At my nearby ER, their's a doctor there known for being a huge jerk. And he always seems to be working at this ER, so almost everyone I know has encountered him and they all cant beleive his attitude. My cousin went in once cause her knee was swollen and she was in alot of pain, but right by her knee there was a small scratch, and he gave her cream for that and completly ignored her knee issues, and when she asked about
it, he told her to follow up with her ortho, which she did call and he sent her to the ER in the first place....
Then once about
4 years ago (witht his same ER doctor)when I was taking Kadian (morphine) and fioricet w/codiene and klonopin, and he did a blood test and of course it came back positve for opiates, benzodiazipines, and barbituates, and he said he was gonna call the 'crisis center' cause he felt that I was gonna overdose cause they where very strong meds and how it would kill a normal person, eventhough I was in the ER for a severe migraine. So the crisis center came by WITH a court order already made to lock me up for 3 days so I can get the 'drugs' out of my system. And I got so angry, I couldnt stop crying, and this place they sent me to was horrible, I begged them to call my PM doctor, but they refused, and I had my mother empty out my medication bottles into baggies and bring in the empty bottles cause I wanted them to see I wasnt lying about
ions being mine and they said they where gonna flush them down the toilet (reason for emptying the bottles). I wrote a huge complaint letter to the hospitals, and of course all I got back was an apology letter, I should of pressed charges as it really traumatize me, I feel that I come to the ER to get "emergency" treatment, and not for them to take over my whole treatment plan I've had with a specialist doctor.
Of course I could go on forever about
other terrible stories, espcially when I've gone in for migraines, they must really hate migraines, but I know where I live, one of the few neurologists around isnt a very good doctor for migraines cause I've been seeing her for years with no luck, and my other doctor that prescribes my Suboxone gave me Cymbalta and said he had good results with that for migraines, and he was so right, I hardly ever get them anymore, and when I do, it's absoutly nowhere near as bad.
So thank God I have no reason to go the ER hardly anymore, I've gone once in the past year for myself which was for strep throat (and this doesnt include the several tumes I had to take my kids in) and I know I better have severe bleeding or a bone sticking out or darn near death before I'll ever step back in a ER. Beause When I'm in severe pain, I rather be at home in my comfortable bed moaning and screaming, then be in a small cold room on a very uncomfortable table they call a bed and be treated like garbage and have to listen to babies crying nonstop in the room next to me and people staring when they walk by, and wondering why it's taking so long and hearing all the nurses and doctors out their laughing and talking like they have nothing else to do and have to fight for meds to make me feel better.
Chronic Pain Moderator
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