Should patients record meetings with doctors? « on: August 04, 2017, 07:44:17 pm »
Should patients set their smartphones on record before meeting with their doctors? Interesting. Here’s an article about it…
Is this a way to keep doctors honest? Or will it just shut them up to the point where they can’t do their jobs? Is it even legal to record a meeting with your doctor without first informing them?
Reminds me of the guy who left his phone on record while he was unconscious during a colonoscopy and recorded the doctor and attendants crudely mocking him. He was awarded $500,000 by a jury.
I wonder how many of us have been mocked by the professionals we see? Well, what we don’t know will never hurt us, I guess.
Pharmacist reaction « on: June 05, 2017, 07:07:04 pm »
Yesterday, I was picking my my Valium rx at my same old chain grocery store pharmacy and a new pharmacist was working. The pharmacy technician was ringing me up and the pharmacist came over and said, “You actually take these all at once?” (10mg pills and 2 mg pills, totaling up to 13mg a day).
I said, “No, I split it up into 3 doses through the day”. She looked at me like I was crazy. I told her “I’m tapering down and if you look at my history, I actually started at 20mg about 2 months ago. I’m under the supervision of a doctor and trying to get off this medicine.” The rx is even written out, “To be taken in 3 doses through the day”.
She said, “Aren’t you just super drowsy all the time, how are you walking around?” I was so befuddled.
I just smiled and said, “I’m doing fine, thank you for asking.” Signed for my rx and left. The nerve! This was the actual PHARMACIST!
What I wanted to say, “Lady, my body is begging for more of this damn medicine, I’m FAR from drowsy or even tired. Actually, I feel like I could climb a wall or jump out of my skin.” Oh well. She’s not my judge, she’s not my dr. I’m sure they see people on much higher doses of valium than 13 mg a day! I am not almost 40 years old, it shouldn’t be a shocker to see a grown woman getting a rx filled monthly, with monthly visits to the same dr, lowering doses!
Anyone else ever encountered a judgey pharmacist?
I'm sorry but.... « on: March 23, 2017, 07:23:15 pm »
I’m starting to really dislike the doctors and pharmaceuticals . I have been suffering so much for the last 9 months , even though I do have good days but they symtoms are so constant . I’m very nice and caring person but I’m starting to lose respect and dislike the doctors . I know that there are good doctors but I and others in benzo buddies have suffered so much . Doctors Need to be more careful when giving out drugs especially like this one. I know the milk has spilled and I need to be in perspective but I’m a bit angry at them doctors today . Sorry for this negative post . My head hurts so much I can’t read. I’m in disconnected every waking second. Doctors please next time when you prescribe something please be careful . I know it’s business and money but these drugs have destroyed and destroying so many lives . There Are more to life than money such as happiness .
10 ways mental health professionals increase misery in suffering people « on: January 21, 2017, 06:47:41 am »
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Re: 10 ways mental health professionals increase misery in suffering people « Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 07:14:40 pm »
Good article LorazepamFree. I ran into one psychiatrist who incorrectly diagnosed me based on an intake form, even before talking to me, and immediately recommended a high amount of anti-depressants. He said I had to get sicker to get better and called himself “Nurse Ratchet” (like the one in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest movie) and would strictly monitor whether I was taking the drugs. He didn’t care about the fact that I was in tolerance withdrawal from benzos. I was stunned and resisted, so he got mad and stamped his feet and told me to listen to my husband (he was stunned, too). Unbelievable-never saw him again Fortunately, my other counselors have been compassionate and helpful. One of them said that “Nurse Ratchet” shouldn’t be practicing. I hope sites like madinamerica can help bring awareness to patients and providers alike.