... Hi, my stepmother is a patient in a pain clinic, she goes every month. They recently gave her a drug test and suboxone showed up in the results... (she had only taken one Suboxone pill during the month). She is prescribed Opana and Percocet, she is not prescribed Suboxone. She received a letter informing her of the results. Her appt. with the clinic is on Thursday and she is very much afraid they will kick her out, as she has several very painful health conditions and cannot do without the meds. My question is: Can any other substance be mistaken for Suboxone? Is there anything she can say to get her out of this? Please help, the pain she deals with her every waking hour is horrendous! It will be VERY bad if she is kicked out over this
Please help, how to get around a drug test positive for something not prescribed?
Added 31 May 2010:
I totally agree, btw, that she should take her meds as prescribed and her meds only..the thing is, she ran out of her meds and the withdrawals were more than she could bear..so she accepted the suboxone pill from a friend.. the dr. knows she needs a higher mg of the opana but she cannot afford it, as she has no health insurance and thus has to pay cash for everything.
31 May 2010
She needs to take the prescribed drugs and nothing else. They have every right to stop treating her. If her pain is that bad then she wouldn't be taking drugs like suboxone which does nothing for pain. It will look to the pain clinic that she is abusing her meds. I would tell her to be as truthful as she can be as these people are not fools... Good luck... Dave
31 May 2010
Complete disclosure is her best approach. If she made a mistake then she needs to say so. When yo speak the truth, from the heart, and look someone in the eyes, they usually know it is the truth. It is sad that many people in terrible pain are not trusted but the potential for abuse is so great with these drugs. Trying to come up with another explanation for the result wold be a mistake as that would be a lie and they do not want to manage the pain of a patient who lies. They can only help you if you are willing the meet them where hey live- in honesty. Good luck to her!
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