Jim, I know what you mean about
those allergic reaction/side effects issues. I cant take Reglan or Compazine (anti-nausea meds)cause they cause a reaction that gives me Dystonic effect, which is very uncomfortable, but it is listed as a side effect, and doctors will always argue with me cause I want it listed on my allergies. I tell them I rather vomit my insides out then to have those side effects, thats how bad they are.
I've had lots of doctors be really stupid. I told a doctor once that I was taking Suboxone, and she said she never heard of it and pretended to look it up and said it wasnt in her little PDR, and then she went on saying that I must of made it up....like I have time on my hands to make up drugs....I really wanted to smack her...I told her to look online and she kept looking at me like I had 2 heads. That was the last time I went to her....If I Was gonna make up new meds then it would be a miracle drug that takes away all pain with no side effects and only has to be taken once in a life time and would be very cheap and named after me lol.
I then once several years ago went to a urgent care with a what I beleived was a severe sinus infection, teeth hurting, severe headache, fever, all that fun stuff. And I had to wait forever and finally when the doctor walked in, he didnt exam me or anything and already had the RX filled out before and just handed it to me and walked out, didnt tell me what it was for or anything, he spend maybe 5 seconds handing me the RX and walked out, I was so shocked. I would think he would atleast look in my nose and stuff to see if I had an infection or not, but nope. So I took the RX to the pharmacy and it was prednisone. I took it and it did nothing, and ended up needing antibiotics which I got from a diffrent place later. I never went back there.
Some doctors do need a good smacking and shouldnt be doctors if they're not a people person.
Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum,Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines
Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica 50mg, Imitrex 100mg PRN,Ibprofen 800mg PRN, Ventolin Inhaler PRN, Visteril PRN