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   Posted 12/18/2005 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,
I just had to vent about my last trip to the ER a couple of days ago.  I was the first person to sign in to the Urgent Care Facility, I was triaged, and taken directly to a patient room.  It took almost two hours for the Doctor to finally show up, although my Dad could see and hear what he was doing  all over the place.  When he finally came into my room, he asked me what I wanted him to do for me, all the time he was looking at my hospital records.  I told him what my regular treatment was, a shot of Dilaudid and Phenergan, with a small script (10) of Percocet to tide me over until I could get in to see my doctor.  I even brought my notebook of information regarding everything he would need to know about my migraines.  He picked it up, opened the front cover, then just dropped it on the bed. 
He told me that I had too many migraines (DUH!!!) and he was not going to give me my regular treatment.  I tried to stand up for myself and explain that over years and year of trial and error, this was the only treatment that would work for me, it just totally fell on deaf ears.  Its really hard to argue when you are in that much pain.  He mumbled something about giving me a shot and and putting me on oxygen for a while, then left, never to be seen again.
The oxygen was really annoying, and they used that full mask thing, so I started getting really claustrophobic, but they wouldn't let me take it off early.  Finally when the nurse came to check me out, I asked her the name of the medication of the shot he gave me.  It was Draperidol, which I later looked up on the internet and found out it was the injectible form of DRAMIMINE!!!
Can you believe that Crap???  I had a raging migraine attack and Dr. High and Mighty gives me a shot of something used for motion sickness?  How sick and twisted is that?  Did he think that if he looked like he was treating me, I would somehow be miraculously cured?  What a sick jerk!  I told the nurse on the way out that he had a God complex, 'cuz now I still had a major migraine and I was really ticked off!!!  All that time and money spent, and not a bit of relief gained.
Thank God the Hospital sends out a follow up questionaire after each visit because I can't wait to get a hold of it.  That Doctor will rue the day he treated me like a piece of meat instead of a human being.
OK, Think I'm finished venting now.
Leigh Ann cool

Post Edited By Moderator (tysmyboo) : 12/19/2005 5:57:15 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/22/2005 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Latest update...
Topamax is still making me a raging nutcase with severe memory losses.  Can't drive safely anywhere, and my eyesight is now bad enough that I shouldn't be doing anything without glasses.  Even doing this gives mea a double visioion effect.   I  tried to do a "walk-in" visit with my own doctor on Monday, but after waiting two hours, she thought it would be better if I saw a colleage of hers.  No explanation given.  Her college, Dr. Renninger dug aroung in my charch a little, but I needed to follow up on several things, not just the migraine I had a the moment.  Well, she just basically said I needed some bloodword redone, and that she would give me a shot, and as soon as she told me what it was, I knew it wasn't going to help.  At least it had Phenergan in it, so I might get a nap out of it.  Anyway, I figured the only way my doctor couldn't dump me was to make an appointment, so that's what I did, and wouldn't you know, I still have same the freaking headache from Friday.  As Uncle Authur used to say, "Well, isn't that special scool ."
Will let you know how it goes,
Leigh Ann cool
"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
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   Posted 12/23/2005 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Cranky, well I in a way know how you feel. I hate it when the doctor asks you what has worked for you in the past and you tell them and they turn around and give you something that you had just told them that doesnt work. But you should be open to other treatments, one time I had a BAD migraine a few months ago and they did an IV with zofran and depakote through the IV and oral ativan and to my surprise it actually worked even though in the past the only that has killed my migraines was a shot of pain meds. But if pain shots are the only thing working for you why wont your doctor give you a prescription for you to give yourself a shot at home?? I have been told a few times that the ER wont give anyone medicines to take home unless you dont have a doctor to see yet for a follow-up, which makes great sence to me.

~Carmen (hello~Kitty)

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   Posted 12/23/2005 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Cranky- I sorta feel your pain. Just this last week I went to Acute care after my Dr told me to go there so they could give me the shot. My Dr told me that they would call to let them know I would be coming. When I get there the Acute care Dr decides to give me a presciption for more oral meds & not give me the shot so I had to make another trip to the Dr office the next day so my Dr.'s nurse could give me the shot that I was suppose to get the night before. Needless to say neither one of us was very happy with the acute care Dr. I had the shot on Wed. afternoon, its not as bad but it is still there. I am not having much luck finding something that will kick it out of my head. I just hope it does not get any worse over the weekend.
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