I have never taken Methadone, ever. I am on Percoset for severe pain. The last 3 months they said I have not had any percoset in my system, but 3 months ago they said I had Methadone in my screening. What would cause the positive result for Methadone and a negative testing for Percoset when I take it every day? Please help, they are threatening to take my medication away from me because of being negative for the percoset. I am on Neurontin, effexor, pantraprazole, docusate, ferrous sulfate, prescription nasal spray, and trazadone, and Percoset.
How can I test positive for Methadone while taking Percoset? Also, why wouldnt my Percoset come up?
Added 7 Apr 2012:
I am also on Lorazepam. Would any of these prescriptions wipe out the percoset from my system, or give me the positive results for Methadone?
Added 7 Apr 2012:
They also leave the urine tests on the floor in a bag and left there from Mon-Fri. when the tests are then taken to the lab. Is this normal prcedure for Pain Clinics? Does something occur to the urine from not being stored properly?
7 Apr 2012
Some people have high metabolisms, so they show a false negative on their screenings. I have been on this site for a while, and now see clearly drug testing is pretty inaccurate. You have bad test kits, human error reading them and meds that will test positive for horrible things, even over the counter stuff can. Our counselor who had to drug test people had a few people come up positive for stuff they swore they hadn't taken so, she took the test herself, knowing it should have been negative for everything, but it wasn't. She threw the whole box of test kits out. She said, ya know, those get shipped in big trucks, that have super hot days in summer, super cold in winter, that can mess kits up. We see post all the time like yours.
Have your dr order some further testing on you, like mail it to a lab, or use a different brand test, or order a hair follicle test, be prepared to have your pills asked to be counted too. Willigness to do all and your pill count being right, will help say you are probably legit, and it is some fluke, error, or bad kit causing the false negative for percoset, false positive for methadone.
8 Apr 2012
hi, you need to stop stressing if you are not abusing your meds.simply TELL your doctor you want a blood screan done.say if that's what it gonna take to convince you i'm not doing anything wrong lets do it today.or call his or her office first thing monday morning. as far as leaving urine samples on the floor most dr offices put them in those locked boxes outside every night and get a report within 24 hours or when the next collection of samples is picked up.when i was in counseling my doctor once told me that all my urin samples look good and that only the methadone was showing up. I had to remind this idiot that i was on suboxone and i take it in front of a dispensing nurse everyday.when you know your right and taking all your meds properly stand up for yourself and tell the doctor they need to strighten this out.some of these nurses amd doctors need to take a better look at every line on the test results.these pain management clinics can and will cast you aside unless you stand up and say something.subzero, oh yea happy easter
10 Apr 2012
Unless your doctor is getting upset, I wouldn't worry. I've had terrible results with urine tests, as they do pile them up, keep them unrefrigerated, and send them all out together at the end of the day. Mistakes happen all the time. If you doctor is having a fit, volunteer for a hair follicle test, OR tell them about how all the urines are piled up like they are. Chances are your doc doesn't even know how it is done.
10 Apr 2012
I've had same problem in the past it's our metabolism or how quickly we flush stuff out of our systems ;/ I asked for a swab test bcos they threatened to knock me off my maintenance detox ;( they have mixed them up b4 too & I've had to do another which is daft as the result wudnt b the same ? Lol so now they have urine tests that show up straight away most common things / meds there lookin out for ... I always ask fr a swab test that little spongy lollipop they leave in side of mouth fr 5 mins! That usually shows up anything in your system also make sure they get the timing right ie when the drug there testing & wanting in your system is most potent and plz explain to them be really honest there ment to b there to help u mostly they do I've had to do this in the past if I've slipped up long time ago but we all do it ? Or try give urine 1st thing in morning first of the day as this is best for testing good luck hope all goes well x
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