Fear Of Not Being Believed

Discussion in 'Phobias' started by Sweed1, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Sweed1

    Sweed1 Member

    Normally this does not bother me, but recently I had an experience that really scared me. I think I may have mentioned that I am allergic to most medications and only have a very few that I can take. Some I am flat out allergic too and others have side effects that really mess me up.

    Well I had a allergic reaction to Prednisone. I took Benadryl, and thought I was getting better, but I was not. So long story short I went to ER for help. Right away the ER doc said you can not be allergic to that for that is what we treat patients with allergic reactions with. I told him I had had really bad case of hives after taking it and knew that was what I had reaction from. But still doc argued with me.

    I normally have very low blood pressure readings but had 167/88 when I went in, and after treatment with IV Benadryl, blood pressure dropped to 115/60 ah, normal again. However, since doc had not check my medical history they thought I was going into shock and produced an epi pen.

    Well this was a bad idea, as my blood pressure went from 115/60 very quickly to 195/88. My heart rate went from 50 to 131. For the next 8 minutes I could not breathe right and heart was jumping in chest and right arm was shaking and jerking up and down. Was later told I was lucky I did not have stroke.

    Week later back in ER with severe chest pain (computers down) treated for a condition I had had before. And following that developed Shingles. Thankfully this is all behind me now but now I have a new found phobia about ER doctors who don't check medical histories or decide the patient knows nothing or better yet treat me for something I have had in the past because ER computer server is not working.

    Has this ever happened to you? share your story with me so I won't feel so alone.
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  3. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    OK . First things first. Although you are allergic to prednisone. YOU CANNOT TAKE BENYDRYL TO COMBAT IT. They are both a type of steroid except 1 is an h2 blocker and the other .. an h1 blocker. A truly bad idea to mix these 2 medications. And your right about the epi- pen.. that was a terrible decision on there part because first of all in order to be considered to be in shock your diastolic number has to below 105 and your systolic number under 60.. or is it the other way around? Lol. Anyways... these numbers you mentioned above is still considered normal,your right about that. And I am also freaking shocked you didn't have a stroke. What you should've mentioned though to the doctor is that you do have bradycardia. .. which is condition that means you normally have a low BP. Anyways ... be careful next time. Your doctor was a quack.
  4. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    I recant this statement. I was wrong about this part of my response. I just done more research and it contradicts what I just said. Sorry.
  5. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    @Concernedgal I love reading your research posts! You are so knowledgeable! Maybe you were a doctor in a previous life huh?:happy:
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  6. _Lukas

    _Lukas Active Member

    So sorry to hear you've had this experience! :(
    I don't know a lot about Prednisone but I know it's something I wouldn't want to be on.

    I have had a few experiences where doctors didn't believe me or thought I was mistaken. It comes with the territory of having a lot of medical issues I guess.
    A psychiatrist didn't believe me that Prozac made me hallucinate! o_O
    People never believe me that I can't smile, but I can't easily smile, my face doesn't do that! I have issues with muscle coordination. People always think I'm angry or a jerk :( :rolleyes: :banghead:

    Anyway, I hope you're feeling better and I'm sorry you went through that.
  7. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    So just to be clear... your doctor said that a serotonin inhibitor ouldbt possibly cause hallutionate?? Is your doctor crazy or unqualified anything abdicate mean anything that messes with your brain chemistry. .. has that potental side effect. GI back to medical school if you don't know tgat. That's kinda common sense in the medical field. These doctors now a days arelated freaking idiots.
  8. _Lukas

    _Lukas Active Member

    Yeah, I was shocked that they didn't believe me... it seems like a lot of doctors don't know what they're doing.
  9. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    Anything taken that effects the brain and your brain chemistry. . Can cause you to hallucinate. Any doctor that would sit there and disregard a patient complaint... is a sorry doctor. Hypocratic oath my ass, more like hypocritical oath . Lol. This world has changed when it comes to health care. It really has.
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  10. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    I'm flattered. I might have been in the medical field if I wasn't such a hypochondriac. Lol
  11. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    I so appreciate my doctor. From the horror stories, I read on here makes me realize that mine is not such a bad quack really! He listens and has been really helpful. So I am really glad that I don't suffer what you do and I feel sorry that some doctors are just ;)soles!
  12. _Lukas

    _Lukas Active Member

    I had another bad experience with doctors and nurses today... I had a medical crisis and spent the whole day in the ER, it took forever to be seen by a doctor and the whole situation was just stressful. I was so frustrated, I cried.
    Fortunately I'm okay and I'm just home in bed watching TV and listening to Polish pop music lol. My fiance did a good job of not blowing his fuse when dealing with the nurses.
    We're supposed to go to a cocktail party tomorrow night at my aunt and uncle's house so we'll see how I'm doing in the morning. Probably no wine for me tomorrow lol. :D
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  13. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Sorry that you weren't well and ended up in hospital. It must be traumatic to have to wait to try to make yourself okay again and a worry. Not so good for the anxieties huh? I love how your fiance is so protective of you, that shows real love and loyalty which is really important in a relationship, especially in a marriage!

    Are you going to the cocktail party tonight? If you are feeling well enough you can perhaps have some weird and wonderful non alcoholic cocktails they are still yummy!
  14. _Lukas

    _Lukas Active Member

    Thank you, it was a pretty traumatic experience :(

    My fiance is incredibly protective of me, he won't let anyone mess with me :D

    We decided to go to the party, I'm still not feeling great and I probably won't drink, I'll update you guys about the party later. Events with my family usually get pretty wild :D There's nothing like a Stankewitz family party lol
  15. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    It sounds like you will be having a great time. Lots of laughs and seeing everyone will give you a real 'feel good' factor that should last for a while.

    It doesn't matter about having a drink. You won't need it to enjoy the time. Looking forward to the update!
  16. _Lukas

    _Lukas Active Member

    That party was awesome :D
    My fiance was the center of attention as always :p He loves to be the life of the party :D
    At first I was feeling kinda overwhelmed because there were some people there that I didn't know, but I just avoided the ones that didn't seem friendly and spent the time with my fiance and the people that I was familiar with.
    I got through the whole night without touching a single drink so I'm pretty proud of myself.

    Today my fiance and I invited some of our best girl friends over for a sleepover party. I can't remember the last time I had this much fun :D
    The girls even convinced my fiance to wear a dress and heels :D (My fiance is 6'8" and is a bigger guy). He was like "I'm not going out like this" :D Lol.
    They put makeup on me, which is something I'm not normally a fan of, but we were having fun so I let them do it (My fiance is the makeup-wearing dude, not me, lol).
    I was going to try to avoid drinking again but we drank all the wine coolers :p

    Everyone is pretty much asleep now, we have work tomorrow so everyone has to leave in the morning.
    My neighbors are throwing some kind of rager with blasting music and banging on the walls and stuff. I hope this doesn't continue past 1:30am because I'm a really light sleeper. :sour:
  17. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    That was a good idea to stick beside the person that you went with. And totally acceptable party behaviour too as you went as a couple. It must have really pleased your family to have your fiance make them laugh. They will remember him with smiles. It seems to have gone really well and I'm chuffed to bits that you had a really great time and that it all went okay.
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