Throwing a pathetic pseudo-seizure on the floor of the ER in front of the Nursing Station is not going to get you Dilaudid any faster than faking back pain.
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I would pay good money to see all the eye rolls that went on when that happened.
I love it when they blame you, the ED physician (or me, the Urgent Care physician) for their going into withdrawal seizures from lack of narcotics.
As a PCP, I try to reiterate to my pain med patients that ultimately it is their responsibility to notify me 3 BUSINESS days prior to running out of meds. They have to account for holidays and weekends as well. I have coverage when I am on vacation. There is no excuse for running out “by surprise”. None of my covering docs will write a triplicate on weekends either and I will not do so for anyone when I am covering on nights or weekends.
Do not store your meds above the toilet. Do not store them above the sink. Do not store them in your car. Do not store them near where you feed the dog (or catbox, or birdcage, etc.) Get a safe and lock them up so your teenage or adult kids or spouse or friends can’t steal them.
It is amazing how many police reports for break-ins I have received over the years.
It is interesting reading what you guys go through. I am not a doctor by any means. I just Google’d “Why are some doctors big fat jerks?” and this was the biggest result I got. Thought you’d be interested to know the keywords that bring folks to your site. Either way, I am going to continue reading. So far it has been a “How not to act in the Emergency Room” guide.
Yeah, but it’ll probably get you a neurology consult. Unfortunately.
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