I have been taking vicoden for 3 yrs now. I go to a pain management center for my back, Any ways All of the sudden it stop showing up in my system. is there a reason for this, cause i don't understand? It just doesn't make any sense. i take it every day 4 times a day.So it doesn't make sense why it wouldn't be there. I take dilanti, lyrica flexril, and vicodin. does anyone have any idea?
im no dr, but im assuming its the amount of liquids you may be drinking, or going to the restroom alot. ive taken a drug screening for work, and it didnt show and ive been taking percocet 10/325 for almost 3 yrs, 4 x daily. do you go to a lab? cause after the lab md verifies with your dr that you are prescribed these meds, it may not even be read back in the reports. hope someone can give you a for sure answer
Good Morning Mamo!
Wow that is very strange and I really don't have an answer for yoy but thought I would comment because I would not think that could happen. I'm fairly new going to a Pain Management doctor (recently failed back surgery). I know when I first started I had to take a urine test. I made a joke that this "pregnancy" test is a waste of time because after 8 kids my husband recently had a vasectomy. The nurse explained that this was not a pregnancy test and that it was to check if there were any drugs in my system and she also explained that they will do monthly urine tests to make sure that the medicine I'm prescribed is in my system each month and that this prevents people from going to a doctor with the intent to sell the drugs.
I had never heard of such a thing until then but after doing research on these support forums I have ran across many posts that are people asking for drugs or one site I was on had people selling them which is horrible in my opinion!!!
I think the other person that posted to your questiong (sorry I can't see your name on this page) is probably right and they know that you take that by presciption and just don't put it on the report because if it just stopped showing up on a test I don't understand why the doctors office would do these takes to make sure you take them.
Hope that makes sense how I worded it. I will follow this thread to see if someone posts a more informed answer because I'm curious now and I did some research before posting this and couldn't find anything like that.
Good luck to you and have a great day!
Its not as unusual as you would think. I read on here all the time about this happening, & then the pain doc kicking them out of the program because of it. I would demand a hair test or a blood test at least if this is going to cause you a problem. Some of us seem to metabolize certain drugs faster than others & sometimes it can cause a false test result. The test they use is not as certain as a blood test, & if you request it they may want you to pay for it. If it means gettting or not getting your pain meds I would do it. I wish you the best...
Believe it or not, that happened to me with a urine drug screen for oxycodone. Huh? I had been taking them for years religiously, who wants to be in pain, and had taken 2 the morning of the test. The drug screen came back positive for some prescribed meds, but zippo on oxys. I attributed it to a lab error. In other situations, some people are rapid metabolizers others slow, everyone's liver and kidneys work at different rates. I don't think, pharmacologically, it's possible for it not to be in your blood. Perhaps the other post by the wonderful girls on d.c are correct... just depends. In this life there are many unanswered questions. I certainly hope this negative result did not cause you a problem with the doc.
Wishing you the best,
something had to go wrong with your test because at 4 pills a day every day it will deff show up in a urine test if thats what there looking for of corse.. it takes 3 to 5 days to get it out of your system as far as a urine test goes.. Thats strange that it didnt show up because there really is no hidding them when they are in your system.. hummmmm very strange!! Mickey...
As a healthcare professional, that is impossible. The test should be repeated. Something happened that caused a mistake in the test. Even with diuretics and clear urine that much hydrocodone will be detected. Have the test repeated, labs do make mistakes at times..
I had the same thing happen with my pain management doctor after 4 years of taking Lortab 10 x 4-5 per day... your body no longer looks at it like a medication but a natural part of your body... and discharges the markers for showing in low cost drug test... this is after long term use...
Good drug test or blood test will show it
Then there is the real possibility that your pharmacy is selling you a placebo. Have your meds tested.
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