Posted 4/25/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks Gramps...seems like you are the only "positive" one here...(I know this is all my fault)I am just going to relax and enjoy my vacation (mexico) and deal with all of this when I get back (I'm sure I'll either have a "certified letter"dismissing me or I'll have to face him in person at my next appt (in 3 weeks)...I'm picking up my refill at 9am and we are heading to calif (16 hours driving, meeting up with family and driving down to Mexico (another 6 hours) this is going to be very stressful with this hanging over my head. My friend just called and said "don't worry...explain it to him (it's the truth) and if he "dismisses" me, then I'll just have to find another dr or go to my pcp (who was prescribing without any problems before)...I have many documented tests on my kidneys showing multiple problems that would cause me great pain...I can't imagine anyone denying me medical care. It's just that I'm a good person who is just not having my pain controlled (I've already told him that I run short every month (by 3-4 days) and that's why we are going to switch to ms contin 15mg x3/day and norco 3/day...but depending on drug test....I may have nothing. Does anyone know how to order pills online (cost is not a factor...*compared to if I couldn't work because of the pain*)Any websites that anyone knows of would be greatly appreciated (just keeping my options open and having a "plan B" just in case.... confused
Posted 4/25/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -7)
gosh, i had no idea that PM's do random drug testing??? i have been w/ my PM for 8yrs now, and have never heard of this common practice?
Posted 4/25/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)
I too have been w/ this dr for over 2 years w/no problems, or drug test. I have been taking Norco's for over 8 years w/no problems...until now. This was sprung on me out of the blue w/no warning. I even worked pain management as a nurse for over 5 years and NEVER NOT ONCE ever drug tested anyone, even w/pain contracts, people forging their prescriptions, calling in their own rx's,getting mutiple drugs from other drs (dr shopping),etc...the dr I worked for never pressed charges and just warned them not to do it again. In all the 5 years, we never "dismissed" not one patient...I think the laws have changed or they are really cracking down or something. I'm not sure about pain management (except BEING a PATIENT) as I now work in OBGYN. It's been about 6 years since I worked in pain management. I really want to get back to it (as now I TOTALLY understand what people go through) I have already made up my mind about finding another DR or buying some pills online until I get another dr....Never have done it and have no idea how, but my husband says get whatever I need and don't worry about the cost. I pick up my refill (3 weeks worth tomorow and I'm going to cut them in 1/2 and really make them last (I've already tapered to only 1 yesterday (5mg) and 1 today..with Ibuprofen and a couple of tylenol in between I have manged to work all day and make dinner and clean my house, so I think I'm going to wean myself down to where I may be able to function on nothing or very little as I now feel very violated of my privacy (the drug testing, and making to feel scared that I won't get any more pills and be humiliated (by being dismissed) as I am in the medical field and am a good person. I feel like even IF I am not dismissed, they will see me differently no matter what , and I don't like that feeling. I really am tired of feeling like a "drug addict"....I would give anything to be free of this "monkey on my back" (pain)...I really wish that Ultram or something non-narcotic worked on me...I've tried synovial blocks...accupuncture, physical therapy, surgery,have multiple MRI's, CT's,etc....and I have multiple problems with kidney that needs more surgery but I don't want to do anything anymore at this point...I just want to be a good wife/mother and be able to take off on vacations,hikes in the mountains without making sure I have enough pills.....does anyone else feel this way? Have a great night and week (going to Mexico tomorrow) *of course after I pick up my refill!*<see!!!!! sad
Posted 4/26/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)
Port, the PM clinic that I go to does a urine test qomth, the 1st PM doc I went to never did. I guess it depends on the management of the PM. I have to tell you, if u r a nurse, u could be risking your license by ordering meds over the net. I'm not sure about the legality, I think that most of them require a doc's rx and they conviently(for a price) provide a "doc" but I don't know how legal it is. Maybe I'm wrong about this, but u may want to check it out before ordering anything. Hope u have a great, worry-free vac!! :-)
I am not my pain, it does not own me.

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