Other ER docs and hospital docs had no problem giving me my IV dilaudid in the past when I complained of pain. My vital signs were fine, I have never had any reaction to it in the past and I had no medical/physiological reason not to get dilaudid but he told me that this is typically reserved for surgery patients and that it was not appropriate for me to get it. He proposed some other pain meds that never touched me in the past. If I complain of ongoing pain must he not treat my pain with what works until I tell him the pain is gone?
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