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I'm a first year from the West Coast who is currently in the Northeast for college. Since I already have health insurance, my parents did not pay for the extremely expensive one my college offered. However, the only hospitals and doctors under this plan are all the way across the country, and hard for me to get to right now. Normally, this would not be an issue- I take care of myself, am athletic, am trying to keep up a good diet and am covered if an emergency happened and I had to be hauled to the ER. I have had no health issues in the past.
Recently though, I've noticed several symptoms that could possibly be associated with a serious condition. I just assumed I was panicking- obviously, my diet and lifestyle has changed a lot in college and its hard for me to eat healthy. Unfortunately, I just discovered another symptom that is definitely a sign of something more serious, and everywhere I've looked on the internet says that it needs to be checked by a doctor immediately. There are no local doctors for me to go to, and I don't want to spend a huge amount of money if it turns out nothings wrong, and I'll be all right in another couple days if I change my lifestyle a bit.
Obviously, I need to do something, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I am going to write to my doctor today, and as her what to do but does anyone here have any advice? Anyone experience something similar?