With winter onset and a greater/tougher work routine , I have had to recently almost triple the amount of pain meds(percocet) taken daily. Without my doctor's authorization , is this going to be a problem when I see him. Will my pre-visit drug screen red flag me with my doctor?
I've never heard of them checking to see how much of the opiate is in your system, usually they just do the cheaper test to make sure you are taking it, as opposed to selling it, like some people are known to do. If you're working longer and doing more strenuous work, I would suggest that you discuss that with the Dr. and ask him/her if they would give you some extra for those days you are in more pain due to the level of work you've done. It will make you less stressful, and stress only contributes more to your pain level also. I wish you all the best, and hopefully less painful days ahead.
God Bless midwestma
It depends on the test they use. Normally, when someone has a screen and it shows positive, they'll check for the levels of med in your system to see how much you are using. I would definitely discuss with your doctor about the increase in pain you're having. That needs to get under control. Do you know if your urine is sent out to a lab or is it tested at the office? If it's sent out, more than likely the levels will be tested. If it's a simple test at the office then maybe it won't be an issue.
Best wishes and hope you get your pain in check soon
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