I have a question regarding medications I have been taking for a number of years. Some of them since 2004/2005, some since 2010, one since 2007 and one since jan 2015 and they all showed high on a toxicology report, though I didn't take them the morning the blood test was performed. Obviously they are going to build up in my system over this length of time, and they all fell within theraputic limits. My question is, that over the length of time, taking medications, I have been told, that they can start to have a lesser affect on people and my doctors have even told me that. I take my doses as I should, I might miss a dose here and there, probably miss more doses, than I should but I have no side effects from these medications, I have been on the same doses and some doctors wanted to increased them and I didn't feel the need. Is it not possible that after years of taking the same medications that the affects can actually start to not do what they are fully intended? I have even been told that I have been walking around and even driving impaired for 10 to 12 years. That is just insane to me. My doctors have also said that is crazy as if they even saw any indications of me seeming to be impaired when visiting them, and I've NEVER not passed any drug tests, that of course they would not continue to prescribe. Plus these are all monitored by the federal drug program.
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: The medications are clonazepam 2mg 3x/day, hydrocodone
7.5/325 elixer 15ml max doses 4/day, seroquil 300mg 1x day (this is the one I miss mostly, topomax 200mg 2x/day, butalbital
as needed but prescribed 30 pills per month but take 1 to 2 pills every 4 hours for migraines, but have to refill monthly, was a blood test
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: the doctors all know it. Most are prescribed by my neurologist, 1 by my psychiatrist, 1 by my pain management doctor. All have a list of all my medications. Then codeine showed up as well and it didn't show up on the first test, but showed on the second test for some reason and my pharmacist has no idea why