I was in so much pain and I used an old fetenal patch and low and behold I got a drug test What would it show up as
Cleo, if you are getting tested by pain management, they will test for Fentanyl and it will show that you have deviated from your prescribed routine if you are supposed to be on something else. You are playing with fire and you are going to be accused of violating your contract and dismissed from his practice. If you have pain and what you have prescribed is not working, then you need to notify him and ask what to do. If you take it upon yourself to add other drugs in you are going to wind up having no medicine and trying to find a new Dr. I'm not judging or condemning you! I have been in your shoes before too but you do have to play the game or you will lose your current Dr! Especially in this day and age when these Dr are under so much pressure to reduce the amount of people on strong pain drugs and getting prosecuted for knowingly supplying "addicts" with pain meds.
If you violate your contract it makes it look like you are not following the rules and that you have a problem. I know you are just in pain and trying to find relief but they go by what it looks like on paper. Most of the time, the people looking for trouble are non medical professionals. A professional can look at you and say, "well she is in a lot of pain and trying to find something to work" and a non profesional will look and think "look she is taking whatever she can get her hands on" From what I am reading, there is a big war coming and instead of illegal drugs they are going after prescribed ones. We are easier targets after all. This scares the life out of me! so I am just urging you to give no one any reason to question you!
What type of pain management are you on? I saw your other post regarding Fentanyl patches and how long they stay in your system.
I'm just wondering what medication/s you are supposed to be on that you are asking these questions or are worried? I am asking because this is something you don't want to mess with. For instance, if you are no longer being prescribed medication containing opioids but something entirely different, you can get kicked out of your doctor's practice. I mean literally, boom, you are out of there with no conversation and no recourse for you. Your doctor would have to do that to protect his/herself and the practice.
If you are in that much pain, you need to make your doctor aware of it and get the treatment on the "up and up". This could be very bad for you... I believe you know that so please try to get the help you need without adding other meds to your mix... that is just a killer combination. Dead is just so... so FINAL!
I'm not meaning to be harsh or critical I just want to support you in your efforts to get to a place of calm and tranquil living. I am being upfront and honest and sorry for being so brutally blunt... I'm giving you a reality check here. With so many people who are in chronic pain and taking their medications as prescribed; it just seems kind of lame that you would do something that could jeopardize your ability to get proper treatment... These pm doctors MUST do drug testing. They must weed out people who are abusing their medications. I know that sounds harsh but they cannot treat people who won't follow guidelines, directions and/or honor their contracts.
Keep this experience in the back of your mind and be forewarned.
I hope you will keep us posted so that we can support you in your efforts to get help and to feel better ~ safely and responsibly.
I don't know what kind of drug testing your doctor does but when I do my drug test my Fentanyl patches never show up on the instant in office test, even as opiates, they have to check a special box on the paperwork that goes to the lab if they want to check my level. Fentanyl is metabolized by your body into morphine but yet doesn't show up as an opiate depending on what kind of in office testing kits they have. Even if it does show up on your drug test it will show up as an opiate and they won't be able to tell which one until it goes to the lab for further testing. Hope that helped.
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