I had a drug test today I tested positive for benzos and have not taken any I am on seraqual and that's it I did take Benadryl and Advil pm could that cause a false positive?
I am on pain management due to chronic pain. I was assaulted upon arriving at my work place. I am tested on a regular basis by a certified lab. I always come up clean. This time my employer sent me for a "random" drug test. This is a worker's comp. case. Came up positive for benzos. They will not accept my explaination of a false positive. I take sertraline,loratadine, benydrl, advil and drink a lot of herbal tea. Plus pain meds,bp meds, thyroid meds busiprone , diazepam, thyroid meds and others occasionally. Do I have the right to demand a retest by my pain doctor, who knows I am clean. I cost the company money because my pain treatment has been going on for 5 years. I want my work record cleared and do not wish to be suspended or fired. I like my job..I am going crazy!!!!
Not sure about the benedrill but I heard energy drinks like Monster can give a false positive for benzos. My friend's now decease boyfriend (drug reasons) was in drug court and was actually keeping clean at that time. He had drank a Monster energy drink that morning. It came up as benzos in his system. Caused a mess obviously. Unfortunately the guy fell from his sobriety and overdoed. I hope this helps.
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