Methadone in urine test

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Because I have had two test that showed methadone in my U.A. test and I cant explain it but, it has caused me to be discharged from my pain managment doctor.
If you suspect his sleepiness is related to his methadone use, a serum level test should help to determine whether or not this is true. Was he an IV (intravenous) user at any stage? He may have contracted Hepatitis C. I had it and it made me incredibly lethargic, depressed and apathetic. Methadone can also make people feel unmotivated and lack ambition. There are so many possible causes for his sleepiness he really needs to address this issue with his physician.
So I went to the nurse at the dosing window and requested a 10mg dose reduction, she asked me to take a urine test (no problem I did) I gave her the paper work from my counsuler saying it was ok. Then she told me when my urine test comes back my decrease will go in on that day. She said it should be back by wed or thurs of next week. I asked her why the urine test to decreas. She said they would have to make sure I am not prego. She said if I was prego that I could not get a decrease.
Don't worry about the silly test. If it's a urine test the medications will show up in your urine, especially the methadone. It has a very long half life. Please reconsider the way you are taking your medication and be honest with your self and the doctors. You will be much better off in the short and long run. good luck.
after 3 years of daily doses of the drug, could his system be completely free of any trace of of it?
because of its much longer half-life, how long does it take methadone to clear from urine(wasn't my DOC, thank God)? I watched over a friend of mine c/ting from methadone; it was horrific. I ended up calling 911 after he had diarrhea and vomited incessantly for several days on zero sleep. He was severely dehydrated despite his attempts to replenish electrolytes and H2O. The ER doc said he was about 6 hours away from kidney shutdown when admitted for observation.
I have always thought that drugs were detectible longer in your blood than urine but all the research I have done is stating that methadone and benzos can be detected in urine for up to 2 weeks (average 5-7 days), but only in your blood for 24 hours (2-3 days maximum). Has anybody had this happen to them? Where they have gotten a positive urine for a drug they actually took, but tested negative when they took a blood test?
Recently my DR, who prescribed the medications, had me take a urine drug test. If she is the one prescribing it, why would she order a drug screen?
Welcome to the forum..I was in a methadone clinic here in Michigan...we were allowed to take pretty much anything if we had a rx for it..That is unfortunate that they don;t allow that..i am sorry..does your friend that gave you the "sample" take methadone? they tested for it at the clinic i was at to make sure it was in fact in your system..you need to really makes sure it is the right temp...I understand how bad it sux to not have take homes..Do you get a week?
i had the normal oxycodone in my system. could the meth in prometh and the done in oxycodone show up as methadone , it oviosly can because i didnt take any methadon.please reply asap.
I have always thought that drugs were detectible longer in your blood than urine but all the research I have done is stating that methadone and benzos can be detected in urine for up to 2 weeks (average 5-7 days), but only in your blood for 24 hours (2-3 days maximum). Is this information correct? If so, why do they bother to do a blood test at all? Has anybody had this happen to them?
I have drug test frequently due to being in the methadone clinic.I haven't used any other drugs in over two years and dont drink water or anything except maybe a 12 ounce diet coke when i wake up before i test. my creatinine levels in urine are always under 30 but lots of times under 10 when they are supposed to be between 100 -130.what could be the cause of such low levels if Iam not diluting? Iam worried about my kidney function.
Anyhow I go bi-monthly in December they gave me a urine test. The only things I took was my Methadone which they prescribe me and 3-4 days back took a 30mg roxy and a 1mg xanex which is not prescribed to me. So took the oxy on Thursday & the Xanex on Friday or Saturday and my urine test at the pain management was the following Monday. After all the years i've always seen my Dr.
The clinic took all my take homes because they said if I was taking my methadone the metabolite would show up. I have never in the 6yrs in the clinic, ever missed a single dose. How is this possible? Please help me because I deserve my take homes.
She slipped up on Thursday Aug 7 and took 4 5mg Vicodins. My question is - Will she test positive on a urine test on Monday Aug 18nth? Thanks one and all for your response - the anxiety and fear is driving her insane and I would love to put her mind at ease or confirm her fears. Either way, not knowing his driving her stress levels through the roof. Thanks, again.
I am currently taking 5 mg of Methadone a day in doses of 1/4 tablet every 4 hours. I have to get off the methadone in order to pass 4 random drug tests this year to keep my professional licese!!! I am down to the wire and have three days to pass a clen urine. I have tried several times to be successful at withdrawing independently and cannot seem to get through the third day. My stomach feels like it is gnawing a whole into my backbone and my arms, shoulders and legs burn like hell!!!
the only thing using while you are there will do is risk failing your urine test and gettin your dose cut in half or even kicked out.. all clinics are different. like gnarly said if it comes to dosing up or using i would dose up.. but you are going to have to come off it eventually so lookin back on my stupid decisions i wish i was in your situation instead of mine. call your local detox centers and ask if they take methedone patients..
Can't you start developing some new routines BEFORE you are totally off the methadone? Like some quiet time w/coffee in the morning reading recovery meditations .....a daily walk..... a drive somewhere....how about finding and trying some different meetings? There are a lot of caring people that love to hang out and visit and drink coffee that you could meet and share this journey with right now. Have you made any NEW friends that are in recovery yet?
Hi! Congratulations on your pregnancy. I, too, live in MA & an 3.5 + mos. clean off Methadone/Subutex. I'm familiar with both drugs. Suboxone is listed as a Category C drug (adverse effects in lab animals.) Methadone is considered safe for pregnancy. Since you are already on it, your OBGYN might want to switch you to Subutex w/o the Nalaxone in it. Here are some links:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=y3x_ZXyix-M#t=87s (Buprenorphine warning) http://en.
I have never herd of them doing it like this but I also know in the physician desk reference guide it says not to induse sub untill a person drops down below 30 mg of methadone and if they induse and there is methadone left in his system it will send him into persipatated withdrawals or the 7 level of hell thats why the doctor wants to wait 14 days bettter to error on the side of safety im just really surprised the doctor cares how he feels till then this is a compassionate doctor or a "&qu
Sorry about the blank post. Sounds like my son in law on methadone who must have relapsed because we found syringes, etc in the room. I would be wary and if you can find out for sure if he is still taking his methadone dose daily.
I am aware that certain lab testing facilities use many techniques to make sure the sample is legit. I sealed and put away my urine containing methadone In case of a slip, did not you had to freeze it until today. Is there a possibility I could dilute the sample with fresh urine in order to pass test.
When I read about people putting themselves through torture to get off methadone (or other opioids), I wonder why they are doing it. Methadone in smaller split doses has no bad side effects, but when I have to dose once daily at a clinic I need considerably more methadone to "hold" me for 24hrs. until my next dose (back at the clinic EVERY DAY), and then I suffer from constipation, depression, no libido, etc.
My (PCP) Primary Care Provider felt it was from all the medicine that I take. My creatinine was 1.6 in July and after a re-test it was 1.4 in late August which is normal for me. My BUN was 17. To date my nero has not found the reason for my neuropathy. He has suggested Amyloidosis, but feels it would have shown itself by now. I have no symptoms of an Amyloid. I am pre-diabetic, my A 1 C was 5.6. My PCP has given me a Rx for a complete blood work up.
Ive been on and of methadone now for 15 years when I was 21 I did it in prison in australia and it wasn't so bad they blind dosed me I didn't no what dose I was on at any of the time and I got off it but I relapsed 2 years later and had to go back on it I've been on it for 6 years and im doing it again I'm 33 this time my body isn't taking it as well as before my knees ache and I sweat a lot but I found taking baths and Valium helps its been 6 days and I still don't sleep much but it's worth doi
Before that, I was in a Methadone program for 4 years, at a dose of 130 mgs per day. I started the Suboxone in February. In June, I tested positive for Methadone. The doctor sent out the urine to be retested at a lab, and it was still positive. He dismissed this, and did not kick me out of the program. 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.
He had relapsed last weekend with Oxycontin and Methadone. We have a supply of home urine tests for both drugs. I had told him a long time ago, being upset that he had broken my trust, that he had to work to regain it instead of force me into the position of having to mommy and monitor him. It felt crappy to be like 'okay, time to **** test for me' So back then he was offering every 2 or 3 days to take one and would call me back to the bathroom.
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