It is currently Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:37 pm



All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Our Sponsors





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: UA Question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:10 am 
Offline
New Poster
New Poster

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:54 am
Posts: 3
Hey guys, I was on suboxone for 2 years, I had surgery in mid-September so I've been on regular opiates since then, about a week and a half ago I started getting extremely sick, couldn't keep solid's or fluids down, so in fear of going into full blown opiate withdrawals I took 16mg of suboxone (2x 8mg Tablets) I did that for about 5 days until I could actually keep my meds down. I stopped taking the suboxone last Sunday the 18th, I have a drug test with my pain specialist this coming Thursday the 28th which will require a UA, I purchased 3 of the T-Cup 14 panel drug tests, I did 2 of them this evening both which popped positive for buprenorphine, the lines on the test are barely visible, not sure if that means anything or not. So long story short, under normal circumstances would suboxone normally be cleared from your system after 11 days? I've done quite a bit of reading on the subject and most everything I can find says 3-6 days, being that it's been 7 going on 8 days I'm fairly worried, as I highly doubt the doctor would believe my reasoning for taking the suboxone even though it's the truth. Any input would be greatly appreciated guys.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: UA Question
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:23 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:42 am
Posts: 4127
Bupe tends to stack up in your system when you take it several days in a row and you took a fairly high amount of it at 16 mg for five days in a row. That might be why it's taking longer to dissipate from your body.

It depends on how strict your pain doctor is whether or not you would get in trouble for a positive UA. I understand your reasoning for taking it, but it probably would have been better to ask your doctor what to do. He may have been able to prescribe an opiate with a different delivery system. I wish you luck! I hope it turns out OK.

Amy

_________________
Done is better than perfect!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: UA Question
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:15 am 
Offline
New Poster
New Poster

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:54 am
Posts: 3
I appreciate the quick reply, my pain specialist is pretty laid back, so I think it will be ok, but it took me almost 2 years to find a pain specialist that would treat me who didn't want to do a ton of invasive procedures, so I'm just slightly worried about trying to explain it to him if it indeed pops positive. I have one more of the tests I was planning on doing later today just out of curiosity to see if I'm still testing positive for it, I figured 3 1/2 could make a difference. I'll let ya know how it goes after the appointment tomorrow morning.


Top
 Profile  
 
Our Sponsors
 Post subject: Re: UA Question
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:44 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:42 am
Posts: 4127
Yes, please let us know!

Amy

_________________
Done is better than perfect!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: UA Question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:27 am 
Offline
New Poster
New Poster

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:54 am
Posts: 3
I apologize for the delay in responding, so the semi-good news is that the instant drug test didn't pick up any signs of buprenorphine, the weird thing is, it picked up the oxycodone which I am on, but it didn't pick up Opiates, my Dr. was explaining that Dilaudid, Codeine, Morphine etc fall under the opiates category since they're not synthetic. He explained that it was more than likely a false negative, which I have been taking the dilaudid, but I dosed about 5 hours before the appointment and prior to that it was about 18 hours because I was really sick so I ended sleeping for a solid 18-20 hours, suffice it to say there should be a small amount in my system.

The doctor said that he was going to send the sample to the in-house (hospital) lab for a mass spec reading, which has me a bit worried since it's capable of picking up absolutely minuscule amounts of whatever if floating around the sample. With that being said I'm not sure if they're going to run a full 14 panel test, or if they're only going to be testing for the dilaudid since I received a false negative on that one. I'm also not sure what the cut-off limits are in a mass spec, because the pee test require a minimum of 10 ng/ml for a positive result of buprenorphine, so if that tested negative I must have a very small amount if any left in my system.

So it's back to a waiting game of sorts, I didn't end up explaining the situation to the doctor since my UA came up negative, I figured why open a big can of worms unless you absolutely have to, but to be honest I'm thinking it may have been a good idea..


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Our Sponsors
Suboxone Forum latest topics RSS feed Subscribe to the entire forum
cron
 

 

 
Fond Du Lac Psychiatry
Dr. Jeffrey Junig, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Asst Clinical Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group