I will add my agreement to the above advice. If this is an ongoing condition and the pain level has increased then it 'might' be OK to wait. BUT...if this is new pain please get yourself to an ER if you cannot get into the doc. One sided body pain CAN possibly be a symptom of stroke but it could be other things also.
For general information... if it is a stroke you have exactly 3 hours to get yourself to an ER for clot buster treatment that can stop what's happening. That does NOT mean 3 hours and 10 minutes, it means no more than 3 hours from when the symptoms began.
Signs of stroke are from the American Heart Association, NIH and the American Stroke Association are:
* Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
* Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
* Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
* Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
* Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
This is not put here to scare you or anyone else but hopefully to help someone recognize and aid someone who has these symptoms.
Hugs and please take care!
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