#PatientsAreNotFaking When I was trying to get my ADHD sorted, my family doctor not only refused to rx a legitimate dose of meds, he demanded that he be able to contact me at any time, day/night, to demand a piss test re: drug abuse. Trapped, no choice, and had to agree.
Mother-in-Law died of cancer 16 days ago, 6 Months ago she complained of severe neck pain, they said its bulged disks. She did epidural injections, PT, etc...Nothing worked. They accused her of seeking opiates. Turns out cancer had metastasized in her c1/c2 #PatientsAreNotFaking
Two days after my 1st transplant, I told my RN I had crackling and symptoms of pulmonary edema. I was told I was crazy and no one listened. I blacked out a few minutes later and almost died and ended up on a ventilator #PatientsAreNotFaking
After arguing again they finally did as we asked. My mom was bleeding into her brain and she began loosing memory because there was so much pressure in her Brain it moved a few cm fuck that doctor and nurse fuck you guys #PatientsAreNotFaking #DoctorsAreDickheads
Glad this hashtag is trending. It applies to mental health too. I had to show my psychiatrist that my resting heart rate was getting up to 190 on my Apple Watch for him to believe my panic attacks were are bad as they were. Not trying to score drugs. #PatientsAreNotFaking
#PatientsAreNotFaking I have endometriosis and chronic pain. Several years ago, I had some ER visits because of it. The doctors treated me as a "frequent flyer", and also made do a drug test each time before they treated me. Each surgery showed endometriosis.
In 2010, as a teenager, I presented at a children’s hospital ER w/ rectal bleeding.
Because I’m gay, everyone - I mean everyone - thought I was lying about not being sexually active. The attending physician gave me a “safe sex” talk, they sent me on my way.
#PatientsAreNotFaking my dad had COPD, was on oxygen and went to the hospital complaining of shortness of breath. They sent him home and the next day he passed out. Was dead for 12 mins before they resuscitated him and incapacitated for a year before he passed away.
the amount of people who called me lazy when i couldnt tumble, swim without a break, walk up the stairs or get out of my bed when i really had an undiagnosed muscle disorder would take up more than one tweet.
please listen to your goddamn patients
Last December they said I pulled a muscle.
In February they said it might take months to heal.
In June they said I had a slipped disk.
In September I stopped going to school because of the pain.
In October I had a tumor removed from my spine.
Ive basically all but given up to have my aches and pains and low blood pressure addressed because every single time Im told Im just depressed & should see a therapist. Yes Im depressed but that has nothing to do with collapsing on the floor from back pain. #PatientsAreNotFaking
I had pneumonia and I was seeing an assistant doctor. He said “Well from where I’m from, we do 16 puffs of the inhaler and then we stop coughing!” He prescribed me 16 puffs. I got through five and I couldn’t do more. I felt panicky like I had 3 energy drinks #PatientsAreNotFaking
Starting when I 16, I went to the ER with pain in my right side. They brushed it off as drug seeking. When I was 31 they found out I had The Beginning of a stage 2, 2 inch, bleeding tumor in my colon. If they listened, I could have avoided 9 mo chemo #PatientsAreNotFaking
@uihealthcare those of us w/ #biaalcl symptoms from #allergan recalled #breastimplants ya gave us& put us at risk for #lymphoma —we’re here, we’re real & we’re not #crazy no matter how many rumors you spread about us. #PatientsAreNotFaking #HelpUsHelpYou #DoYourJob #please 💜✌🏼
In 2015 they said I was too young to have a heart problem
In 2016 they said I should lay off the salt.
In 2019 I couldn’t walk anymore. They told me I have constrictive pericarditis and now I am getting surgery to have my pericardium removed in January’20
Disabled Vet. Long term sufferer of Fibromyalgia plus a list of other health issues. Seeing #PatientsAreNotFaking trending is like a beacon of hope that maybe something will change.
We live in our bodies. You don't. Never tell us what we feel.