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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 15, 2007
  • 03:25 PM

My mother won't take me to a doctor.

I've gotten a fever of 104.7, then the next night, 104.3... and I responded by taking fever-reducing medications and drinking lots of water, but it didn't go down by much...

I've been coughing so much... I'm constantly freezing cold, to the point that my skin is changing to a purplish color. I keep twitching and shaking violently.

The back of my legs have been hurting so badly lately, and all over my back.

My abdomen is hurting so much because I've been coughing and I keep doubling over.

My eyes keep watering and hurting terribly.

I'm constantly tired and weak.


That's a lot of description for what's wrong... can anyone pick anything out of it?

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  • Go to the emergency room when the fever is high and "collapse" in front of the triage nurse. They are required to treat you. Ask for a medical social worker and tell them your mom won't take you to a doctor. Be prepared for an ugly scene when your mom shows up. This is pretty desperate, but desperate situations call for desperate remedies.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 16, 2007
    • 10:12 AM
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  • Thanks for the idea, but it unfortunately won't work now.My temperature finally went away... I just no longer have a voice.My dad was suggesting yesterday that I might have the flu...(my parents are divorced, and I'm not covered under my dad's insurance... he can't do anything.)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2007
    • 05:43 PM
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  • I agree with RAD-- get to the ER when the fever is high and your symptoms are going on. The fever reducing medicines are only masking some of your symptoms btw; enabling you to put off seeing that dr longer. Unfortunately; with some serious illnesses when you reduce the fever and the pain it may help in the short run but in the end you could end up much sicker because of the delay in getting diagnosed and treated.A friend of mine who was a teenager died of toxic shock syndrome from tampon use. She thought for days she had the flu and took otc medicines... went in to shock and died. Had her parents gotten her to a dr; she should have lived. Parents can be wrong sometimes. I hate to add this, but many of your symptoms sound like hers which underscores how bad you could be sick. A fever above 104 is a serious fever, especially along with the other symptoms you are having.Please do not delay. Get in to a dr (ER) and get yourself checked out as your situation could be serious.My mother won't take me to a doctor.I've gotten a fever of 104.7, then the next night, 104.3... and I responded by taking fever-reducing medications and drinking lots of water, but it didn't go down by much...I've been coughing so much... I'm constantly freezing cold, to the point that my skin is changing to a purplish color. I keep twitching and shaking violently.The back of my legs have been hurting so badly lately, and all over my back.My abdomen is hurting so much because I've been coughing and I keep doubling over.My eyes keep watering and hurting terribly.I'm constantly tired and weak.That's a lot of description for what's wrong... can anyone pick anything out of it?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2007
    • 07:35 PM
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  • Are you pregnant? You could be having a tubal pregnancy which is an emergency.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 17, 2007
    • 10:22 AM
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  • I am wondering if you could have a strep infection going on... or mono perhaps? Some sort of viral infection could be causing the abdominal pain, but other conditions could also be at work. It isn't good to try to self diagnosis high fevers and abdominal pain. Even though fever has now broke; you should still get in to see a dr. You can get medical assistance from your state DSHS possibly, call the state office up asap and talk to an intake "counselor" or specialist and explain what is going on. You can also check in with a school nurse also, the nurse can take a look at your throat.Your local health dept may offer dr appointments at a sliding fee scale, including free if you have no income. Call and see. Explain to them your situation.Even your local crisis clinic may offer some places for a free referral or low cost visit to see a physician.I am glad your fever broke, but I am still worried for you as you seem to need to see a dr. Should you have a serious infection or some underlying health problem; such a delay in getting to a dr could cost you so much more. Sometimes things can seem like the flu; and end up leading to other problems like pnumonias, endocarditis, pancreatitis, hepatitis etc. In a young person; it is best not to assume it is just the flu.Thanks for the idea, but it unfortunately won't work now.My temperature finally went away... I just no longer have a voice.My dad was suggesting yesterday that I might have the flu...(my parents are divorced, and I'm not covered under my dad's insurance... he can't do anything.)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 17, 2007
    • 05:07 PM
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