I was always of the belief that when a doctor says that they are checking your levels of a drug when drug testing that they are totally full of shit. Well, after something that happened today I'm not so sure anymore.
I always make sure to save at least 1 of my meds just in case I get drug tested at pain management. Well, today was one of those days. I took my 1 roxi 30 this morning and off I went to my appointment. I got a drug test right when I got there and thought nothing of it. Well I was sitting in the back for a while and started to worry. You know how it is in a situation like that, you start worrying about everything, even when you know everything is fine. Well, after like 30 minutes the doctor comes in and ask me if I'm running low on my meds every month. "No, not at all, why?" Well your levels for oxycodone were rather low in your drug test this morning and he proceeds to hand me a sheet that shows some kind of estimate of my daily intake over the last 72 hrs. It showed that I was "averaging" 15mgs of oxycodone per day over the previous 72 hours.
I said that I had only taken 1 30 this morning, but I didn't know why it would say that. He kind of gave me a look like he didn't believe me and just went ahead and refilled my scripts and off I went.
What the hell? There is NO WAY they can tell what I've been taking over the last 72 hours is there? I mean, a drug test is a snap shot of what is in my system at that moment? I almost think it was some kind of trick to see how I would react. I just don't understand how they could determine what I'm averaging? I've never had any issues with this doctor at all. Never failed a drug test, never tried to get my meds early, and never acted strange in the least bit, but my doctor acted REALLY wierd today. I was somewhat put off by the whole thing honestly.
Any thoughts on this? Do you think he was just testing me to get a reaction? I just didn't think this so called "level" testing was really possible.