I recently had a family member steal my script for percocet. I use to take moriphine about a yr ago before I switched to percocet and I still had some left. So I've been taking those to get me through until my percocet is fillable. My Q is I was recently hired and have to take a drug test. I can get a letter for the percs but not the moriphine. Will it show the difference? Please help.
It will show the difference because one is oxycodone and the other is morphine. I am not sure but I think if you have the prescribed morphine bottle, you might be OK. You need to find out what the policies are for the test. You need to do that, regardless, if your taking opiates. Does your job know that you are on pain meds? Someone who knows more about this than I do will answer your question. I just wanted to help, sorry if it's not what you wanted to hear. Good luck and let us know how things went... Sweetpea
I was at my internist/pain mgmt doctor's office yesterday due to two recent injuries and already being in pain my pain medication had to be increased, the doctor had to call the insurance company so that they would pay for more, it is difficult to be in Chronic pain and not have a doctor who treats this, at one time I would have felt like this is cut and dry, I am not telling you this is the ideal way to do this, but by the same way I am not going to say to you what I would have, it's easy to make judgements but until you walk in someone else's shoes I like to think I feel sincere compassion for the situation, I do wish you the best of luck, good people can get caught in bad circumstances, so please remember that I do care this site is filled with caring people
Yes, it will show separately on the UA. However, if you have the bottle of morphine, and if it indicates to take as needed, you may be ok with it showing in your system. You must answer honestly when asked what medications have you taken within the past 30 days. If you had a script for codeine, that would show as both codeine and morphine metabolite even if you haven't used the morphine. But honesty is always the best way to go. When the results come back, and they are positive, the MRO (Medical Review Officer) will call you first. They will ask if there is a medical reason for this substance to be in your system. I would tell him/her, yes, and explain about your injuries or illness. Good luck to you. We need people working and hope this does not mess up your chances for employment. It's a shame even people applying for low paying, food service sector jobs, are subjected to such intrusive personal medical matters.
I'm not assuming this is your position, it just irritates me that so many companies are doing this. Let alone the fact these tests have proven to not be reliable.
Hi Vio -
I too have back issues, and I wanted to pass on what might be obvious - if you get this job, try to get up and do a little stretching every once in a while- sitting compresses the spine and will make all worse in the long run.
And as far as your meds... someone stole my meds for a while till I caught on, and I told my Dr. they were absconded with, and maybe it is because I am in CA, but my Dr. didn't bat an eyelash, just prescribed more. I think it happens quite frequently. My point being, unless your Dr. is Mrs. Nancy Reagan - I'd just ask for more of the percocete (sp?)
But, make sure you hide your pain meds from now on out.
- Percocet Information for Consumers
- Percocet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Percocet (detailed)
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