I am on 4 different medications for angina. If the angina gets out of control I have to go to ER get a nitro drip spend the night in ICU and then released for the next time. I am treated like a narcotic drug seeker. I have had an ER actually give me 0.5 mg of MS via IV after having severe angina for over an hour and then they are perplexed when it doesn't work. My PCP refused to write a prescription for narcotics for chronic angina pain and refused to refer me to a pain specialist. Where does that leave me as a patient living with chronic angina pain that is trying to have some relief? My last visit to ER and ICU for 12 hr visit was $10,000.00. Does anyone have a cardialogist or PCP that is willing to address your chronic angina pain? I have advanced Microvascular Cardiac Disease. I use Nitro Spray 0.4mg and I will use 8-15 sprays on a normal day where I have not had any real activity. Please need some feedback. I am having doctors tell me I am not having any real pain and more is less to treat me and the latest doctor said he was a minimalist. Meaning don't ask me for a prescription for pain just suck it up and pay me. By the way I'm an RN and never told my patients they just don't have pain.
Please respond. I need to show the responses to my latest PCP the minimalist.