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Red flagged

Ok, I found out last week that I was red flagged . I've always heard about this but never really thought that much about it. I wS at my orthopedic surgeon and he asked me if my hand was hurting, and I said yes. He said he would write me a script for pain meds. He came back and said he couldn't because I had been red flagged. My heart sank. Not because I didn't get pain meds but because I'm now labeled. That very much angered me . I went to two different dentist about a month or two ago because one wouldn't pull a tooth as and said I needed an oral surgeon. He pulled one tooth and about a week later I had to have the other tooth pulled and got a second opinion from another dentist. Well he pulled the tooth that the other dentist wouldn't. Now I guess they think I was just trying to get Higg, don't know.
But I'm not an addict, so can someone please tell me what I should do? I really don't like being called something I'm not. Really pisses me off.
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