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Hospital Wait Time & Anxiety Diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Locke_gb7
  • January 2, 2008
  • 03:54 PM

Good day all I have just spent 5 hours waiting last night at the emergency room here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada because one of my symptom got worst which which the shortness of breath and the night time parasthesis, Only to be dismissed as anxiety, I tried reasoning with the doctor but he would not listen to the fact that I choked badly on a chocolate mint 2 weeks ago and that I may have hurt my epiglottis, it also changed my voice yesterday as well as preventing me to take a deep breath. It is even hard to yawn and sneeze or laugh. I have a known stomach.Oesophagus problem that I will be tested for soon but he wouldnt listen to a thing I said.

I wondered if you guys could tell me the following things:

Which State/Province you live in

How long is waiting time for semi urgent cases at the Emergency room

If the doctors there also keep dismissing everything as anxiety without further testing.

Thanks guys!

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