After months of treatment, my doctor finally thinks I need to go to a PM specialist. I have been in chronic pain for now approaching 16 months with causes unknown. I am only 18 years old and so far my doctors think its a pain syndrome because we can't trace it. I have freak muscle spasms, tremors, insomnia, shaking, migranes, chronic soreness, chronic fatigue, constant dehydrations, brain fog, all that fun stuff. I have recently been locked to my couch for the past few weeks and I am currently sitting writting on a healingwell forum on a friday night. Depressing stuff...
Anyways I have been tapering off my SSRI medication which I has always seemed strange why I was put on it. It causes some bad withdraw symptoms and made my already bad sleep problems worse. This got to the point where I went days without sleep because of the pain regardless of which sleep aids I took. (ambien, lunesta, seroquel, valerian root, melatonin, and natural sleep techniques). One night I went on facebook realizing I wouldn't fall asleep and started a chat with my friend at around 4 am. He lives close to me and said that whenever he can't sleep he .........
Anyways my doctor is sending me to a PM and I read how they often drug test to see if they are abusing the meds. I've never had a problem with abuse and this was the first time I have even restored to illegal drug use because I have never been so desperate in my life. I know the THC will be out of my system in a few weeks and don't have to worry about
it anymore but I don't want to go to the PM doctor, show up postive for THC then not be able to receive treatment. My question is should I tell my PM doctor about
what I did to explain the results or just hope I don't get tested on my first appointment? I know they often make contracts allowing for random drug tests which after the next few weeks I am not worried about
, I just dont want to be denied from the start because of a stupid drastic decision I made when I saw no other option (my doctor didnt pick up his phone for 2 weeks. This is the same doctor who had me on 120mg Cymbalta daily and then forgot to refill my prescript
ion for 9 days aka hell).
I just don't know if I should be honest and he may see me as just drug seeking as I am a young male going to college, or pray for the best and see if I dont get tested.
(I had to edit your post since discussion of illegal substances is not allowed on this forum. Chutz)
Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 2/26/2011 12:48:33 AM (GMT-7)