I am on pain medication for a back problem because I have no insurance and it is easier for the doctor to do it that way than find out the problem. Anyway, I recently had a 10 panel urine test to assure them I was taking my meds and not selling them like 75% of his patients, I was told it would be $55 for the test, the test did show I was taking my meds but I was told I had to pay $330 for the test if I wanted my RXs because my test showed antidepressants in my system. First, I take flexeril and roxicodone, flexeril during the day, and the roxicodone at night, a number of prescription strength vitamins, nuerotin and topamax on a regular basis. I requested another test to be done because that was incorrect, I would NEVER take antidepressants, I can not stand the feeling I get from what I am on now, they refused to re-test me, but if I would pay $330 instead I could still get my monthly meds. I would like to know what would cause a false positive for TCA, and if that is even ethical to charge an extra $275 and they will go ahead and give me my scripts even though they think I could be abusing something AND refuse to give me another test so now this is in my medical records that I failed a drug test. And I am a student teacher for disabled children, this could hurt my career.
16 Oct 2010
Hello, first let me say it sounds like your doctor in not on the "up and up". I showed your question to my husband and he said the same thing... When my husband and I have our regular drug tests at our doctor's office, we get the results from the lab ourselves. On it, it will show what showed up in our urine. Also, we fill out a form each time of what should be in our system and that's what they look for. They don't even look for the Zoloft we are both on. Can you get a copy of your results from the lab it's self? Also, we think you should talk to an attorney that gives free consultations about your rights, because you do have them. We also think you should start looking for a new doctor. I know this dosen't help you now honey, but your doctor is taking advantage of your good nature and your lack of insurance... Good Luck!
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