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 prescript
ions, 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!!!!!