I may have been feeling ok but I knew it would not last longer than a month. Went to my general doctor and asked for the records I bought plus a copy of my records from his office. Again he refused to give me the records I delivered to him from the GI doctor and what they did give me was minus anything related to outside treatment and prescriptions written. I didn’t understand the deal with the prescriptions till many years later. Just to say… those commercials we see about if you took this medication please call the law office… you may qualify for compensation. Thank God I didn’t need to call but a lot of people did.
I couldn’t trust these people plus that general doctor tried to convince my family that I was addicted and needed to get past that first. My family was pissed. I even spoke with a clinical psychiatrist to make others feel better. The psychiatrist told me they didn’t detect any addictive tendencies and did not believe I was addicted to anything. They also told me that what I was being told about detox was incorrect. Three days in a hospital to just switch medications would do the job if what I’m being told is at all true.
Next time I got sick I called someone else and went to a local hospital in a different city nearby. I went a few times without being kept. They addressed things quickly and I was able to go home. The same ER doctor was there. I was doing well for about 2 1/2-3 months. I got sick and it was extremely bad. I convinced my family to take me there.
Surprise… it was packed. It was so packed that after several hours of me puking on their floors, I still wasn’t taken to the back so my family put me in the car and was ready to leave. That day was bad and an important turning point. I had been sick for so long that I wasn’t even as responsive as I should have been.
I was pushed ahead for triage and they had to rush me back to a room with a crash cart. My pressure was extremely high like 200/180 and I was tachycardic, lethargic, dehydrated, vomiting, and whatever else you can think of. They had a hard time getting an IV started because of dehydration but once it was, they pumped bags of saline and blood pressure medication by IV, under the tongue, and patch on arm. Pain and nausea medications and a lot of other things I don’t completely remember. I know they hooked up the EKG and CT scanned everything.
I woke up in a room upstairs. No idea of how long I had been there. They did a lot of testing and I had to be in pain to do it. I was stable for a few days before testing began. I was given a hyderscan X-ray which I never had before. The doctors called my doctor and based on the labs, there was evidence of the problem in all of them.
What if these doctors didn’t have such big egos and talked to each other. Would I have spent 3 years wondering what was wrong. Would I have suffered. By the way that GI that went through such lengths to hide my records still refused to send any records. The difference is these doctors did not respect him as the others did.