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By no means is this the same thing, but years ago, I had GERD and an ulcer. At the time, there was only one doc in my area who treated CFS. He had no hospital privileges. So, I went to a gastro doctor. He put me on Prilosec. I barfed it up. I barfed everything up. Food, meds, you name it. I had to sleep upright in a chair. In other words, I didn't sleep. I went to a doctor who admitted me into a hospital. After a week he discharged me. I was better, but the problem came back on with a vengence. the IV Zantac didn't do the trick. My CFS doc with no hospital privileges could do nothing. Hence, I will never go to another doctor who doesn't have pull with a hospital. PTSD.
When I went back to see the doctor, he thought I was nuts. I had CFS and to him that was the same thing as being nuts. Also, a week of being in the hospital should have cured my stomach. I was 20 years old. Anyway, he said, "the only way I will help you is if you go into a psych ward." I went to other gastro doctors and because they would all talk to "HIM" they thought that I was crazy, too. So, begrudgingly, I went into a psych ward. I was too sick, vomiting and absolutely scared out of my mind. I couldn't go on vomiting and not being able to eat. So, in I went.
After a few days of being in there and pills being given and thrown up, a nurse called my mom at 3 am and told her, "you need to get your daughter out of here. She is sick. She is physically sick. She is sitting in the tub vomiting because she is so sick and exhausted, she can't lean over the toilet anymore. She doesn't need to be in here. She is fine mentally"
In that time of being in there, I watched a guy telling himself not to kill someone, another guy defecated in his bed and the girl I shared a room with heard people talk to her. It was a really great experience.
Even just writing this makes me cry.
My mom came in the next day like a warrior and got me and told the doc, "I am taking her out of here." His response, "you can't." She did and she told him, "I will sue you like you have never been sued before."
To cover his ass, he admitted me into the medical floor of the hospital. I had tests done and I had a bleeding ulcer. My esophagus was bright red. I ended up being in the hospital for 4.5 weeks. 4 weeks on the medical ward.
I wasn't forced to go in the psych ward. I could leave. But, I was needing help and I couldn't get it because of my CFS diagnosis.
I feel so sorry for this girl in Denmark. IT's really backwards. Absolutely. They HAVE NO RIGHT to do this. It's insane.[/q
I am so sorry you had such a horrible experience. When the nausea/vomiting is that severe you are pretty much willing to try anything if it will make it stop. I have been admitted twice because of it. The doctor you saw should be sued! I understand though that time and energy that goes into a lawsuit is very difficult. It is so sad and angering that some doctors just turn to a psychiatric diagnosis because they do not understand an illness.