My SO is a freaking hypochondriac and always feels the need to go to the ER. It seriously pisses me off. Luckily, he hasn't gone in a while. But pretty much every time he goes it's unnecessary, no matter how many times I tell him. But we also don't have an urgent care center near us..
Quoting bbbt:" Yes, especially by pregnant women who want immediate ultrasounds. "
But honestly, I am a mild hypochondriac. Legitimately diagnosed lol.
So I often think I'm deathly ill, when I'm perfectly healthy. So I try not to judge.
I have also gotten better, haven't been to the ER since my DD was born :D Which might sound like a stupid thing to be proud of, but I am haha.
YES! Ive taken DD into the ER twice once for dehydration and the other for strep throat on friday night, I called the nurse station first though and they said not to wait until monday.
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Some people are only able to get care that way. Not everyone has access to the means to see a physician as needed. So they take the only route available to them, the ER."
I agree with this! Also at my hospital it doesn't matter who comes in first, when you go to the desk to register they ask you why you're there. If you say you think you have flu & then someone comes in after you with chest pains or something they will go in first.
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" I think that people who go to the ER for pills are more concerning... But I'm not really sure that ... [snip!] ... Some things seem trivial, but sometimes those "trivial" things can kill you. I don't risk waiting a weekend in those cases. "
I can understand legitimate worries that aren't common occurrences.
I sometimes wonder though if more people need to be educated on what requires an ER visit vs a doctor's visit. If that makes sense...
If there were more urgent cares and free clinics, that wouldnt be such a big issue.
Quoting Nymphadora:" Yes, to the nth degree here. I had to take my daughter into the ER at the children's hospital here when ... [snip!] ... It's mostly because of the lack of insurance coverage a large percentage of Americans have an issue with that causes it."
Eh, those kids with a runny nose may have had other symptoms...
Like a rash you can't see for example or what if they swallowed a penny? The situation isn't always noticeable.
\My kids sometimes act like nothing is wrong even though they have a fever of 103...
<blockquote><b>Quoting We made a BabyBumpBelly:</b>" Sometimes, but people's perspectives of emergency situations differ."</blockquote>
this is tue.
Here we dont have an urgent care center and a doctor wont see you unless you have insurance or pay up front. People cant afford that so their only means is to go to the emergency room. Or in a situation like I had 2 weeks ago. I broke out at work and was going to set up an appointment with my doctor but couldnt get in for a week. They said I couldnt return to work until I had something from the doctor so I went to the ER for a damn small rash :/ but I couldnt miss that much work.
Quoting gare bear's mommy:" My SO is a freaking hypochondriac and always feels the need to go to the ER. It seriously pisses me off. ... [snip!] ... time he goes it's unnecessary, no matter how many times I tell him. But we also don't have an urgent care center near us.."
If he's a legitimate hypochondriac, getting pissed off at him is dumb.
We legitimately feel like we're deathly ill. Not being crybabies looking for attention.
It's not a fun thing to have, I promise you.
A lot of my friends have kids with colds right now and they keep going to the ER because they will be seen quicker
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" If he's a legitimate hypochondriac, getting pissed off at him is dumb. We legitimately feel like we're ... [snip!] ... feel like we're deathly ill. Not being crybabies looking for attention. It's not a fun thing to have, I promise you."
He's not "legit" but it's ALWAYS for the same thing and they ALWAYS tell him the same thing. He has something called PVC's in his heart and he went to a specialist for it and everything and she said it was fine for now but she'd check again in a year.. but he still freaks out every time his heart starts to palpitate.
ETA- he also used to go for his throat and tongue issues but they never found anything wrong and just deemed it as anxiety..
I only go in when something I see as bad happens and my doctor isn't open...as in, my son threw a toy at my face and busted my mouth open, my mouth was so bloody and swollen I didn't know what else to do so I went there and of course they take cases that are much more serious first so I waited a little while..and the only time I went for a pregnancy emergency was because I had a very bad UTI and started bleeding everytime I pee'd and my doctor told me to go in to the ER...but I do notice a lot of people go in for very minor things..I hate going, I feel like I"m being over dramatic.
I bet people felt this way when I brought my LO is recently.
He had a bowel movement stuck...a very big one and was screaming in such pain we had to go.
Once we got there, he squeezed it back in and was a happy kid...especially in the waiting room. However, if I didnt go to the ER, it would of happened again. It got to the point where he was bleeding out of his rectum. Most people wouldnt see that as an emergency, but I really dgaf at that time.
I think people can and do, but I think we would see less of it if other places at least had a Dr on call. Some places, especially pediatrics, don't always have that and there's nothing more panicky than a mom with a sick kid!
I think it's great that some ER's offer a Express section to sort out the real emergencies. Also people come barging into Dr's office because they think they are dying all the time. It doesn't matter if it's the ER, but at least the ER won't turn you away.
<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" I bet people felt this way when I brought my LO is recently. He had a bowel movement stuck...a very ... [snip!] ... point where he was bleeding out of his rectum. Most people wouldnt see that as an emergency, but I really dgaf at that time. "</blockquote>
What do you mean stuck?