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AngMichelle
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   Posted 4/20/2006 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I had one of the worse migraines yesterday. It lasted about 12 hours before I went to the ER. I told him, usually Nubain,DHE, and phenergan work. After 2 seconds of examining me he walks out of the room without saying anything. 30 min later the nurse comes in with DHE and Thorizine. I told the nurse, this won't work, please tell the doctor that when they get this bad I need something for pain and nausea too. She says in a mean way, Lets just take it one step at a time. So I get the shots. 30 min later I'm in tears with the pain and tell the nurse the shots have not worked. The doctor says that he will not give anything else and to go home. I tell the nurse, I'm not leaving feeling the same way as when i came in. she talks to him again and he still won't presribe anything. We tell her over and over my history. When I can in I told the doc. that I had called my Neuro. and she told me to go to the ER for a pain shot. I gave him her card and everything. Of course he did not call. Then at 6 he says, why don't you go to your Neuro.... I can't b/c they are closed and in memphis. They just get even more rude and say, well just go home. And I started to cry and the nurse says, Well I do know one thing that crying is just going to make it worse.
We walked out of the room and straight into the administrators office. The CEO of the hospital was in there too, and they were not happy. I had a bag of vomitt with me, and was obviously hurting. It is hospital polisy to treat pain in real way. I just hope it did some good. Then after going to the ER which cost God knows what, i had to go somewhere else to get a shot. I just don't understand. mad sad

Annuk
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   Posted 4/20/2006 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry you are going through it so much just now. A little while ago tysmyboo our forum moderator posted some forms for a Neuro or other Doctor to fill in detailing the treatment schedule that they want an ER to follow. Have a look back at the posts over the last couple of months and see if you can find it, I will have a look too and will post where it is if you have not found it first.

Take care Ann

Annuk
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   Posted 4/20/2006 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have found it on page 4 the post is entitled 'Important Migraine and Headache Forms' do have a look it appears that this is just what you need!! All the best Ann.

tysmyboo
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   Posted 4/20/2006 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Ann...and AngMichelle,

I will bump that post up toward the top!

 

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   Posted 4/24/2006 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
AngMichelle.... Pain is the 5th vital sign now. It is LAW.... Get the hospitals Risk Management or Administator's address, send a certified copy.... Tell them the story & that you expect a reply in 10days....
Perhaps an attorney at this point also.... Contact your local Pain Association. Similar thing happened to my son, I was with him.... They kept yelling at him saying cant you talk? Pain is the 5th vital sign..... Good luck

JeffRAy
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   Posted 4/24/2006 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry AngMichelle
I've had so many ER trips for my migraines, even a 3 day medicine infusion, where i got thorazine and other things (ive gotten DHE in the past as well)
ive had no luck :(
it helps to know that im not the only one (as im only turning 16 ) who had to go through that, however, this kinda stuff isnt something that should be wished on anyone :(
who do you see for your migraines?
im currently at the jefferson headache center in Phila., thats where i got the 3 day infusion they recommended... a lot quiet environment there than in the er which ive frequented :(
ive been on medicine from 5th- 10th grade, and they even got me botox and lydocane injections in my head and the non medical accupuncture sessions :( these are all options im sure youve thought of, and perhaps something coudl work for you!

i hope they didnt give you benedryl via iv, stay away from that :( it burned my veins like crazy
ugh the er sucks :( i find i have a worse headache (ha!) after listening to all the alarms and annoying nurses and yelling.
how often do you get these anyway?

get better :)
-jeff

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   Posted 4/26/2006 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Boy, can I identify with this topic.  Whenever I go to the ER, I always get the doctor d'jour, so there is no continuity of care.  I usually get a brief exam, then he/she asks what I usually get for the pain.  I usually get a shot of Dilaudid and Phenergan, with a small prescription of Vicodan (or similar medication), in case my migraine comes back before I can get to my doctor. The doctor has my hospital records to back up my answer, but then the doctor mumbles something about the nurse bringing me something for pain, with no explanation as to what that might be.  One doctor/jerk ignored my request and the information on the medical records showing my previous treatment.  He sent the nurse in with a shot of Benedryl and orders to put me on oxygen for an hour.  I violently objected to this treatment, since I knew it wouldn't work, but the doctor refused, stating that he did not believe in prescribing narcotics for migraines.  I got the shot and got the oxygen, which as anticipated, did nothing for my pain.  I had to go to a walk-in clinic to get a shot, which did the trick, but ended up costing me almost $150.00, since I don't have regular insurance.  I just hate doctors who think they are God, and refuse to listen to their patients.
 
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tysmyboo
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   Posted 4/26/2006 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I think being in so much pain and being overly sensitive makes us "touchy" (as my mom would call it)...then feeling defensive because we know how poorly we have been treated in the past as "drug seekers"
 
Honest, I wonder what would happen if we went in with a clean slate and were objective about the "medical professionals" who work at the "medical facility" where we are going in our ill state. They are well trained and have the arsenal of anything we need to make us better and we are each individuals and are going to be treated as such.
 
We are going in with a member of our loving and supportive family, we are armed with our medical records, a completed headache history, a migraine/headache diary with all our triggers plainly listed (which for this episode we have not brought upon ourselves with wine, cheese, chocolate, MSG and cigarette smoke and hours on the computer sitting under flickering lights sitting around people who are wearing nasty cheap perfume!!!) We do not have medication overuse headaches from taking too many OTC meds or unnecessary narcotics!!! We are carrying our filled out and signed ER form from our physician(s) stating the medications we have already taken, our preventatives and what s/he would like the ER physician to prescribe as our Emergency treatment.
 
Just playing devil's advocate here but I wonder what would happen if we had that type of attitude then?!?!?
 
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