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Please be aware that "Pertussis/Whooping Cough" is active in the SC KY area.
If you have symptoms of upper respiratory infection please contact your doctor right away. I have been diagnosed with this thru CDC as my Grandson has had it…I am sicker now than when I went to Dr for URI on 4th….The RX I was given at the time does not attack this Virus!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not take this lightly! I probably won’t be online as much for a few days or so – smk
UPDATE: THIS IS HOW AND WHY "PANDEMICS" GET STARTED: I called my DR as the RN from BCH told me to. Requested meds be sent to Pharmacy. Few hours later they call me back and tell me that they cant diagnose Pertussis— that I have to go Urgent Care to be tested to confirm —- at THAT time my dr. can send in antibiotics….Problem with this is: #1 I offered the RN’s info that contacted me from CDC to my Doctors RN who refused to take it. #2 Its already been confirmed that my grandson has it. That is why CDC called ME! #3 I had ALREADY been to MY DR and was under their care for URI- which I would think would confirm that I’m sick (?) #4 If I have to go out into a public place to "verify" this diagnosis then HOW MANY OTHER FUCKING PEOPLE WILL BE EXPOSED????? When I pointed this out, the RN from MY Doctors office just said — well, we cant diagnose it but we will treat it but you have to be a confirmed case??? RN from CDC recommended that I try not to expose anyone else until after I am not contagious…….#BarrenCountyHealthcare
UPDATE: Apparently, Doctors are so wrapped up by DEA “suggestions” for dispensing that they either CAN’T or WON’T prescribe any narcotic medicines hardly at all anymore….Unless you have Cancer of course.
I did what my Doctor told me to do….I went to TJ Urgent Care and was tested for the Pertussis. They prescribed Erythromycin after doing a swab test which won’t be back for 3-5 days. However, since “urgent care” means that they will not prescribe any narcotic, meaning no cough medicine (for Whooping Cough), I went over to my regular Doctors office after being seen by urgent care for testing per their request. I showed them the paperwork from the visit and the Erythromycin RX and asked if the Doctor would call me in or give me RX for some cough medicine. I was told I would have to be seen by the Doctor before he would prescribe and the wait was about 2 hours in a room full of people —– Really? They want me to sit there in misery and possibly cause a lot more people the same misery? I declined, citing why I could not sit there for that long and left. I went to the parking lot, called the Doctors office back and talked to the RN and explained what had happened and sure enough she tells me “the Doctor won’t prescribe cough medicine for whooping cough”………….. WTF? So even if I HAD sit there for two hours and infected others, I STILL would have no relief.
What is it made for if not for use with such an illness? It is idiotic to me that these Doctors are under so much duress that they cannot even effectively treat their own patients.
I currently have NOTHING in my medical records to prevent them from prescribing for me. Therefore there is no logical reason why they would not. That being said even if I HAD a record of not passing a drug test, I would still consider this to be an insane gesture given the fact that I have been confirmed as being sick.
Apparently they are TRYING to start an epidemic because according to the Nurse at Urgent Care there had been a rash of these cases and they do not even have access to enough Vaccine to dispense it. They had NONE available there. (Not that I really wanted it anyway – but I would have took it because this is something that can affect everyone around me)…
So I ask you this, WTF have they done to our medical system in this country? As a child I was sickly with low immune and the Doctor always treated me well, never let me suffer and I never became addicted to anything. As an adult I was pushed into pain clinics which mandated my use of “hard narcotics” vs. Tylenol 3 I requested, and then I was addicted for a few years before I came off of it on my own.
Since that time I take pride in the fact that I have not misused any narcotic. That does not mean that I do not NEED it for an illness when I become sick.
Whoever is in charge of writing these “statutes”, “suggestions”, or whatever you want to call them need to take a step back and look at what they are doing to decent people who need decent healthcare…
Changing the prescribing “recommendations” for narcotics is only hurting the people who really need them (at times) and forcing the addicts into the street to even harder illicit drugs – the favorite down here has become heroin….Go figure.
I have tried to research and find specific statutes on dispensing pain medication (or other narcotics) to patients. Apparently there is not a steadfast rule of law concerning this. The DEA/FDA and whoever else has their hands in this rely on these suggestions for practice and then raid the Doctors office at will to see how many narcotics they have dispensed. I worked on this with a RN online who helped me search it out and neither of us could ever find specific statutes on prescribing….and HER Husband is an M.D.
So there you go,
I would rather go to a Veterinarian’s office for my care than a Medical Doctor anymore…They are much more compassionate.
That’s it – that’s that – – I’ve had my say….What is your opinion?