I wonder if nurses always relay messages

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hazelB
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   Posted 1/31/2008 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been reading alot of posts and its nice to know I'm not alone in the nasy nurse arena!
But now here is what I'm wondering.  When I ask the nurse a question and she says she is going to ask the doc and call me back, the call back always makes me feel like my doc doesnt care. But whenI go in for my appointment and I ask the doc myself she always seems more than compasionate and understanding.  Is the nurse even relaying the question or message?? nono
I dont always dislike the nurses, sometimes they seem really friendly and other times I feel like they must really have something against me.  I used to think they were like that because of the nature of pain management, to help weed out the drug seekers who find there way in. And they would lighten up after they got to know me. But I've been there for almost two years now, so now I only hope they know I'm not a drug seeker in the recreational sense of the word. I feel so lucky to have found the pain doc I have, she is a lovely woman.  And sometimes I really like the nurses too, but sometimes I want to shake the attitude right out of em. 
So my question is although I know they have to relay messages to the doc, does anyone else feel like maybe they really dont or do but not the way you asked it???
 Interstitial Cystitis and Endometriosis


sjkly
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   Posted 1/31/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the same problem, I was looking for steroids for a RA flair. I went to the dr and got a mederol dose pack (6 days worth of decreasing doses). By day 4 I knew I needed more so I called the dr and left a message with the staff. I called every day as I was told she would call and she didn't. Finally on my first day without meds the Physicians Assistant wrote a new script for a new dose pack because they forgot to tell the doctor. I then had to call everyday of that dose pack and finally show up for clinic hours and when I explained to the dr what was going on she felt so bad for me she had only recieved one of my messages-the day before. She immediately wrote a steady dose script for 60 days-more that enough to get me through to my rhuemotologist appointment.

hazelB
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/31/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank goodness I'm not crazy...I always feel like they dont tell the DR everything, or put there own spin on your words. Yesterday I called for BT pain meds and they told me they would ask the DR and then called back telling me to take advil...like I wouldnt have tried that already. But when I actually spoke to the doc myself she was more than happy to help and understood advil wasnt going to do anything
 Interstitial Cystitis and Endometriosis

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