I just wanted to comment on Teri's post on ER's treatment of patient's that sometime must go to the ER for treatment for an Migraine. I call my migraines (Categorie 5 Hurriacane going off in my head). As recent as Sept. 9th of this year I was taken by ambulance because I was in bad shape no vision, and I had lost (and I'm sorry to be so graphic) bodily fuilds and this happens when a person is dying and my husband didn't know what to do. I was unresponsive my BP was extremely high pupil were fixed by the time the ambulance arrived I was coming out of it but I lost feeling on my left side but the pain in my head was undescribable. so off to the ER I went with family member in tow, wills intact,donor card ready, DNR ready. And, of course my PCP was not on call so I was stuck with an unfamiliar ER doctor that look like he could care less if I was there or not, he sent in a nurse the normal vitial signs, dumb question which at that point I could barley understand or answer it sounded like she was screaming but I know she wasn't then the power puking starting again what a mess, and the doctor shot dirty looks at me and called for the cleaning crew, tuff for him. He looked at me and say what seems to be the problem (uh duh) come closer and I'll rip your head off and then you can asks me what the problem is? I'll send you down for a CT scan but you know its 2:00 a.m. my head hurts and you think I know what time it is or if I care what time it is the only thing I care about it I want the pain to go away I to die simple as that!
After laying on that small little bed for two hours waiting for a CT scan I looked at my husband and said I'm out of here, I'll go home and die faster. The doctor heard what I said and he came over and said do want something for pain (uh duh) like yesterday when I came in!!!! It's a migraine not a headache if it were a headache I would have taken a simple advil.................... his reply and your going to love this one I know it did it took all my husband had to hold me back from slapping that doctor so hard that his grandchildren would have felt it a (migraine is a bad headache that's all). And then I got the bill $1580.00 now that would give anyone a headache............living with migraine in Vermont