i'm so sad. i went for my appointment yesterday, and the nurse handed me a letter, and said my NP wanted me to read it. it stated that, they (the office) no longer felt they could help me, and were dropping me as a patient in 30 days. it said they would treat me for the 30 days, with the exception of prescribing narcotics. when my NP came in, i asked her what the letter was about. she explained that when i gave urine the last time i was there, they were doing a random drug screen, and that my urine had no trace of opiates in it. (so basically they dropped me because they thought i was selling my meds.) i've told her before that i try to take a couple days off (if i'm not hurting too bad, or not having to do anything that day), a week, so that i do not become too dependent on them. i reminded her of that, and asked if that could be why? she said that i should have opiates in my system for up to 7 days after taking them. i took my medicine 2 days before that appointment. i don't understand why there wasn't anything in my urine? i asked the pharmicist how this could happen, and she said that some people metabolize their meds faster than others, and that it does not stay for 7 days. i'm so confused and upset. it took me forever to find my NP, and i really liked her. she said that the DEA had recently done a review of their office and they had let quite a few patients go because of it. she also said she was very surprised by my urine coming back negative for opiates, as she had always believed me. i explained to her that i do not abuse my meds, or sell them, and that i need them. i was trying to be responsible with them, as to not become to dependent. she gave me another urinalysis, i guess because she does believe me, but i don't know if it's gonna help, as i'm sure there's not much she can do now, because of the main doctor in the office. i'm so scared now. what if i can't find another doctor? i'm also about to lose my medical card because i just started a new job (which is a whole other ordeal!) i'm so scared to hurt, and not have anything to help. i'm sorry this is so scattered. i just needed to get it out there, and see if anyone has any advice, or if anyone can relate? also if anyone knows anything about how there could be no opiates in my system after 2 days? thanks in advance for any help.