Fentanyl and drug testing

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Avatar f tn I see a pain management specialist and use patches and baclofen I am not required to take a drug test. Is this an insurance thing or a trust issue? I'm sorry if this comes across stupid but I really just don't understand why...
Avatar f tn Hi, does anyone know much about drug driver testing in Australia? I wondered if prescribed medications for chronic pain like methadone, fentanyl etc show up on the test and what happens if it does?
Avatar n tn I have never been told what kind of drug test is actually run and am curious. I have been wanting to ask my doctor but feel that if i do then he is going to think that im takeing something im not supposed to. Id like to ask someone who knows on here exactly what kind of drug testing are actually run. My doctor has never said or went over my results with me and ive never asked but would like to know and i am affraid to ask.
Avatar m tn It depends on the test that is being used and that the assay cutoff is for that particular test. The test for Fentanyl is specific to look for that drug and a normalized value can be detected usually 3-4 days after. You were given such a small dose IV, it may have been a much shorter time span.
Avatar m tn With the state budget cuts, just getting an interview has proven to be a major feat. Due to funding constraints, not all districts conduct drug testing, or sometimes they ask the candidate to cover the cost; a background check and fingerprints were ample for my previous employer. Since some promising leads are beginning to materialize, I want to be certain that I would pass a drug test. I like my doctor, but his nasty gatekeeper nurse said that it’s best to just legitimately flush the system.
906738 tn?1251014078 I know a bit about drug testing as for about 2 years I was in charge of drug testing and learned alot. Let me know if i am not understanding your question and I will help you more.
1417802 tn?1282176663 That is a HUGE jump up to fentanyl....and could be VERY DANGEROUS! I would recommend NOT putting that patch on! It sounds very strange...why wouldn't the dr increase the # or norcos you could take?
Avatar n tn Please don't use abbreviations unless you define them first. What is HCV and CLL? If you've been using transdermal fentanyl at 50micrograms for 10 years, you are opioid dependent. Stopping your medication is going to require weaning, unless you wish to undergo the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can be dangerous. What a smart pain doctor will do is to first rotate you from fentanyl to another opioid that is easier titrate downward.
Avatar n tn There are so many crazy symptoms with fentanyl w/d. Just let me know if you need me! Jacqui805 and emtrmeski both detoxed of fentanyl too and they were there for me.
1381087 tn?1279226927 I'm sorry for the people that can't re-take the test, I think they should allow you to take the test again, let you put on a patch and then later do a urine test in front of them and see if the fentanyl shows up at that time. Instead these doctors that are testing patients and that are coming back with no fentanyl in their systems are just removing them from the practice and it just seems so cold.
Avatar f tn I called to take to the office and have not gotten a call back, I also called my attorney to see if I can do anything to the person who gave me this drug, probably not because I took it and they can say that I knew what it was, I am very worried, should I be? I get opana and norco from my pain management, I am 46, I do not drink or do other drugs. Please let me know.
Avatar n tn A very good friend of mine works for a drug testing company, and there are many different panels the clients (employers) can choose from. Some only look for alchol or marijuana; others look for everything they can afford. Since your meds are legally prescribed, there shouldn't be a problem. Usually when you go in for testing you are questioned about what prescription meds you take, so if you listed the percocet, it wouldn't count as an illicit chemical on your test.
Avatar n tn I am also afraid of the ridgid way california detoxed me off a headache med, and took away every other drug for true and proven maladies putting me at risk for death, but never knowing as my hmo had not done a dam single test, but a colonscope? any one who is not in pain, can not judge a person in pain, it is not a fair thing, as not one person I know wants the life we lead. we all want simply to be loved to be appreciated to be mobile, functional, or so I do.
356518 tn?1322267242 I did take a blood test 6 hours after taking a 5mg oxycodone and did not think I gave him a reason to doubt me. I tried a 25mcg fentanyl patch and returned them when I recieved the lower dose. That made me sick so then I tried the oxycontin for a month with no relief. So then Iasked for the lower dose fentanyl 12mcg and the oxycodone 5mg(which did not work w/o the patch) and that worked it took my pain down to where I could tolerate it and function.
Avatar n tn Specifically, my only curiosity was over the chemical similarity between the compounds fentanyl and heroin, since the addicitve power and effects seem remarkably similar. Actually, as I understand it, they are both metabolized internally to what is essentially morphine (fentanyl being a very close "synthetic" match, chemically speaking, to heroin) -- so I guess in this aspect I have answered my own question.
Avatar f tn I work for a doctor very familiar with this nerve and she has stood by me to get testing to find out what it was initially-and now for pain management. I have used every anti-inflammatory there is...non narcotic pain med....percocet 5 percocet 10...lyrica...neurontin...and yesterday I was going to go to the hospital and demand they put me in as inpatient for pain relief...my doctor prescribed me fentanyl 25mcg and is getting me in to see about gettiing an epidural this week.
Avatar f tn this is the situation. I had back spinal surgery and as a result I am on fentanyl duragesic patches 25 mcg. Well, I was having a problem with a patch staying on and eventually (the morning of the second day)it fell off,and after trying to reach my dr and only reaching the answering service I took one of my husbands oxycodone ir .5 tablets.
Avatar f tn I have some information in my Journal regarding False Negative and Positive drug screens. It may be of some help to you....I don't know but may be worth looking at.
Avatar n tn I take alot of medications for the above conditions including 20 mg of Oxycodone every 4 hours and 100 mg Fentanyl Patch to be changed every 48 hours. Recently I took a urine test at my doctors office that came back Negative for ALL medications. As you can probably imagine I was floored and in so much shock when I received a certified letter from my doctor dismissing me from his care sfter 22 years.
Avatar f tn You take 200mcg of Fentanyl? What other pain meds are you on? Did the doctor say you would be tapered? Why did the doctor say he's taking you off the pain medications? Were you running out early, or asking for early refills? Are you getting ALL of your pain meds through just one doctor? Some more info would be helpful, so we can give you some recommendations.
356518 tn?1322267242 •To avoid the possibility of urine specimen substitution, oral fluid can be collected for use with screening devices employing technology similar to on-site, POC urine screens. Sensitivity and specificity of oral fluid screening and testing are acceptable, but subject to the same limitations of interpretation and confounding factors as urinalysis [Leavitt 2005]. •Urinalysis is unhelpful for detecting alcohol misuse or abuse [Moeller et al.
356518 tn?1322267242 •To avoid the possibility of urine specimen substitution, oral fluid can be collected for use with screening devices employing technology similar to on-site, POC urine screens. Sensitivity and specificity of oral fluid screening and testing are acceptable, but subject to the same limitations of interpretation and confounding factors as urinalysis [Leavitt 2005]. •Urinalysis is unhelpful for detecting alcohol misuse or abuse [Moeller et al.
775302 tn?1253104105 I have never been tested but again in Wisconsin CP patients are treated by their PCP. I have no problem with weeding out the abusers or the ppl that are diverting their medications. I do have a problem that these tests are often inaccurate and patients don't get a second chance if you fail a test. I beleive that they must assure the validity of these drug screens before they become the "law." A 20-40% accuracy rate in my opinion is not acceptable.
14468396 tn?1434677689 Your story makes my heart ache! It's unbelievable to me that long time PCP or PMP just push ppl out the door - with total disregard for their well-being. Are you saying this PCP will no longer treat you in general or just PM? There should be some help some where. You might try Phil's suggestions. He's knowledgeable. Don't be afraid to go to ER. I am fearful you will become dehydrated given your medical condition. MDs and DOs take an oath that in part says, "Do no harm.
Avatar m tn It released all of the drug at once and stopped his heart. Please look into something else. Suboxone works really good for my back.
Avatar n tn you should ask the pharmacist about your questions and/or read all the reading material you get with each drug.. especially the warnings and drug interactions. Please come back here on Friday and look for my next post... I will title it "SUPPLEMENTS" and hope that everyone reads it and does their own research to see what I'm writing about. I have a very small income so I'm saving to get all of the things on my list but it's a bit expensive for me right now but WORTH every penny.
Avatar n tn DILAUDID should be used in pregnant women only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus (see Labor and Delivery and DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE ). Nonteratogenic effects: Babies born to mothers who have been taking opioids regularly prior to delivery will be physically dependent. The withdrawal signs include irritability and excessive crying, tremors, hyperactive reflexes, increased respiratory rate, increased stools, sneezing, yawning, vomiting, and fever.
Avatar m tn Over the past few months she seems to go in and out of using the drug for episodes of pain and possibly at times for feeling better overall. I admit there is a lot that I don't know about the details of what she is or has been doing in her attempts to manage a therapy that works. Don't get me wrong she is a very brilliant woman and has a mind to tackle a lot if she is converted to a cause.
Avatar f tn The Dr upped her patch to 100 mcg and gave her #1 Norco 1 3Xday, and ibuprofen. She is also on hypertension and cholesterol meds. Since she's been home for the last couple weeks her mental status has deterorated significally to the point we have taken over all money matters and had to lock up her meds cause she was taking them wrong. I would say she had some mild dementia before this last episode, but I would rate it as severe at this point.