... a drug test and i know i never missed one dose of meds . and the drs just act like im a addict now . there has to be a explanation . i go for a mont at a time without a bowl movement then it is not much of one . i just thought it was my meds causing it . now i have lost my pm dr i go to my family dr tomarrow . i need to know if there is someting to ask her to test me for . cause not anyof my meds are working right thyroid , bipolar , pain , what is wrong with me . am i going crazy
Pain meds can definitely cause chronic constipation. I had a blockage in my intestines once from them. As far as your body not absorbing them I don't think it is due to that. They, as far as I know, get into your bloodstream. Then dissolve in your stomach. Or the other way around, but I would ask my family doctor tomorrow. You are not going crazy, you are just confused as I would be. Hang in there.
Drug tests can be flawed just like any other test. If this happens again, see if they will give you another test from a different shipment of tests. You also might offer to pay to have your hair checked for the medications, it is expensive, but worth it if it gets you out of this dilemma. If you offer to pay, it will also tend to build your good faith efforts. You probably do need to tell the doctor you are having this much constipation, that is not a good thing and it really could make you feel bad or get sick. There have been plenty of people complaining about the same thing happening to them with the drug tests. My counselor said they are flawed more often that they should be and she always double checked the batch with her urine if she had more than one person insist the test had to be wrong. Hair is the most accurate way to test but the most expensive. Good Luck.
I too have multiple pain issues I am on Fentynal patch 75mc and 10/325 Hydracodone which has not shown on the last 2 pee tests. I do not understand. Why would I not take the meds I so desperately need just to function. That's what Doc thinks. I don't and can't miss a dose. What gives??? He is supposed to be the most prominent pain specialist in my area and about to diss miss me right before I'm having double knee replacement !!!
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