my head won’t stop hurting and I keep having to take pain medicine and I’m going to run out and end up alone, in extreme pain, and unable to receive treatment because doctors treat pain patients like junkies.
like I don’t understand how I can tell my doctor that the pain is causing me to consider suicide just to get some fucking relief, then be told to wait three weeks between appointments with nothing to help with the pain.
I get that opiate/narcotic painkillers are bad to use long-term, and I’m open to using other medicines. I would gladly stop taking them and use a different medicine that is equally effective and not a narcotic, but so far no doctor has offered any medicine like that. it’s always “try this new medicine. it’s not for immediate relief and it takes 2 to 3 weeks to work, but it might help.”
I CAN’T WAIT 3 FUCKING WEEKS IN THIS MUCH PAIN. I CAN’T EVEN MAKE IT THROUGH A NIGHT WITHOUT CONSIDERING GOING TO A HOSPITAL OR THROWING MYSELF IN FRONT OF TRAFFIC.
WHAT’S WORSE, THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDICTION, OR DEATH??
I’m so fucking sick of seeing doctors and NPs just to be treated as if I’m overreacting. I wouldn’t wish this on anybody, but I would like to make the people I see experience it for 5 minutes so they could empathize.
if I do end up doing something I’ll make sure to dedicate a section of my note to address the failure of the doctors and NPs I’ve seen to help me.