Posted 1/11/2008 2:27 AM (GMT -7)
It depends entirely on the medication that you are taking and how your body metabolizes it that will effect whether or not your medication shows in your urine. I wouldn't take the chance of not telling them in case it does. If you don't tell them, and your urine test comes up "dirty", you are going to have a whole new set of problems to deal with. I really don't understand why you are so opposed to telling them that you are taking pain medication and who your doctor is, and vice versa.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but taking more medication than is prescribed is abusing your medication in the doctor's eyes. I understand pain medication not working and all of that, been there myself several times, but adjusting the dose on your own is not something that any of us should be doing. That's what the doctor is for.
As far as the drinking and driving goes, it's never a joke and neither is court ordered treatment, but that's just my opinion, coming from a wife of a police officer who's had to clean up the after effects of too many "jokes" on the roadways.
It's just my opinion that you are taking all of this too lightly and trying too hard to find ways to skirt around the rules.
No one here said you were a lowlife but I don't think that you are taking any of this situation that you are in serious enough.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..