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    freddi01 is offline New Member
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    Default questions about drug testing by pain mangement doctors

    Does anyone know that when you are drug tested by a pain management doctor, is there a way the drug test can tell if you are not taking the medicine as prescribed. for instance,if you are taking more than prescribed. example. I am taking more opiates that prescribed how do I make the test come out correct and show that I am only taking the dosage that they prescribed.

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    Default My answer to this ? u have is:

    "how do I make the test come out correct and show that I am only taking the dosage that they prescribed."


    Listen to your dr. & then read the bottle your pills come in from pharmacy & take as written. Then you will have the correct levels of the medications given to you by your dr.

    Its amazing at how many times this ? shows up written many different ways. I do understand things happen & also understand the abuse by some is why I suffer everyday in pain because the doctors are afraid to write what I may need because of it.
    Good luck because sounds like you will need it
    NOTHING PERSONAL unless you've done this in my area & doctor's office to cause these problems of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddi01 View Post
    Does anyone know that when you are drug tested by a pain management doctor, is there a way the drug test can tell if you are not taking the medicine as prescribed. for instance,if you are taking more than prescribed. example. I am taking more opiates that prescribed how do I make the test come out correct and show that I am only taking the dosage that they prescribed.

    Pain management drs write prescriptions for narcotics all through the day and because of this their records are monitored by the DEA. It's very simple. They are not going to risk their livlihood so you or me can take extra medication and try to blow smoke when we come in for a drug test. It just isn't happening. They have drug tests which are very accurate, lots more accurate than in times past. You are @#@!$# in the wind. You won't get away with it and you will end up losing your script because of what you are doing.

    This is not a web site to tell people how to get away with drug abuse. You are at a crossroads right now. I suggest you take your meds as prescribed or stop if you are doing this for fun. The wrong decision will take you straight to hell. I have been there and it's no fun believe me.
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    I think these people are very rude to you, take your pills how you want its your body. I really dont think that pills stay in your body that long so maybe try the day before you go for the test taking the prescribed amount? i dont know, might work.
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    Talking never before drug tested

    I am a first durg screening patient after being seen in ththis clinic for a year and 3/4. I have no clue what triggered The urine test. I've been on Soma Percost Lidocaine Patch and Ambien all at bedtime each day for 9 months. I take an additional dose of soma and percocet in the early afternoon only if it has been a painful day more than others.Should the doctor talked with me about the testing and what it was for.

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    Arrow Taking too many or not as prescribed

    I understand why the others where mean to you, it is because it is people that abuse their medication that makes those who need it and take it as prescribed not able to get it. Do you understand? That is why they are testing you and more than likely will continue to do to make sure you are taking it as prescribed and if not kick you out of their practice. If you are having to take an additional dosage then I would tell your doctor so that they can then prescribe the dosage that you need and then your tests will be correct and match their records. It is normal to become tolerant to a specific medication if you have been on it too long. They may try something else or increase your meds since you seem to need an additional dose. Just be upfront and honest with your doctor. If you do, then they will work with you. If you lie or your tests keep coming up showing that you are taking more than prescribed they may dump you. Also if you are taking the additional dosage to get high then that is a signal that you may need help. It is a red flag that you definitely should pay attention to because if you don't you are looking for nothing more than a boat load of trouble for yourself and those around you that care for you. Get help immediately if that is the case.
    I don't believe that people should suffer in pain even if they have an addiction problem, but it is those that have a psychological addiction that mess it up for those of us that don't.

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    Default dr DID dump me

    Recently went in for a 3 month checkup and to get refills on my meds. First time ever they drug tested me. I was fine with it, I hadn't done anything wrong. But there was a problem - the test showed nothing! So they assumed I was not taking my meds as prescribed and dumped me. I've been their patient for 7 years and not a troublemaker.

    I'm trying to find information on how this kind of drug test is to be administered. There was no information on the cup I peed in, no name, nothing. I was to leave it on the counter until the nurse picked it up. Before the nurse picked it up, another patient went into the bathroom to use it. I have no idea when the nurse picked it up.

    My pain meds do say 'as needed'. I called them and explained the 'chain of custody' problem and told them what my prescription said "as needed" - it didn't matter. They believed their test over me and now I have no pain meds for fibromyalgia, and have to find a new dr, which is even harder when you're in a lot of pain and now my medical records probably say something negative about me.

    Sorry to be so long, does anyone know what the standards are for drug testing in the dr office? Does the cup have to have your name on it etc? thank you - karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG144 View Post
    Recently went in for a 3 month checkup and to get refills on my meds. First time ever they drug tested me. I was fine with it, I hadn't done anything wrong. But there was a problem - the test showed nothing! So they assumed I was not taking my meds as prescribed and dumped me. I've been their patient for 7 years and not a troublemaker.

    I'm trying to find information on how this kind of drug test is to be administered. There was no information on the cup I peed in, no name, nothing. I was to leave it on the counter until the nurse picked it up. Before the nurse picked it up, another patient went into the bathroom to use it. I have no idea when the nurse picked it up.

    My pain meds do say 'as needed'. I called them and explained the 'chain of custody' problem and told them what my prescription said "as needed" - it didn't matter. They believed their test over me and now I have no pain meds for fibromyalgia, and have to find a new dr, which is even harder when you're in a lot of pain and now my medical records probably say something negative about me.

    Sorry to be so long, does anyone know what the standards are for drug testing in the dr office? Does the cup have to have your name on it etc? thank you - karen



    Karen ........ Absolutely the cup should be identified as you, with your name plainly on it and when you hand it over it should be placed into a sealed bag or container of some kind. I would insist that the dr redo your test or tell them you'll report them to the medical board as you have not done anything you weren't supposed to do.

    Try to be nice about it first but if they hesitate to re-test you after being a pain patient for seven years without a glitch I would go nuts on them. Let us know how it goes. Good luck and God bless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert_325 View Post
    Karen ........ Absolutely the cup should be identified as you, with your name plainly on it and when you hand it over it should be placed into a sealed bag or container of some kind. I would insist that the dr redo your test or tell them you'll report them to the medical board as you have not done anything you weren't supposed to do.

    Try to be nice about it first but if they hesitate to re-test you after being a pain patient for seven years without a glitch I would go nuts on them. Let us know how it goes. Good luck and God bless.
    Thank you - I appreciate the quick answer. I'll be pursuing this and will let you know. Karen

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    I know this is the internet, and some people will just troll because their own life is so miserable they have to make others feel bad in order to elevate themselves.

    OP - I'm sorry you're having problems. You're only going to create more problems by lying or gaming the system. Try being honest with your doctor. It's the lying that will get you kicked out, because the drug tests are good enough to tell the truth.

    Trolls - don't tell people you have problems because of other people, you have problems because of YOU. I've never had doctors deny prescriptions to me because I'm honest with them. I address concerns and am open about other physicians I'm seeing. I actually tell my pain management doctor that I'm having my primary care handle my prescriptions because I see him more often. You would think they have an issue with that, being that's the pain management's specialist area, but they don't. They talk to each other, because I tell them to. So before you start blaming others for your own issues, take a look at yourself.
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