By davav74 - United Kingdom - Ely
Today, I visited my new doctor for the migraines I've been getting lately. Right from the start, I could have sworn the guy was on drugs. He just listened to my heartbeat, said, "Well Dave, it sounds like gallstones" and said they'll pass naturally. FML
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  22cute  |  17

You know there are different kinds of doctors and many forms of diagnosis. OM docs can diagnose quite a bit from the pulses.

And there are gall bladder and liver conditions that would cause headaches in the early stages. Lots of things do.

  _wraith  |  15

I'm fairly confident that whatever he's on, it is *not* marijuana - medicinal or otherwise.
Unless maybe its laced with some other substances...

  FMLshark  |  12

Problem with Googling something as broad as "migraines" is you'll find anything ranging from "lack of sleep" to "brain tumors".

  cdypoore  |  0

I got this from
"Practitioners of Eastern medicine see a clear connection between headaches and gallbladder problems. One study indicates that idea may be correct."

  dominic1221  |  6

Wow, a whole one study? :O :O :O

I'm guessing you're talking about the chi-based "medicine" which is basically cheap pseudo-science, always has been, probably always will be. But anyway, you can't diagnose gallstones by listening to someone's heart-beat.

  Zomg_Okay  |  26

55 - I doubt it. If you aren't paying for visits when you go to the doctor's office, then you're almost certainly paying for them when tax day comes around.

  GothicAngel17  |  24

Doctors in Australia are free as well, so long as you pay 1% to Medicare from your earnings, which gets taken out automatically. And if you're on any kind of government benefit ie youth allowance, newstart or family tax benefit then pretty much EVERYTHING is free here :)

  yanksby7  |  6

Only small amounts- not nearly what someone with insurance ends up paying for a hospital stay here in the US. But yeah...we don't want socialized medicine. Socialism is evil.

  MrsAlexander83  |  10

Haha! Case in point why we don't want unified healthcare in America! I suffered with gallstones for 3 years and they don't pass naturally! IF they do--it's easy for them to end up in another duct and then you are in real trouble!