My daughter is on probation and must take urine tests. She is also on several medications for her bipolar and other mental issues. She tested positive for amphedimines or methamphedimines. She has not used any illegal drugs and is willing to take a hair test. We do not understand how she tested positive and would like to know if it could be her medications or a combination of her medications. If we cannot prove she did not take illegal drugs she will go to prison for about 20 years.
20 Feb 2010
My Dr. told me (pain management specialist) that sometimes psuedoephedrine (sudafed) can cause a false positive for methamphetamine. It can be in cold medicines, original formula of actifed, some prescription cough medicines, nasal spray, and Mucinex. Also some teas-Mormon tea, diet aids-containing ephedra, and energy drinks containing guarana extract. Read the labels, talk to your pharmacist, and a qualified naturopath-even health food store personnel may be able to help. Does she use an epipen for severe allergies to bee stings, etc? Have your attorney request a hair test-it will be worth it -at least get a second test! Hope things work out & read labels on all medications.
7 Apr 2010
Since you give no exact medications that she is indeed prescribed it is hard to tell you if in fact she is on something that Might cause a false Positive.
Actually some of the medications given for BiPolar do give false Positives However they do NOT give false Positives for The drugs her tests show as her using.
I have to ask this as someone who has dealt with addicts etc Is it possible she relapsed? Even if she did it just once?
If so maybe she would be better getting into a rehab or looping into drugf treatment and admitting her slip. If though she really did not do anything it was likely not her BiPolar meds.
She should get all her medications both prescription and non prescription and take them in and let them know she dones NOTHING but those on that list All situations usually have a appeals process She would have gotten a paper on that Mind you i do not know how that works wiht probation and such but it would be a good time to read up and find out Good Luck
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