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When I was pregnant I went in for dehydration 3 different times and each time it took 10-12 sticks by 3-4 different people before they got it. Then when I was in labor the same thing happened but the IV had pictocin and the IV kept "falling" out so they had to keep "restarting" my labor. 24 hours. It sucked completely.being a human pin cushion sucks
Ugh. Needles actually make me faint. I tried to give blood once, and even before they ask the questions like have you traveled or about your illnesses, they take your heartbeat. I was so nervous that my heart rate was too high to give blood. All of these stories make me never want to have to have an IV in me.
Try get some pain killers.Hopefully it goes away.Presuming it hurts
36, while I feel for your pain, I have to disagree with your comment about the young man's age. His age has nothing to do with the validity of his statement. Profound truth can come from the lips of the young. Mind numbing folly may spring forth from those advanced in years. Age does not determine the wisdom of one's words.
#40, the first sentence of your comment was spot on, but intractable pain also has tremendous potential to ruin lives. Physicians and other adequately trained clinicians will only prescribe medication as part of a treatment plan for uncontrolled chronic pain if they judge the benefits to outweigh the risks for any given patient. That determination must always have a logical, evidence-based foundation and thus, blanket emotional statements like yours about use of medication to treat chronic pain are (at best) of questionable value (and at worst, harmful if they influence the thinking of others) in rational discourse.
#36 & #40, I am 27 and have chronic pain and have to be on painkillers for it. I've been taking them since I was 19. Although I hate the drugs and the side effects, the meds are a lesser of two evils for me and I would not be able to live or function without having them because my pain is debilitating as disabling. I think great care should be taken when taking them and I think a person should really be aware of all the downsides of taking painkillers. However, I think they are an essential part of a lot of peoples pain management program and not something you can really judge. It's great that you don't need painkillers to function, but the reality is a lot of other people do.
#60 You make a very good point. My comment was very generalized and not really fair to people who can't function without narcotics. I should not have said "definitely not a good idea", since sometimes it is indeed the only alternative. My bias comes from a family history of dependence and a personal battle with the stuff. My heart goes out to people who become addicted due to necessity. I've just seen it happen so many times, and it always makes me wonder if there was another way to handle it.
#85, thank you for the thoughtful response and for clarifying the nature of your statement. I'm sorry to hear about your family history & personal experiences and I completely agree that opiate/opioid pain medications are not ideal due to their side effects and addictive potential. I suppose they represent a limitation of modern medicine and society, but developing alternatives is the subject of research around the world, so hopefully something more optimal will come from that.
So sorry. I hate when professional philbotomist (spelling) can't hit the mark.
It probably wasn't their fault if there were multiple that tried and failed. They always have a hard time doing my ivs because my veins are small and roll. I know how you feel OP the worst experience I have had was when they were prepping me for surgery a few years ago. It took three people to get it in and they ended up blowing 8 blood veins. It may just be that you were dehydrated or that you have problematic veins like me.
i have really bad veins, especially when i was younger. i will remember when two nurses couldnt get the IV in me once when i was 6 being hospitilized (AND i was dehydrated). the pediatric doctor had to do the IV himself- but they poked me 7 times already. the only spot he could get it in was alreafy swollen and sore. it was the most painful thing i experienced at the time, and i will never forget it. sometimes, it's really not the professional's fault. take it from a patient and now health care professional. sorry that it's painful though. i conpletely empathize :(
It's not always the doctor. I have very deep veins. Once when I was sick, I had to have blood drawn and 3 nurses and a specialist tried with no success. However this February, I had surgery in my mouth. Obviously that's 12 hours of no drinking or eating. But my dentist got a vein right away. It depends on the vein they're trying to get at, not really the doctor.
I had a case of that once. I had back sugary and it took 6 tries to get the IV in. They had to call someone down from ICU to get it in.
They going to cover your bill when they find out they ripped open your vein? Sorry OP FYL