I have taken 20 to 40 mg of oxycontin 3 x daily for pain for the past 12 years and can not go any more than 10 to 12 hours off my medication without extreme pain. I also have COPD, Acid reflux, and complications with a mesh implant. I am on several medications for these conditions along with the pain killer. I recently had a UA that showed NEGATIVE for any Narcotic in my system. My doc said he sent it to another lab in Florida for "quantum testing" which also shows "absolutely NO NARCOTIC" in my system. THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE! He implied I may be selling or giving my medication away. I am in danger of being pulled off my medication... 12 years ago I tried non narcotic meds and they did not even come close to touching this type of nerve damage. Please help me figure out why these test show Negative Results. I was taking a series of antibiotics for a leg and bladder infection just prior to the test. I also take the following meds. This is quite a list so please bare with me... Pentasa, elmiron, advair, spriva, pro air inhaler, fluticasone nasal spray, allegra, amitiza, nitrofurant, tricore, and potasium. Please if anyone can help me solve this mystery I would be so greatful. I would rather die than have to go back to those days and nights fighting this pain. I could really use some help here. The searches I've done online have not show any thing definate yet. Thanks so very much. Lost in Oklahoma
Well a couple of things can be happening here. Either you are not metabolizing the meds(which is probably not the case as you are getting pain relief) or you are a fast metabolizer and are falling below the cutoff ranges for a positive result or they have the wrong pee or the pee is too dilute. I doubt it is the other meds interfering I would try to talk to him. If you have had a relationship with this Dr for 12 years then chances are better that he may listen. Tell him that you are confounded as you do take your meds every day. See if he will retest you and when he does, make sure that you have just taken your dose around two or three hours before the test. Hopefully it wont show negative. This is a very difficult situation and I dont understand it either. You were lucky enough that they actually sent yours away for secondary testing.
Many folks get booted on the first test and these can be notoriusly unreliable. The second test should have shown so that makes me wonder if something was wrong with the sample. What did your Dr tell you? Is he giving you another chance to test?
Medications effect different people in different ways. The fact is that you have been put on this medication for the rest of your life if you have been taking it for 12 years I assume that this is the case. I also am on oxycontin. I would think that there has to be a logical reason for the test results, I am wondering if it is the obvious that since you have built up a resistance that it is consumed quickly at the dose you are on. I have to take it every six hours and I also take nucynta to use as a break through and also recently I am taking it every six hrs in an attempt to become more functional.
I just read in the oxycontin group that they are making oc differently based on the FDA wanting to cut the abuse. Some people were not able to digest the tablet because it has a much harder shell now. And the pill is going through and being found in his/her stool. I did not know about this til today but I bet that is the reason. If you are going through withdrawal ask your pain mgt doctor to write your script for every 6 hrs and ask for another pain med for breakthrough.
He cannot accuse you of selling because that is not his concern, just be very calm and polite but persist on being treated. Just tell him you are not feeling any relief, emphasize that you have been on pain meds for 12 years and you are taking them as prescribed.
tccpa above gave you some good suggestions about the tablet, but if you adopt their attitude toward your doctor it will get you into BIG trouble. Specifically, when they say, "He cannot accuse you of selling because that is not his concern" is incorrect. A doctor knowing that the med is not coming through as positive on the test, and continues to prescribe can get into trouble and even lose their medical license. That's the society we live in today because of all the illegal drug selling. Thanks to our ignorant politicians. So I would not take that attitude with your doctor. And you will get black listed to all other doctors. Certainly wish you the best with you keeping your pain medication.
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