Fentanyl hair test

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People just need to realize that being on a 25ug/hr patch is still being on a pretty decent dose of fentanyl.....or opioid, for that matter. As far as fentanyl being like morphine, they are alike in their affinities to the mu opioid receptor and that is basically it. Fentanyl is metabolized into an inactive metabolite (norfentanyl) where as morphine is metabolized into one active (m6g) and one inactive (m3g) metabolite. And, heroin is metabolized into morphine.
Hi, I am very sorry this happened to you but it is getting all too common these days. I suggest you ask the Doctor to do a blood test or you can order a hair strand test that shows everything you have taken within 60 to 90 days. This can be put in your file to prove that you did have the meds in your system and there was a mistake made somewhere. This will help in finding a new Doctor. I have some articles in my journals about this if you would like to take a look.
I've heard of others who have put them on their bikini area, however, again, to me that doesn't sound like the best place - if you don't shave the area, the patch will probably not get a good adherance to the skin due to the hair and if you do shave the area, the chances of the skin being irritated or broken (accidentally) is higher, making it not a good location.
we use urine tests because they're cheap. If we get any type of false test, though, they either blood test or hair test. (Also, in Mass we have the big scandal with the state drug lab with the chemist who tampered with countless drug evidence causing thousands of prisoners to go free on drug cases. I'm not naive & I have respect for the medical community & legal community & most importantly myself. I'm just looking to see how best to manage this.
I was all but accused of being a liar since there was NO WAY I could be taking my meds and have nothing show up in my urine screen. I asked if I could have a hair or blood test done and was shot down as if I was being unreasonable to even suggest such a thing. I left that office scared ******** because surely I must have something seriously wrong with my liver or kidneys that resulted in a negative test.
He can't come up with why this would happen because of the way they conduct the test. I offered to do blood or hair tests but he said no. ( In Mass. there has been scandal over one of the state chemists tainting drug samples in the crime lab. It happens.) I have no clue why mine came out this way. I am bothered by it because it speaks to my integrity. &I take my pain management very seriously. There are cases of false negatives or positives; it happens.
I am always looking for information on the effectiveness and accuracy of the drug test we have to endure. I have just come across this one from Early this year. It has alot of information on how the UA works and why they are inconclusive most of the time. I am including the link as I have not posted everything in the article. The VA study I have posted in my journal and refer members to was done in 2004 I believe.
I recently went to pick up my two prescriptions for fentanyl and the oxycodone on the 29th of October, NOW that I'm on a pain contract. After picking up the prescriptions I didn't look at it until I was getting ready to have them filled. The fentanyl was right for 10 patches, but the oxycodone was for 10 mg pills 1 every six hours for the amount of 72. He gave me that EXACT script the month before and I thought our goal was to get me to just have to have one script of each.
Please get the blood work soon and I also think with the doc giving you a second test which is really never done and then ordering blood work I think the doctor believes your taking your meds too. There is also a hair follicle test you can buy online that will show the drugs you have taken in the last 90 days you can look in to. I am sorry this is happening to you. Get the blood work and then ask the doc if he will refer you to another PM doctor since I am assuming it will show your meds.
Also the metabolites generated by previous day’s dose are often washed away in urine or are too low to be detected by urine test. In these cases blood test and hair test are more accurate. However, urine tests are cheaper and hence more widely used. You could ask your doctor whether blood or hair test could be done in your case. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
The doctors could not get me stabalized for days and ended up putting me on 200 mcg/h Fentanyl patches every 72 hours. Due to post op complications (pneumonia, blood transfusions) I was in the hospital for 2 weeks. When I was released and saw my doctors for the first time to get the staples removed from surgery, they tried to take me off the patch cold turkey. I had a grand mal seizure and they put me back on it.
My doc would only give me a 1 week Rx and it took longer to get the results of the test. It really sucked sitting in his office after peeing in a cup and having my doc look at me like he did and talk like I was selling the patches or something. Have you thought about getting your hair tested?
I have just had an awful headache and realize this is a big test for me working and all and not feeling well...I have gone thru WD weeks ago as it is just a bad sinus headache that I chronically suffer with off and on....lots do tho and dont take narcotics to deal with life...
Has your doctor tried any other pain medication prior to prescribing Fentanyl? What strength of Fentanyl patch did he put you on? That's a very strong medication. Have you goggled that medication to see what the side effects are? Your pain must be pretty bad to require such a strong medication. Beware of the side effects & that it is very very habit forming. I hope the neurologist here answers you soon.
I am currently taking Duragesic Fentanyl Patch 100- every 3 days,Oxycodone-5/325 2 every 4 hours,Meloxicam 7.5-2 per day,Imovane 7.5-once per day.I have been suffering from chronic lower back pain since Feb/05.The surgery wasn't that successful,the only improvement I had after surgery was that I could straighten my leg,and all the numbness I used to feel (all through my legs,and my back)are gone.I'm seeing a chiropractor daily.
I have been hurting for so long and have Medicaid...can't get the docs to do many test. They are so limited w/what they can do w/it. They actually get penalized for too many tests...did u know that? One reason why we don't need government insurance..worst mistake we could ever make to get that going. Anyway, I am so scared. I take Lyrica1503-4xday, Fentanyl Patch(50mcg/72hr.),Norco10/325(breakthrough pain),Zanax 1mg.(for muscle spasms/tremors).
(Given all the scary stories I found I wanted to make sure there was no possible confusion over this) Anyway, so they prepped me up for the op. (My one tip here is for anyone with hair on their front or back shave the night before and also be careful not to nick yourself. They stick pads everywhere! Less hair = less pain.) Once I was all set the doctor came through to see my prior to starting, signed one last form and then we were off.
Ask her if she would be willing to order the hair shaft test and use the results to declare your other test as incorrect. Make certain she understands you are distraught over this and have done research on it and your willing to do what ever you need to. I would be glad to help you gather some research to take with you to your appointment.
And Fentanyl does not come up on a drug test, only hair test. Where I live there are to many hospitals and to many employees to test, it would not be cost effective, they only worry about the bottom dollar. If the AMA is against it , what chance do we have.
I kind of figured that she shaved her head when getting freaked out about the possibility of having a drug test on her hair in regards to the custody battle. She just seems so disoriented but able to walk without stumbling, or so it seems. Anyway, just a nosy question.
I've also been having perimenopausal symptoms, night sweats, hot flashes, hair thinning/falling out, and a raised hormone level indicating that I may have an underactive thyroid, together with feeling tired/exhausted almost all of the time, in spite of just basically sleeping most days as I don't feel able to do much more.
I have 8 days untill the test......plz if anyone who had this done b4 for a svt can u tell me how it went and how u felt during and after..like how do they keep u still? and how long were u in the hosp? what kind of meds do they give u after , do they give ya anything for yer discomfort at home? I almost feel that i might back out,but i really need this done 2 get back to my life.
- A Dercum's researcher in California ordered a VEG-F test, which came back with results 4 times higher than the normal range. But no one can tell us what that means, beyond that VEG-F seems to be some marker of inflammation & that no one has ever seen a result that far off the charts. - The other one, if I remember right, is called a C4A test.
The recent news said that the government has done another test on it and declared it safe... which isn't what happened. There are details of that available on the web. Best Wishes to You.
Have you had a lumbar puncture to check for the O-BANDS.? This test is usually the best for MS. Also your symptoms sound like they could be MS, but there are a good few other illnesses, which can mimic MS, and these should be ruled out also. The main ones being Sjorgens, Anti-phospolipid Syndrome, Lupus. etc...... Have you had any antibody testing for ANA, ANTI-DNA, ANCA, LA, ANTICARDIOLIPIN,etc..........
Anyway, about six months later my chest started to feel like someone was squeezing me too tight and I couldn't breathe and my left arm would go kind of dead, so I went to my doctor and he sent me to a cardiologist who gave me a treadmill test. This test showed up with abnormal patterns or something, so she put me on atenolol and simvastatin and a spray for when I have an "attack". She also sent me for an angiogram.
gabapentin (neurontin) has decreased my need for narcotic/opiate pain meds, lidoderm patches have been helpful where there is a specific/localized area that is particularly flared up, likewise with lidocaine 5% gel but its effects are brief, Opana ER, and oxycodone for breakthrough pain.
Well my test results were in and for the 1st time I tested 'dirty'. I had a hydrcodone reading in my system, I wish I paid more attention to the exact level but I know it was very low - as my Dr. put it 'like a single day's use' while the 'Oxy' sister's where 94,000 & 52,000 mg/nl respectively there's was the the Hydrocodone.
forgot, the waste of money comment by Dr A was for the CRS test, Dr A did put some weight on the F-sure test but did say it relied on one blood maker to much and sometimes can by off a stage. my take on the scan was that it is more accurate to tell if you have cirrhosis but maybe not that accurate determining lower stages?
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