The clinic I attend, as do most clinics, require regular urine screens
to assure that the meds are being taken properly. I have had two urine screens
so far and both have returned negative results for opiates.
My pain level (without medication) on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being most severe, is on average a 9, and with pain medication 3. I take my medication as prescribed, sadly, they are my lifeline, without which I would be unable to function and I ultimately end up virtually bed ridden.