I have been taking diazepam for over 5 years for seizures/panic attacks/muscle spasms. I was due to have surgery that would have enabled me to be pain free & move on with my life, but due to this false positive test, it was cancelled. My primary care doctor has me on several meds & is now telling me I am being cut off, period. Coming off of diazepam can cause fatal seizures. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
2 Feb 2011
The only drug that I have read about that can cause a false positive is Lamictal. Not to say that there might be others. I am assuming your doctor that did the pee test is aware of all of the drugs you are on. Explain to them ever so calmly that you have never taken PCP. Coming off diazepam needs to be done slowly, like cut back by half every 5 - 7 days, because it can cause seizures if done cold turkey as you mentioned.
Hopefully you can talk to your doctor again and let him know what you are concerned about. Visiting with the folks on this site will help you alleviate the anxiety you are feeling about this situation and hopefully help resolve your dilemma.
Keep in touch,
2 Feb 2011
Laurie is right, you need to be as calm as you ca possibly be and explain to him that he hasn't found you to be dishonest before and that you have taken the medicines he has ordered to start with ask him to evaluate your history and I would let him know I had not done this and that my stress level was high due to the thoughts of going off Diazepam cold turkey, I have had seizures and at one time was on Diazepam, you and I both know you don't just discontinue this drug, try to keep it together I am now on Xanax extended release, I once was on the 1mg tablet 4x a day, the doctor thought that it coming out of my system so quick it made me need more faster, since being on the longer acting I can take it 4 x daily but am able to get by with one in the a.m. and one in the p.m.
it's something but it's better to use what you really have to have a try to get by with 2 if possible, I deal with Chronic pain, I had Polio when I was younger and about 2 weeks ago fractured 4 vertebraes in my back, I have had a time, I sure hope things work out for you I do care and so do many others my first name is Billy and my name on here is Caringsonbj take things as easy as you can
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