Beyond upset…

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Author: stephent

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:33 pm

I had a somewhat similar thing happen to me recently. Before I start, I love my Doc, but he has some personal stuff going on (political issues). My doctor is actually in a Suburb of the city I live in and that Suburb is basically stuck in the 50s (seriously, I hear some really nasty racial and or homophobic stuff when I am there)… so some people do not take to kindly to opiate maintenance.

Anyways, my doctor comes in and says how great I look and thank you for another clean test. I say no problem and thank you. My doctor says "Yes, when I first met you, you were "s**tfaced". I said "No, I wasn’t drunk. I haven’t drank in over a year"… he said "ohh no, I didn’t mean that. I just meant you didn’t look good". Now, I get to thinking, I didn’t meet this guy until I had over 6 months clean and had been just discharged successfully from a outpatient program and sober living community. I was doing pretty good. I guess it just bugged me that he said that, I think he forgets that I had that time clean.

Now obviously I am not looking for anyone’s validation, but that just really set me back.

However, I still occasionally get asked "So you really haven’t taken anything for over a year, seriously? Nothing at all?" by my friends or family. It just takes time to prove it I guess. Oh well, I know that I am fine and that is what really counts.

As for your test, I would say the DXM could probably cause a false positive. Sounds like you are handling well.

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