I am so freaking livid! - page 2

i can't believe what happened to me this afternoon! brief (yeah, right!) synopsis: i suffer from migraines (both tmj-caused & regular migraines), but for the most part, i have them controlled... Read More

  1. by   KITTYLADY
    sure hope you show them up!!! discrimination sucks!!! i "forgot" to mention the sleeping pill i take when i filled out that form upon entrance to school.... it's sad truly sad that honesty is punished... good luck!!
  2. by   GPatty
    I am so sorry this has happened to you...
    God bless you and please...keep us posted.
  3. by   kids
    I agree that you have every right to be angry, but...

    To play devils advocate here...

    The Nursing Program has every right to be concerned, they don't know that you would never work while on the meds and it is unfair to expect them to take your word for it.

    The Attorney is a good way to get them to sit up and take notice and get them to look at the documentation...did your Doctor's letters include the number and frequancy that your meds are prescribed? If not get another letter that does list the info and get copies of your pharmacy records to back up how seldom you need the meds. Have you missed any work due to taking the meds for a migraine? If so get the employers to write letters that indicate you have historicly called off when on meds.

    I do sympathize, I took 3 Vicodin per day (1 in am, 2 at HS) for 7 years (a long story about the unmanagement of chronic pain) 5 years into it I had a new DNS question if I was impaired...lucky for me my PCP was also the house medical director who pointed out that since I wasn't getting ang relief from the pain it was unlikely that I was getting high from it.

    Last edit by kids on Jan 5, '02
  4. by   Teshiee
    I am glad you did seek legal advice. They are acting as if you are some kind of drug addict or something. I am plagued with migraines to the point I can't get out of bed sometimes. To use your disability as an excuse to not let you enter in the nursing program is so contradictory to what nursing is about. Please keep us posted on the outcome. I know you will be a great contribution to the nursing profession. Good luck to you. :-)
  5. by   ekm
    I agree with Mollyj and kids-r-fun. Yes definitely negotiate with the school before hiring an attorney. You DO want to attend this school under good circumstances, but also understandably the school does have a right to question all medications taken. They are liable for you while you are in clinical, and their licenses are on the line.
  6. by   semstr
    ok, Moni, go for it girl!
    But do try to negotiate with the school, lawyers are expensive!!

    Take care, Renee