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Posted by Karla ( on February 06, 2001 at 09:52:50:

In Reply to: Same for sister last night posted by Jackie L on February 05, 2001 at 17:52:23:

My neuro and I have agreement I can take up to 4 zomig in one day. After that I can take percacet and if that does no good try stadol and if that does no good go to ER and get 4mg of dilaudid. That will get rid of my ha 95% of the time. I have a letter from my neuro on offical letterhead, signed and dated stated this is the plan and that sometimes I require a narcotic shot. Should be no problem right. I ran into a dumb, mouthy dr. one night who wanted to give me a hystamine for my ha. I told him that I didn't have alergies I had cluster ha. I showed him the note. I told him to look in my chart. I had been in hospital before. I said I know my body and I know what works. He didn't like that. He wanted me to go home and continue taking tylanol and ibuprofin and wouldn't let me see a second dr for a second opinion. I was mad. I asked to be discharged. The nurse came in and I complained. She got me a second dr. He said you have a note, signed and dated. It is ovious this is the treatment you have been getting in the past, no problem. He ordered the shot, the ha went away and I was fine. I called the hospital medical director the next day and explained the bad first dr. He said hospital policy is we prefer you to have your dr. put your treatment on paper and sign and date it. I explained I had that. He said than the first dr. should of had no problem and should have done just as my dr. asked. The director asked to use me and my situation at the staff meeting so all the drs. could learn from it. I said yes. He did talk to the dr. and repremand him also. I found out though he wrote a letter to my dr telling him that he thought I was a druggie. My dr. just laughed when he saw it and said I see you had a run in with a dr in the er. I said ya but I didn't think it was so funny at the time. But I guess some good came from it. But I do not hesitate to complain when drs. act like they know more about me and my condition. I woun't put up with it. You shouldn't either.

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