Hey everybody... First time poster from the result of (2) discectomies (sp?) at L5/S1. I will make this brief... I am currently having my pain managed by my PCP and for the most part it is under control. Here's my issue... After 4 months of being prescribed pain meds (percocet) my doctor decided it was time for a contract so he UA'd me that day so I was honest with him and told him he would find THC which he did and no, I am not a pot head.
He also found hydrocodone (left over from my 2nd surgery) and wasn't happy about that. He told me at my appointment a week later that he was giving me another UA and that if he found anything there that shouldn't be there including alcohol that he would be tapering me off and no longer prescribing meds. He didn't mention anything about "red-flagging me so I guess that's my question because he is going to find low amounts of alcohol and i didnt mentionon it to him.
That may sound pety but understand that he is very strict. IF he chooses to discontinue my meds does that mean I am red-flagged? And, if so, does that mean I will not be able to pursue medicinal support from a pain clinic? Thanks in advance for any productive comments you may have. I appreciate it!