Re: fentanyl and oxycodone
hi corrine,sorry you are having to deal with this.unfortunetly for whatever reason,this does happen.you can scroll on down to the pain management board,there are some threads on just this subject.although,i have heard this happening with some of the less strong narcotics,i cannot believe that fent didn't show,espescially if you were actually wearing the patch to the UA so the doc could actually see that you were indeed "using' the meds.
alot of what will actually show depends on the type of tests they use,some are much more sensitive than others.my ins co wont pay for my UAs either thru my pain clinic,despite the fact these are mandatory by the clinic per the contract i signed.
perhaps there is something actually preventing the fent from being absorbed into the skin such as your skin temp or something?do you usually feel good effect on your pain levels from the fent?i sure hope things work out for you.perhaps you could(at least with the oxy anyways" go to the clinic and have someone watch you actually take your oxy and then come back the next day or something and do a redo on the ua,when they see that desptite the fact they actually saw you take it,but it did not show up in the test again,you may be vindicated.its about all i could suggest for you,sorry.staying there about an hour so they know you have the drug totally absorbed into your system would also be a good idea.but at any rate,check out the threads on this in the pain board,trust me,you are not the only one this has happened to.good luck,**
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