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Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Administrator 08/14/11
I have chronic back pain from DDD and 2 herniated disks. I have been going to the "Guinea Pig" drug section of a Pain Managment place in MD. After 8 months the pain had actually gotten worse and I was told I had to be admited to the hospital for inpaitent care. I agreed. At the time I was at a pain level of 8 for over 3 weeks, not slept at all for 48 hours and had just gotten out of the ER ( which 4mg shot of daluided barley tok away the pain). They called an ambulance to take me there but unknown to me also filed a false police report saying I was suicidal. When I got to the ER I found out that all the meds they had given me had raised my pulse and blood pressure to the point of a heart attack or stroke. THE ONLY THING THAT SAVED MY LIFE WAS THAT I WAS ALSO TAKING 4 ASPRIN A DAY. I took me 5 days to get everything straighted out and get dischared after my vital signs had stabilzed. PLEASE BE EXTREAMLY CAREFULL WHEN DEALING WITH THESE PLACES. 4 doctors at the hospital and both ambulance crews told me this is not an uncommon occurance.