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Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/23/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   

I just got back from my PM appointment. She changed my meds from Zanaflex to Soma and said Soma was the most potent of these, actually she said it is the most potent of muscle relaxers. I have no idea because I’ve never taken it. I remember my aunt taking Soma Compound when I was young, but this is just Soma. At any rate, I told her about HW and how so many of you are on bt meds and such. She said that the doctors there don’t like to give the long lasting med because once I’m on it; I won’t ever be off of it. I told her, all I want is some quality of life so, she said by next appointment, which is a month from today, if I’m not feeling much better, she was going to give me a long lasting med to go along with the Oxycodone I’m on. That isn’t even the crazy part. She had me take a urine test and it took me forever to “provide” the test, but when she came in, she asked, “Do you have something to tell me about your urine test?” I thought about it for a minute and said, “I think I may have a UTI.” And she said, “No, that’s not what I’m talking about.” She said I tested positive for marijuana!  What?!  I said if she’d have had me back in the ‘70’s, maybe, but not now. I was so insulted. So, here’s the really bad part. My hubby bought some drug tests when our oldest daughter lived with us for a couple of months. That’s a whole other story. Anyway, I took the test and it came up positive for THC!!!  I then went online and found a couple of drugs that cause false positives and I take both Phenergan and Protonix! I called my pharmacist and she said she’d look it up and see what she can find, but that if they send these tests to a reputable place for analysis, they will see it isn’t THC. I’m afraid it won’t be reputable as this PM group (as I’ve come to find out here on HW) is not the best in the world.  I have an appointment with my neurosurgeon next week and I was going to ask him to send me some place else. I’m thinking of either having a blood test or taking some information from my pharmacist to the PM tomorrow and show them these drugs I take and what it can cause. Please tell me what any of you would do in my place!!

Catz4


I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


Snowbunny21
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   Posted 3/23/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear about your situation...

If you are going to continue seeing this PM...which these days..it's really hard to find one in general so it might be good to try and work this out with them...I would ask them to run a blood test each time they decide to test you..Some places will do monthly urine checks or random one's before they give out meds...

I would also provide them with the information that you gathered from your Pharmacist..I would think that they would have had you fill out a form for this urine test that asks any other meds..even otc one's or supplements that you are taking to show that it could be the Phenegran or Protonix...

And also maybe ask to do another urine when you see them and don't take those two meds to see how it comes out as well...

If they are willing to work through this glitch..then I would stick it out with them as most places are not even willing to do that and will dismiss you on the spot, no questions asked...

I know it's awful..but it really does help protect both the Dr. and us who need these medicines to have these sort of contracts and/or tests at times...even though there can be errors..

I just would be careful about switching PM's too quickly as it can also look bad that you are going from Dr. to Dr...even though that's not your intent..

Those are just a few suggestions...it's a tough situation for sure...
Sending you a big hug girl!!! ((( )))


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Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/23/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the advise Snowbunny and I had already planned on taking the info from my pharmacist. I have been one of those people for a very long time who was so angered by others causing those of us who need medication a problem. I am so humiliated about this as I am 51 years old!! I wouldn't even think about abusing a drug much less using an illegal one! Yes, I see that me going to ask for another PM group is out of the question now and I have already thought about asking them to do a blood and/or hair folicle test. I feel so awful about the whole thing. Again, thank you for reading and responding to this. I did sign a paper that they could do a test, but I didn't even read it! I don't know what it said. I hope by providing them with the information from my pharmacist, they will agree to do a blood test or whatever needs to be done.
Catz4
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


Blessedx8
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   Posted 3/23/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Cat...

I'm sorry that this happened to you!! I just look up phenergan (because I'm on that, too) - and you are right (not that I doubted you) :) It does say it can cause a positive THC test. Yikes.

I can completely understand your frustration. I'd feel exactly the same way... ANY situation where you know you haven't done something...and someone is trying to say otherwise... is beyond awful.

I don't know what I'd do... I probably would do Snowbunny suggested... I'd get off of the meds (if that's possible)... and do another test. One reason would be because I'm really stubborn...and the thought of someone thinking I had done something...and I hadn't...would drive me crazy!!

On the otherhand, I also hold the position of "why" do you have to prove yourself. Unfortunately, that IS the world we exist in, though...that's hard to stomach sometimes, though.

Whatever way you go... I'm really sorry you are going through this. I'm frustrated for you!!
--Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Tina,
I thought about getting off the meds, but then I have a positive THC test out there! I think I'll also talk to my PC and ask him what to do. Unfortunately, he doesn't work on Wednesday's. And hopefully the PM place will send it to a reputable lab who can detect what the truth is! I'm stubborn too when I am accused of something I haven't done! And to beat all this, my 80 year old Dad is in the hospital trying to determine why he was passing out in church on Sunday! Wow, I feel like I just got beat up emotionally and as we all know, when the emotions get involved, so does the pain! She did send me home with the meds so I guess she may have thought it was silly too. I just don't know, but thank you for validating the Phenergan anyway and I really think we should all be more aware of this sort of thing!
Take care,
Cat(z4)
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sweet Sis , Sorry I wasn't home to answer but I'm here now and I think I would offer the blood test and bring all your meds with you to show your doctor ,so that if any of them can cause false positives they should be able to see it . At least you can get breakthrough meds in a month and I pray that will be a great help to you .Your doctors seem insensitive I mean if you did use marijuana so what considering the pain your in ?Definetly ask your pm for his take on this , it can't be the first time this has happened .I wish you the best of luck my sister I wish I had better answers to give you . On tuesdays I have a meeting with a mens group I'm a part of thats why I wasn't home and on wed I see my Pain Therapsist in the afternoon , so I'm sorry I missed you .Please keep the faith sis and try not to get frustrated, stuff happens if its not true forget about it and move on to the next thing ,Keep ttrying and never give up sister you can do whatever you put your mind to I know that and I beleive in you all the way !!! love , your brother Mikel
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -   Celelbrex ,viracept,truvada, lasix .    '                                                                                                                         


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much my dear brother. I know you are behind me all the way and I appreciate you for all you are and all you do for me in my life. I have stumbled through the past 36 hours. I was so sure when they gave me the urinaysis that when she said it was positive, I laughed, Randy laughed and it turned out not to be so darned funny. I'll catch up with you soon, I've got a late afternoon apointment with the wild child's teachers! Talk about a little too much in a short amount of time! Wow, I will never again automatically assume everything is always the way it may seems!
Thanks so much!
Cat(z4)
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/24/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Dearest Cat , Hang tough my sister you've got a great guy in Randy to help with everything , and a long distance brother for support in me so please take my advice and calm yourself .This is the key to dealing well with stess , what will be willbe so don't worry too much , remain calm , theres is nothing you can't handle or adjust to , look what you've done already !! You've taught me about strength and courage , let me help you with calmness , don't fight everything and don't think negative , think postive .There is just as good a chance of a positive outcome and regardless of what happens youu take a deep breathe and do what you need to , so don't let it scare you in advance or scare you at all .Its just something else to do , period .So onward and upward sis theres nothing you can't do !!!! Mikel 
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -   Celelbrex ,viracept,truvada, lasix .    '                                                                                                                         


Blessedx8
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   Posted 3/24/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Cat...

Shoot, I'm sorry to hear about your dad, too. I sure hope they can find out what's going on w/ him...

You are right... it's just too much for one person. As someone is going through crisis after crisis in my own life.... I truly do understand. I feel for you, hun!!

Mikel... you are VERY wise, my friend.

Take care everyone... I hope, Cat, you are feeling a little bit better today.

--Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/24/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Momto6boys I hope you know I'm here for you too , we're all  friends here  and we're here for each other to share the weight of our individual situations .I received great support from everyone here my sister Catz , you Mom, jaguar , cat8201 , skeye , eagle the list goes on and on , and while sometimes we are distracted fron being here for a couple days theres always some one wonderful to step up and offer support and caring .This site has a very special place in my heart and Mom I encourage you to post more about the challenges your facing and let us support and care for you . It is also good for you to talk about as you know but I realize its not always easy , have faith in us and yourself that things will work as they are meant to .Your Friend Mikel 
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -   Celelbrex ,viracept,truvada, lasix .    '                                                                                                                         


Blessedx8
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   Posted 3/24/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Mikel...

Ok...so your post put me in tears :) Sometimes, things just hit you in a certain way... and your post did that for me. Thank you for your friendship...encouragement...and slight, loving "push" that I sometimes need :) I will open up, soon, I promise. Sometimes, coming to grasp with "reality" is the hardest thing. As I get closer there...I will share, I promise.

I really appreciate you, and so many here.
In Friendship...Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Tina, isn't he wonderful? That's my brother and I am so proud to call him family. I had to come to grips many years ago about my family of origin and I began making a family of my own. They are few, but loyal to me and they love me as I do them. Mikel is one of those people. I can assure you that anytime you need a word of comfort, my brother is the man to turn to. He has so many encouraging words to say. He's right too Tina and I am here anytime you need anything. My email is posted and you are more than welcome to email me at any time. I am up most nights, so I'm kind of a 24/7 roll call! Thanks for who you are and for all that you do here on HW. You really helped me by taking the time to look up Phenergan and "proving" my point about the false positive. That was a big one for me. Take care and vent! You deserve it!
Cat
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/24/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Cat,
 
     I am terribly sorry I havnt been around much the last few days. Its been hecktic here to say the least!
 
     I am terribly sorry that all this is happening to you. Are you sure there isnt some way that your unrine and someone elses was mixed up? You know anytime I get checked for blood or.. cant think of.. some sort of ..what was it? You know from the boneloss? BLEH! Hate my mind sometimes, anyway when I give samples I have to put the container in a little window, usually there are all sorts of other samples in the window to. What are the chances of a mixx up? Well, it is obviously a mixx up one way or the other. I agree you should get a blood sample done and end the crazyness once and for all. When everything is cleared up, make sure they amend your medical records as well. Last thing you need is something like that lurking in your medical records. Sheesh, what a mess. And how rediclous the way you were approached about it! Argh.
 
    I hope you can relax a little, thou I fear you are probably angry and frustraited to no end. *warm huggs* Hang in there
 
*huggs*
  dani

 

 

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Blessedx8
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   Posted 3/24/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Cat...

He IS wonderful... so are you, too. :) I really appreciate the offers of support that you both offered... I completely understand building a "new" family, unfortunately. I'm an only child... and just recently came to terms w/ my parents and things that went on in my life... so, over the years, I've built a "new" family through my husband; kids; and friends.

Did you know Mikel before coming here on the board??

I was thinking about what Dani said to you. My PM doctor's office...though pretty good, overall...has a horrendous system of collecting specimens. You bring it out and put your urine test in a box w/ everyone else. I've gotten to the point where I won't do that and I hand it directly to the nurse. I guess I'm paranoid :)

Anyway, I hope you are doing ok today... and I will talk to you soon. Thanks again... Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/24/2010 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
HEY MOM Your a member of our family now too ! I 'd never forgive myself if I didn't mention my incredible friend Dani as well ,she who is much younger than I but has taught me all about accepting myself , my new self , with pain and health issues .Who taught about courage and moving forward and beauty .She who dug deep and went to painful memories so I could learn , and I have met Catz4/Stacey , Dani, Cat 8201 on Healing Well in less than a month made connections with these wonderful people closer than people who Ive known for years .The suffering has trancended us , helped us grow and create an unshkeable bond of trust and caring that is wonderful , strong and at the same time tender and caring and everlasting .I will never forget these wonderful folks and always want to be in contact with them .I and we invite you Tina to be a part of this fanily with open arms , you'll never know who you'll make that special connection with but you will make it if you open up , release your pain , and let in the love .
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -   Celelbrex ,viracept,truvada, lasix .    '                                                                                                                         


willowsgrandma
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   Posted 3/24/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
turn yeah Hey Mike! I have never talked with you but I read the posts and I just had to comment. I honestly believe you have the kindest manner about you! Your heart seems to be as big as my state of Texas! I wish this little east Texas town had a man with your qualities. I have been divorced almost 20 years. I briefly dated a wonderful man after the divorce. He was killed by a drug dealer. My friend had reported happenings to the apt manager and his name started to be discussed in the complex and he began to be called a "snitch." He left a little 5 year old daughter and many, many friends behind. Well Mike keepon doing what you're doing! God bless you! eyes turn wink Donna yeah cool

QTKaren
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   Posted 3/25/2010 1:37 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Dear Cat,
 
I havent been posting for a long time due to my having several strokes as well as chronic pain.  But I had to comment on this topic as it happened to me also.  Luckly for me I had a very compateint doctor he took the time to run the test again,this time with my blood to get it figured out and yep it was the phenergren. I also was takin back and didnt want my doc to think I was doing anything to jepordize my pain contract.   I have watched the board every day and have seen how great it is with all the members being here for each other.  I origional started on the fibro board but then switched to the chronic pain forum and started watching here too.  Some will still remember me such as Char and Chutzie.   I really miss everyone so much and promise to try to keep up with you all.  I need you now so very much.
 
Hugs,
Karen
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Had another stroke 2/09 and it took my speach for the most part and dont know when it will coming back.  Had another stroke summer of 09, found out I have a block artery 80% blocked and waiting on Medicaid to do the surgery to hopfully save my life it was denied in winter of 09.  Still praying.
 
Fibromyalgia,IBS,Stroke x2,endometriosis,Diabetes type 2,neuropathic pain,nerve damage due to tailbone removel,nerve damage due to fractured back,deppresion,high blood pressure,severe nausea,atrophy,chronic pain,nerve damage due to botched bladder surgery,torn hip joint,hypoglycymic
 
Norco(double strength vicodin) 80 to 100 mg @ day
Ms Contin(morphine) 45 mg @ day,Lyrica 600mg @ day
Plavix(blood),Baclofen(muscle relaxer),Prilosec(acid blocker),Januvia(diabetes),Motrin,Meclizine(nausea)Prozac(deppresion)Melatonin(sleep) and thats all folksssssss(for now lol)
 
 
 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 3/25/2010 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I thank you so much Miss Donna for your kind words , its obvious Texas has not only the biggest but the sweetest too !! Its was easy to care about the folks here and I've been cared for and about in my turn when I needed it too .I remember not posting for maybe 2 or 3 days and my friend jaguar was asking after me , was I ok ? I was deeply touched by this gesture of caring , and have made wonderful friends here and I would be honored to count you as one of them ! I'm so sorry to hear of the tragic circumstances of the wonderful man you made such a special connection with , I hope you've been able to grieve this tragedy and try to find happiness again , I'm sure he would've wanted you to .I'm sure the men of Texas would celebrate having a caring and gentle woman to know ! Once again thank you , Donna (Great Name !) and I hope to talk to you on HealingWell soon! Your Friend Mikel    P.S

.A NOTE FOR QTKaren , welcome back and so very sorry to hear of the challenging circumstances your facing .Please visit often and let us know how you are doing and  allow us to be your friend , you don't have to face this alone .Draw support from every place you can , the folks here understand .Some will understand better than others but all will care .Welcome back again !!


HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -   Celelbrex ,viracept,truvada, lasix .    '                                                                                                                         

Post Edited (MIKEL99) : 3/25/2010 3:01:06 AM (GMT-6)


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/25/2010 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen, I'm sorry that you had to go through what I am going through. I do have to extend my gratitude for sharing this as it seems so very impossible. I was scared to write about this experience and in fact after I started the thread I came so close to trying to delete it thinking everyone would think negatively of me. I am frightened that this happens at all for those of us who need pain medication.
Tina, it may seem strange that there are those who have never met in person, but who care for each other in a very dedicated way. I'm with Mikel on this, if you want to be a part of our family our hearts are open wide. It isn't always easy to trust when you've been through serious difficulties in the family of origin. Yes, I too have formed a wonderful family with my husband and 6 children (2 boys 4 girls), but in this family I have included other people who have been here for me. I take it all in and enjoy all the people in my life.
To follow through with the issue of the false positive, I spoke with the head pharmacist and she told me that there had been instances on several occasions where the Phenergan and Protonix were concerned. She also advised I let them send it to the lab and hope they get it straightened out. If that doesn't work for whatever reason (and she felt sure it would) that she would gladly contact my dr with the information. I hope that's the way to go on this and I kind of feel it is. I believe all will turn out for the best. I certainly pray it will.
Thanks to everyone,
Cat
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


merrygirl
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   Posted 3/25/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
i tested positive for extacy once. they sent it out and came back negative,,,,but i was offended
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Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/25/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing that merry! It's such validation. I hope mine is sent to a reputable lab and that they send the medication I'm on with it! I feel so much better that I know others have had such things happen though I'm sorry for all of you who have had this happen. I really want to some how get the message out to others that these things actually happen! Everyone! please be aware! I have been tested several times before over the last 5 years and I've been on the meds for all this time, but this is the first time that this has happened. I don't understand it! Anyway, thanks again and thank you all for everything!
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


Stac/Catz4
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 358
   Posted 5/3/2010 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Just for the record, in case anyone wants to know, the test came back negative for THC and positive for my stomach meds. In fact, the dr knew when she tested me that it was the Protonix. She let me go the entire month knowing what the test would reveal, but wondering what she would think. Oh well, at least I learned something I could share with other people who may not know the effects of certain drugs on drug tests.
I'm called Cat or Stac at times, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4/DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Frozen Shoulder. I had an emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06. I'm frightened most of the time and scared the rest! I would love to be heard by friends, family and now most of my doctors has seen the proof of my pain. What validation. This has beomce one of the most important words to me...to be validated. Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


MIKEL99
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 5/4/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
You did real good Sis , you took the high road !! Good for you !!!

HIV+ , Need hip replacement , have a cellulitus like condition on leg that is stubborn , using anti-biotics to try to get rid of but its stubborn .Started eating completley healthy juicing every day , no sugar , taking vitiamins and anti-oxidents , virigin coconut oil ,only veggies and fruits mostly , no red meat .feel better.Meds:viracept truvada,indothemicin. Pain from hip and leg use cane or rolator to walk .                                                                                                                 


merrygirl
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 702
   Posted 5/4/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I tested positive for extacy once ( this is the girl who never even smoked) thru my pm urine test, they sent it out and it csme back negative. I was mad as hell
Chronic Lyme Disease,Fibromyalgia, CFS, PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, bulging discs to name a few


BobinmidMO
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 5/4/2010 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
What makes me sad is that your doctor tested for marijuana in the first place.  Sure, I just got back last week from signing one of those contracts last week stating that I wouldn't take a toke and that they can demand a test to check anytime they want too, but after 8 years I've never once been asked to provide proof that I'm not using any other supplimental herbage.  Since it's against the law here, I don't, but I also have an Mayo's trained doctor who's advised that if I'm ever visiting family where it is legal, he'll have this waiting for me when I arrive.  Sometimes there's some questions that need not be asked or checked for and this is one of those situations.  It's because of false positive tests like yours where you're charged guilty even though you're not, that proves once again this kind of thing is wrong.  My heart really goes out to you.  Bob. 
After an accident in  1997 crushed the nerves in my pelvis, halfway down the calf and at the fibular head (knee), my left leg slowly started to turn color from the foot up, along with swelling and temp change.  Within 2 weeks I was diagnosed with RSD.  By 1999 I landed in a wheelchair and started a life taking narcotics all the time. In 2004 I got an Intrathecal morphine pump &5 years ago the RSD spread to my right leg and has done around 80% of the damage it did to my left leg in half the time. 1 1/2 years ago I went septic, and the infection did go body-wide.  After 2 days in the hospital I then had a clot in my lungs.  Both should have killed me, but this time I got lucky.  Meanwhile I've been battling blood clots for the last 4 years.  A year ago my left leg was ampuated above the knee after ging septic.  Guess that about say's it all.  Bob.

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