I have had this happen to me also...and I have now TWO ED's I refuse to go to..and yep..they are the closest to me!
I too was pre-diagnosed from the get go and they wouldn't listen to me at all that I had just the previous day been diagnosed with adhesions binding (from a c-section) my ovary to my bowel and causes bleeding in the pelvis if I torque it wrong. 10/10 pain! (I went to another hospital once and the Doc was so cool, and he said that any blood present in the pelvis (outside the uterus) triggers an inflamatory responce causing 10/10 pain and gave me....*angels sing* TORIDOL! Oh I love that stuff..non-narcotic and works IM in about 10-15 minutes...I now have an Rx for it so I don't have to go to the ED all the time!).
They insisted I had a UTI or an STD...I was a newlywed, with my hubby for 4 years..and he and I were attached at the hip when we weren't working...so STD was totally utterly out of the question. UTI..nope..it wasn't hitting the urinary tract at all...it was the rip by adhesions!
So every time they told me..take these antibiotics and go see your PCP. Oh yeah right, that Dx cost me how much? I was a better listener and MD then them, and could make my own Dx thank you very much! (IE the reason my PCP did give me the Rx...I was livid! and he agreed that if I could avoid the trip, to avoid it..two years and doing well...attacks down to only 1 every three months or so and toridol cures it!).
Then in a hospital I worked in...I was transfering a patient just to the comode, and yep...during that 1/2 second transfer she went grand mal on me...we both fell and I was her cushion! She was fine, I was okay...but after work and once I relaxed at home my hip was in terrible pain. I knew I had to go into that ED for workers comp..so I did! I was very pleasant so I don't understand what the heck happened, but they tried to give me valium..and I asked if I could please try toridol first since it works so well for inflamatory pain on me and is non narcotic...
The PA freaked out on me, asking me if I had a drug probelm (because I said no to valium!?!?!), and I told her "no, I just don't like the way it makes me feel, I have to go to work tomorrow if able, and I really don't want that med on board if I have to be keen to what is going on for workers comp!" They had me peeing in a cup asap for a drug test!!!!!! OMG!!!!! Came clear (gee go figure!), and they finally after hours and treating me like some enemy...I finally got that toridol shot..pain gone, and I was up at work the next day! That ED visit...9-10 hours post work and long drive home, drive back! Totally utterly unexceptable for anyone! I was furious!!!
Then I was 'randomly' drug tested from that point on at work..like every two weeks! Thanks ED! I asked for a NON NARCOTIC...is that so friggen odd?!?!? Does that make me a druggie to ask for something NON! UHGGGGG! I did wind up quitting soon afterwards, but this was the start of the bad blood between me and that hospital! It just went on from this point!
Yeah, and I wanted to go into ED...planned on it...but being a patient in one after being a nurse...well, have to say it was part of my highly critical examination of ED's before I would even apply...and so far none around here have passed the test in the least for my comfort! Very sad!
And sadly I had to report that the nurses were not being patient advocates for me at all! And that really disturbed me, I counted on my peers to help me when I need it, and when I am on 'the other side' of the fence being helpless..and I got LESS than any Joe/Jane walking in! That hurts!!!!!!!!! But as I look at the want ads, those hospital employment turn over rates for RN's in the ED are averaging 3 months!!!!!! So I guess patient advocates or good nurses just know when NOT to stay! I sure hadn't seen any!