I just found this board recently and have posted over in chronic pain about my knees but I need some help here as well. I am diagnosed with ADD (had since a kid) Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and most recently PTSD. I had always had good mental health until my mother committed suicide in 11/03. My father died of cancer in 5/07 and my grandmother died a few days ago, hubby just laid off......Just a bad few years and last couple weeks have made it worse...I have just been referred about a week and half ago to a great pysch doc, the meds I am on are Pristiq (Depression) Clonazepam (Anxiety) and Vvyanse for ADD. Well I go into work today and our office was chosen for random drug screens, we have several throughout the state....I told my supervisor I am going to drug test but there are 2 RX's I take that will show in my urine, she proceeds to ask me what they are....I told her, which now I wish I had not because I work in a place where they look at people that take benzo's as addicts. Anyways she tells me to tell the nurse that does my drug test, so I go to get it, the nurse doesn't ask me about my meds? I asked her do I need to let you know what meds I am on, she stated she could document them but the results would be faxed back to my corporate office and if something shows up I would have to explain to them....This is my question, since when did my pysch problems have to be my employers business? Do I want to go into why I take these as reasons stated above with my corporate office, answer....NO Can anyone give me advice? I do no street drugs only what is RX'd to me but still I thought medical information is private and now I am kicking myself for telling my boss! She has a big mouth and I am a private person in general....Any thoughts suggestions or otherwise would be great, the results will be back Friday.
Thanks so much
Medical Problems: Chondromalacia Patellafoemoral Syndrome-Bilat Knees, Causes me alot of pain
Major Depressive Disorder/Anxiety/PTSD-My main problem I can't get a handle on
Fibro-Not treated with meds, streching, relaxtion techniques help me
Endometroisis/Adhesions Stage 4-Better after my total hysterectomy
ADD since childhood, treated with meds when in school, just started back on meds
Meds: Pristiq(depression) Ambien (sleep) Dexedrine (ADD) Clonozepam PRN (anxiety)
OTC-Womens One A Day Vitamin Glucosamine/Chondroitin and tons of Emu Cream for knees
I lost my mother to suicide in 2003, my father to cancer in 2007 and my grandmother this month...I have not been right since my mothers suicide, mentally speaking. I am trained to save lives, and I could not save her......