Post Edited (Blue Velvyt) : 1/21/2008 7:05:07 AM (GMT-7)
Poppy Seed will give a false positive for opiates. You had the right to ask them to repeat the test with a new sample to be on the safe side instead of taking that test as the final report. I know hindsight is 20/20. It also can be a lab error.
Here is your list for false positives...........are you in any of these categories?
Amphetamines - Substances or Conditions which can cause false positivesEphedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine, or desoxyephedrine(Nyquil, Contact, Sudafed, Allerest, Tavist-D, Dimetapp, etc)Phenegan-D, Robitussin Cold and Flu, Vicks NyquilOver-the-counter diet aids with phenylpropanolamine (Dexatrim, Accutrim)Over-the-counter nasal sprays (Vicks inhaler, Afrin)Asthma medications (Marax, Bronkaid tablets, Primatine Tablets)Prescription medications (Amfepramone, Cathne, Etafediabe, Morazone,phendimetrazine, phenmetrazine, benzphetamine, fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine,dexdenfluramine,Redux, mephentermine, Mesocarb, methoxyphenamine, phentermine,amineptine, Pholedrine, hydroymethamphetamine, Dexedrine, amifepramone, clobenzorex,fenproyorex, mefenorex, fenelylline, Didrex, dextroamphetamine, methphenidate, Ritalin,pemoline, Cylert, selegiline, Deprenyl, Eldepryl, Famprofazone) Kidney infection, kidney disease, Liver disease, diabetesSorry you had to go through this nasty experience. Take care.Kitt
Velvyt, hey there my friend. I see you received some good info from members and I hope you do let your Dr. and the Hospital Administration know about your concerns. If I may suggest to anyone who is filing a complaint or concern, please document the time, date and names of the staff involved in the incident. Keep your comments factual and quotations of exactly what was said hold up much better than blanket statements. That will make it much easier to review your concern and make Administration take your letter more serious. Keep a copy for yourself. Send the letter registered mail so you have documentation that you sent it.
If you do not hear anything within a reasonable time frame, follow up by calling the administrator or his/her designee. Most hospitals want to handle complaints and to attempt to improve the care that is being provided. The facilities are governed by State and Federal Guidelines. Administrators would rather handle their issues internally then answer to outside governing bodies.
May the next visit to the hospital or ER never happen but if you should have to go, I pray you are treated with great empathy and quick pain relief. Respect is a given, everyone deserves respect.
Bless you, Kitt
Thank you so much for the advice, I will be doing everything in my power to be treated human, but I dont want it to turn into something crazy, ie me against the hospital. I just want it to be more of a partnership in the ER like it is in the GI department when I see my real Doc. It is my experience that sometimes the best of intentions (fill in the rest)..... you know what I mean. I just prey that the GI department covers my back on this as after three years of er nightmares, I hope to just be taken seriously. When I discuss it with MY Gi this week on the 25th, I will be as serious as possible, as friendly as possible, calm and collected, present the facts, not my emotions and hope for the best.
I know I read on here that one person just wished he could get fluids Iv'd to his system in the ER cause he feels better then, I agree, I feel better on fluid IV as well. I, however never feel thirsty at home, I try to force myself to drink water ( all I drink except juice from my juicer) but I just feel sick when I drink a bunch of fluid.
Post Edited (Blue Velvyt) : 1/21/2008 9:31:23 PM (GMT-7)
Hey there, this is Kitt........There is no simple answer as to how long drugs will remain in your system, since the answer is influenced by the specific drug half-life, and the amount of drug ingested. Sudafed is effective for up to 12-16 hours but how fast it clears your system I do not know. I am sure someone else may have the answer to that.
"Anyway, at the end the tested my urine and found methamphetamines in it."
"well, they did pump me with dilaudid, adavant and reglan and one other drug unsure of the name as I was busy screaming.....and then I had the urine test, not sure if any of that could effect it."
DILAUDID (hydromorphone hydrochloride), a hydrogenated ketone of morphine, is an opioid analgesic.