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Old 02-13-2020, 04:30 PM
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have been clean since the 6th off of methamphetamine I did a 5 panel drug screen that their mailing into the lab that tested instantly positive for amphetamine I do take a doctor pill Phentermine although I haven't taken it in over 10 days are they going to be able to tell that it was meth and not to spill she said they're just going to test for the levels to make sure I'm taking it as prescribed I need to know do I call in fess up now I know that they're supposed to be no jerks on here and I should have not even done it at all and believe me I regret it more than words can express I just need help


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Old 02-13-2020, 05:11 PM
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How long can drugs be detected in urine?
Drug detection times
Amphetamines: 1-3 days in urine and around 12 hours in blood. Barbiturates: 2-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood. Benzodiazepines: 3-6 weeks in urine and 2-3 days in blood. Cannabis: 7-30 days in urine and up to 2 weeks in blood.
While amphetamines were given a 1-3 day turnaround time, everyone has a different metabolism.

Phentermine has Elimination half-life: 25 hours, urinary pH-dependent. After ten days, it should be hard to detect.

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do I call in fess up now
Honesty is probably the best policy. You may also want to consult with a lawyer.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:12 PM
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It depends on the type of test. Meth is detectable in urine for about 72 hours. Hair or nail tests can go back considerably longer....up to about 6 months, maybe more. I got a result in this morning that was done by body hair, and the lab claims it can reach back a year. I'm dubious about that time frame, but still...it will go back for months at least.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:51 AM
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What about someone who takes a version of meth for ADHD? I'd hope I could show them a scrip for Desoxyn and say "Oh, by the way, I'll test positive for meth, on doctor's orders."
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:01 PM
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What about someone who takes a version of meth for ADHD? I'd hope I could show them a scrip for Desoxyn and say "Oh, by the way, I'll test positive for meth, on doctor's orders."
Reading the OP, I gather she (?) fell off the wagon once, just before having a drug test, and is hoping the drug test result would be explained by a legitimate medication.

No clue about that.

But for digs: Yes, if you've got a legitimate prescription for medication in that class, that should get you off the hook. A friend had to do a drug test for work; it came back positive for amphetamines, but the friend had a prescription, used daily, so there was no trouble about it.

I have never had a drug screening but I too have an amphetamine available for a specific use; if I ever did have to have such a screening I've got proof that it's legit.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:17 PM
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What about someone who takes a version of meth for ADHD? I'd hope I could show them a scrip for Desoxyn and say "Oh, by the way, I'll test positive for meth, on doctor's orders."
With some labs, there is an extra charge for "medical review" that can determine whether a detected substance has been used as prescribed or not.
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