Pain mgmt DR fired me for told i Meds taken from cold turkey Was lied to by nurse about drug test results. Was told I couldn't obtain med records. Was told I could not speak with physician my back pain was terrible,withdraw symptoms the worst, Emotionally I was breaking down. I was degraded, belittled, disrespected and ignored. I did not eat or sleep for 3 days withdrew from family and friends and was questioning if I really had serious problem. I was honest about everything and at 1st appt told dr I was dependent and afraid to hurt. Everything was twisted and turned and I felt helpless and lost trust of anyone who I put faith in to help me 3 /31 my meds ran out like supposed
I called my dr office to find out how to get med records and info on where I needed to go for treatment. This time the med assistant was the one in the room when important things were discussed. She Also had worked at my neurosurgeons office. She would have known certainly if I displayed a need for meds other reasons right?? I mean the signs wood be obvious!! I decided I would lay my case out ONE last time, I HAD too she could tell in my voice i was upset. I couldn't belie that she didn't know. I asked her if she would walk step by step with me through all the reasons I was provided by her and the valid reason that could be proven and seen for themselves. She listened and I sobbed through my words and kept running out of breath while trying to give her every detail Some of the items she even commented... "Yes, I remember him saying you could fill that refill of Valium .... Or " I really don't see the multiple providers filling RX. You have filled the same RX by only the two we are aware of.. And not only RX from us since 2/28." I finished my timeline with the way this nurse just broke me down an would NOT listen? I have never felt the need to prove to my friends and family that I was nothing more than doing what i had to do to get better and that I was on my way to the end my battle with pain and dependence and it would be done the proper way... And just a little FYI- stress does make pain worse. I WAS DONE... I gave everything I had. She told that it would be tomorrow before she would see him but that she would. Talk to him one more time..... 30 mins later my phone rings and and said that she had talked to him and the PA and that they were appalled this nurse. And that they would like to please have me come back under their care and that they would make sure things would move in a positive direction...and that action had been taken to nurse for behavior and i would never have to see or deal with her. Ever, Asked me to come in tomorrow and would need to sign new agreement and another drug test. I did it. And now I'm afraid..... I'm afraid of every action I take and make with others be documented and signed by 3rd party... I'm afraid to tell them my med is not working or something else of importance that could be used against me... TRUST AND CONFIDENCE THIS OFFICE AND DOCTOR IS GONE. So even though I fought and fought.... It wasn't about the pills. It was about the Pain Management. I can not take my pride and pain to a new doctor who will have every bit of this info available up front.
HiIt sounds like things are sounding better for you!Right? I'm a bit confused because I realized by your other posts and diferent name that you must have been going through hell and then with all the withdrawels scattered on some things! Am I right??I just want you to know that as a person who has had an addiction problem ,if you ever need help or quetions ,I am here for you! Good Luck 77grace
Hi All, I have been doing all of the posting from my cell phone...This is the first time I have looked at PC version. My have of the mess i posted makes no sense...
I am feeling better- Thank you- and I am back with the pain management doctor, UDS, contract and all but-I am not on any pain meds....the RAPID NOT BY MY CHOICE DETOX-put into perspective...how I was measuring my pain. I Asked to not have the medicine right now..so i can be truthful on determining my true pain level. I do have pain-I have a valid reason...I guess i would have rather been in pain and not have any meds to prove a point,
I have a lot of trust issues, and the office staff are aware that I will be calling them a million times to tell them something un important...BUT YOU NEVER KNOW!
I think it is good that the doctor took you back and has dealt with the "nurse" who gave you incorrect information. I would always take a third person with you to take notes. Ask again for your medical records in writing, be sure and sign the letter and it may help to include your birth date. Federal rules say you must have access to your medical records, read them carefully and initial each page so you know you have already read it. This should be what they would send on to another doctor. They may or may not include personal conversations you had with the medical assistant "nurse" on the telephone.
UHMMMMM!! HELP ME! I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO THINK!!!! I Just did a little research and guess what !!! this "nurse" IS THE DOCTORS WIFE!!!!!!!!!!! Who has had license in other states and multiple NPI numbers.....SOMETHING IS FISHY....conflict of interest maybe???!!!
Well bless your heart. I've tried to fit all of the posts together but I end up confusing myself. I know it's very difficult to try to get your point across while you're typing. It is for me sometimes.
I'm very glad that you got to go back to your PM doctor. Always be truthful with them, especially about your pain and the levels of pain. They need to know this so they can treat you appropriately.
The MD told me the "nurse" was let go and and obviously....she is not a nurse and.....HE NEVER SAID IT WAS HIS WIFE. Obviously someone who had been wrongly accused and lied too...there will be trust issues. I will call them every time i take my meds if I want to...Id rather be a drama queen than liar or addict....
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