I was referred by my pcp doc to a pain mgmt. clinic, after MRI's, x-rays, etc... (plus IFINALLY got insurance), but have been taking morphine (60mg a day) because I could not stand the pain I have been in, and I got it off the street... (very embarrasing, but desperate to not hurt!).. how long does it take to get out of your system? I am also taking oxycodone 5/500 for a week now from my new doc, and a Butrans 10 mg patch that I got last week from my pcp doc. I just want to get off the morphine and need to know if I will pass the drug test to get into the pain clinic. How long does it take to get out of your system and will the Butrans or the oxycodone hide the morphine? I would greatly appreciate ANY help here. I just want to have a normal pain-free life. That too much to ask? Any help here would be GREATly aprreciated!! Thanks!
18 May 2011
bo1234, I can definitely understand the desperation not to hurt! Most PM Drs will take an initial screen. The Butrans and oxycodone will not mask the morphine as the metabolites are different. It depends on how long you used the morphine and was it a long acting product or an immediate release. It usually takes about 3-7 days to clear morphine out of your system depending on, again, your useage and how quick your metabolism is. It will also depend on what type of test they use. Some tests are more sensitive than others. I have seen some pain docs use just a standard test and I have seen others send to the lab for GC-MS tests which are very expensive but very accurate.Good Luck to you! I hope you are able to find the relief you seek!
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