Here is friend's situation. Fir background info, my friend has lordosis, which is a condition regarding the curvature of, in her case, the lumbar spine. Her upper portion of her pelvis is tilted forward as well, which I'm not sure is standard with her type of lordosis. She has tried acupunture, chiropractors, and NSAIDs, as well as physical therapy to no avail.
Her doctor refuses to prescribe her anything other than cyclobenzoprene (sp?), which does NOT help. He has even looked at her and said, "I'm NOT giving you opiates
This being said, she is prescribed Adderall
by the same doctor, and after three years her doctor decided to drug
test her. She self-medicates with opiates, and of course they came up in her urine. The messed up thing about this is that my friend also smokes marijuana
for sleep on a daily basis, and she had been selling her adderall, so she hadn't take that in a few weeks.
The reason I say it is messed up, is because after the labs, she got a letter from the doctor saying he refused to give her schedule II's anymore (including her adderall) and that she would never get another opiate
prescription from him, due to the presence of oxycodone
in her urine. He said NOTHING about the marijuana (which most certainly came up positive), and also went on to say that her tests showed she was taking her adderall as prescribed (WHAT?). He also went so far as to suggest a "narcotic addiction
program", simply based on this one test.
Obviously, this doctor has a big problem with opiates, considering that's all he harped on. My friend is in the process of finding a new doctor, but is sure that her records will say something about the opiate "abuse" issues. A lot of the doctors around here will request your records through their office (probably so you can't remove parts of the records like my friend wants to do). If she has to do this, what is her best bet? What does she say to her new doctor in order to get proper treatment for her physical pain, and also not get type-casted as an opiate addict/abuser? Does anyone know if this info will be all through her file or just in the recent stuff?
I guess I'm just looking for general advice- what my friend can say, maybe tips on how to find a doctor that will properly treat her pain, and how to explain the drug stuff if she has to transfer her records the way she doesn't want to.