My doctor wants a drug test to continue writing my Vicodin prescription. I usually get 60 5/500 and they last me at least 3 months if not longer. I take them when the pain in my back is beyond tolerance. I work 60 plus hours a week, so I'm not looking for disability. I need to have surgery, but cannot afford to take the time off from work as I don't have enough sick time to cover the time I would have to be off. The drug test is a specific test that determines exactly what drugs you are taking, whether they be the ones prescribed or street drugs. I could not get the correct codes from the doctor's office and the lab to find out if my insurance will pay on the test, so I didn't take it the day he asked. Now since I didn't go that day, in his mind, I have something to hide. My record shows I do not abuse drugs, if nothing I under utilize them because I want to be alert not drugged up. Trying to find a new doctor is a new "pain", as one of the first questions they will ask you on the phone while making an appointment, "do you take narcotics?" If you answer yes, they say the doctor is no longer taking new patients. This is seconds after they have given you an appointment date. There is a definite problem in our area of people selling their narcotics. We just had a doctor's office raided and federal charges filed. But what am I suppose to do?
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