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Re: real PAIN after emergency

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:57 pm
by militarylady
Amy-Work In Progress wrote:Your story is an absolute travesty!! You shouldn't have to retain counsel to be treated fairly in a hospital. Seriously, the only thing I could think of doing in this situation is to get a lawyer!

I'm not
giving you sympathy, just whole heartedly agreeing with you that this makes no sense. It's like the docto
rs and nurses in the ICU blacklisted you!! And any nurse afterwards was already prejudiced against you.

I'm afraid that I don't understand your current thinking though. If (and only if) this is a medication that has been working for you, why are you going to let those shitty (excuse my French) people dictate how you live your life? I understand that you had a horrific experience, but I would be weighing the benefits of taking buprenorphine against the relatively low risk that you will ever have to go to this hospital again beyond the ER. Why let these ignorant bullies push you around?

Now if you were looking for an excuse to taper and you feel that you can do well without the medication, then by all means, do it. And let us know how we can help! There are people here who have successfully tapered off and kept themselves in recovery. That could be your path too. I just don't want you to make a knee-jerk reaction to taper off because of an outside influence. But we will support you regardless of what you decide if you stick around.

By the way, I assume you told your suboxone doctor this story and asked why he couldn't help. What did he say?

Amy

This is military lady, dont know if Im posting this in the right place. When I go to the Hospital I let everyone know my Daugther-in Law is a Federal lawyer, she was jaj(sp?) in the Marines, I also work for the local newspaper and tell them we will be taping every conversation and taking names and if any of then doesnt know how Suboxene works they better find someone who knows withow getting testy with me. I have Breast cancer, Fibro,Arthritis, a bad back and other issues.
After a few minutes 2 or 3 Drs come in and asked me what I need and the nurses are so nice!!!! :lol:
:lol:

Re: real PAIN after emergency

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:55 am
by Amy-Work In Progress
militarylady wrote:
This is military lady, dont know if Im posting this in the right place. When I go to the Hospital I let everyone know my Daugther-in Law is a Federal lawyer, she was jaj(sp?) in the Marines, I also work for the local newspaper and tell them we will be taping every conversation and taking names and if any of then doesnt know how Suboxene works they better find someone who knows withow getting testy with me. I have Breast cancer, Fibro,Arthritis, a bad back and other issues.
After a few minutes 2 or 3 Drs come in and asked me what I need and the nurses are so nice!!!! :lol:
:lol:
This is awesome!!

Amy

Re: real PAIN after emergency

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:37 pm
by Rowdybird
Funny follow up story had kidney stone not too painful went to urgent care and was given torodal and helped alot. I asked for nothing more but next day had recurring pain so decided to have husband drive me back to same urgent care facility to have some more torodal. Well get in room, dr comes in and says you didn't tell us you were on suboxone. I said what does that matter I have never asked for narcotics ever. Have been going there for almost year. She said we won't give u pain meds I say I didn't ask for any I would really like a shot of torodal it really helped, then she says to me NO. I ask why? She says you are already on a pain med. I say it is nonsteroidal she then says you should be having any PAIN due to you are already on pain medication. I just get the fuck up and walk out.

SO THERE YOU GO IF I WAS HIT BY A CAR I WOULD NOT KNOW DUE I AM ALREADY ON A PAIN MEDICATION. IF I GOT STABBED IN BACK I WOULDN'T EVEN KNOW UNTIL I SAW OR FELT THE BLOOD. I COULD PUNCH THRU A WALL LIKE SUPERMAN CAUSE I WOULDNT BE ABLE TO FEEL ANY PAIN. MAYBE I SHOULD DRIVE OFF A CLIFF CAUSE IT WOULDN'T HURT.
UN FUCKIN BELIEVABLE.....

Re: real PAIN after emergency

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:25 am
by jennjenn
That’s ridiculous! It’s amazing to me how little some ppl do know but think they know it all. Those are the type of ppl I run into in my area......... the know-it-alls that think they know exactly what we’re thinking and it’s usually ending in us drug seeking.

Sorry this happened to you!

Re: real PAIN after emergency

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:43 pm
by butler
Dear Rowdybird---- i had rotator cuff surgery and been on 24 mg of suboxone for `10 years....it is so scary how suboxone adheres to the pain receptors in brain...my sub dr was very helpful..i was on 360 mg of oxycodone per day...equivalent of 72 percocets
...and that was for 3 weeks...i was not a drug seeker...i was trying to get by ....it frightens me to the core about emergency pain issues....my sub dr told me he could no longer take me as patient because he no longer accepts medicare.....i have seriously thought about getting a hand gun and if for some reason i am in deep pain from an accident or something i will just put the gun in my mouth...I know that is such crazy talk....but that is the anxiety level i have when thinking about going through a lot of pain...of course i have never got a hand gun and it i would not do that....but the hopelessness of being under medical care with professionals who improperly judge long term suboxone users as drug seekers is so scary...by the way after the 3 weeks after surgery and on high amount of oxycodone..i immediately went back on suboxone...this was 3 years ago...no problems

Re: real PAIN after emergency

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:39 am
by jennjenn
Butler I’m so sorry you felt like that! We’ve had a few patients go to the ER recently and they were treated so poorly because they were taking buprenorphine. It’s almost like they stop listening after hearing or seeing a patient is taking suboxone. Once that word pops up then earmuffs and blinders go on. Of course there are some that aren’t judging like that but some are..... in my area most are. It isn’t fair. Luckily I haven’t had to deal with pain management but those that do or have...... I feel for. So glad to hear you’re doing better though!! :)