I have been treated the same way (as a junkie) as well. I don't really understand it, because I have only always followed my neurologist, GP, and neuro opthomalogist. I have low spinal fluid now which was confirmed by my neurologist who was in charge of all the others. This after having high pressure for years to the point where I lost some of my eyesight due to swollen optic nerves..
The shunt surgery was supposed to fix it permanently but it overdrawing me by a lot. I had to fight to get it taken out. After a report from Johns Hopkins they themselves decided to take it out..the famous hospital said I would die from it if not taken out. The low pressure after never went back to normal or high. They tried everything, and I mean everything to the extent of having Botox shots in my head all around the painful areas. My GP has me on a strong pain med, it was still too much pain and I couldn't stop vomiting, therefore I couldn't take the meds. The local emergency room Dr on call said first thing..."you are not getting narcotics", I told her I just needed hydration and anti nausea meds, I showed her my full bottle of pain meds that I could not keep down, but I brought with me because I know what it can be like. She repeated herself, and I repeated myself. She then said if I treat you at all, you need scans and x-rays, and blood work etc. I asked if I could have fluid before that..She said NO. If I think it is necessary after tests I will order it. I left because going through hours of testing and scans without help for dehydration and nausea were just not an option. Therefore she labeled me too... I did call my Dr who said to put the tablets up my rear if I couldn't keep them down. Is this what we are reduced to because of other people's addictions and stupidity??? I never want to be ill again, but that is a pipe dream. This has to stop, but I don't know how to even attempt it
My overall condition is called Intracranial Hypertension, though the surgery I had reversed the issue to make it chronically too low which is also constant pain...
I have plenty of stories on the surgery, however the main issue is the way people with chronic pain causing illnesses are being treated and documented.
I am at a total loss other than pressing charges with the Board Of Health and the hospital.