Earlier this week I had a patient that apparently comes into the ED frequently always with abd pain, they can never find anything wrong with him. He must have thought I was an easy target because I have never seen him before. (I only started on the unit in August) Chief complaint? Constipation x 2 days. Takes multiple narcotics, hx of abuse, ect. He is complaining that he has 10/10 pain, as he is sitting up calmly, and is asking for pain meds. I went to the doc and was like, this guy claims 10/10 pain, but look at him. So he goes and does the abd exam with no tenderness on palpation. I had 9 patients that night (some of them really sick) and his wife was harrassing me every minute for something, I was like (in front of the patient too) I have a lot of patients, many sicker than him, that I need to attend to right now, I cant get a pill/give him dilaudid/get him another blanket. The nice lady in bed 2 is about to be intubated and she needs my attention right now. Give me a minute please. He starts saying to me that he is very sick and dying and that I need to focus my attention to him mainly. Than he tells me that I need to order Klonopin for him NOW because he takes it at home and he missed his dose and if he doesnt take now it its "very dangerous". (The doc was getting the d/c papers as we were speaking). He than becomes mad when he finds out he was being d/c'd, he "demanded" to be admitted. Sorry, but a clear CT and x-ray is not going to buy you a day or two free drug stay! Thank you all for listening to my vent!! I love this site, I can vent about this and you all have been there done that and understand!