Sorry to bump such an old thread, but trying to get some help and thinking this might be where I can get it......
First off, new member here and thanks for having this community
O.k., I have had crohns since 1995..... The medications I am on right now are Cimzia, Prednisone 20mg day, Nexium, Potassium supplement, Roxicodone 30mg 5 x day, Fentanyl patch 75 mcg one every 3 days.......
I have been going to my pain clinic which gives me my roxicodone and fentanyl patches for almost 2 years. This past Thursday i had my normal appt. and made me take a drug screen. I usually have to take one every 4-5 months, but just did one last month. The doctor came in and talked to me and said that last months urine screen came back negative for the roxicodone. They do a 10 panel test and it tests for opiates as well as oxycodone. I told him that the past two months I have been having night and day sweats as bad as I ever have. I have also been told by other doctors that some medications I have taken in the past have not metabolized in my body like they should.....
Is there anywhere i can get reference materials as to why the tests might come back negative? I have been taking the 150 mgs. every day as I have had 3 rectal fistulas/abscesses for 3-4 months and they are very painful.
He has known me for a long time and he knows that I do take my meds and that i am not selling them or anything, but he said the law requires documentation (I live in GA and they are cracking down because of drug abusers).
He held my script
s until the lab gave him confirmation of the drug test that day, but I am afraid that if it happens again then I will be kicked out and from what people have said, if you get thrown out of a pain clinic then it is nearly impossible to get into another one. And my gastro and colo rectal surgeon aren't comfortable prescribing anything over like percocet 10mg x 30 pills except for a cpl. of weeks after surgery.
I take each and every one of my meds. exactly as prescribed and I do not abuse any of my narcotic meds even a little bit. I don't want to be penalized for something that my crohns may be causing or for some other reason....... Any help/input would be very helpful.
Thanks so much for reading and i look forward to asking more questions and possibly being to help others if possible.