i have severe chronic back pain due to several breaks & herniated discs and i also get an illness called diverticulitis very easily. which is quite painful, its in the stomach region. i am at a loss as to why they (the er) did not give you a cat scan if you are having problems with your back and your stomach. i get nausiated easily and they like to give me zofran, which doesn't work for me. i am a phenegran or reglan person. i know a cat scan can take up to 6 hours and while you are in pain in the er it sucks when you have a dr who doesn't like giving out pain meds. when i walk in with my list of meds i always get treated like i have a 3rd eye or something. i tell them i want pain medication (iv) and usually i get so demanding they give in to me. but i threaten to tear up the gurney. granted pain meds will not help with the ultimate problem, you have something going on and they need to figure it out. don't feel bad if you need to go back. and just tell them while you are waiting you are in severe pain..... please give me something for the pain/cramping. they shouldn't make you sit there for 6 hours in pain. they can tell by your blood pressure and your blood work if you are telling the truth. and remember the smiley face chart 7 is considered severe pain...... don't tell them below a 6. or you will not get any relief. i hate to say all these things but its better than sitting there hurting for hours on end. i have a pain pump and i can't begin to tell you the conversations i have had with er drs in regards to it. just thought i would give you a few tips on the er since you aren't getting any pain relief. don't be shy about
it tell them you are hurting. the worst thing is they say no. chances are they won't make you sit there for hours waiting without some relief. but you need to find out whats wrong. stomach pain can be from impacted fesces to appendix to female issues. so they may run several tests. i have been through tons of tests and its always diverticulitis for me. good luck and i hope you feel better soon. get some answers!!!
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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