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So i just got out of the ER ......

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posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: AreUKiddingMe

of course it was a bloody emergency! the poor bloke was petrified and i would be too. like to see how you would react.




posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Walsh

definately go to your doctor and follow it up. its not right them playing guessing games, some of them shouldn't be in the caring profession.



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: Walsh

I had something similar happen to me about a year and a half ago! On a 4th of July weekend no less...

My left eye would get all blurry and clear up in a similar time span you mentioned,
and when I had to bend over to pick something up, everything would go dark for about 10 - 15 seconds.

This went on for about 6 months, when finally one night, the vision in my left eye wouldn't clear up like it used to.
I went to bed, thinking it would be all better when I woke up in the morning..... It didn't!

When I looked at myself in the mirror, the pupil in my left eye was HUGE! while my right eye was a pin point, and when I would look at something like the TV and look away, everything seemed pixelated... like a bad signal on a digital TV.

Thinking I'd had a stroke, I drove myself to the ER at 2am with my left eye covered with my hand.(Not an easy task driving stick).

I'd had something called an "Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma" attack!

They pumped me full of drugs to get the pressure in my eyes down, and set me up with an appointment with a local Ophthalmologist as soon as they opened for business that same day.
Two days later I had laser surgery to burn some new holes in my irises for the fluid to drain better...
Still dealing with some problems, but at least my eyesight was saved!

You might want to see an eye doctor ASAP!



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: Jennyfrenzy


It's unfortunate that if you're not bleeding profusely, having a heart attack or violently ill the ER will get you in an out as fast possible and as cheaply as possible.

)


isnt that the point?
it is called an emergency room...
makes sense to me



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: IrVulture

wow , how scary ... any reason as to what caused it ?

diet ? health ? lifestyle ?

thanks for the post

Walsh



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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Lots of good suggestions here...see another few doctors (family doc first and see if that doc recommends neuro, optho, or both).

I can so empathize with you because I, like you and many others here, had a similar weirdness with vision happening for months and months (not colors or tunnel vision or darkness but a blurring that started in the upper right and sometimes affected my whole eye and then minutes later just went away).

I did the same thing and rushed to urgent care each time, thinking that it would somehow help to figure it out to get there when it was happening, plus because it was scary and sometimes effected my whole right eye, and that of course brought on panic attacks, which just muddied all the waters even more. Funny too that one urgent care doc prescribed omeprazole for acid reflux too. And another gave me cough pearls even though I didn't even have a cough. Ha.

In the end, it turned out to be some strange type of migraine, with no pain. But it took forever for them to rule out about a seemingly hundred other things, like BP, blood sugar, diet, dehydration, sinuses, heart, TIAs, nerve damage, glaucoma, cataracts, muscle weakness, and the list goes on and on.

Hang in there, and stay calm. They'll figure it out...eventually.

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posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

oh man , i keep hearing about these silent head aches as a possible cause ..

guess its time to bring on the barrage tests !

thanks for the post

Walsh



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: Grovit

Good. Great. So what you are saying, is that it is not an emergency when someone exhibits symptoms of any one of about fifteen serious neurological, muscular, or optical disorders?

Visual disturbance can be indicative of some pretty terrifying ailments, all of which represent a serious medical emergency. Also, if the possibility of one loosing ones sight is not an emergency, then someone's priorities are well and truly flawed beyond all possible recognition.



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Grovit

Good. Great. So what you are saying, is that it is not an emergency when someone exhibits symptoms of any one of about fifteen serious neurological, muscular, or optical disorders?
apparently not....he didnt get admitted

Visual disturbance can be indicative of some pretty terrifying ailments,
key word is can be..terrifying does not equal emergency
Also, if the possibility of one loosing ones sight is not an emergency, then someone's priorities are well and truly flawed beyond all possible recognition.


the er does not treat everything.....only so many beds and doctors to go around..
you dont have to like it....its just the way it is.

not everything is an actual emergency.....
scary does not equal emergency

im sure they did more than look at him and say reflux...they would be liable if they didnt.

im sure they checked to see if he was reactive to light and could trail their fingers and such...basic neurological tests...
if his pupils would have been non responsive or his eyes darting around then im sure it would have went different...

the er, at least in the states is there to stabilize you until you can follow up....thats how it works.



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 07:18 PM
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Dr's miss stuff and everyone presents differently. The important thing is you have to be your own advocate and never settle for an answer if it doesn't 'feel' right. I have some medical background. I contracted Lyme disease in 2007. Knew I had Lyme and could connect it to an earlier bite mark. Because I repeatedly tested negative 3 separate doctors refused to put me on antibiotics saying I had some yet-to-be-identified arthritis and put me on prednisone (an immune suppressant) instead. For four years I was chronically ill and truly thought I was going to die. Went to yet another Dr. who decided to retest me and my tests were off-the-chart. I had suffered (and I mean suffered) for 4yrs needlessly. They have since come to realize that the tests are not all that great for all people. Keep seeing doctors until someone can definitively identify the cause.



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: Grovit

Not all emergency's are evident and there are many life threatening situations, such as low potassium that don't cause profuse bleeding. Getting someone in and out with out following through on the proper testing isn't good medical care. It's may be an ER but getting someone in and out shouldn't be the goal. The goal should be to figure out the problem and take it from there.
edit on 11-11-2014 by Jennyfrenzy because: eta



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: Jennyfrenzy

youre right.
the reality is that is not how it works though



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity
Migraines with no pain? Wow, that's one I never heard before. I get the migraines with pain myself, luckily not a biweekly or more thing since puberty though.



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: Grovit

I mean terrifying as in potentially lethal, not the sort of terrifying which makes people wet the bed when they see an itty bitty spider on their ceiling.

Good grief!



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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My girl worked for an opthamologist, and did some time in an er. Read this to her she says sounds like intra-occular pressure spikes. Could be a number of reasons. Possibly blood pressure or blood sugar issues causing the spikes. Thats the usual culprits, but could be other not serious issues also.



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

helps to say what you actually mean....
easier no?

for the record i agree with all of you....its just not the way it works...



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: Grovit




im sure they did more than look at him and say reflux...they would be liable if they didnt.

im sure they checked to see if he was reactive to light and could trail their fingers and such...basic neurological tests...
if his pupils would have been non responsive or his eyes darting around then im sure it would have went different...


ill have to interject here and say that the dr. did not . i was sitting in a chair the whole time , and the Doc just asked me questions the only thing they did was take my blood pressure and temp ... :/



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: inbound
My girl worked for an opthamologist, and did some time in an er. Read this to her she says sounds like intra-occular pressure spikes. Could be a number of reasons. Possibly blood pressure or blood sugar issues causing the spikes. Thats the usual culprits, but could be other not serious issues also.


that makes me feel better , i have recently gained weight ..about 20 lb my blood pressure was 160 over 80 something last night , i think i read that correctly .. but then again i was a paranoid wreck when i was siting their .. basically i was having a panic attack .



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: Walsh

Read the OP, skipped the replies.

OK, so my mom had two massive strokes at the age of 40. The rehab hospital she was in said that was insanely young for strokes but it's not all that rare.

On to the important part. A few months before she had the strokes, she had this weird lump on her neck. She went to get it checked out and the doctor said it was her aorta, it was inflamed...HER AORTA. IN HER NECK. Fast forward a little over 10 years and she has been paralyzed on her left side almost completely, her left arm/hand is completely useless.

Enough about me and my story, PLEASE, do yourself a favor and get yourself thoroughly checked out. Early detection is key in most medical issues, and if your vision is wonky I would say that acid reflux is possibly the most bull# diagnosis I've ever heard. It's right up there with my friend going to the ER thinking he was having a heart attack and they gave him a blood test for west nile (it happened in Florida) and sent him on his way...

Having the title "Doctor" doesn't make them any more intelligent/observant than the average person.

Best of luck



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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originally posted by: Walsh

originally posted by: AreUKiddingMe
E.R.'s are for medical emergencies, doesn't sound like this was one of those. Something to follow up with your doctor or opthamologist, though. E.R. doctors aren't able to diagnose Everything.


see seeing colors and partially going blind is not an emergency ?

i dono when your on my end of the stick it sure feels like an emergency.

just saying

I would say no, not really. It's something that should be discussed with a GP.

I can understand why you went to the ER, but really not the place you want to be.
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