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False Positive On Drug Test For Benzodiazepines
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Hi, I enrolled into the methadone clinic about 4 months ago, due to the dependence I had on opiates. since starting the program my life has done a complete 180.Instead of being depressed, unstable and sad my life has become much more manageable. Nothing is perfect , but I've been clean for 4 months and I am NEVER GO BACK TO MY OLD WAYS. About a week ago I had a UA and it came back positive for benzos , I am we'll aware of what these are , but have not taken Any.I'm on Zoloft , and sertraline. I'm very bad about taking my meds I'm not sure if that has something to do with it. Plus I was sick so the regulars., Tylenol, midol, Benadryl, DayQuil and nightQuil. I have no clue to what could have caused this , but am certain it's a false positive. Any suggestions on wha...
Updated 7 hours ago.
Doctors Who Prescribe Methadone
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I am addicted to strong pain meds and I am tired of having to come off of them, the withdrawal is awful. I went to a urgent care doc and was prescribed suboxone. I take anxiety meds too but he wants me to stop. I really need the anxiety meds but he wants me off them. How do I get him to change it from suboxone to methadone so I can take my anxiety meds? ## Legally, he can't. To get Methadone for addiction treatment in the U.S. requires that you go to an actual Methadone treating clinic, private doctors aren't allowed to prescribe it for addiction treatment. What anxiety medication do you take? Did he say why he wants you to stop taking it? ## Valium and in sc he is licensed to prescribe and treat me sumboxone is like methadone it us prescribed the same as methadone ## how about ...
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How to look for support
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I am currently at 95mg of Methodone Been on Methodone Now For 5 Years and I Want OFF IM MISERABLE ??.... I have No Support MEENING this Has Been a Part of My Life that I Don't Tell Anyone around me And I feel Lonely I don't want sympathy either.....I just want Help And support and someone to Talk to ## There are many people that have been in your shoes who are happy to help and give support. I'm also happy to chat and help, I can, I know that though the FDA warns that Methadone can habit forming, that just really doesn't totally cover it all. Are you on it for addiction, or pain? Are you on any other medications? I'm just trying to learn more about what all you are dealing with. Does anyone else have any advice to offer?
Updated 16 hours ago.
Help me find a free methadone clinic
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I called my methadone clinic and told them today was probably my last day, that i lost job and couldn't afford to pay. They charge $10 a day or pay weekly. Well all they said was, "oh im sorry u can't get no one to help u. Call me in the morning to see if you've figured anything out", not even suggesting a patient assistance program to help me with financial aid until I'm back on feet. I was shocked all they want is money. I've on this program 2 yrs doing great, and just like that my money at a stand still.... and clinic wont dose without payment. The clinic made me feel bad like oh well no money no methadone. Does anyone in Houston Tx know of a free methadone clinic that will help me? I don't wanna fall that low again. I know without my dose its a coming...
Updated 21 hours ago.
please help can i add methadone to clean urine and pass a drug test that needs to be posative for methadone and nothing else?
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i am on 76mls of methadone have been clean from heroin addiction for 8 months. things were great, me and my partner of 12 years were on a high because we were clean but for the past few weeks iv became majorly depressed and he my partner started getting 'itchy' he came home yesterday with heroin ....major regrets and i now feel so low and disgusted with us both its even worse because we are at the drug screening clinic today!! why i wasnt strong enough yesterday to say no is beyond me uuugh anyway my question is this if i got someone who is completely drug free to give me a urine sample and added a tiny droplet of methadone to it would i pass a drug screening test? i want to come clean we have been addicts for 10 years we have finally a brilliant drug worker who has helped us AL...
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How Long Does Heroin Stay In Your Urine
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I took a half a gram of heroin on Friday but don't dose regularly. I weigh 157 and 5'7 female... If I have a ua on Monday will it show up? ## Yes, there is a chance that it will be detected. Heroin is usually detectable in a standard urine test for approximately 5 days, after last use. Are there any other comments or questions? ## i am on a methadone dose of 30 mgs and iv used 2 ten dollar doses of heroin.. I have a urine test that has to test positive for methadone but negative for .heroin. how many days before heroin shows negative on my ua? ## no there is not a chance it will show up. I test my self regularly and am always clean 4o hours last use. ## CHELIY PLEASE DON'T LISTEN TO JOE!!! PLEASE!!! Just because u take methadone (as well as I do, 100mg for 2 yrs) does NOT HA...
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need help finding a doctor that prescribes methadone
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Ive been goin to a methadone clinic thats a 180mile round trip and currently dont have a car or a way 2 get their so ive been gettin very sick from not having my meds is their any dr.s closer to bedford indiana that i could see on a monthly arrangement ive tried suboxin and it doesnt work for me! ## Hello, Jason! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the situation you've found yourself in. However, this is not possible. Under current laws for Methadone treatment, regular doctors aren't allowed to prescribe it for addiction or maintenance. That can only be done in a clinical setting by those that have been specially trained in its use for such. Learn more Methadone details here. The best suggestion I can make is that if you're suffering from severe withdrawal, you shoul...
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i need help finding dr to write methadone
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Methadone is the only meds that help my pain.I am in Ga and my choices are go 75 miles to a clinic and I have a young baby, so if anyone can help it would be great...also I have 2 insur. Plans or cash...if someone knows where I can go please HELP!!! ## Me too. I hated Methadone because I was prescribed it by an ***** Doctor on 120 mgs. That was for 14 yrs. The withdrawal on that amount was 3 years long. I was suicidal and not at all myself. I went back on pain meds when my neck went back to needing sx. So my new pain doc tried two different pain meds. Neither worked, you can tell in 30 days. So he said, "how about a small dose of Methadone again?". Frustrated w/ pain, I said Yes. OMGosh, it was like my body had wanted it all along. I'm on just 5mgs. 3 x a day and at 65, it w...
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How Long Does Methadone Stay In Your System For A Urine Test
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I just took two ten mg methadone pills. Will they be out by Thursday? I drink a lot of water. Please let me know soon as possible. ## Depends on how long u took it. It has been in my system now for over 45 days. Can't wait till its gone either. ## Take good advice-avoid opiates altogether. They can kill you. Young people are dying and becoming vegatables because of this crap. ## If you haven't been taking it everyday, for a long period of time it should be gone in a few days. Find a test at the drug store before having some1 else test you. ## I don't know where these people get their information. I could go into this long explanation of the half life of a pill times 5, but I don't want to confuse anyone. Just remember this, the basic rule of thumb is 60 to 72 hours on ev...
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does methadone show up in drug test
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i recently took a urine test for a custody hearing and came up positive for oxycodone. i am taking 10mg methadone tablets 4x's a day for spinal issues. can the methadone come up positive for oxycodone in a drug test that probation officials give? i heard him say that he seen the methadone in my urine but i thought it had to be tested using a specific test. is it possible to get a false positive because of my methadone? ## Yes it will show up positive ## Methadone will show up on a drug test, but it WON'T show up as oxycodone. Methadone is an synthetic opioid and oxycodone is an opiate....different substances that WILL NOT show up as the same thing. If you really took nothing, and I mean NOTHING, other than the methadone, it's time to figure out what is going on. I would begi...
Updated 2 days ago.
doctors who will prescribe methadone for pain management phoenix arizona
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I have been on methadone for about 6 years and had to start going to a maintenance clinic a few yrs ago after my pain dr lost his license here in Phoenix, Arizona. I tried going to another pain clinic after mine closed but they wanted me off the methadone and forced me to taper off of it in one week and demanded I took gabapentin which DOES NOT work and they didn't care. Anyways, I went to mmt clinic and have been there since but there are so many things wrong with it, I'd end up writing a book. Does anyone know of a pain Mgmt doc who writes methadone scripts in Metro Phoenix area? ## Unfortunately, since you've been going to the clinic, it isn't likely that you'll find a doctor that will take you on. For addiction/maintenance, the current laws will only allow it to ...
Updated 2 days ago.
Methadone Clinic that accepts medicaid for payment
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live in seminole county, Florida. I am on medicaid and want to know if there is a clinic or doctor that will accept medicaid for methadone maintenance. ## I really wish I could help, but I haven't been able to find any that are directly listed in that area, however, I will admit, I am not familiar with Florida, so there could be some places that I am missing. Have you tried asking your doctor or perhaps calling the Medicaid office to see if they have a place they can recommend? Another good place to ask would be your local hospitals, especially the social workers, they usually have listings of such places for those in need that may have trouble finding them. ## I live in Bradenton-Sarasota & I go to the PAR clinic in Bradenton. It's on US41 in a plaza where Livingston's ...
Updated 3 days ago.
Looking for caring doctor utah (near salt lake) that will prescribe methadone for pain or....
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I've had chronic pain for fifteen years and been on many types of medications, opiate and non-opiate. When I changed insurance and couldn't see my regular doctor, I ran out of fentanyl patches and oxycodone. I had never abused my medication, but after going through a few days of horrible withdrawals, I became desperate and made the dumb mistake of trying H. That was three months ago and I'm too ashamed and embarrassed to attempt to try a new pain specialist. I did go to a suboxone clinic for about a week, but the pain was too unbearable and I went back to the dope. I have really bad veins, plus I'm not good at inj's. so I have bad bruises and marks. I want to get on legitimate pain meds, even methadone if that's all I can get. I can't go on like this anymore ...
Updated 3 days ago.
methadone weightloss and sweating
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I am currently on a methadone program for about 7 months now and have gained weight and noticed I sweat a lot more now. Does anyone have any suggestions for a weight loss supplement that I can safely take with methadone? And what's going on with this sweating?!! Of course I am changing my diet and am exercising more regularly now but still not seeing results. Please help!!!! Thanks!!! ## my dr told me that it was the methadone causing the sweating and it was pain or sweat and i chose sweating. it is really bad but i am now having trouble finding a dr that will take me and continue writing my scripts that i have been on for 11 years. i am in wa state and if you know anyone that will please let me know. ## Hi Joyce, Sorry to hear about the unusual sweating and weight gain. From what I...
Updated 3 days ago.
methadone weight gain
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Ive read a lot of posts where replies to the weight gain question are always answered with its because your healthier and can afford to eat well, your not missing meals etc etc.Opiates i.e Heroin stop the body from absorbing sugars therefor you lose weight on top of the fact you cant afford to eat well. Methadone however is altered by the enzymes in your Liver so that your body can process it or absorb it and for it to stay in your body for a good ammount of hours its absorbed in the same way as fat.Unfortunately for you that means the fat doesnt get broken down in the same way as when your not taking Methadone.Thats the best way I can put it in laymans terms.On the whole GPs dont know all the ins and outs of the intimate workings of all the drugs they prescribe because its not their fi...
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Methadone Maintainance & WEIGHT GAIN!!! HELP!!!
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I AM A METHADONE MAINTAINANCE PATIENT, CLEAN FROM OXYCONTIN FOR THREE+ YEARS & I HAE PACKED ON 40 POUNDS! I AM RETAINING WATER & EXPERIENCE HORRIBLE CONSTIPATION...ANYONE WITH SIMILAR ISSUES OR TIPS TO HELP ME OR FIND THE CAUSE??? ## Kali, I've taken Methadone for years (chronic pain). It is a side effect of methadone on the constipation & retaining water (edema). Try taking a stool softener like colace two every night. If that don't help take a mild laxative also. On the retaining water you can take a water pill over the counter or ask your doc about taking a diuretic. Sorry I don't know about the weight gain. But, I've got you beat on the weight gain 55 POUNDS!!! Good Luck, Gina ## I have gained over 20 pounds, but I don't think that it is due to the Me...
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How Long 4 Methadone 2 get out of urine text In Your System For A Urine Test
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I took 10mg of methadone on Thursday n 20mg on Friday I used to go to the clinic but it's been 3 years since I've taken it I have a drug test Thursday morning please tell me do u think I will pass it. Thanks ## I took methadone four 3 days 20 mg a Day have drug test in 20 days urine will it be out of my systm ## Your good 6 days it will be out it just takes 4 days ## I am looking for the facts on this because I have a son who has been on methadone prescribed for pain he has not taken any of it in 7 days but it still shows up in a urine test so he is being called a liar. this is not far because I know he has not taken any in 7 days so why does it still show up? ## Ive been on dones for 3 years its been 3 weeks tested dirty today ## im stuck on 170mgand need someadvice wheretostar...
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False Positive Drug Test at My Methadone Clinic in Pittsburgh PA
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I've been going to the same methadone clinic for 6 years. I'm on a low dose of 44mg a day and am a model patient. For me, methadone was the answer. It gave me a life. I was living a terrible life before that. I had an awful childhood, started doing drugs as a teenager, eventually got hooked on opiates and worked my way up the ladder from vicoden all the way to H. Multiple rehab and jail stints cleaned me up temporarily, but I always relapsed. The last few years I lived in hotel rooms, and did what I had to do to get money. I was miserable. Finally my boyfriend and I decided we had enough and joined a methadone clinic in a last ditch effort to end the pain of our lives. After the first 3 months I never got a dirty urine again. I earned my privileges one at a time, right on time, ...
Updated 3 days ago.
i need to know if methadone in my system can show up positive for opiates on a 5 panel drug test
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I am afraid that my test will show up positive for an opiate all I have in my system is methadone but I forgot to tell my probation officer will it show up positive for opiates or will the methadone I'm not show up ## Methadone and opiates come up as two different readings so if all u had is methadone that is all that will show ## Methadone will not show up on a 5 panel drug test. It does not read ss an opiate it is synthetic. ## It'll show but not as an opiate as methadone it different then just a regular opiate. ## Did u ever get an answer to your question because I'm kinda in the same boat... I mean if there is NO separate panel for methadone, which there isn't on a 5 panel, will it just test positive for opiate? Let me kno cuz I see you posted a couple yrs ago so may...
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Hi, it is so sad to see so many of us suffering needlessly due to ignorance! PLEASE HELP, ANYONE WHO KNOWS OF A PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR IN SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY AREA (or within a couple of hours) who will help as I have moved here from California and desperate to find a caring pain doctor! It took SIXTEEN doctors and about 8 years of HELL to finally find a medication regime that helps my extreme chronic pain from two serious car accidents and several bad slip and falls. Quick list: Extreme FMS, herniated disks, spinal cysts, stenosis, spondylosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, nerve impingement, neuritis/neuropathy, massive inflammation throughout, for about 12 years have been taking methadone 10 mg, norco for breakthrough, soma for muscle spasm, neurontin for nerve pain. Have not increased...
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