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Eric Says:
 
I have been testing positive for benzos and i cant figure out why. I have been taking suboxone & Ondansetron & promethazine. Thats it. If i fail another drug test, then my doctor is gonna kick me out. If anybody knows of any common substances, prescription or over the counter medications please inform me. Thanks

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Pistolpete10 Says:
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Benny - drill. Had it happen to me on numerous occasions. They should be able to tell that it's from that and not from benzos if they send it off to a lab to have it analysed. That's what's they did for me.

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Tom Tom Says:
 
I've been on probation for a year and have had regular, random urine tests. In January my doctor increased my fluoxetine rx from 40 to 80mg a day. Since then I have regularly tested positive for benzos. The only other medication I take is baclofen, 20mg 3x daily. I know baclofen operates on gaba-A receptors, and apparently benzos affect gaba-B. There is no literature or studies to back me up. What's happening?

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jjulss Says:
 
understand your situation...I've been on suboxone prog for almost 5 yrs and take 6 mg/day. 20 months ago was having a critical family situation where I experienced the loss of both my dogs after 15 years. I was taking care of my girl who had lost her ability to use her one back leg, hence needed to be carried up/down steps she weighed 100 lbs and was exhausting day and night-2 months later my other little guy became paralyzed and long story short they expired within 5 months (I was beyond words devastated, miss them so) of each other and during this time I experienced my 1st panic attack and was obviously exhausted-I requested my sub doc, a neuro-psych if he could prescribe me something for stress, panic anxiety... he placed me on .25 and 1/2 =.357 mgs of Xanax /day...I've been on this for almost 2 yrs now and more than most times I show no Xanax in urine-I've taken a few half extra and told them I'd run out a few days ago - no problem but if it happens again... last visit, I purposely kept my .375mg dose, took it 7 hours before urine test, and the test showed neg for Xanax ??? What could be happening-any help please because my suboxone program is at risk. thanks

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Faith Says:
 
Why Is Everyone So Mad About Getting Kicked Outta Clinics?
Iv Never Done Any Kind Of Drug , I Had Taken A Robotussin Pill, & A Sinus Pill For My Sinus Headaches ( Over The Counter ) & I Failed A Urine Test For Benzo & Opitates & Lost both My Children For 3 Months Worse Time Of My Life. But.... They Wouldn't Show Me The Drug Test., but They Took Me To Jail ( First Time In Jail ) Iv Never Done Anything Bad Like That & They Took My Kids. Worse Time In my Life..

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melissa Says:
 
I'm on methedone and had 5take home bottles that was taken from me today for a false swab test for cocaine ? I take celebrex ,xanax, cymbalta,and remron never had a dirty urine in 3yrs the first swab test ever taken came out positive for cocaine ? Which my bottles was taken from me as a result ! I do not use !!!

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julia Says:
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I'm on Methadone too. I just got called in for a positive Benzo test. I dont take them!. I was informed that I've had other ' false positives' that still have to be reported to my PO. Too late to retest. I got all clean urines at my IOP. I told them to call my IOP. They said it's apples and oranges because some tests have been unsupervised. I can't win! I might as well be using! They keep saying that I am!

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Luke Says:
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I use Sodium Valporate , Lithium & Mirtazepine . Some Nurofen, Advil & Voltaren for body injuries and physical work I am a tradesman. I take these only , and a random urine test read positive for benzodiazepine.. I am bewildered as to what it is, curious if I have mistakenly taken an old Zyprexa (olanzenapine) could this have caused such a reading ?

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amver Says:
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Zoloft and the wellbutrin will do it bc i had a friend fail a screen while on this medicine.


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gh Says:
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Its the sleep aid..my doctor looked it up..i take rapid sleep pm w melatonin and thats what made it a false positive

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gh Says:
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I am also on suboxon and i just failed a urine test for benzos..the only thing i take is melitonin..he looked it up yesterday and said that melitonin gives false positive on the screening test.

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aymeee Says:
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I'm having the same situation ! Showd up positive for benzos and I'm on the suboxone program ! And it is pissing me off so bad because I've been so proud of myself. It seems like many of us are on suboxone and showing (P) for benzos hmm .. And yes god knows all

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Biggy Says:
 
My son's drug tests keep coming up positive for Benzos. The only medication he takes is Anthrexin for Gout & Panadol. Can Vitamin tablets or herbal tablets effect his tests thank you very much

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sebastian Says:
 
im on a suboxone program and today i tested positive positive for benzo's, i never did that in over a year, what do you think can make me fail this test, i took benadryl and over the counter sleep aid's like advil pm could this be it? i really need help , they just might kick me off the program and i need them to know i never did this!!! anyone can help ???

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worried Says:
 
I take that as well, along with a host of other perscription meds.... did you get an answer for this drug? I too am concerned.

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Desi Says:
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The letter stated i WAS being released, due to a failed urine drug test. I immediately went to the office to question this. I was Never so embarrassed!! & humiliated in my entire life. My doctor whom I've know for at least 11 yrs. & concider a true friend,He was so rude & dismissive, He told me I had him fooled for so many yrs. & how dissapointed he was in me. I still didn't know why, after he was done degrading me, he said my recent urine screen came back POS. for Suboxone!!! I didn't even know what that was.I told him that wasn't true & to redo the test, he refused, saying he uses the best labs & they don't make mistakes. I asked if there was anything I was taking that could cause this, He said absolutely NOT. He told me to leave & he never wanted to see me again. Can anybody help me understand this? PLEASE!!!!

Tammy,
Just wanted to say, shame on your Dr for treating you so ignorantly. You're on prescribed opiates and suboxone (bupenorphrine/naloxone) is the same class of drugs, so for your MD to refuse to follow up a false positive with a requested retest is borderline malpractice IMHO. I'm sorry you lost an eleven-year professional friendship over thus but honestly, you're better off being treated by someone who will put a little faith and trust in you after all that time.

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Lori Says:
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I just tested positive for benzos today & take nothing but suboxone! I just got over strep throat& was taking a z pak antibiotic & advil for fever then drank nyquil pm for sleep! It had to be the Nyquil!!

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julie Says:
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I dont know of any foods to cause false positive but do know it was seroquel in my situation stopped taking it and been clean sense the 13th

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jenn Says:
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I agree,I am in the same predicament,I am 9 months clean,the only thing I am on is suboxone,this is the first time in my life i have actually stopped using drugs,and for some reason benzo's came up in a sent out drug test,I'm in felony drug court and probation, they do not mess around,could it be certain foods??im at such a loss!

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Shannon Says:
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SEROQUEL. YOUR FAILING BC OF THE SEROQUEL. STOP TAKING IT

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Shannon Says:
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Anything for night time causes false benzos. Most sinus otc mess cause a false positive as well

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