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Doctor - Does anyone know why the new pain management clinic I am going to called me about my (10?
Added 3 Dec 2013:
screen just to tell me that it showed positive for oxycodone which I was prescribed by my last doctor. I just switched to this PM clinic within the last two weeks. I basically just want to know if that's normal or not for them to call. Also they won't prescribe me anything till I follow up about the UA. I was to afraid to ask if anything else showed up because I thought it might make them suspicious...even though I did not take anything else. Has this happened to anyone else??
3 Dec 2013
Pain clinics have strict rules and contracts that patients have to sign. The best thing to do is be up front with your Dr. While it would have been more respectful if your new clinic called the one you came from to varify that you had been taking the drug prescribed to you. The DEA has really cracked down on pain management clinic and the rules are tough. Since your new doc didn't know you, he made have made the assumption that you had taken the drug illegaly. Again, it would have been nice for them to call.
Another reason they might want to wait on prescribing for you is that they want all of the other drug out of your system before starting a new one. There are several kinds of pain relievers. Some are agonists, some antagonists and others that are both. I don't know what they will put you on, but it may be they are trying to prevent a reaction.
When you get to your new Dr., make sure that you never take any more than you need. Patients at pain clinics are subject to un warned pill counts and urine/blood tests. If you stay with what they give you, you will be ok.
Remeber that if you go to your GP or the ER, and they want to give you a script of pain medication, insist that they call your Pain management doctor first. Some get annoyed, but you can feel safer if you make them call first.
3 Dec 2013
More than likely, you will just have to prove it was a prescribed drug from your last PM doc. You may want to bring the bottle with you or if you want, have your old doc send your previous records to your new doc, that way they know exactly what was prescribed before. It may just be that clinics policy to call on any positive results
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