You received great advice from the above poster. I'm so sorry this happened to you. It's happening to more and more people these days because Drs are so scared. The urine tests are not perfect so it would have been nice if your Dr would have called you in for another test, maybe with a different lab.Unfortunately they do not have to do this. If you fail a test it's probably in your contract that you can be dropped right away.
I recommend you get started on things today. You will need to find a new primary Dr. who can hopefully help you find another pain Dr. Primary Drs usually have no problem prescribing Tramadol because it's not an opiod. It all depends on the Dr and where you live though.
I really am so sorry this happened to you. It's sad and it's unfair. Check your insurance to see which primary Drs are on the list so you get an appointment.
Hi there. I sympathize with your dilemma. When pain takes over, it is necessary to find a solution. As you are disabled, and I'm guessing not yet on Medicare, I believe you stand a good chance of getting help.
Step one is to get a primary physician. Your medical history can be discussed, and see where you go from there..
At 80 I hava various pain issues, and no primary either. Specialists are what I use, although I will be seeing a primary on Monday. When I last visited my pain doctor, he explained the restrictions of Medicare regulations. Basic concerns are overmedication, contraindications of various medications, and...my favorite....dizziness.
Your doctor may have had little choice, with a negative test result. So maybe instead of feeling dumped, understand that our doctors often have no control. I would see if a new primary could explain why your test showed THC when there was no cause.
Not sure if you live in a small or large town. My bias is toward large towns, as you have more options. And often more skilled, experienced doctors in all fields.
Know you are not alone. I have several friends who face pain and the bias against certain drugs that relieve pain.
Best wishes finding a new doctor.