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  • #16
    I think it makes us all a little queasy when we hear this stuff. This was obviously not your 1st appt with her, and you had a relationship. It is quite appalling to hear this yet again. These "professionals" need to be fired. If you are relying on her for your anti anxiety/panic meds (been there), your GP or NP can prescribe them for you.

    Personally, I would write her a letter and let her know how badly she hurt you emotionally and that you would never recommend her to anyone. Docs do rely on positive word of mouth from patients, and also let your GP know, so she will maybe lose those referrals as well. Sometimes people wake up if you hit em where it hurts, the pocketbook. Just be careful you don't badmouth, SHE could sue YOU for liable. Good idea to go online and rate her, she's probably on several rating sites.

    Don't be discouraged and think that they are all like that, and if you need psych followup, you need to do that. Ask around, ask friends that may be having counselling, check the web, sometimes the support staff at your docs know someone, or your local hospital can give you a list and you can shop around. Wish you the best of luck, sorry about your dad, it is tough, I know, and all of your stresses with the move, the kids. You sound like a strong woman, you can get through this. Jill, wife of Bob

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    • #17
      I just want to thank you all for your feedback & support. It felt so good to read your messages & know that I am not alone in feeling the way I feel.
      I am still questioning myself if I am too dependant on my pain meds or if I run to them to quickly...but darn it, when I am in pain & burning...I WANT relief:-( I def. do not mis use my meds, I take them as prescribed. (SIGH)...she just really hit me where it hurts.
      I would LOVE to go to a different psych, however, she knows my entire history from start to finish & really seemed to care about me...now I am def. questioning it. I know that when my Medicare kicks in for my SSD I will switch, but until then I need to stay with her. I have asked my prim. doc if she would prescribe me my meds but she isnt comfortable doing that.
      Thank you again for your support all!
      Karen
      Currently Taking:
      20 mg Celexa
      fentanyl patch 12.5 mcg chgd every 3 days
      morphine IR 15 MG, up to 3x daily
      Xanax 1mg as needed (not taken daily)
      900 MG Oxycarbizine (mood disorder)
      300 MG Welbutrin
      Tizanidine 4 mg up to 20 mg daily as need
      Prevacid 30 mg
      Ambien as needed

      my heating pad is my best friend, use daily on my lower back & pelvic area
      blessed to be able to receive massage & Amma , along with Avazzia therapy 3x weekly

      Been diagnosed for 10 years now, consider myself pretty well versed in this disease & would love to help out with new IC sisters or brothers, feel free to message me.

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      • #18
        wow

        I had a problem similar with a doctor. Which made me wary of the medical profession. Due their coldness and rudeness. & I can't go into it here but I could tell you stories about people I know that have had worse and similar experiences. Don't go back. These people should be reported to the Ameican Medical Assoc.

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        • #19
          Its ashame you have to stay with that so called councelor but, I understand your predictment. After you are able to find a new councelor I would report on her then. You can still do the rating she would never know it was you. keep posted and I wish you the best hugs hugs.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by floridamom View Post
            I know that when my Medicare kicks in for my SSD I will switch, but until then I need to stay with her.
            When you go back perhaps you should ask her (in your best psychiatrist-like voice) if she would like to explore why she felt the need to speak to you in that manner.

            Be strong!
            Vicki
            "The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have."

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            • #21
              Just try to tell yourself she's a person with faults and bad days too. I'm not excusing her by no means but it may help you not hold it against her so much. I just tell myself everybody makes stupid mistakes and decisions. Before you stop seeing her I would write her a letter or just tell her how it affected you, if she really is a good counselor she may actually think of you before she does it to somebody else someday. There's been a lot of psychiatrists I just didn't click with and unless I just thought they had "shrink syndrome" I always tried to talk to them about why before I quit seeing them. A lot of them got really offended some even told me I was impossible and until i got over myself no one could help me. There were a few who genuinely welcomed the feedback. There was even one who tried to help me understand how to approach certain situations in the future.
              Jamey

              dx
              IC, endometriosis, cervical dysplasia, bi-polar, trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), scoliosis, fibroid breast disorder, chronic fatigue, arthritis in hands, temporal lobe seizures
              meds
              buspar 30mg, atarax 100mg, norco 10mg 30/week for pain, vimpat 100mg 2/day, trileptal 600mg 2/day
              flare strategyestrace cream, lidocaine jelly, and ice pack on urethra. ativan .5mg for severe flares only

              Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
              (and looking for rainbows)

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              • #22
                I was in a similar situation, only it was ambien. I went to my Dr. to refill an RX and she pulls out this insurance chart (all paid for) of medications I had tried. As you know with IC, you have to keep trying because things flare your bladder. There was flexeril (bad flares) and Xanax (the yellow dye in the pill flared me) and ambien and lunesta (bad flares). She accused me of being a drug addict and having psychological problems and would not refill my ambien. She said that NONE of these meds should EVER be prescribed with ambien. When I pointed out to her that she had, infact prescribed all but the Lunesta. She became irrate. and I became furious! I walked out on her and refused to pay my bill. When I left I was in tears. Very few people know what it is like to live in constant pain and to be severly sleep deprived in the process. No Dr. has the right to do that to you. I suggest you never see that Dr. again, and don't pay the bill! good luck finding someone who can help and understand our special needs.

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                • #23
                  I agree. These narcissistic meanies are terrible doctors, but please pay your bill or you might damage your credit history, which could seriously cause you more stress.

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                  • #24
                    The problem with not paying the bill is that it will go to a collection agency and then they will report it to the credit bureu and it will affect your credit rating and will end up costing you even more money than the bill would have because you won't get the best interest rates for your next car or if you buy a house or refinance your home to get a better rate. You need to protect your credit score at all costs. Unfortunately we are all held hostages by our credit ratings.

                    But, I would NOT go back to her ever again. She had no right to treat you that way. I would also call the office and ask to have the bill written off due to the way you were treated. Also, if she is in a group with other Drs, I would call after hours to call the Dr. on call so you can speak directly with another Dr. and then tell them what happened to you. They have a right to know that she is running patients off from their practice. (One of the Drs may in fact own the practice.)

                    Then, I would absolutely go online and rate her at every, single one of those sites online. After I did that, I would write her a letter and tell her how she made you feel and how she broke your trust in her. Even IF she was just having an off day, it is still no excuse for her behavior. We all have off days, but I have never spoken to another human being in that manner, no matter how much I may have wanted to at certain times. There are some things that you just dont say no matter how mad you are or how much you want to say them. That's just hitting below the belt. (For example, if you are in a fight with someone who is overweight, you wouldnt use the opportunity of your fight to call that person fat.) That would also be hitting below the belt. Or you wouldnt use racial slurs at another person, no matter how angry you were. Everyone knows the things you just never, ever say and she said TWO of them...(when she said you were a poor excuse for a mother and when she called you an addict.)

                    I am so angry myself and this didnt even happen to me, so I cannnot imagine how you must feel. But, I am sending hugs of support for you. We are here for you anytime. I hope you find someone much better than this. (I think ANYONE else would be better than this!) But, while you are writing the review for her, take the time to read the reviews of other Drs there that you are considering making an appointment to see. That way at least you will have a good idea about what other patients think about them.

                    Good luck finding another Dr. I am so sorry this happened to you.

                    Hugs,
                    Amaranthe
                    I am not a medical professional. I do not give medical advice. In all cases, I urge you to talk to your Dr. about your treatment options.

                    D/Xed 2003 with IC. Also have the co-existing condtions of VV, Vulvadynia, Lupus, Fibro, GERD, CPP, Endo, & Adhesions, and Depression

                    Meds: Estrogel (due to total Hyster)
                    The meds r/xed by my Pain Dr. from the Pain Clinic are as follows: Morphine ER and IR, Baclofen, and Lyrica and Seroquel (used off-label as a sleeping pill, but it also helps with depression)


                    (I listed my meds in case someone reading this has been told like so many ICers that Drs dont r/x pain meds for IC.) I want you to know that there ARE tons of us who are also dealing w/this disease and the pain and many of us ARE on pain meds.)


                    John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

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                    • #25
                      Did you tell her off? I sure would have but I also found a long time ago it is best not to volunteer information to all doctors. It can back fire on you. Sometimes we think our doctor is like this super hero for us and then bame.........they let us down. Even if she was having a bad day she is a professional and is supposed to keep her "family" life or bad day life out of the office. Could you imagine if she had been operating on you?
                      I would not go back at all. Find someone else if you can and how does she know you are a bad mother? Ever been to your home? Ever seen your kids? Did child welfare get called to your house???? I don't think so. You should have asked if she was a good mother or even a mother or told her you feel sorry for her kids. To have a mother like her. Mrs. High and Mighty.

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                      • #26
                        More update!!!

                        First off, thank u for all your awesome support & messages. It has def. validated my feelings of anger towards her.
                        Secondly...I went back to her a few days ago..yeah yeah, WHY did I go back??? Well I needed to get refills for my psych meds & Iam good now with them.
                        She again freaked out on me even WoRse. Unbelievable. SHe told me that she wanted me to check into our local mental hospital to DEtOX or go to the ER & tell them I need to get detoxed cuz I am addicted. I was seriously thining this crazy lady was gonna Baker Act me or something (I was completely lucid & calm). I kept assuring her I was NOT anthing like an addict, that I took them due to the pain, I took 2 percosets a day MAX every 6 hours. Umm, no, wasnt good for her. I finally got the nerve, grabbed my scripts, told her to go to hell, that I was NEVEr coming back. I stormed out...she FOLLOWED me out telling me I was in denial & I was a addict IN FRONT OF THE WAITING ROOM. OMG. I could have seriously lost it on her instead I kept my cool...said, Thank you for your opinion but i now Know that you are completely crazy, much crazier than all us people who come to see you for help...get a life. I then said God Bless to the people in the waiting room & left:-)
                        Now on the search for a new psych. Ihad to share with you all, cuz I know all your ladies gave me the courage to speak up. THANK YOU!!!!
                        Karen
                        Currently Taking:
                        20 mg Celexa
                        fentanyl patch 12.5 mcg chgd every 3 days
                        morphine IR 15 MG, up to 3x daily
                        Xanax 1mg as needed (not taken daily)
                        900 MG Oxycarbizine (mood disorder)
                        300 MG Welbutrin
                        Tizanidine 4 mg up to 20 mg daily as need
                        Prevacid 30 mg
                        Ambien as needed

                        my heating pad is my best friend, use daily on my lower back & pelvic area
                        blessed to be able to receive massage & Amma , along with Avazzia therapy 3x weekly

                        Been diagnosed for 10 years now, consider myself pretty well versed in this disease & would love to help out with new IC sisters or brothers, feel free to message me.

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                        • #27
                          Could you not turn her in for talking about your problem in front of the people in the waiting room? Wonder what the people thought? Think I would turn something in about her but good for you!! I bet you would have regretted not going back and giving her a piece of your mind. Hey, maybe she is on new medication herself and it has her brain doing odd things?
                          There is a website where you can rate the doctors. That might save someone else from going to her.

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                          • #28
                            Can you please report her. Not only for yourself but for others who she might adversely affect. She is unethical and she violated HIPPA privacy act by announcing your issues in the waiting room.

                            Emotional abuse by a professional should be taken as seriously as if they physically abused you.
                            Last edited by gatorgal; 03-26-2011, 01:23 AM.
                            current meds- ditropan 5mg xl, neurontin 300 mg. zanaflex for pelvic floor spasms Most meds, IC meds included, cause me bladder pain

                            previous med- elmiron( nothing after 8 months), atarax ( to sleepy), ditropan ( retention), Cymbalta, cystoprotek( worsened flare) has helped many others, aloe vera ( worsened flare), lyrica( irritated bladder.

                            interstim implant (reduces my ic pain)January,2007

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                            • #29
                              If you want to report a doctor regarding misconduct, the best thing to do is contact
                              your state medical board (http://www.mdnationwide.org/choose_a_doctor.htm) by
                              writing a detailed, nice, professional "Registered or Certified Letter" regarding your
                              situation.

                              Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you...#ixzz1HhfqHk1b
                              current meds- ditropan 5mg xl, neurontin 300 mg. zanaflex for pelvic floor spasms Most meds, IC meds included, cause me bladder pain

                              previous med- elmiron( nothing after 8 months), atarax ( to sleepy), ditropan ( retention), Cymbalta, cystoprotek( worsened flare) has helped many others, aloe vera ( worsened flare), lyrica( irritated bladder.

                              interstim implant (reduces my ic pain)January,2007

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                              • #30
                                Sorry this happened. I would be on the phone so fast, call the state medial board and file a complaint.

                                I went though the same thing at work. I never hid the fact that I had to take pain meds, but the administrators heard about it and I was put on medical leave. I went to a pain management specialist and he put me on the Fentynal patch. I did what I could to prove to them that it didn't affect my work, I was only taking a half a pill at a time. Once my sick leave and vacation time was drained, over 2 months, they brought me back to work in records, I was a control room monitor at a jail. The quack and another doctor told them that the medication I was taking was stronger than what I should need, I am at the lowest dossage and still am 6 years later.

                                They told me I was addicted and I could go to rehab and then I could come back to work
                                They sent me to a quack that knew very little about IC and didn't even know what Elmiron was, he had to look it up in his PDR. I told them addicts don't take a half a pill once or twice a day, they take 10 or more a day, most much more.

                                My condition became worse, I am sure the stress didn't help and I then was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I applied for other jobs, but soon realized that nobody would hire me when I had to spend a good part of a day going to and from the bathroom. My short term memory has also taken a hit and I couldn't pass any of the testing I was taking. I used to be a 9-1-1 dispatcher until I married and moved.

                                It took a year before I would admit to myself that I could no longer work and I applied for Social Security Disabilty, It took me over 18 months to get it, even though I had my primary doctor, urologist, rheumatologist, pain specialist a psychiratrist and a psychologist telling them I couldn't work. I was turned down twice, then my husband lost his job. I contacted my congressman requesting a hardship request to get my adjuidication hearing immediatly, it can take up to 2 years. I was contacted b SS and had a hearing a month later. I walked in the door with my lawyer and before I sat down the judge told me that he was approving my case but had to ask me a few questions. What we expected to take 2 hours took 10 minutes.

                                I filed my intial complaint myself, after being turned down, I hired a nation lawfirm that specializes in SSD, it was worth the $5300, they did everything which took some of my stress away.

                                I know my spelling is getting bad, my Word Program is down, I usually type everything in Word, then c&p it after I spell check it and I use Firefox browser so the spell check here doesn't work.


                                Symptoms since '86 starting with frequency(told I had a small bladder)
                                Diagnosed with medium IC in 2004 when pain started

                                Medications:
                                For IC Elavil 50 mg - Atarax 50 mg - Fentanyl 25 Patch replaced every 72 hrs

                                For HBP Norvasc 5mg -Diovan 320 mg

                                For Depression Wellbutrin XL 300mg

                                Sinus Problems Flonase 2x daily-Alegera D when needed

                                And Now Fibromyalgia


                                Have Tried Elmiron (made me sick and hair loss)
                                DMSO and Heparin instills no help
                                All and every urgency pill
                                Trileptal, Neurontin, Tramdol did nothing
                                Cymbalta which made me dizzy and flushed
                                Lyrica gave me night terrors each night a different family member died very vivid now I know how they got the name night terrors

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