I will not go to ERs for CP either, the only time I will go for pain is if I'm really hurt from doing something stupid (like breaking my toe with the door) or sick with strep and I cant get in to see my regulaur doctor. My experience here in the town I live in, if you go in for CP they always assume you must be drug seeking, even if you have a doctor they can call for proof. Even sometimes if you go in not for pain, they still assume you must be drug seeking if you put down on your medicaiton list that your taking pain meds, this happened to my aunt last year, and she was having fainting spells and her sugar levels where out of control, and they treated her bad because she took pain meds. Makes no sense, and I'm sure not all ER doctor's are like this, but most do seem to be faded by drug seekers and frequent flyers, and I dont blame them for being untrusting, but I do feel sorry for the people that do have severe pain and get treated bad.
Chronic Pain Moderator
-Stress is when you wake up screaming....and realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.
-What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about.
-Is it time for your medication or mine?
-Underneath it all....I'm pretty much naked.