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Offline mollyfin

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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2014, 03:37:53 AM »
I would google your city + low income medical services.  If you're insured the costs will be significantly lower.
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Offline patmob

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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2014, 06:20:42 AM »
a diagnosis of MS is not an "emergency" they'll just tell you to see your doc and send you away
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2014, 06:46:34 AM »
Why not go to a Dr to determine if they feel an MRI is even necessary?  An MRI is not magically going to make you feel better if it's negative and will cost you thousands.  In my area, you need to pre-pay the MRI if you don't have insurance. 

You need to work through the anxiety.

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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2014, 07:49:04 AM »
Generally speaking an ER won't run a 2-5k test on you to sooth your anxiety.  A good physical by a neurologist is what is warranted.  That is much cheaper.  If you are truly concerned you have MS, ask for a referral to a neurologist.  If the neurologist says you are ok without one, accept that.  They don't make their living by missing MS.  If he believes its warranted then you can work out some sort of arrangements with a hospital, specifically one that receives funds by the state.  Some can give you help based on income.
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