I've been under contract with a Pain Management Doctor for approximately 12-14 years. I'm currently taking MS Contin ER (extended release) 100mg X 2 every 8 hours along with MSIR 15mg X 2 every 4 hours as needed for breakthru pain. These are the only pain meds I take, however the month prior to my urine test my Doctor switched me to an equal amount of Oxycontin, which I took for one month and decided it didn't work as well for me. I do believe it had been a full 30 days since taking any Oxycontins that the urine sample was given.
My Urine test has come back positive for Fentanyl, Codeine and one other drug I do not take. I have never taken Fentanyl and its been a long, long time since I've taken Codeine. I am on a few other medications for a variety of reasons; High Blood Pressure, Depression, Indegestion, Anti-Inflamatory, Water Pills, Vitamins & occasionally Lunesta for sleep. My Doctor says if he kept me on as a patient he could lose his License. However I'm also questioning that because I've heard thru the Grapevine that this is one of the ways my Doctor weeds out his Medicare patients, me being one of them.
Could someone help me with my dilemma, has this ever happened to you? Or can someone explain to me how I can test positive for a drug I've never taken? Thanks in advance for your help.