How often do you visit your doctor?
April 11, 2018 1:56am CST
I rarely visit my doctor because my health is good and I know that I am lucky as many people much younger than I am have serious health problems. I can go years and not have to visit. However, when I do have to go I notice how many people are waiting, many coughing and sneezing, and I think if I didn't have much wrong when I go in I probably will when I come out! Do you visit your doctor regularly or like me just very occasionally. Image from Pixabay
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I don't visit a doctor on regular basis. I go to him when ever I feel that something is seriously wrong with me! In fact I have got many friends who are doctors and I visit one of them when needed! Like once I felt that because of overexertion I was feeling bit dehydrated....I went to him to have some i/V fluids to be pushed into my system and came back to work again! Thanks @sprite1950!
@sprite1950 I had a frozen shoulder 6 years ago, it was a bit more serious than frozen shoulder, I had a rotator cuff injury. My doctor said surgery was the best solution, I refused, he prescribed physio, I started two days later and after 18 session my shoulder was like new.
• Fairfield, Texas
Usually every 6 months because I have to have blood tests to determine if my medications need to be adjusted @sprite1950 . However I'm going in this morning because for the last 3 days I've had chest pain, nausea, dizziness and numbness in the left arm.
You are healthy! I have my quarterly check-up, because my cholesterol tends to go beyond the normal level. Though, other than that, I am also a person who rarely gets sick. At my age 58, I haven't had cough and colds for years. Even when some of my officemates would have colds and cough and we are on a central8ized airconditioning, i don't get contaminated by their colds.
@sprite1950 Me, when I finally had a cough last May 2017, after the everyday practice in the hot auditorium for a week, for our reunion performance, it was pneumonia. But for you the symptoms lasted for 7 weeks, yet you didn't see a doctor. Me, if ever I sense that I am sick , I immediately would consult a doctor. We have our health card anyway.
• Corsham, England
@cmoneyspinner How true. I did do some pretty wild things when I was young but thankfully they were short lived and didn't do any permanent damage to my health. My son however has very poor health at the age of 37 due to his reckless lifestyle.
• United States
I go at least once or twice a year if I am not ill. I have high blood pressure and take medication for that as well as for depression. With my doctor, I have to see her when I need refills so she can make sure my medications are working like they should. I know what you mean about being at the doctor's and all the sick people. I am the same way at the hospital. I get paranoid about all the things I might catch. I get worse about that as I get older too.
• Corsham, England
I didn't get a cold for around 3 years but when I did it lasted for 7 weeks and I thought I was dying! I didn't go to the doctors but I was on the point as I felt so terrible. My granddaughter brings them home from school although she seems to be getting less now.
• United States
@sprite1950 Yes, school is the petri dish for bacteria and germs. I knock on wood since this year the kids didn't bring home the stomach bug. I get it so bad that I have to have medication to stop me from vomiting. They got colds but that was it and they didn't last long. This school they go to must keep their rooms cleaner or the parents are smarter about sending their kids to school sick. LOL