Posted by The_Metal_Maniac
Posted by Rush
Just a note, I goofed on my wording above. The comment about making up the mind was actually directed at the thread starter, not you jocka.
The reason I posted this question was simply to see if anyone ever experienced the same problem.
I understand, but for future reference, I would not word it in the sense "save me the $$$ for a CAT scan" because it looks like you have made up your mind and you are looking for reassurance from other people. Of the people on the forums I am probably the closest to a doctor (I have a doctorate in genetics) and I wouldn't recommend to anyone to do an internet diagnosis of something that could be potentially serious (i.e. headaches or chest pains caused by physical activity) as opposed to aches, pains, strains and sprains, which are acute and mild symptoms.
Regardless of where you live and how the health care system is set up, you do not have to get any kind of care if you choose not to (unless you are not conscious and have given power of attorney.... yadda yadda). So if you get this checked out and the doctor says it could be serious, you still have a choice to get the recommended treatment. Talk to the doctor about alternatives or get a second opinion.
The question you should ask yourself is would you get the scan if the doctor told you it was or could be serious? In this case and many others that I have reviewed on this forum it looks like to me that people decide to take big risks with their health to save a bit of money, which to me is asinine. I'm not trying to sound like a douche, but rather giving you a no BS opinion on the matter.