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I was in the emergency room for symptoms of a stroke. The CT scan was normal but they wanted to keep me overnight. I had just gotten out of the hospital from a four day stay for another issue. I told them I was claustrophobic and I needed to be able to go outside. They told me that I would not be able to as I was attached to a heart monitor. I tried to explain that I just couldn't do it. They noted that I was a smoker and felt that that was why I wanted to be able to go out. I pleaded with them to make some concession so that I could get the tests I needed but I could still get outside a few times. They refused. They had given me a large dose of potassium which,for some reason really cranked me up, which increased my anxiety. In the end I was going into a panic attack and had to leave AMA. This is terrible!!! I need medical help but I cannot face being trapped in a hospital room. Because I left AMA I know my insurance will not cover it and I don't have any money, but the fear of being trapped was so strong that I had no control over it. I had to get outside. They suggested walking up and down the hall, but they just don't understand. YOU HAVE TO GET OUTSIDE!!!!!. I don't know what to do.

July 16, 2017 - 7:13pm


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