I have herniated discs in my neck, I see my dr. monthly for a rx for Percocet or Hydrocodone - 1 every 4 hrs., which isn't helping much anymore. I had an appt with my PM doctor a couple of weeks ago, 3 days later I got a certified letter stating he was dropping me for breaching trust, I requested more details and received a urine drug screen result showing positive for Tricyclic Antidepressants. I do not use anything except my prescibed meds. which include Estrace, Lexapro, Hydroxyzine and Percocet. I don't know what to do now, I know I didn't not violate anything, but the dr. office will not even take my calls because "I am no longer a pt" where do I go from here? They have made me feel like a criminal.
Hi, I wish I could be of help to you but I can say I know how you feel. I just received a call from my pain management office saying that the UA screen I took 2 weeks ago showed hydrocodone, which I haven't taken in over 4 years!!! I'm just in shock. I requested that they rerun the test but they declined. Can I ask....how are you doing now? And how have you proceeded??? I don't know what to do. Good luck to you.
urine screens, false positives, and narcotic "contracts&quo
It''s unfortunate (not to mention stupid) when a doc refuses to retest. Labs mix up or misread urine screens all the time, and EVERY time a screen shows what might be a false positive, a retest really ought to be mandatory. This happened to a friend of mine recently and she lost her PCP, and in this area, PCPs who are accepting new pts AND accept her insurance are as hard to find as hen''s teeth. She''s screwed, in other words, by an inflexible rule set by inflexible bureaucrats. I frankly think her civil liberties are being violated, esp. considering that she was on opiate therapy and now will have to suffer withdrawal syndrome. In fact I am sure that narcotic "contracts" are a violation of one''s civil rights. I''d never sign one; they''re only to benefit the doctor. They don''t do a thing for you.