... today. Somehow, the test came back positive for both percocet and methadone in addition to suboxone. It was one of those quick test that show the results instantly. I have only been seeing this doctor for a few months and I'm worried that he will stop seeing me. I haven't taken any Rx medication other than suboxone and remeron (anti-depressant). I also take medication for high cholesterol and acid reflux. My question is, can suboxone be responsible for this false positive or could it be my other meds? I immediately asked for a script to be tested at a lab and went right away. I thought it was a blood test, but it was another urine test though I assume it will be more accurate than the quick test. Is it possible it will come back with the same result? If so, what should I do??? P.S. I've been tapering my dose and I'm down to 1mg/day (.5 morning and night). I recently tried to decrease more and was unsuccessful due to SEVER anxiety. I my doc to help me with it and he said "I wasn't ready" (whatever that means). He said I was tapering too quickly and didn't want to prescribe anything else that can be addictive which I understand. I know there's alot of information on here about this subject, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
Dear Declan, that is unsusal, but good for you for asking for a second test. I have seen only one other person test positive for opiate while on subs, and she regularly took phenergan. It is likely it was a fluke bad test or human error misread. When I first went to the outpatient recovery center, I was NOT on subs yet, but, the office lady held the test at an odd angle to read it, it said positive for bupe. Then she sat it on the counter and got eye level, and it read negative for bupe. Please update us. Patti
You can have a false positive on anything in a quick test. One grandson was on probation. He went in-did his test and it showed that he was using cocaine. Because of the unreliability, they took another sample and sent it to a real lab. It came back clean, but while he was in jail for 2 weeks, waiting for the results, he lost his job. Always ask for a second test if the first one doesn't show the proper results.
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