I went to the ER and am still shocked from my experience. I came in on the brink of passing out with a cloudy brain, lots of nausea and pain, and alarming symptoms. When trying to explain my complicated medical history, the nurse and medical assistant would rudely interrupt me.
After feeling a little better, I received no answers for what happened or no direction on how to move forward, they were just focused on me leaving as soon as possible. I was given a prescription for medicine that cures acid reflux (which wasn't why I was there and made no sense).
I was so frustrated to the point where I broke down and cried because of how severe my symptoms were and how I wasn't being taken seriously. The nurse continued to talk over me rudely and even accused me of just trying to stay overnight.
I don't know if it was because of the fact that I'm a black woman, or that I'm young and I had to check myself in, but neither the doctor, the nurse, nor the medical assistant took my pain seriously. I did not feel welcomed, tolerated, or listened to. They're biggest concern was me leaving. If I come to have a serious medical issue, I will have them know that they failed me.