Doctors Are Too Busy Writing Prescriptions Rather Than Treating Sickle Cell

i was highly upset last night when i check into the emergency room at my local hospital. to my surprise i was taken straight back to a room, but anyhow


when asked what helps the pain, i asked for demoral and their reply "we dont do demoral any longer, what about morphine" i had to laugh a little in my mind b/c morphine is like taking an advil now. it does nothing for pain being that ive had it since my first crisis at 7 years old.


anywhoot, the doctors ordered stadol. i had no clue what it was so i googled it on my blackberry to find that its a drug given to pregnant women to help with pain. and while administering the drug the nurse explains it blocks the pain receptors in your brain


oh my moses 5 minutes later i had this paranoid feeling, i became jittery, when i did fall asleep i'd be jolted awake for no reason. no pain relief.


nurse comes back and asks how im feeling. "im still hurting'. she brings back dilaudid (i absolutely hate that drug, it makes me feel sluggish and restless)


long story short the doctor comes in and says im discharged b/c my lab work looks fine. after being poked and probed over 20 times with no relief or real treatment (i only had 1 bag of iv fluids) they were telling me to go home


i asked, even though im still at a 10 pain wise you are sending me home. this guy tells me "you may be having a crisis but you're not anemic, its just sickle cell"


y'all my mouth hit the floor! i didnt know if i should have laughed or push his head through a wall. he hands me a prescription of vicodin and directs me to the billing department where they bill me 1235 for my 2 hour stay. pffft.

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Comment by Amanda on April 13, 2011 at 10:08pm
Oh Ive never expiernced either of those, but I try to always go to the medical center Methodist where they know me and my bf who's a doctor there. Next time you get sick *God forbid it ever happens again, and by his strikes you are healed* try to go there. Oh yeah, who is your hemo? when are we gonna do a girl date? We need to meet I have to tell you about my non profit DISC for local SC patients
Comment by Myra Davis on April 13, 2011 at 8:32am
Amanda will be surprised to know that its memorial hermann (memorial city & katy). And my hematologist is based out of memorial city.
Comment by Amanda on April 12, 2011 at 9:54pm

Hmmmm let me guess??? St. Lukes in Hou?


Comment by Techerra Alexander on April 12, 2011 at 2:42pm
wow this is ridiculous...i know what you mean
Comment by Nana007 on March 16, 2011 at 11:56am
I too have been sent home in pain before just because my blood levels didn't say I was sick. They wrote a prescription and told me go home. It is quite frustrating. The Doctors simply dont care.
Comment by Myra Davis on March 14, 2011 at 9:16pm

that is ridiculous Veon!!! but i totally feel what you are going through and it makes you want to steer away from hospitals all together.

i think the "know it all" doctors get flustered that their "treatment/methods" are not working to control our pain, so they just let us go


i once had a doctor tell me upon release that it was all in my head. =\ ...

Comment by Ade Dotun on March 14, 2011 at 8:51pm
wow, thats sooo annoying, i think he is both!
Comment by Veon A. McGlory on March 14, 2011 at 6:23pm
Man i know what your going through i was just in the hospital last week, i go to the e.r. to my surprise they did'nt make me wait 4 hours to go back it was like maybe a hour a and a half, so i go back and this young doctor comes up to me and says whats the problem i tell him i have sickle cell and he says were'nt you here the other day i told him yes and he says you got your blood check right and again i say yes, so he tells me let me go check what your blood was at the other day so he does, and he comes back and says were not going to start and iv where going to giye you pain meds in the muscle only because you dont look to be in that much pain to me, i say to him ok my husband was was so hot, so the nuse comes in and gives me the first rounds of meds, tghe doctor comes back and says how is your pain now, i tell him still pretty bad so he orders another round of meds, then he comes back and says are you ready to go my husband spoke up and he says to the doctor when she comes up here shes in alot of pain cause she tries to stay out of the hospital, so the doctor orders one more round of pain meds, then he comes back and says im really not trying to amitt you tonight i want you to go home, after my husband left, i just looked at the doctor like are you stupid or slow which one is it.
Comment by Ade Dotun on March 8, 2011 at 3:40pm
wowwww, this is ridiculous!! sorry to hear about your experience, you did well, i mite have pushed his head thru the wall lol. but yea these doctors are being paid by pharmaceutical companies to write us these pills, which is why some doctors like to write some pills than others, check out this article

Hope u are feeling better tho!

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