Methadone false positive

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i go to a methadone clinic and in the last 10 months i have come up positive for atavan and clonapin about 5 times by blood test even though i have never taken theese drugs.every time i come up positve i get punished by having to go more often.i was going twice a month now i'm going 3 times a week.what would cause this?how can i prove i'm not taking them??
Now, in November, I tested positive again. I have not had any Methadone since February. I have read that Methadone stays in your liver and fat cells. I have lost 50 lbs since I got onto Suboxone. That is the only reason I can think that it would cause this? Otherwise, I don't have any other explanation. I am extremely worried that this could get me kicked off Suboxone! Help!
i take 300 mg a day for various pain. now, 3 times my urine has shown methadone in it. i have never taken any methadone. telling a meth clinic this and swearing on my life holds no water if you know what i mean. has this ever happened to anyone and if so what could cause this?
What is causing the false positive for methadone? The urine test was done by an 11 panel urine tester. Can I ask for blood test? It ***** to be accused of something you have not done. The only difference in the last 2 years is that Lycra 50 mg 3x day and IB Profin every other day, I just started these 2 drugs in the last 4-5 weeks......that is the only difference.
More likely that the Oxy and possibly the Nuerontin or one of the other meds interacted to give a false positive for methadone.... The second lab should reveal the answers.
No one should critisize them or look down on them because they are on methadone because being on methadone is a hell of a lot better then what they were doing. So that might sound like methadone is the lesser of two evils, if thats the way you want to look at it and the way that most people look at it. But i am so over all the negativity that comes along with methadone. It is helping me to get well. It is helping to get my life structured again.
No I am on suboxon n I have 2 go in and take drug test n I just started the program about a month ago n the last 2 times I ha e gone in 2 take a test it is comming up positive for methadone n I have never done methadone, ever. But I take pain reliever pms at night could there be anyway those would make my drug test positive for methadone??
This document, leaked by a disillusioned company employee, lists more than 250 over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs that can cause false positives (this is only a partial listing. AMONG THE ITEMS REPORTED AS CAUSING FALSE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS ARE: *Pain relievers such as Advil, Nuprin, Motrin and menstrual cramp medications like Midol and Trendar. All drugs containing the widely used pain reliever Ibuprofen, are known to cause positive samples for Marijuana.
Benadryl and cold medicines will definitely cause a false positive for methadone, along with a few other drugs. It's sad that the doctor didn't give you a chance to remedy this when this type of thing is not unusual!
I am tested every 2 weeks in order to get my methadone, i have 5 paneldrug test for Methadone, Benzos, Opiates, COcaine, amphetimines. I have had false positive for benzos which they thought was just me lying as after all i am only a drug addict(in their opinion anyway).I know people tested negative for Heroin and have used just before going. Ihave Diabetes and have read that can cause false positives along with kidney infections. Anti inflamatorys can cause false positive for marijuana.
Now I am not trying to hide something but I got an email today from news health and said that ppl with diabetes can show up a false positive on drug testing well I have nothing to hide like any other drugs but I am diabetic and on methadone an as many know to keep your take homes you have to have a clean uds (urine test) well what if I tested pos. and lost mine due have diabetes what would I do and how is that possible b/c you have diabetes>>> Anyone know anything about this...
This document, leaked by a disillusioned company employee, lists more than 250 over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs that can cause false positives.
Sounds like a false positive test to me - the methadone should have shown up as opiate not benzo. The additional testing should come up with methadone/opiates. How long before the test did you take the methadone? It may not show up but obviously something messed with the test. Hopefully you've learned your lesson and will take your recovery seriously from now on. I once tested positive for opiates when in treatment and swore I didn't take anything.
Percocet is a synthetic opioid. In order to have a positive U/A a lab test called a GC/MS or Gas Chromotography/mass spectrography has to be done and the time from the last dose needs to be considered.
I was talking to a nurse today and she said that I should ask my doctor about Phenergan but when I called clinic and said they told me it was on the do not take list. I then ask why if it would cause a false positive for benzo or because like soma it to od on methadone with that and she would not tell me so I was wondering if any of you may know anything, I am just wanting to find something that will help my tummy. I eat zantac like crazy 3 or 4 150mg a day.
I believe there is a post below talking about a false positive urine analiysis due to certain antibiotics. There may be some other useful information for you within the replies. There could have possibly been a mistake at the lab which tested your urine. Unfortunitly most DR's will not give a repeat test for a urine which comes up without the medication your supposed to be on.
And would any of these practices cause a release into the bloodstream and ultimately to the urine producing a false positive ??? My daughter is on house arrest and drug tested regularly.... she has had a false positive once and the GCT proved it to be clean urine.. and not too long ago she had a false positive for THC and it was sent out for GCT and it came back clean... she also went immediately from probation to a hospital and had them do a test which also came back clean...
I recently went in for my refill at the pain clinic and tested positive for percocet and honestly have not taken it in over 2 weeks and it was prescribed before the pain clinic. I told my PM Dr this and she said it cold be a false positive so is sending it into the lab and if it comes back I had percocet in my system, I will be discharged, and It has me mad!! She does not believe me because of the prior thing with my regular Dr. but I am not Dr.
I recently went in for my refill at the pain clinic and tested positive for percocet and honestly have not taken it in over 2 weeks and it was prescribed before the pain clinic. I told my PM Dr this and she said it cold be a false positive so is sending it into the lab and if it comes back I had percocet in my system, I will be discharged, and It has me mad!! She does not believe me because of the prior thing with my regular Dr. but I am not Dr.
Seems to me like you would be one who would need to taper off of methadone/suboxone. I have used methadone for the past 4 years and and I have been going cold turkey for the past 10 days and am just now starting to get the shakes and stuff under control....I am sorry to be so blunt but methadone is evil to ME..and I too have done oc's and vic's and perc's and tabs and any other thing with codeine in it. someone will come along soon to give you better advice..
Is methadone an effective treatment for someone who was addicted to narcotics for about 3 years? Is it normal to be perscribed 30 to 40 pills every 2 weeks to take home? I was under the impression that in order for it to work, that an addict should be in a 12 step program and have counseling? I didn't think it was legal for a family Dr. to prescribe methadone any time they wanted to, that it was to be supervised. How can it be given to an addict without any supervision?
If you cant find a DR and your PCP isnt able to help you with strong enough meds you may want to look into a methadone clinic. Methadone is used to treat Chronic Pain also and some clinics do have people who specialize in pain there. I know we all wish we had more suggestions for you. But we are always here for you. Talking about it can really help. So whether you just need to chat or vent or...anything, just turn on your computer and we'll be here.
This was just one of many things I found on the net about false positives, hope it helps. Opiate False Positives Back to Top Poppy seeds, Emprin, Tylenol with codeine, Capital with codeine, Margesic, rifampicin, Vicodin, Percodan, Percocet, Wygesic. Benzodiazepine False Positives Back to Top Most prescription sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication.
Be positive. Think positive. Keep the faith. Keep fighting the good fight.you got this. Make sure your are exercising as much as possible,eating healthy,taking vitamins, have you found a counselor yet? Been attending meetings?
It is so disheartening and the commitment of having to be on a daily pick up from the chemist because of my (false) positive reading is so restricting I as many of you are am also sick of this ball and chain I have been carrying around for far to long so am doing a home detox on my own. I went down to 5ml and then to 3ml and have now stopped taking it all together.
how about we write something positive. Could be anything, from clean time, to a realization that helped quit . Successful stories, positive outcomes and easy withdrawals..... Lets try . Lets try. " Affirmations, as they apply to persons in recovery, are used to change negative, self-serving and egotistical thoughts. ... Feeling unworthy is rocket fuel for addiction." Find what led us to use and forgive ourselves , those that hurts us, and let it go. Move on, they have.....
I'm afraid I have no medical info to help you with (doc dan, if you're out there, please help this guy!). But I can observe, if I were getting enough methadone to control pain, I can't imagine being depressed. I just can't quite see it. Perhaps it wouldn't hurt to try going off the anti-depressants entirely for a week or so and seeing how you feel. Effexor is an SSRI, like Paxil. You can compare the two by going to: www.rxlist.
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