I'm trying to to quit so I can pass a pre-employment drug screen without having to worry. I have chronic neck/arm pain and I have a script from my doctor but I'm worried the company won't care about that. Thanks to anyone who wants to respond.
13 Sep 2010
it may also depend on how long you've been taking them too. Metabolisn and weight also play a part as medications may store in fat cells longer. drink lots of water to flush your system quicker. on average, 3 to 5 days for it to show negative. good luck with the job! chris
13 Sep 2010
I hate to say this, but if someone has been on them for a while, it may take 8 days to get them out, it depends on the test they use. Some may argue with this, but I have seen it happen. If you have an RX, you really are legal to take this, so, bring the bottle with you in case you are worried it will show and you are legal.
13 Sep 2010
hi missy,both answers are correct from them lovely ladies.and its you that's trying to find a job.clean your system as good as you can and take the test and hope for the best.if you have to explain then this employer can not discriminate against you for that reason. but its hard to tell if they do.just do your best and hope for it.
13 Sep 2010
I agree with all the responses, one fact however will remain, if the question is asked on the employment application. Do you take medication for any reason, or use street drugs. I would be honest and say, I have a prescription for "whatever" med you are one, let them know you need to take if once in a while for pain. It may be hard to go back after the fact and in one session answer "NO" to not taking drugs, or medications, and the test they use is one that is more sensitive finds the drugs. What then do you say, ?? You may appear dishonest to them and for sure you'll not be hired if they feel your cannot be forthright. Just an added opinion, I have worked off and on for years, taking regular prescribed medications was never an issure ever, it then again comes down to what type of work you will be doing. I wish you luck on your future employment and God Bless, take care and I hope you can work as pain free as possible. God Bless my friend.
14 Sep 2010
I'm not sure if I'm doing this right, but I want to thank everyone for their answers and advice. This is not as easy as I thought it would be, but I'm trying and that's all I can do. I know that I'm within my rights by having the script but it's the way people think about you when they find out you are on pain meds. They automatically assume you abuse them when all you are doing is trying to make it through another day in pain. Let them walk in someone's shoes who has to live with pain that doesn't ever go away no matter what you take. Anyway, "thanks" for all the replies. Take care all.
1 Mar 2012
I'm speaking from experience and it will show up because it showed up on my pre employment drug test. And I had got my norco from the ER and it was samples and I had to get a paper saying I was there and was giving the pills. So if you do make sure you tell them before you do your drug test and take your script with you when you go!
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