Why does the medical profession ie,Gp's, always question pain relief when it is clear that one needs it?
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I am having a lot of pain.I have Crohn's disease. I have an Ileostomy and I am having a lot of trouble for the last 3 weeks. I am awaiting a scope in the hospital from my consultant and he told me to get the necessary pain relief when required.
Now the problem starts here. Two weeks ago I required an injection of Cyclimorph. My pain scale was 8 out of 10. The nurse called me in and proceeded to give me the third degree and made me feel really bad and embarrassed to say the least. I got the injection under duress and left feeling low and dejected.
That was 2 weeks ago and I now require another shot because I am in bad shape. I am having my scope next week.
I am afraid to go to the GP's and ask for pain relief. Do I suffer on? I always thought that when a patient is in pain they are in pain! You respect the patient and don't make them feel like a drug addict. My confidence is gone.
Ps: I know all about the rights and wrongs of pain relief as I am a NURSE.
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