I updated this to see if anyone would be willing to read and make suggestions on the UDS (drug test) inconsistencies. Please take the time to read and give some imput if you can. I've also reduced some of the length to help with reading.
I recently had Trigger Point injections for the first time. They injected plain marcaine (sp?). It was painful, to say the least, but nothing like the pain of the RFA. I have another RFA at the end of March.
I was sore, but found they did stop the muscle spasms. I can honestly say I was at a 2 on the pain scale for a little while. It's been forever since I was a 2 for even a minute. **That's over now**
They did another drug screen before the injections and again I had a very strange result. Apparently there had been others like me (who's meds did not show up in the in-office stick tests) so they started using a different outside lab. Just as the first outside lab did, this one showed I had not used my xanax in 2-5 days! I have NO idea why! I use it every day (3 mg controlled release) every morning between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. I had even taken it as scheduled that day. The test was about three hours after taking the regular dose. I have NEVER missed a dose!
The PM was not concerned he does not prescribe the xanax, but I contacted my psych (who I saw yesterday) and let the office know what happened again. Since this is the second time, I kind of wanted to know what is really going on. If anybody has any ideas, I would love to hear them.
I omitted my torsemide (a BP med/water pill) that AM since I felt this may be why my urine was too dilute and not showing my meds correctly. Apparently tesing validity was a problem in-office, which is the main reason they said they changed procedures. They also said to tell the new lab that I could not afford to pay the balance if I was billed. The office said the lab had made the agreement to write of any balance a patient said they could not pay as part of the agreement with the PM to use them.
If anybody had any ideas on why my meds are still not showing up correctly, I would appreciate the info!!
Post Edited (RetiredMom) : 2/6/2012 3:49:53 AM (GMT-7)