Well it's been awhile since I've had to go see a doc

United States
August 28, 2015 11:04pm CST
Friday afternoon I just had it! I couldn't stand the running to the restroom anymore. I was going (literally) every few minutes. I finally broke down and went to a clinic near where I work. I told the nurse practitioner guy how I was feeling and all the symptoms. He told me that he was worried it could be internal bleeding (though unlikely, he wanted to make sure) and that he wanted me to get fluids. Well that small clinic didn't have that kind of thing so off I went to a place three minutes down the road where I was given fluids, blood was drawn, had to pee in a cup, walk in a straight... oh wait no... *back tracks* The first place I went to didn't charge me. I did ask for a doc's note so I could walk down and give it to my work. I went in and the manager of the store, of course, was not happy. More so because my grocery manager had also called out. I go and talk to the manager over grocery (as the store manager was busy) and give him the note and explain things. I go get the fluids, get told what is wrong, and given a prescription. All of this after the blood work and peeing in a cup and being asked a MILLION TIMES what my birthdate is. WHEN Did they start asking that so many times? Apparently it's the norm / standard / safety thing to do now. I almost stamped it right on their friggin heads! Had I mentioned I had not slept more then a few minutes at a time before this? YEAH. (though I had snuck in naps the previous night, even those were no longer then an hour or two)
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Aug 15
So did they tell you what it was? The birthdate thing has to do with HIPAA privacy laws. They can be fined a LOT of money if they give your information out to the wrong person. Hope you feel better soon.
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• United States
29 Aug 15
I thought it might have been because of that. Yeah they told me what was going on. I'll go get the script filled in the morning. (UTI and low potassium). They told me I should be fine but if I continue to feel discomfort or persistence of symptoms to come back.
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@GardenGerty (99411)
• United States
29 Aug 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum Besides being HIPAA it is also to make sure you are in your right mind.(like we ever are). From a medical perspective it shows you are oriented to person and time I believe. I have forgotten a lot of that jargon
• United States
29 Aug 15
@GardenGerty I thought about it being to make sure I was in my right mind. I know from when my mom was alive, and even sometimes with my grandmother, they had to ask questions such as "who is the president?" and "what year is it?" I know that they probably thought me a bit loopy because I can't hear very well in one ear so I would answer a question wrong. I also told them that I was sorry but I was used to being asleep at this time, being a stock clerk and all.
@AmbiePam (49107)
• United States
1 Sep 15
Well, if you were a guy I'd assume you had an enlarged prostate. But unless you've been hiding something I'm going to say that isn't possible. Urinary tract infection?
• United States
1 Sep 15
Spot on! I was sure I had one earlier in the week but had not gone to do anything about it. I also have low potassium.
@AmbiePam (49107)
• United States
2 Sep 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum I used to hate when I got one, not just because it's annoying as all get out, but because that meant I'd be drinking cranberry juice. That was supposed to help, and it did for me, but it also made me thirsty. Drinks shouldn't make a person thirsty! Hope you're feeling better today!
@ricki_911 (19462)
• Toronto, Ontario
1 Sep 15
Did they figure out what was wrong? I know most workplace make it seem like the end of the world but your health comes first. I would hate if they made us oay fir health care here. I have been getting b12 shots for awhile now, and need to go in weekly.
• United States
1 Sep 15
I have paid $154.00 thus far. The $4.00 was for the script I had to get. Yes, apparently it was low potassium and a UTI.