was actually ingested ? I have been on methadone maintenance for chronic pain issues for more then 8 years .I have had at LEAST one urinalysis show higher levels in my system then I take .They could have knocked me over when they told me it was way over the amount that it should be .I am supposed to take 20mg 3x daily but try to stay at less then 40 mg daily because that will keep the pain at a managable level and I dont want to take more then needed .Has anyone ever heard of this happening ? I have searched the internet to no avail trying to find the answer .DO I ever go above the 60 mg daily ,NO !And have always stayed at the same amount give or take 5mg.I did however lose about 50 pounds a few years ago and I wonder if this could have something to do with it ?Any thoughts would be appreciated .Like are there medical conditions that could cause more metabolites in my urine ?? Maybe a extra fast metabolism or a really slow one
Has anyone ever heard of a drug urinalysis showing higher levels of methadone in the system than?
Added 15 Aug 2011:
Or could it maybe have something to do with the when I take it ? IE the time of day for each dose ? But as long as it is 40 mg in a 24 hour period it really shouldnt matter what time you take it right ? And as long as it isn't more then 2 in a 8 hour period .Basically I just want to put this out there to see if this has happened to anyone else and any thoughts would be appreciated thanks
Sorry no one has answered your question. One thing to do is to request independent testing to verify the accuracy of the test. You need to have a doctor's order for the test and most likely you will have to pay for it out of pocket. I would ask at the office that is doing the testing to provide you with a doctor's order for the lab test. I believe a blood test is the most accurate. Also, you might want to research questions for Methadone to see if anything you eat or take can test false positive for Methadone. I know there are things that test false positive for other drugs - perhaps this occurs also with Methadone. If you are certain of your innocence then fight to clear your name. Especially if it should happen that they are going to take away your medication. Regards -
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