@chera, I was tested for the first time at my Dr's and couldn't go.
They gave me water a couple of times and still no go. I went to the bathroom right before I left for my dd and my appt. We didn't have to have someone in the room with us either, but we went alone. My dd went first and had no trouble cause she had been drinking coffee all morning. I was so sick that I couldn't even drink my tea that day. They tried the stick but told me to put it on my tounge. I took my teeth out to try to get salava going but the cotton on the stick made my mouth more dry. I was dry coughing too. My anxiety went up to ten!
The urine test must not be great cause my dd showed no vicodin and she took it with her regualar meds 2 hrs before. The Dr. said the lab test was better. We paid 25$ for hers. She doesn't have insurance. They give her breaks for all they can.
I went back in 2 hrs later and spilled mine exept for just enough to test.
You know how it goes. You need your meds to show up. I don't want my clean. Well, we got all our meds anyway. I wonder if the tests are not effective. Or maybe all my gastro meds mess the tests up. I take at least 12 different meds. Only 2 are pain meds, soma, xanax, ambien,valium, and trazadone for occasional bad insomnia,
He has been such a good family dr for his whole career!
Someone explain these tests? I tried in another thread and for some reason I was ignored.
Thank you @ chera for bringing up a subject I was worrying about.
@ Alumni, really. Why not just send them to a lab first.
I don't know my results yet. The only hydrocodone I took was in tussinex. I am on the fentanyl patch, percocet and the others I said.
I was just wondering about the lab my Doc uses. My son's test showed no vicodin or soma and he is taking it for chronic pain due to a congenital foot deformation. My daughter is the one that tested negative at the office but was told the lab was more extensive.
So they might get in trouble for having no vicodin when they take their meds?
And I don't think I gave a good sample. I thought these tests were to show compliance?
Finally got called by the Doc's office, and silly me thought good news!
One of the very nice nurses said subtances not prescibed were detected in my sample! :confused: He knew all the scripts prescribed by my Gastro man.
They said it showed hydrocodone, codine, morphine, and phenobarbitol. I was actually shocked and angry. I told her I had pnemonia and was taking hydromet cough syrup prescribed by my Doc, and had finished some tussinex from October before I went in, also prescibed by him. I am also on a GI Cocktail prescribed by my Gastro which is on my record, and others prescibed by the Gastro man on my record. No way would I take phenobarb. I don't have sezures yet thank the Lord.
They wanted me to come in with all the 20 meds, subliments, and vitamins that I take to the office tomorrow. This would take a shopping bag.
The nurse called me back about an hour later telling me never mind. The hydrocodine in my cough medicine metabolized into morphine and codine. The phenobarb was in the Donitol in the Cocktail. I did tell her thank you for figuring it out cause I was ready to give blood to be sure.
I didn't want to lose my Dr. for doing what I was suspossed to do under contract.
I probably still have to lug all meds next month and take drug test again. He has all my info and we have a pmp in our state. By contract I got do what I got to do.
She was very nice and said if I called my cough medicine in they would fill it. I guess I'm not in any trouble, it was just misinterpation. Whew!