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Can't get meds in system due to sickness, drug test

doan19ddoan19 Posts: 1
edited 12/28/2015 - 9:59 PM in Pain Medications
I have been vomiting constantly the last 3-4 days and I have a drug test tomorrow. My question is I have been using my medications as prescribed, but the last 4 days I haven't held any of them down so I'm worried they won't be in my urine. Longest I have held them down was like 35mins 3 days ago. Tomorrow I go in for refill (ITS DAY 30) and drug test should I try and take my meds and hope I don't vomit( Haven't even held down water consistently and every time I take any med it seems like I throw up within 5 mins) or should I bring my last day supply with me. I feel like they are just going to think I sold my pills and saved a day supply if I do that, but if I take them i'm probably going to throw them up and fail anyways. I'm 23 years old and they already must think I'm an addict because even for the 5 months I had a catheter they tested every visit. The last few days have been awful because I can't get the meds in my system so I'm in massive pain, which also makes it even worse cause I know I will be stuck in bed without my meds. And even if I hold down the meds don't they test the levels of the drugs so I am in trouble anyways. I feel like because I'm a 23 year old male I am going to get punished for what others have done even though the last thing I wanted was a car accident that ruptured my neck and back and made me need a PM in the first place. And if you think honesty is the best policy you either have a better doctor then me or probably aren't an under 25 year old male because we are treated like drug addicts. I already tried to get in with my Primary today and I couldn't I don't go until tomorrow after my PM appointment and every stomach med I have tried hasn't helped. Anyone have any ideas on how to help?


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I would think if you explain to your pain management doctor as you explained here, it would be quite clear.

    Of course, none of us here would have any idea if your vomiting is from your pain or if something else is going on within your body.
    But just because we have chronic pain requiring medication doesn't mean we can't become otherwise ill..with flu for example.
    And it sounds like you did everything right.

    You tried to take meds...but vomited.
    You continued to try to drink fluids throughout day...trying to prevent dehydration, keep as nourished as possible, etc..but you vomited.
    You called and got an appointment with your primary doctor in a timely fashion.

    You will meet with PM doctor and explain new symptoms and vomiting preventing receiving the meds into your system.
    You may need to make note of your situation for follow up in one month when Doctor is reading your urine testing from tomorrow.
    I know my explanations ....I need to repeat as he will forget in a month's time.
    And who wouldn't forget with all the patients they see? Yikes!

    Remembering that pain management docs see many patients and part of doctor's exam is to pay attention to drug seeking behavior.
    It's not your age or that you are a guy. It just is what it is....reality of present day medication management.

    I would think if you are matter of fact, and seeking advise ....for your new condition of vomiting for no apparent reason, increased pain since meds are not in your body long enough to get absorbed....Doctor will work with you and advise you.
    He may want to hear what advice and or treatments and or what diagnosis may come from your primary doctor.

    I hope your vomiting stops soon! To say the least, it has to be exhausting.
    I'd be very interested to know how you progress.
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,878
    doan19 said:

    And if you think honesty is the best policy you either have a better doctor then me or probably aren't an under 25 year old male because we are treated like drug addicts.
    Honesty is the only was to successfully deal with the medical field. That is the path that you need to take. If at any time, any medical professional discovers that you have been hiding the truth about something, you stand a chance of being blackballed. And when that happens, getting anything could be close to impossible.

    There are so many young people that require narcotic medications. That does not imply that just because of their age, they are viewed or potentially seen as drug seekers. The doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals are not viewing situations just because of age, they look at the person themselves also. Many times that provides them with information on what to do or not do.

    Right now, I think the bigger problem you are facing is the lack of ability not to take your medications. So, even if they provided you with months of narcotics in advance, it doesnt seem, based on your statements that is going to help. If you cant hold down the medication, then its basically the same as not taking it.

    Have you had this vomiting problem with anything else besides medication? I would think that starting off with your primary doctor you would want to understand what is happening with your stomach.

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    edited 01/02/2016 - 11:43 AM
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