My pain management doctor just started doing urine analysis
BUT..hes a great guy, talked to him, doesn't care if I test positive for thc (marijuana) which I told him I use occasionally. He said he does not care what I do in my free time. he just wants to know im taking my medication, and not getting opiates from multiple docgtors is all he is really caring about, and he just wants to cover his ass from scrutiny or board reviews for prescribing narcotics. He isnt even concerned or checking for marijuana he said, Although, when looking at the cup I did notice it was checking for THC, Oxy, amoung other things. (I am currently prescribed hydro by him.) I feel lucky I am in a laid back situation, with a kind relaxed doctor, even if he UA's me now I figure its in an inconvieience and a little violation of privacy, embarrassing a bit, etc. but since hes such a nice guy I don't have a problem doing my part to help him cover himself so he can be around for a long time and have piece of mind againt being targeted by the gestapo, ehem, I mean DEA. Sucks this is happening to so many patients now. I recommend being upfront with your doctor and see what they say, many are not so concerned about a positive test for thc or so fourth, depends on the doctor. They really are just trying to cover their ass and many hate the fact they have to do it and are just as embarased and resentful for it as we are.