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!!
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood
.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 !!
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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 .