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Re: Fentanyl
Mar 31, 2008
[QUOTE=jules3;2706507]Kim, thanks for your replys..I have seen fentanyl patch wrappers in his room in the summer months..i needed to know if they came up on urine drug tests because i read somewhere online that they do not come up. And that scared me..We do drug test and he comes up negative .im assuming it would fall under the opiate catagory? When i confronted him, he said yes, he has used them in the past..and it sickens me. He is under a doctors care now for bi-polarism..he does suffer from depression and anxiety highs and lows...But drug abuse will not be tolerated in our home.he is ONLY 20 yrs old..i know legally thats an adult, but he doesnt act like one..so, we wont treat him as such. Thanks again. Im hopeing this is all behind us ..he has clean drug tests for about a month..is it possible?[/QUOTE]


Hi All....

I'm totally confused and have no clue how this can happen, but my doctor said it's possible....

I've been on narcotic pain killers for over 15 years now. Started with vicodan and percocet, then went all the way up to 80 mg of oxycontin 5 times per day PLUS 10mg percocet every 5 hours for breakthru pain. Thankfully, i weaned off the oxy a little bit at a time and then the dr. gave me the Duragesic 50mcg patch. Ive been taking the patch for about 4 years now and up until about a year ago, he would also give me percocet or vicodan for breakthru pain (only 30 per month) however, he has stopped giving me an rx for them and ive been in misery for the past year. i have not gone anywhere outside the home since this summer. My 50 mcg patch barely takes care of my pain and i'm suffering all the time. Now, my Dr. wants to take me down to 25mcg and then down to 12.5mcg until i'm totally off them. I don't understand why he is pushing me to do this when I'm in severe pain and can't even function like a normal person now....how does he expect me to function on half the dose i'm on now and then wean me off compeletely??? Am I missing something? Seriously?

So, the whole point of this was to tell you that after being on this medication for years, i asked the doctor to do a drug screening on me to prove to him and my family that i'm not abusing drugs or taking anything in addition to the patch at this time and he called me today to tell me my test was NEGATIVE for narcotics!!!! He has no idea why this happened, but he said it could happen. So, if it's not showing up on a person like me, then there's a good chance that it WON'T show up on someone that uses it intermittently for abusive purposes.

If anyone out there has any suggestions, please help!!

Thanks
Re: Fentanyl
Mar 31, 2008
[QUOTE=jules3;2706507]Kim, thanks for your replys..I have seen fentanyl patch wrappers in his room in the summer months..i needed to know if they came up on urine drug tests because i read somewhere online that they do not come up. And that scared me..We do drug test and he comes up negative .im assuming it would fall under the opiate catagory? When i confronted him, he said yes, he has used them in the past..and it sickens me. He is under a doctors care now for bi-polarism..he does suffer from depression and anxiety highs and lows...But drug abuse will not be tolerated in our home.he is ONLY 20 yrs old..i know legally thats an adult, but he doesnt act like one..so, we wont treat him as such. Thanks again. Im hopeing this is all behind us ..he has clean drug tests for about a month..is it possible?[/QUOTE]


Hi All....

I'm totally confused and have no clue how this can happen, but my doctor said it's possible....

I've been on narcotic pain killers for over 15 years now. Started with vicodan and percocet, then went all the way up to 80 mg of oxycontin 5 times per day PLUS 10mg percocet every 5 hours for breakthru pain. Thankfully, i weaned off the oxy a little bit at a time and then the dr. gave me the Duragesic 50mcg patch. Ive been taking the patch for about 4 years now and up until about a year ago, he would also give me percocet or vicodan for breakthru pain (only 30 per month) however, he has stopped giving me an rx for them and ive been in misery for the past year. i have not gone anywhere outside the home since this summer. My 50 mcg patch barely takes care of my pain and i'm suffering all the time. Now, my Dr. wants to take me down to 25mcg and then down to 12.5mcg until i'm totally off them. I don't understand why he is pushing me to do this when I'm in severe pain and can't even function like a normal person now....how does he expect me to function on half the dose i'm on now and then wean me off compeletely??? Am I missing something? Seriously?

So, the whole point of this was to tell you that after being on this medication for years, i asked the doctor to do a drug screening on me to prove to him and my family that i'm not abusing drugs or taking anything in addition to the patch at this time and he called me today to tell me my test was NEGATIVE for narcotics!!!! He has no idea why this happened, but he said it could happen. So, if it's not showing up on a person like me, then there's a good chance that it WON'T show up on someone that uses it intermittently for abusive purposes.

If anyone out there has any suggestions, please help!!

Thanks





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