patient. Describing the symptoms is pretty difficult task but I will try to do my best. The patient has not felt normal since sometime in October of 2013. The best way to describe it is a feeling as if patient is about to get sick. That feeling as if a sickness is coming on but never really comes on. This feeling is often strongest at night and continues throughout the day and will be gone by night. This toxic/sick feeling that radiates throughout the body seems to come and go at times. [more inside]
posted by kvoorhees on May 20, 2014 - 48 answers

I don't want it, I just need it.

Please help me mitigate/cope with my feelings about doctors/insurance and have the best visit with a general practitioner that I can after 10 years of being uninsured. This way lies snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by koucha on Apr 28, 2014 - 39 answers

I feel like my body is falling apart.

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. [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Oct 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Can anyone recommend a good female primary care physician in the Worcester, MA area?

Can anyone recommend a good female primary care physician in the Worcester, MA area? Someone fat-friendly or HAES-promoting is a bonus. [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Aug 30, 2012 - 0 answers

What kind of doctor can help diagnose my issue with fatigue and pain?

What kind of doctor can help diagnose my issue with fatigue and pain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Can someone recommend some reliable web sites where I can check reviews for Doctor's in my Area (NJ)?

Can someone recommend some reliable web sites where I can check reviews for Doctor's in my Area (NJ)? I know there are a ton of sites but I don’t know which ones are reliable I live in NJ Also somebody recommended yelp in one of the other posts here but a quick search there did not reveal any result with more than 1 review for my area. Also, there were only few practices with reviews. Basically I just want to find out a little bit more about the doctor before I visit him / her. Any suggestions?
posted by r2d2 on Oct 8, 2011 - 5 answers

How to find a doctor? (Chicago recommendations accepted!)

I am looking for a general-care doctor, a gynecologist, and possibly a psychologist/psychiatrist in Chicago. Do you have any recommendations? Is there a website for this? A secret doctor directory? How does one go about finding good healthcare? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 9 answers

"Hi yes I require pills please and an appointment today if possible thank you"

My antidepressants are running out, and I need to make an appointment with some kind of doctor. Who? What do I say? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Oct 4, 2010 - 17 answers

Good doctor in Dupont Circle?

Can you recommend a good general practitioner in DC? [more inside]
posted by gabrielsamoza on Aug 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Possible Cushing's disease. Doctors aren't taking it seriously.

Symptoms seem to match Cushing's Disease, doctors just don't believe it. Help? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Jun 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Who to see for abdominal and groin pain?

I know you aren't a doctor, or if you are you're not my doctor, but maybe you can help me figure out what sort of doctor I should see for my abdominal and groin pain. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 - 14 answers

I've got the mid summer blues

Can anyone recommend a Psychiatrist and a Pyschologist (or mental health specialist) in Portland, Oregon? [more inside]
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration on Aug 3, 2009 - 4 answers

How can I prevent a future health insurance co from discovering a previous dematology treatment and use it for denial of insurance?

I'm an American without health insurance, who needs (minor) dermatological care... how worried should I be that this will prevent me from getting private health care insurance in a year or so (denial due to prior condition)? And what can I do to prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2009 - 15 answers

Serotonin Syndrome after quitting antidepressants?

Could I possibly have Serotonin Syndrome even though I've been off anti-depressants for two or three years? And whether I have it or not, what's the best way to get a doctor to hold my hand while I try the recomended treatment for it; an antihistamine called Cyproheptadine (brand name Periactin) that blocks Serotonin receptors? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on Mar 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Why Is Obesity Help Often Excluded By Health Insurers?

Why do medical insurers treat obesity different than other vices? Not a GYOB (I've got one); I literally don't understand the facts of the situation. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 20, 2008 - 20 answers

Are sites like Healthgrades worth the money? Are there better ways to research doctors?

I am trying to find an excellent neurologist for my Mom in Omaha, NE. I have been doing research with little success. Are sites like HealthGrades worth the money? Are there any other ways that I can research a doctor's background and perhaps read reviews on them? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Sep 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Help assuage my health paranoia.

My doctor has me coming in for a brain CT scan for, what I think, is just a digestive issue. Do I have any reason to freak out? Because I am. [more inside]
posted by elisabethjw on Aug 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in New York City who has experience with learning disabilities?

Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in New York City who has experience with learning disabilities? (As opposed to, say, mood disorders.) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Nov 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Dentist/Doc suggestions in Boston area?

Any suggestions for a dentist as well as doctor for someone recently moved to the Boston Metro area? (specifically Weymouth/Hingham) but... [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Sep 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Too heavy for Couch to 5k?

I just had a doctor tell me I'm too heavy to run the Couch to 5k program. Is this really true? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Sep 18, 2007 - 62 answers

Need a couple doctors in Baltimore, MD

Can anyone recommend a good G.P. and Optometrist in Baltimore, MD? [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Severe neck muscle tension. Botox?

I have intense, constant muscle tension on the right side of my neck. I think Botox will help, but my neurologists think it won't. Either convince me they're right or convince me I'm wrong. Oh, and is the anticholinergic drug I took three days ago making this problem worse? If so, what do I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on Jul 1, 2007 - 16 answers

Should I go see Dr. Zizmor, the most heavily advertised dermatologist in NYC?

I still have periodic acne breakouts at the age of 24, and now that I have health insurance I want to see a dermatologist. However, there's a million of them in NYC, and I don't have the time to shop around, so I'm considering going with NYC's most heavily advertised doctor, Dr. Zizmor. Is this a bad idea? Have you or anyone you know ever said, "Thanks, Dr. Zizmor?" [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jun 20, 2007 - 21 answers

Good online resource for finding a doctor?

Is there a good online resource for finding a doctor? [more inside]
posted by symbebekos on Jun 3, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I find the best doctor in a given specialty?

How can I fine the best doctor in a given specialty? In this case, I need to find the best eye doctor I can possibly find. [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Apr 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Is there a Dr. House in the house?

After a long battle with mysterious chronic health symptoms, I'd like a "medical detective" to help me get to the bottom of what might be ailing me. But, what kind of doctor do I need? (If you are squeamish, move along...nothing to see here.) [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Aug 27, 2006 - 20 answers

"Hmm, that's very interesting...or not."

How do you get a doctor's attention? [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Nov 29, 2005 - 45 answers

Ask Miss (Bedside) Manners

How do you know when it's time to change doctors? If your doctor says things that worry you, or you feel s/he doesn't listen to you, is that a good reason to look for a new one? Alternatively: how can you (or even should you?) approach your doctor about his/her bedside manner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2005 - 13 answers

Doctor visits- how often do we need 'em?

DoctorFilter: Do presumably healthy men in their late 20s get regular physicals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2005 - 25 answers

needed: radiologist/neuroradiologist/vascular professional online

I am looking for a radiologist (or neuroradiologist) and a vascular professional that answers questions on the web. [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Aug 16, 2005 - 12 answers

Why do so many doctors smoke?

Why do so many doctors smoke? [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on Jun 16, 2005 - 24 answers

Vets vs. Doctors

Vets vs. Doctors. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by skallas on Jun 29, 2004 - 7 answers

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