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Topie: [Merged] TWO failed drug test! 1 false positive for opiates,1 showing no methadone! HELP!!
March 18th, 2011 12:32 AM
kna-mamma Hello! ok my name is Kylee & i've been at ITC(clinic) for a few years& have NEVER failed a drug test.. or done anything wrong, i always go to groups& meet w/my counselor. I have no desire to drugs not pregnant! i definitely wouldnt chance it pregnant, especially after 4 miscarriages, its been a very rough past couple of years & we are finally getting our lil miracle! Our baby girl is due June 19th & we are so excited, but also very nervous, especially now since Monday morning i went to get my take homes(suppose to get 2weeks) & was told i had a dirty urine screen showing opiates! I obviously freaked & started balling hysterically, like I need extra stess :( So i paid to get it retested & am still waiting for it to get back from the lab& am scared to death. I haven't done any drugs since i started going there, there is no way i could fail it! im hoping it comes back in my favor, but am nervous, my luck it wont & i'll lose all my take home AND worry even more about CPS. Does anyone have any experiences similar to this..? Do drug tests sometimes show positive at first & then not the 2nd time?& am i crazy for being super scared CPS will now mess with our family because of this.. im so nervous & confused. I already had enough on my mind & then this had to happen. Im trying to relax & trust that God will make sure everything turns out how it should, but its difficult. & to top it off me & my hubby take care of my handicap g-ma, so driving an hour to & from the clinic everyday is a huge stress, cause we have to get her up, dressed, fed etc... before we can go ahhhhh I dont understand why bad things happen to people when they dont deserve it.. just going to try to convince myself all will be ok. as long as our little miracle stays healthy then life is good.. going to try to sleep now, & hope & pray the results are there in the morning. & in my favor!!! any advice is welcome.. thanks ladies ;)
March 18th, 2011 12:37 PM
ReneeT Wow, I have never heard of that , so Im not too much help there. That just sucks. How much did you have to pay?
Did your test come back today? Keep us posted.. and try to relax..I know, better said than done!
:) Renee
March 18th, 2011 01:37 PM
kna-mamma Hi Renee! yeah it does suck.. BAD! very stressful! I had to pay $35 to get it retested AND I have to pay the $10 for every other drug test since that one showed opiates, & i got another drug screen a couple days ago, so i've already had to pay $45 all together this week on top of the $14 a day for meds, for their mess up! ughh :( &no it was not back today, hopefully soon, im trying to stay positive & hopeful but am having major doubts that it'll be in my favor. Sucks, way too much to deal with, & im really stressin about CPS now, cause i have a dirty drug screen, even tho i shouldnt!!!!! im sure they wont believe me, which i understand there are alot of people in there that do lie constantly & try to make up stories or whatever, but we're not all like that, i do everything like im suppose to & have always been proud of that, loved being able to say that i've never failed a drug test,& now i can! it's just wrong, i wonder how often this happens.. i always thought people were crazy when i'd see them makin a fuss & yelling about dirty screens, always thought they were lying.. but now i know it is possible, because it's happening to me!! grrrr... NOT FAIR!!! &there's no ifs ands buts about it, if the retest still shows opiates then i have to stay at an A1 & go everyday, start all over, which is crazy! someone messed something up.. Humans do these tests,& humans make mistakes, oh idk i'll stop rambling im just freakin out & getting really scared & impatient! thnx for responding! I'll keep u posted. ;)
March 18th, 2011 08:56 PM
rosealee10 Hi i dont know when you posted this but i have good news for you, my husband use to fell drug tests all the time and never tryed to say they were wrong because he knew that he screwed up but the last one that he failed he swore that he was clean well i didnt beleave him but he paid 45.00 to g-mass it and it came back clean so there is hope. I figered if it was durty the 1st time that if they tested the same pee it would still be durty but it wasnt and he got the 45.00 back too! good luck sweety
March 19th, 2011 08:10 AM
Jessica1381 oh no huni! I am sorry this happened to you. :( I have seen this happen occasionally. At my last job a woman came back showing possitive for PCP and she was an alcoholic who was not into drugs and although she struggled with her alcoholism I found it unbelievable that she had done any PCP. So I had that same urine sample retested at the lab with a more sensative and acurate test called Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). I hope when they re-test your sample that they are using the GC-MS testing method. You see with a regular urine screen, like the one you took & failed all it does is say that you failed for something that falls into the catagory of an opiate. Therefore you may not have done an opiate at all but something thats in your system is causing you to test possitive for opiates. Your clinic, like most probably use the Panel 10 urine screen testing because Panel 10 tests for Methadone and Suboxone as well. (methadone & suboxone do not show up when drug tested as an opiate. Methadone is a synthetic and needs its own test - or catagory, just as suboxone does) So, I am sure they must test with panel 10 because they need to be sure that methadone is in your system. So I hope they retest with the GC-MS because that should pin point more acuarately what exactly is in your system. My former client with the pcp possitive was actually testing possitive for that because, as I found out with the GC-MS she had Dextromethorphan in her system and
Dextromethorphan (cough syrup), diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and ibuprofen (Advil) all cross-react with PCP tests. So this is why she had a PCP possitive - and then by the levels of DMX in her system I was also able to say pretty possitively that she was drinking cough syrup - not because she had a cold - but she thought it wouldnt be caught if she did that as apposed to alcohol. So, I hope that you paid for a gc-ms and that it will more acurately pin point what is going on with your urine. The other possibility, and I have only seen this happen once, could be a mix up of human error at the lab and somehow your urine got mixed with another.... but thats a slim to none chance. Labs are ran pretty well now a days and its hard to do that, not impossible, but they would never admit to such an error if this did occur. I had only gotten the lab to admit it because I had them on a few things and they knew it. I was over all very happy with the lab I was using though because it was very acurate in all the thousands of urine screens I sent to them and only 1 mistake - which they at leaste admitted to. So, I would find out what type of urine screen you just paid for. Please keep me posted on the results of your urine screen test. If I can help at all please let me know.
Hugs,
Jessica
March 19th, 2011 09:53 AM
Divinity- wow ya i have heard of this happening but I dont know if the clients were being honest or not.... but ya you being prego and never failing before ever you wld hope they will cut you slack as it is obvious or should be to anyone that your not using. im so sorry this happend hope they do the test that Jess was talking about and yes please please let us know
March 20th, 2011 12:35 PM
kna-mamma thank u for all the support and info ladies! ;) i definitely need it! Gives me a little hope knowing it is possible for the retest to come back w/different results.. Jes yes i paid for the GCMS, but it's still not back yet, im soooo nervous! they sent it off this past Monday, so hopefully i get the results soon & im hopin & prayin its in my favor like it should be! If for some crazy reason it's not im going to talk to the supervisor & let them know they really need to use a new lab. im trying to b optimistic but its difficult, i cant stop thinking about how bad it's going to be.. goin every day is no good, especially since i dont deserve it! especially Sundays!!! there only open 6-730am on sundays, & i have to get up early enough to get my disabled gma up,fed,dressed before i can go.. which is way too early being almost 7months prego! way too much undeserved stress :( lifes just not fair sometimes..
Divinity yeah u would think if it comes back still dirty that they SHOULD cut me some slack since i've never failed a drug test or caused any problems whatsoever in there.. but they wont cut anyone slack, they look at us all the same, like we're all liars! which i understand alot of the people in there are compulsive liars, but really sucks for those of us who are honest & do everything exactly how we're suppose to. definitely not fair! This could screw up my life more than they know.. I was so proud that i had a great record at the clinic(no failed drug screens or bottle recalls& going to all counseling sessions& groups& never missing a day) &now i dont! which is really scaring me because of the whole CPS thing, i was already nervous about being on methadone& having to deal w/them when my baby girl arrives, but made me feel alil better knowing at least they'll know im not using illegal drugs, now i dont have that little comfort,im driving myself crazy worrying about this, i really wish they'd hurry up w/the results! Until then im just going to keep praying & trying to remember everything happens for a reason, even tho i'll never understand the reasoning for some things! thnx again for the support girls! appreciate it! i'll keep u posted...
~hugz~
March 21st, 2011 09:52 AM
Divinity- glad to here u paid for that test hun. and try to de stress yourself! Im sure itts muvh easier said than done but if u can try to relax and ihope all goes well im sure it will!
March 22nd, 2011 02:04 PM
kna-mamma Hey ladies! Just wanted to let u all know my GCMS(retest) results came back this morning(finally!!!) & it was negative for opiates :) thank God! i have been soooo stressed out& nervous about this, & am so happy its in my favor! my counselor & the supervisors were apologizing for everything& the director said this doesnt noramally happen. He said that normally if a GCMS shows that the origianl test was wrong its for speed or pot.. not opiates! sometimes if someone takes certain over the counter meds it can give a false positive for speed, but doesnt usually happen w/opiates, so he is goin to call the lab & see what happened because that is not ok for this to happen.. especially to a pregnant patient who has a history of recurrent miscarriages & needs to not have any extra stress, & man was i stressin! i was already a nervous wreck about CPS, &then this happened & i was totally freaking out! hopefully this doesn't happen anymore! i really hope they consider using a new lab, because i've heard they've had other problems with false positives other than mine. its not fair & can screw up someones life in a bad way! the past week & half have been miserable! feeling like no one believed me& wondering if maybe they had got mine mixed up w/someone elses& i'd not only lose all my take homes but have to worry about CPS taking my baby from me for no reason whatsoever! im now relieved to know they know the truth.. that i haven't done any drugs, but i still hope they take it seriously & try to resolve the issue! i now appreciate having my take homes more than ever! i've never had to deal w/losing them so had no clue what it felt like, OMG not only was it stressful that i had a false positive..but having to get my disabled gma up & ready before i could go & the fact that i've been split dosing my 50mg,taking half in morning & half in evening, then when they took them away & i had to take it all at once, I felt HORRIBLE all night long.. no sleep, sweating, etc etc etc absolutely awful! normally on the days i pick up i go alil later so it lasts & i take my first half earlier the next morning so its not bad at all, but having to take it early everyday,especially Sunday when they're only open til 730am! i felt really bad that night! sux cause their answer to everything is well u need to increase your dose.. which if i hadnt got my take homes back I probably would have had to, cause they dont offer split dosing at my clinic, which i think they should, especially for pregnant patients, the days i pick up & have to take it all in the morning my husband makes fun of me because i'll fall asleep sitting up the first few hours after dosing& im only on 50 cause i was detoxing out when i found out i was prego this time, so i know i dont need more! then i'd just be evn more tired the first half of the day! Split dosing has worked great for me.. since i do not want to increase my dose, i feel great when i split it.. im not nodding out at all at any time in the day& i also dont feel sick or any signs of withdrawl like i have all these days i had to take it all in the morning. My counselor said she's going to bring up split dosing at their next meeting, i hope they consider it.. then maybe there wont be as many pregnant patients falling asleep,nodding out& falling out of their chair etc... during our pregnancy groups every week. Anyway im very happy & grateful i got my take homes back, & i dont have to worry bout increasing dose, or stress as much about CPS(even tho i still do some), or lose sleep because of stress & having to get up so early to get handicap gma dressed & fed b4 i go. ahhhhhhhhhh Thank God! :) & thank u all for your support & for giving me some hope during this very stressful time! i appreciate it! ~hugz~
March 22nd, 2011 03:38 PM
ReneeT Just wanted to say CONGRATS!! I know you must feel like a 100 lb. weight is off your shoulders.
The last thing that us pregnant girls need on top of all of our other stress is to have to worry about dirty ua's and CPS.
I'm so happy for you!
:excited:
Renee
March 22nd, 2011 04:41 PM
Jessica1381 I am so glad that things turned out ok! Usually a GC MS will clear things up or point us in the right or more clear direction. If they are having so many issues with their lab though they should conciter a new one. It makes you wonder how many people have lost their bottles due to faulty tests and you were fortunate enough to be able to pay for the GC MS but immagine those who could not.,.. :( Well, in anycase, I am so glad it all worked out and I knew it would. :)
:excited:
Hugs,
Jess
March 23rd, 2011 09:04 PM
kna-mamma thanks girls! yes it is a hug weight lifted off my shoulders.. so relieved! idk what i would have done if it would have still showed positive.. or if i didnt have $$ to pay for the GCMS. yeah Jes they definitely need a new lab, i've heard a lot of people say they had false positives& many dont have funds to get it retested! its not fair! My counselor said another pregnant patient she had failed a drug screen 1 week before she delivered, because it showed there was no methadone in her system & she was on 120mg& they took her take homes away. some of the rules are not fair & dont make sense.. i understand there are people still using in there & lying, but not all of us!!!! its irritating, especially when your pregnant! hopefully they consider using a new lab, cause when your use to getting a couple weeks or even a month take home & then out of nowhere wrongfully get them taken away for a false positive that could really mess with some of our lives. & may even cause someone who has done everything right & stayed clean to relapse, its definitely an extremely stressful situation! & i only drive about 35-45min each way(depending on traffic) but a lot of patients drive a couple hours each way to get there, because we dont have many clinics in Indiana. Hopefully they find a quick solution so no one else has to go through this! thanks again for all the support & for allowing me to vent.. it helps a lot, much appreciated!
btw Jes im going to the doc next week for some blood work, once i get all the results & details i'll probably call u to try to figure some stuff out, so i dont have share all of that since its not just about methadone.. i've been worrying a lot about many things& from what i've read on here hopefully you can help guide me in the right direction.. any days or times work best for you? like i said it'll be at least a week, idk how long it takes for results to come back.. jus lemme know. thnx so much! ~hugz~
March 24th, 2011 01:59 PM
kna-mamma ok.. here we go again... wow! i have had horrible luck at the clinic the past couple weeks! bout to have a nervous break down! I went in today to get my take homes since i got cleared to get them back after the GCMS proved i was telling the truth & it was a false positive.. to find i failed another drug screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this time saying it showed NO methadone.. which is crazy because they took my take homes away for the first lab mess up, so i had to attend every day.. there is no way that could be right, i dosed there every day! So they sent off for another GCMS, but i flipped out crying, because it is not fair at all, especially since i dosed there, the day before i had the drug screen that showed no methadone.. after almost 3hours of crying and talking to counselors, supervisors, the director & the doctor they agreed to give me my take homes til we get the results back.. supervisor said i need to be patient & deal with it, it is what it is! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... but the doc said since i've never actually failed a drug test& im 7months prego& dont need the extreme stress all this is causing he went ahead & revoked(??) the order, thank God, i love him! the supervisor said she had never heard of pregnant patients having this issue, but the doc said its common, especially later in pregnancy & since im only taking 50mg. that place is soooo irritating sometimes! they really need to be more educated on methadone & pregnancy if they're going to push preg patients to come there or stay in treatment& since we get drug tested every week!! geesh! love my counselor & the doc, but the supervisor is so close minded& uneducated, which sux cause everything has to go through her, yet when i try to talk to her she is always too busy, then when i finally get to talk to her she lectures me about needing to deal w/stress better, & to handle things like this better(which im not mean to them, dont yell, jus cry alot IM PREGNANT) & says i shouldnt talk to anyone but her about things yet she avoids and ignores me.. saying i need to schedule an appointment w/her at a later time, well im sorry but i dont think thats fair!! i did nothing wrong so it should be fixed asap! like the doc said after 4 miscarriages i do not need all the extra stress!!! ughhh at least they gave me my take homes for this week, but now im scared this is going to happen again.. & if it does i will lose them because i now have my take homes back! the only reason the doc was able to excuse & change it for me today is because I dosed there all week the day before i got this drug screen that showed no methadone.. soooo had i not got the first false positive then i would have lost take homes for good because of this 2nd mess up!! ughhhhh such a mess! im going to copy & paste this, make a new thread since i started this one awhile ago.. thank u for allowing me to vent ladies! definitely helps to share whats on my mind.. :)
~hugz~ Kylee
March 24th, 2011 03:07 PM
kna-mamma ok.. here we go again... wow! i have had horrible luck at the clinic the past couple weeks! bout to have a nervous break down! I went in today to get my take homes since i got cleared to get them back after the GCMS(retest) proved i was telling the truth about the first failed drug screen,that i haven't done any drugs & it was a false positive.. to today find i failed another drug screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this time saying it showed NO methadone.. which is crazy because they took my take homes away for the first lab mess up, so i had to attend every day.. there is no way that could be right, i dosed there every day! So they sent off for another GCMS, but i flipped out crying, because it is not fair at all, especially since i dosed there, the day before i had the drug screen that showed no methadone.. after almost 3hours of crying and talking to counselors, supervisors, the director & the doctor they agreed to give me my take homes til we get the results back.. supervisor said i need to be patient & deal with it, it is what it is! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... but the doc said since i've never actually failed a drug test,have never caused any problems there,and always go to groups &counseling sessions & im 7months prego& dont need the extreme stress all this is causing he went ahead & revoked(??) the order so i could get my take homes, thank God, i love him! the supervisor said she had never heard of pregnant patients having this issue(drug screen showing no methadone), but the doc said its common, especially later in pregnancy & since im only taking 50mg. that place is soooo irritating sometimes! they really need to be more educated on methadone & pregnancy if they're going to push preg patients to come there or stay in treatment& since we get drug tested every week!! geesh! love my counselor & the doc, but the supervisor is so rude, close minded& uneducated, which sux cause everything has to go through her, yet when i try to talk to her she is always too busy, then when i finally get to talk to her she lectures me about needing to deal w/stress better, & to handle things like this better(which im not mean to them, dont yell, jus cry alot IM PREGNANT) & says i shouldnt talk to anyone but her about things yet she avoids and ignores me.. saying i need to schedule an appointment w/her at a later time, well im sorry but i dont think thats fair!! i did nothing wrong so it should be fixed asap! like the doc said.. after 4 miscarriages i do not need all the extra stress!!! ughhh at least they gave me my take homes for this week, but now im scared this is going to happen again.. & if it does i will lose them because i now have my take homes back! &the only reason the doc was able to excuse & change it for me today is because I dosed there all week the day before i got this drug screen that showed no methadone.. soooo had i not got the first false positive & had to attend clinic everyday then i would have lost take homes for good because of this 2nd mess up showing no methadone!! ughhhhh such a mess! Its entirely too stressful & unfair! has anyone experienced anything like this..? idk what to do.. im so scared that its just going to keep happening! one of the counselors said to go up on my dose.. but the doc said sometimes it can happen even on a higher dose, & i really dont want to go up anyway.. i'll admit the days i had to go there everyday i didnt feel great at night, but normally when i have my take homes i split my dose & feel fine(normal) all day & night, but i cant tell them that, counselor told me not to let anyone know because they dont allow it there & i'll lose all my take homes again!!! which is crazy they dont offer split dosing, at least to pregnant patients.. because some of us dont want to keep upping our dose, especially knowing i dont need to! i feel fine on days i take half in AM and half in PM, but the days i go there to pick & have to take it all in the morning I come home and nod out for hours! & i hate it.. cant even stay awake sitting up watching tv or on my computer i jus keep falling asleep, i dont want to feel that way, & then at night im just blah.. i really wish they'd consider split dosing instead of jus pushing everyone to up their dose! nodding out jus reminds me of days i was doing things that made me nod all the time.. i do not want to feel or look like that again, i jus want to feel normal! ughhh im so overloaded, irritating how the supervisor thinks all of this is jus not that important. im sorry but i disagree, this is my life they're messing with, not only are they stressing me beyond belief & causing me to have almost constant contractions, but i didnt do anything wrong so shouldnt it be a priority to fix it! they need to do a lot of changing things there for sure.. once i detox out after i deliver im going to go back there and talk to doc and director about the split dosing issue.. its a big deal, and scary that they push preg patients to keep going up, up up, & then they are falling asleep during our pregnancy groups.. & then driving home!!!! & alot of the patients at our clinic drive an hour or two each way.. grrrrr ok im going to stop now i could rant all day, im sooo stressed out, i feel cursed! Hopefully my luck changes soon, not holding my breath tho.. as long as my baby girl stays healthy im still blessed and all will be ok. this too shall pass.. Thank you so much for allowing me to vent ladies! definitely helps to share whats on my mind.. :) If any of you have any experiences or thoughts on this please share, any advice and/or support is greatly appreciated. thanks again!
~hugz~ Kylee
March 24th, 2011 08:42 PM
Jessica1381 Does your clinic test for both methadone and methadone matabolites??? If you are metabolizing fast you can be negative for methadone but possitive for methadone metabolites. My thoughts are that you may not be on a stable dose. Go to your clinic and request that they have you do a peek and trough to see whats going on with your levels and ask them if they tested your urine screen for methadone metabolites. This could be an issue of you metablozing too quickly and if they will not allow you to split dose then I would conciter increasing if you are not feeling well. If you feel any withdrawals even at night then this is something to conciter, which may also solve the testing negative for methadone issue. This has happened to other pregnant women before... Let me know what happens hun. Also do they watch you do your urines or do you go in the bathroom alone?? Just wondering. Every clinic is different.
Hugs,
Jessica
March 24th, 2011 08:47 PM
Jessica1381 (I merged your other thread on this topic with the new one) just in case you were wondering why they were stuck together now...
March 24th, 2011 10:39 PM
kna-mamma Hey Jes, yes they test for both, i do have the metabolites in my system.. yeah they dont allow split dosing.. but im only there one day to pick my take homes up then dont go back for two weeks(when the lab doesnt mess everything up!) so i feel perfect every day except the one day i pick up.. & like i said before i hate feeling flopped out, & nodding off, in my experience the higher my dose the more i feel that way.. even when i was on 85mg, before i got pregnant sometimes i'd feel worthless and way too sleepy first half of day and if i did a lot at night i'd feel uncomfortable in the morning so idk.. a few years ago when i went(different methadone) i never felt bad and was on 80mg & could even wait til later the next day to take it and still feel fine, so idk its weird.. if the lab was to mess something up that would permantly get my take homes takin away then yes i'd probably have to increase my dose, cause i wouldnt have a choice of splitting my dose, but unless i have to i'd rather not, cause i like to stay active & busy & when i take it all in the morning i jus wana lay around and sleep. idk we'll see what happens, hopefully my luck changes & i dont have to worry about any of this anymore..
& yes our drug screens are observed, but they do not go in restroom with us.. there are cameras in there & a nurse watches on tv screens, which makes it kinda hard to go, knowing someones watching me go on a tv! Also doesnt help that im nervous im going to fail them now(not really, but u know what i mean)
Anyway..Thanks for responding... also i tried to delete the first post i put on here today since there both on this one now & almost exactly the same(2nd jus has alil more) but it wouldnt let me delete it.. how can i do that?? & did u get my PM??
~hugz~ Kylee ;)
March 25th, 2011 07:22 AM
Jessica1381 yes I got your p.m. I will respond to it in a minute...

I am surprised at how 50 mgs makes you feel so drowsey when taken at once. Hmmmm, I will have to investigate this further...

pm u in a bit...
hugs,
jess
March 25th, 2011 02:45 PM
kna-mamma Thank you for responding Jes!!! Yeah idk why i feel that way either when taking it all at once.. but i definitely do. On the days i pick up & dose there my husband is constantly yelling my name to wake me up because i'll be sleeping sitting up w/my mouth open.. ughhh i hate that!!! i jus wish i could talk to my clinic about considering split dosing.. at least for pregnant patients.. but i cant cause dont want to risk getting in trouble, as soon as i detox I plan on going back to talk to them about it tho...
Thanks again!! I sent you my email btw ;)
~hugz~ Kylee
March 25th, 2011 06:07 PM
Divinity- I know my ex husband failed for not having methadone in his system before and they did another drug test on him and they got to the bottom of it after a peak and a troff on top of all of that and found out it was because he was living off jama juice and he had a ton of grapefruits and orange juice and they said the grapefruit made him metabolize it to fast pretty crazy and i know for a fact he was taking it as well!
March 26th, 2011 08:41 AM
Kirsty I have never tested negative for methadone but have tested positive for opiates from taking medication like co codamol and ibuprofen for headaches but luckily i have a very good drug counsellor who trusts me and believes what i say but it super sucks how people think that just because you were once a drug addict that everything that comes out of your mouth is BS. Is there no way that you could change supervisors because it sounds to me that your current one doesn't understand how much support you need being a pregnant women on methadone.
I hope it all works out for you in the end xx
March 28th, 2011 12:58 PM
kna-mamma Hey Divinity, yeah i've heard some juices can do that.. thats crazy!! i do drink juice, but not that much, mostly just drink lots of water.. im sure im metabolizing it fast, thats probably what caused the test to show no methadone.. i can tell by how i feel when i take it all at one time rather than splitting it up, i think i always metabolize it fast, & being pregnant seems like it happens even faster.
hi Kirsty! wow i've never heard of ibuprophen messing w/drug screens thats scary! i haven't takin any since i've been pregnant(havent takin anything at all but Tylenol) but before i got prego i took alot of it for cramps, im prescribed 800mg. very interesting.. & i have a wonderful counselor too, after i found out i failed the 2nd drug screen she was pretty much crying w/me cause she felt so bad & there was nothing that she could do. i've had a lot of counselors in all the time i've been there & loved all of them, but they dont have any say in if i can keep my take homes in a situation like this, thats probably a big reason the good counselors usually dont stay very long.. which sux! but everything has to go through a supervisor or director& there are only a couple supervisors & they both are very rude & close minded, mine wouldn't even let my counselor talk, and defend me. she just kept lecturing both of us about how we should have just dealt with the situation better & made an apt. with her at a later time.. HA! yeah right.. if u mess something up that can totally screw up my life then u need to fix it asap.. i shouldnt have to wait who knows how long! grrrr.... i wish they were more understanding, &more educated on methadone & pregnancy! ¬ so quick to stereotype all of us.. & they need a new lab, like now! im scared to death to do my next drug screen, im so nervous im going to fail all of them now, i hate feeling this way! because im not doing anything wrong, very irritating! If my counselor feels that im being honest & im compliant with all sessions & groups& have never failed a drug test, which i have not,then i think the counselor should be able to allow an exception to the normal rules that our take homes autamatically get takin away.. i think someone in my situation should get the exception to keep take homes at least until the GCMS gets back to prove im telling the truth. thats how i feel about it, especially since this has happened to me twice! I also think that they should offer the GCMS to everyone who wants it without making them pay up front for it, im sure there have been others like me who wrongfully failed a drug screen & did not have the $$ to pay for the retest& they would lose take homes, have to attend every day& have to pay for drug screens!! not fair at all! ugh... Hope you all have a great day! Thanks for the response & support ladies!
~hugz~ Kylee ;)
March 28th, 2011 03:58 PM
Kirsty I wouldn't worry about it too much cause that can't be good for you or the baby, i know thats hard when its such an important thing but hopefully its just a mistake on there part and it wont happen again. But it sounds like you have got support from your counsellor its just a shame that your supervisor is not on the same page but were all here for you when you need us. xxx
March 28th, 2011 10:40 PM
grace131621 I know if it were me going through this situation, I would be leaving that place as soon as the baby is born. I have been following this story and I must say I am so disgusted with this clinic. I do realize that switching clinics is nothing simple for many reasons, but there isn't any excuse for these foul ups. If you lost your take homes and had to dose for these days right in front of these people's faces, then how on earth is it physically possible you didn't take it. Unbelievable! I can understand one error on the part of the lab, but 2 in a row in downright negligent and unprofessional and totally irresponsible on the part of this facility. The fact that you are pregnant makes it all the more repugnant.

I myself am not a methadone patient, I am pain patient and the NAS issue affects me exactly the same as someone going through MMT. What scares me to death is that someday in the future I may end up needing Methadone Maintenance myself if I am ever lucky enough to physically recover enough to go off the pain meds. It scares me to think I could end up dealing with a system like this. Fortunately for me, I would be able to choose from a variety of different clinics and not be forced to choose only one because we have many methadone clinics in my area. Many of you guys are not so geographically lucky and that must suck. This story of these so called "failed" UA's while you are soon to give birth just bothers me to no end. Jeez!!!
March 31st, 2011 08:24 PM
kna-mamma Yes it is very stressful & im sure all the stress isn't good for me or the baby, i try not to think about it.. but it's hard not to. Having to get a drug screen every week im so nervous it'll happen again, especially since it happened 2weeks in a row! im hoping & praying it doesn't happen anymore, but we'll see. & yes Grace im planning on detoxing out very soon after my baby girl arrives. I was already detoxing when i found out i was pregnant so i plan to finish detoxing asap. i definitely think im ready & after this whole mess it's hard for me to feel comfortable there& trust the labs.. & that will be alot of extra $$ in my pocket :) paying $100 a week for the meds plus having to pay for all the drug screens & GCMS's gets alil pricey, so that will be a plus too! Hopefully the next couple months go smooth & i dont have to deal with any more mess ups, and i can just enjoy the end of my pregnancy. I really hope that none of you ever have to deal with anything like this, especially while being pregnant! Thanks you so much for allowing me to vent, appreciate the support!
~hugz~ Kylee ;)