I am new here, but have read some good posts and helpful responses. So, I thought I would give this a try.
I suffer from chronic Lyme disease, Babesiosis and adrenal failure. I have been in PM for almost a year. I have never seen the doctor. I have only been seen by the NP, Kristin, who has never been friendly to me at all.
About four months ago, Kristin started asking me a lot of questions about my diagnosis. She wanted to know when I would be better. She also told me that she doesn't know what Lyme disease is (she has told me this multiple times), yet she never bothered to read the literature I brought her. I began to suspect that she might not want me as a patient, anymore.
Around that same time, at one appointment, following the requisite monthly pill count, she told me that I was short. She didn't kick me out right then, but boy did she read me the riot act. Later, when I was leaving, I bumped into her assistant. I told her I was very concerned, but she said that I was only one or two short and that people come in with a lot more missing than that. She told me not to worry, that Kristen's bark was worse than her bite.
Well, today, at my monthly appointment, Kristin discharged me from the clinic, stating that, I was one pill short. This time, I know she was splitting hairs because I saw her at around 1:00 PM, and I should have had one pill left for the day (I was taking 3, 30MG oxycodone per day), which I had, along with two more days of medication. I was not short. And, to add insult to injury, she conducted the entire exam exactly as she normally did, before she fired me. She even made copies of some tests that I had brought from my specialist, BEFORE she kicked me out. Why would she pretend like everything was normal only to drop the axe at the end? It felt cruel and calculated.
So, now,I don't know what to do. I fear that no pain clinic will take me, since I have been kicked out of this one. Was there anything I could have done to prevent this from happening? It's like a dictatorship, where she can say whatever she wants, and the truth doesn't stand a chance.
She did give me a 30-day supply, because she legally had to, but I am so worried about the excruciating pain that is sure to come when I run out. How can I get into another pain clinic with this hanging over me?
Thank you for taking time to help me with this. Suggestions welcome.