I know what you mean. I just went to the ER the other day, they did EXACTLY what you said, gave me fluids, did unnecessary chest and stomach xrays, gave me something for nausea, and Flagyl and another anti-biotic. I do have to admit at that time, I really needed the fluids. They wanted me to stay 24 hours but I was afraid of what else they were going to do to me, also the fact I have to pay 20% of whatever they decide to do! They were saying "we need to see if you have had a change by doing a colonoscopy" I said HELLO I just had one 6 days ago, they were like we need to look for a change since then. UGGGH I know how you feel! But, my GI doctor usually will give me whatever med I ask for. I think it is unfair for them to deny you pain meds. We can't take NSAIDs, which knocks out a HUGE amount of pain meds, leaves us with Tylenol, woopie doo. I'd like to see that doctor having Crohn's and survive on Tylenol. I would look for a new doctor. I am in South Texas, btw.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica