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    tallgirlamy posted:
    Why do the boards point me to go to the hospital if I'm having headaches and severe neck pain? I can't see a doctor until Monday, and it's getting more bothersome, but I was just diagnosed with a kidney infection 2 days ago. My doctor doesn't open until Monday morning at 8 a.m. I'm thinking whatever it is would just go away with a couple more doses of the antibiotic, but I guess I was allergic to it and the doctor took me off the antibiotic. So......essentially nothing until Monday.
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    davedsel2 responded:
    Hello.

    What "boards" are telling you to go to the hospital? If you have extreme pain or a life-threatening condition then going to a hospital emergency room would be the right thing to do. If you can wait until Monday and get in to see your doctor, then that would be best.

    I pray you can get relief soon.
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    annette030 responded:
    No one can see you or examine you, the only sensible thing is to tell you to go where you can be examined properly, by a qualified, medical professional. A hospital.

    Since it is now Monday evening, I hope you are feeling better, or have seen someone and are on the road to recovery.

    Take care, Annette


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