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Drug Test

I had a catheter put in because I was being tested for drugs. It was my first psychiatric hospitalization and they wanted to make sure I hadn't overdosed any medication to kill myself. I told them I hadn't, but they couldn't take my word for it and had to do a UA anyway. My anxiety level was so high that I couldn't even go to the bathroom. I tried 3 times and then they decided to go with a catheter. I didn't hurt that much, but it is something I would prefer never to experience again.
Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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having a catheter placed is not usually painful for a woman. My sons both have catheters because of urinary retention when the catheter is placed it is very painful. their doc puts a new one in each week so they won't get an infection. sometimes they have the catheter for 2-6 weeks. ouch mom it hurts they tell me

Shonnie, Hi I keep you in my prayers, You are really stronger than you think you are. You have a lot of rough stuff happen to you ,but you are really strong thru it all. Thannk you for poating to keep us informed of your trials,...Smile. I can tell form reading your posts, life might hurt, or stink, but you are a trooper, and a gentle soul who is getting hurt. But remember you have a few friends that hurt with and for you. your friend Okie