splasdancer, very cool name! welcome to HW, you will come to find this place a great area to vent.... no one can quite understand chronic pain until they have actually walked a mile in your shoes. and everyone here has on their nikes. i too have had a recent bad experience with an ER for almost the same reason even though my cat scan supported my reason for pain. my PCP was irate when i went and saw him the next day (which he did admit me and gave me IV pain meds) he knows i don't ask for them unless i am really hurting. ultimately, i did file a complaint against the dr on staff, but i would have given ANYTHING to see what you did! BRAVO! these drs need to decipher a little better the seekers and the real people who are in pain. especially when we are armed with proof, cat scans, xrays, etc. its especially hard lying in those beds for hours- my back always hurts in the ER. those really stupid excuses for a bed. i have diverticulitis a lot so i am constantly in and out of the ER, most of the nursing staff knows me. by the time i have to drink the dye for the cat scan 6 hours has passed by and i am writhing in pain from the cramping and my back adds to it from those awful cement slabs called beds. sometimes i can get a sympethetic dr who will go ahead and give me pain meds while i am waiting on my cat scan. and then there are the other ones. we have all had a run in with them at some point.
anyhow, glad to have you on here..... you will come to see we are all friends on here. we are all on common ground. pain. so chime in anytime and vent when you need to. it helps a lot and people on here are very knowledgable when it comes to treatments, meds, etc.
RX's: Pain Pump
(morphine & baclofen on next round); Oxycontin
80mg 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 mgs 4x day
4mg 3x's daily; Lyrica
100mg 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan
25mg (as needed/nausea); Reglan
10 mg. (30 minutes before meal/nausea); Cymbalta
60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Lorazepam
25 mg 2xs daily; Prilosec
30mg. & Senokot
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