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Old 02-13-2020, 03:30 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, 04:11 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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Honesty is probably the best policy. You may also want to consult with a lawyer.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:12 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, 09:51 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, 11:01 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."
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, 11:17 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."
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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Old 02-18-2020, 06:57 AM
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The prescription I have is from a diet doctor it's called Phentermine and yes I did fall off the wagon but I had not taken the Phentermine in over 10 days and I had not done methamphetamine for 6 days the day I took the test would be the six complete day so I'm just wondering how in the hell I was positive for anything anyways kind of crazy so if I'm gathering when everybody saying the Phentermine will test as an amphetamine correct but from what I see on Google the life of it in my urine test that was mailed to the lab so I took a urine test it was mailed to the lab and it showed positive right away I have not heard the lab results because I know I should be honest but I don't want be like I lied to her because I don't want to go to jail so I'm going to just stick to my story that it was the pill I take

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Old 02-18-2020, 06:59 AM
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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.
It was a probation urine test mailed to the lab to see detection dates or to make sure that I am taking any medications like Phentermine as prescribed and as soon as I took the test it showed positive for amphetamines and so she said is there anything that you want to tell me like I said I owe zito's in utter shock I said no because I was sober a little blown away myself the test was testing positive

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Old 02-18-2020, 10:15 AM
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I don't know why you don't want to be honest, if, in fact, you haven't taken any meth or Phentermine for ten days. But that's if.

There is certainly such a thing as a false positive, again if you haven't taken any meth. Your best bet, if you haven't taken any meth or Phentermine is to try to get a retest. Again, if.

If you test dirty twice in a row, you will have to proceed on the assumption that nobody is going to believe that you are clean, especially if you state falsely that you have been taking Phentermine when you haven't.

Good luck to you. You are going to need it.

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