I think being in so much pain and being overly sensitive makes us "touchy" (as my mom would call it)...then feeling defensive because we know how poorly we have been treated in the past as "drug seekers"
Honest, I wonder what would happen if we went in with a clean slate and were objective about the "medical professionals" who work at the "medical facility" where we are going in our ill state. They are well trained and have the arsenal of anything we need to make us better and we are each individuals and are going to be treated as such.
We are going in with a member of our loving and supportive family, we are armed with our medical records, a completed headache history, a migraine/headache diary with all our triggers plainly listed (which for this episode we have not brought upon ourselves with wine, cheese, chocolate, MSG and cigarette smoke and hours on the computer sitting under flickering lights sitting around people who are wearing nasty cheap perfume!!!) We do not have medication overuse headaches from taking too many OTC meds or unnecessary narcotics!!! We are carrying our filled out and signed ER form from our physician(s) stating the medications we have already taken, our preventatives and what s/he would like the ER physician to prescribe as our Emergency treatment.
Just playing devil's advocate here but I wonder what would happen if we had that type of attitude then?!?!?
Forward all hate mail to Moderator Sara!! ha ha