Ever been in triage or taking a medical history, and all seems to be going well until one of the following phrases makes you go “Hmmm”?
I couldn’t get an appointment with my GP until Friday.
I was visiting someone in the hospital, and thought I would see a doctor while I was here.
I just don’t feel right.
My employer said I should get checked out by ED.
I’ve been on Google.
My GP said if I’m not better by the weekend to go straight to ED.
I need an X-ray/blood test/scan.
I thought I’d get checked out just in case.
The x ray was normal but it still feels broken.
My GP says it’s all in my head.
I can’t find my salbutamol inhaler.
Do you think I can still work?
I wish I didn’t have to keep coming here.
The last time I had a mild cough I needed antibiotics.
I have to get a bus/taxi/train to see my GP.
The only thing that works is Morphine.
I’ve just wet myself and can’t stand up properly, so I think my drinks must have been spiked.
I have a high pain threshold.
I’ve got pins and needles in both of my arms.
I knew someone who had a headache and it turned out to be a brain tumour.
My pain is at least 10/10.
My GP is on vacation.
I’ve got multiple drug allergies.
I have diagnosed myself with Celiac’s Disease.
Someone stole my benzo/opiate prescription.
I’m allergic to Paracetamol.
All 5 of my children have ADHD, my latest partner has PTSD, and I need something stronger for my back pain.
My GP said I needed to go to ED. so I drove myself straight down.
The doctors have done every test possible, yet they still can’t find what’s wrong with me.