Okay, here's the problem.
I recently began nursing school. I previously was a waitress, and severly injured my back. This was (is) a worker's comp. injury, and the proper tests were not done to determine the extent of the injury. Although my doctor has told me this will never heal, and I will most likely be in some form of pain, moderate to severe, for my entire life, he has classified this injury as a sprain.
I can not get relief for this pain. I am on diclofenac 75mg and skelaxen 400mg, along with an untold amount of Motrin.
I have been to the emergency room several times, complaining of the same problem. They, of course, have labelled me as "drug-seeking", and each time I leave the ER with a rx for Naprosyn.
Is there any possible way to change the ER staff's opinion of me? Although, yes, I am a drug-seeking patient, I am seeking these medications for a legitimate reason...
I am so frustrated. I don't work at all right now, and I am so depressed by all of this that I find it difficult to just go to classes, let alone do the huge amount of work required of me. I desprately need help here.