Fentanyl hair test

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Avatar n tn I was lucky enough to have never been randomly selected and I am subject to random drug tests. According to him Fentanyl can be found but the test is quite expensive so most screening stations just dont do it. If the drug screen you are going to take is job related I would not chance it. The problem you are going to have is Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than Morphine...it is just about as close to heroin as you can get....and detoxing from this wont be easy.
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 n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
1264863 tn?1391121793 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.
Avatar n tn I think either he had an illicit drug or he isn't taking his meds as prescribed and he was not revictimized . He can always get a blood test or hair, but he better be squeaky clean. These PM docs do not have to help him and it is in the contract you have to sign in order to be in PM. Good luck to him, he will need it.
1855076 tn?1337118903 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
356518 tn?1322267242 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
5330576 tn?1366530599 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Not sure if this is related but my hands and feet are always cold to the touch (even in my 75° weather) and have very poor circulation. Another more subtle symptom is I seem to lose a lot of hair on random limbs for no apparent reason. I have 5+ physical therapists, a neurosurgeon, multiple orthopedic surgeons, a chiropractor, and a rheumatologist. Neuro thought disc herniations, which the mri came back clean. Rheumatologist had no explanation at all.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
431814 tn?1205850547 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...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I had every blood test, xray, ultrasound, and every gastrointestinal test you can think of, including being scoped at both ends... twice. All tests were normal. I was bounced around from doctor to specialist constantly, and saw 2-3 different doctors each month. The doctors had me on every drug they could think of, including fentanyl (a VERY strong narcotic they give to cancer victims).
Avatar n tn 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.
667923 tn?1421466324 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).
Avatar f tn I had blood work done after that and my testosterone and estrogen levels were normal. I have a lot of acne and hair on my face though so my doctor is just banking on it being PCOS. I'm supposed to be starting birth control after my next cycle to see if it shrinks my one ovary. In the mean time, my cramps are literally killing me. My stomach hurts constantly and I get pinching pains around my pelvis. All this along with major nausea and diarrhea more often then not.
Avatar m tn (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.
1275919 tn?1279839604 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
1101325 tn?1321256673 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.
Avatar f tn - 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.
Avatar n tn 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.