I wasn't sue where to post this but since i normally post under chronic pain, as i suffer a great deal of, I thought here was as good as any. I have suffered from intense pain, normally in my left side but sometimes in the middle of my chest since I was a teenager, normally i ride it out with rest and cough medicine to make me sleep and I normally wake up and feel ok.
Not the case this week, I started feeling it in my left side and stayed home from work and just treated it with my normal pain medicine. By Sunday I was hurting so bad I had to call the ambulance to come get me as I couldn't stand to move! Ive had 4 heart attacks and have drove myself each time but this pain is unbelievable!! I often get treated like someone just looking for pain meds after the ER nurses see my med list, which really makes me angry as those medications are PRESCRIBED by a doctor, and are irrelevant to my current condition. So they pump me up with dilauded and sent me home.
I awoke the next morning and called my gp to schedule a follow up, who happen to be the doc on call in the ER the night before, I was able to get in the same day and as soon as i walked in the door of my gp's office they sat me in a wheelchair and took me to the ER, now they admitted me and started antibiotics, steroids, and dilauded by iV. they are trying to send me home on just the meds I have from my chronic pain, that is why I'm here as those medicines didn't touch this pain! I'm very angry!!!
intercostal neuralgia, degenerative disc disease,ulcerative colitis, atherosclerosis, depression, & anxiety
meds: gabapentin, oxycodone 30 mg, lipitor, xanax, effient, celexa, bentyl, simvastatin