Firstly I should say that I'm never ill. I'm quite physically fit and lead quite a healthy lifestyle. But in the past month or so I've had a few days of illness (which I put down to fresher's flu) and I fell down the stairs last week. I banged my head quite badly and cut my leg. I didn't go to the doctor at the time because I figured I'd be fine in the morning but ever since then I've been having headaches. Combined with the sore throat/persistent coughing/chest pains I'm feeling not good and I'm starting to panic about my leg being infected/head injury or whatever. But I can't believe all these seemingly unconnected things are suddenly wrong with me - I feel like I must be overreacting! I don't even know what I'd say if I went to the doctor; I've got so many separate complains that I'd sound like such a hypochondriac. Do I sound like a complete faker to you? I feel like they'll laugh me out of their office and put a note on my file saying I'm a hypochondriac (which I'm starting to worry that I must be ).
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- 17-11-2008 16:56
- 17-11-2008 16:58
You don't go to the doctor's very often then, do you? It's fun complaining to them. Just go to your GP and do it.
- 17-11-2008 17:01
I;d go to the doctor if you're worried, which it seems you are. I doubt they'll think you a hypochondriac if its the first time you've been for something like this! its worth checking out & making sure especially if you've just started uni cause stuff spreads around so quick - in my uni theres been a mumps scare, at exeter theyve had an email sent round about an outbreak of meningitus and loads of my friends from home have all got conjunctivitus recently!
- 17-11-2008 17:06
Doctor's have probably heard a lot worse to be honest.
Go and just say how you feel - it's not a big deal talking to a Dr, it is part of their job to listen and not judge!
- 17-11-2008 17:08
erm bad bang to the head...headaches since - why have you not been to the doctors already.
Tell him/her about your fall. Show them your leg. Mention you've had a cold, though it's not massively relatated.