This question has baffled me all day. My drs office is kicking me out of the practice because my drug screen did not show the klonopin I take religiously. 5 mg a day. This makes the 3rd test from different doctors that did not show the klonopin in my system. I just don't understand how this can happen. I take my meds as prescribed. Why isn't it showing up. Really upset by this. I really like my doctor and don't want to switch. So if anyone knows how this could happen please tell me. I have to prove to my doctor his test was wrong. Help please. I swear on my sisters grave I take my meds correctly if I didn't I would have major anxiety and panic attacks. I'm at a total loss. Other than I see this is a very common problem with this drug :(
My husband and I both have general anxiety disorder and we are both prescribed Klonopin and Xanax. Both of our doctors test us for like every drug known to man, including over the counter drugs and nicotine. I always show up positive for both Xanax and Klonopin. But my husband doesn't show up for Klonopin. He takes 1mg, 3x a day. I take 1mg 2x a day. His doctor said that Klonopin will not always show up in certain people. He didn't elaborate on why. At first his doctor thought he wasn't taking them and I guess thought he could be selling them. My husband said he could call him and my husband would bring in his Klonopin the next day to be counted so he could see he wasn't selling them or even abusing them. His doctor did it twice and then dismissed him as just one of those people that, for reasons unknown, doesn't show up for it.
I don't know if this is relevant, but my husband is overweight. He's 6 feet tall and weighs 290. I'm 5 foot 3 and weigh 135-140. I don't know if that has anything to do with his Klonopin not showing up. And actually when I think about it, his metabolism is slower than mine, so logically any drug will stay in his system for longer, so that means that his metabolism has nothing to do with Klonopin not showing up in his drug screens. It is odd.
So you may just be one of those people, for unknown reasons, that Klonopin doesn't show up in your urine test. Have they done a blood test to see if it shows up there? Just curious. I wish I had a better answer but it seems to be something most doctors don't understand either. Good luck
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