I'd just be interested in others opinions/experiences before possibly deciding whether to make a complaint about an A&E doc - I'm not a complaining type, but this one was in my view being ridiculous.
She asked me what meds I'm on. Sensible question. I'm on 18 regular + other occasional meds, so always carry a list. Told her I had a list, went to get it from my bag. No, she said, I have a list here in the letter from your GP, I want you to tell me your meds. Okay I said, I'll try, but as you see there's lots. So I started reeling off the drug names - Montelukask, Salmeterol etc. No, she said, I want you to tell me the dose of each. Okay, so I said, Montelukast 1 tablet at night, Salmeterol, 2 puffs twice a day etc. No, she said, I want to know the actual amount of medication in each, how many micrograms of each medication you're taking.
Well I was stumped a this point - some I know, like my Ciclesonide because it's always queried, but I don't know how many micrograms make up one Montelukast tablet or how many micrograms in a spray of Salmeterol etc. I could look them up and know where to get the info. My list I carry has all the info.
Just wondering if those of you on lots of meds could competently (oh yeah, and under stress of being very unwell and in A&E with lots of shouting drunks around you...) name the dose of each or if she was being unreasonable? Personally I think she was being unreasonable - later on she walked away and told me she would only come back when I was ready to cooperate. What was I doing that was uncooperative? I couldn't remember the DATE of my last resp. clinic appt. I knew it was last Thursday, but I didn't know what the date was then. The fact that confusion is a symptom of adrenal crisis didn't seem to occur to her...