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Why am I being stigmatized?

I have an exceptional amount of pain in both feet and calves, it feels like hot lava and cold jelly plus knife gouges plus crushed up bones, it's very peculiar and not really obvious except that both feet have shades of blue, purple and red along with my peaches and cream skin tone, and my toes look red and have a glossy spongey texture.

I REALLY want to go to the ED for this but I've been a couple times and I get the real runaround approach, I have 90/20 vision but I can see the strange discoloration with my own eyes, problem is I get stumped when trying to explain to the doctor that something is terribly wrong because I can see their anger slowly rising when I debate it is not mere neuropathy, ya see I have already had neuropathy for plenty long it wouldn't make for a new diagnosis plus with the neuropathy plus too much gabapentin I was already prescribed my skin tone was always consistent  never with blue, deep red and purple tones. The effect is also amplified by the sound of rain falling, not that it is on me but just the sound. The cold freezes them out them by the end of the night they are flaming hot and spongey feeling...

So it's easy to conclude there is waaaaay more then neuropathy going on, but these ER doctors like insist, and even though I've already proven to NOT be a layman with limited medical knowledge, au contraire! Yet then they continue to try and aloof me with more remedial answers, like after I told them I had too much gabapentin for one lifetime they go and ask 'have you ever been prescribed something called Gabapentin or Nuerotin?'

Now....

1.) The thought that the patient is in a hurry to get home from the hospital because they are just dying to get back to work, came to the ER assuming there was a quick remedy, and thus just wasting the ERs time, is a very 1950s mentality, hardly a soul coming into the hospital wants to be treated on the fast track lol. Everybody is expecting aggressive therapy for what is ailing them, why do doctors even still assume the 1950s mentality?

2.) Instead of assuming I'm an ignorant know it all walking oxymoron, how about just give me the aggressive inpatient therapy along with closely monitored testing (because lab techs F up ALL the time according to doctor interviews), knowing I have a well documented history of comorbidities.

Instead they just assume I am the oxymoron as they hide behind that well manicured shield of a regal profession exceptionally protected by law enforcement... only the Supreme drunkard idiot dare challenge them in a way that gets them to think because they will call the ER cop to scare a plenty sick person  into greater sickness.

Just why do you act this way to semi-knowledgable patients and then wonder where they get there knowledge, from experience duh, hearing what doctor teams told them but they couldn't avoid, just treat it as throughly as you can to reduce it for as long as you can and then send that patient home, based on the term length of the illness, don't let a bug bite patient take the bed of the MRSA patient.

Anyway so why does this happen?, not only to me but I have seen others on the same unit get caught off guard as to their unexpected discharge, they are just more complacent usually, which a little old lady relies on the power of prayer while guys and gals like me kinda have to take to the pen for answers.
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363281 tn?1643235611
Hi, I agree with the above poster. ER is for emergencies as you know, once they get your immediate issue fixed,they usually will send you home with discharge papers saying to see your GP a day or two after. I really think you need to see your GP, your symptoms do need attention and hopefully the GP will go into deeper detail over them.
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13167 tn?1327194124
I agree with Guitar Rox,  the ER isn't the place to be treated for an ongoing condition.  Your symptoms,  including all the painful ones and the discoloration,  are hallmark symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.  It sounds like you used to have a milder form,  and it's gotten worse.  But the symptoms are all consistent with neuropathy and not a new diagnosis.

Can you find a neurologist?  

Off topic - but since you used the word twice,  I suspect you use "oxymoron" in your common speech,  and it means a contradiction in terms.  Like "small crowd", "pretty ugly", "old news",  etc.  It doesn't mean uninformed or unintelligent.

Best wishes on seeking relief from your pain.

https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/chronic-pain/understanding-neuropathy-symptoms#:~:text=Skin%20in%20the%20painful%20area,Some%20individuals%20also%20experience%20swelling.
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20620809 tn?1504362969
I understand how you are feeling. Remember the purpose of the ER though. They are for critical or acute situation.  Emergencies.  That's their specialty. They usually get you out the door which is actually their only function and then for follow up care for an ongoing situation, they expect you to see your primary care doctor who may refer you to a specialist. That doesn't mean they should mistreat you or make you feel stupid in the process!  But as the patient, your follow up is on you to now see your primary care doctor. If you don't have one, work on finding one. THAT is how you will get a diagnosis and ongoing care for this issue.
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