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False Positives Forum

This forum is intended to help those who Do NOT Abuse Drugs. We do NOT support the illegal use of any substance. If you have experience with false positives, share your experience. What would you tell someone about drug testing and false positives? Please remember that this forum is not for medical or legal advice. For that you need to consult with Ada Doctor or Adan Attorney.

Violated pain management agreement?
Date: 8/7/2013
I am absolutely NOT an abuser of illegal medications. I signed a pain management agreement with a pain clinic. I was taking herbs along with my pain medication because I had a viral infection, also one round of Penicillin and several Dayquil and Nyquil. I did NOT take anything illegal I wasn’t prescribed. Well one of the herbs was Echinacea and Goldenseal, Tumeric, St. John’s Wort, and I do use nose spray alot because of allergies and asthma. I can’t use my Nebulizer due to the pain medication. I took the herbs to boost my immune system and stop inflammation since I was so sick.

I came up with a false positive for Codeine but I had NEVER taken Codeine. They wouldn’t retest me. They said I violated the pain management agreement and fired me as a patient. I have to get a new doctor. Its very hard to find new doctors here with all the drug addicts and fakers especially if they say I violated the pain management agreement which I did not. I’m NOT a faker just to get pain meds. I need both my knees replaced and I can’t walk without them. I have extensive medical records. They wouldn’t listen. They were sure I had cheated and taken an illegal substance when I hadn’t.

I want to know if I have any legal standing and how do I prove to these idiots that I hadn’t taken Codeine and it was only herbs? Because that’s all it was unless it was the nose spray but that had never come up as a false positive before. I had taken more allergy medicine than usual because I couldn’t breathe, I was clogged up with gunk I had to keep spitting out. NONE of these are narcotics. I never took, smoked, etc. ANY drug I wasn’t prescribed. I want to report them to the medical board after I prove that I hadn’t cheated on this drug test because I hadn’t.


P.S. One more thing–at one point they had shot cortisone into both knees. Would that skew a drug test or was it the herbs?

AskDocWeb: We cannot advise you about legal matters. For that you would have to ask Adan attorney. However, in the future it would be helpful to find out how a new pain management clinic will handle false positives before signing an agreement.

Hair sample test?
Date: 8/8/2013
I tested positive for cocaine & was fired. I found out after words that I have elevated liver enzymes & my pancreas is obscured by overlying bowel gas. I never used any cocaine! Can you send me something stating that this caused the FALSE POSITIVE on a hair sample test? Or give me some way to prove that I am not taking cocaine? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to get my job back. Thank you…

AskDocWeb: Our data applies to urine drug testing. For hair sample tests you would need to contact the manufacturer of the test to find out what might cross-react with their product.

Nitroglycerin tabs?
Date: 8/8/2013
Will nitroglycerin tabs show any kind of false drug reading.

AskDocWeb: No.

Positive for K2
Date: 8/14/2013
I had a Post accident drug and alcohol test done today from my employer. It came back positive for the synthetic marihuana called “K2”. I have never had anything to do with this drug whatsoever. I take Atorvastatin, generic for Lipitor, 20mg, fenofibrate, generic for Tricore, 160mg, a testosterone injection, 1ml every two wks and a new supplement called Maximum Shred, used for muscle gains, denser bones and fat burning. Have any of these items shown a false positive for synthetic marihuana or have I been set up? I was fired from my current job for this today. Please answer!

AskDocWeb: To date we have found nothing that would show up as a false positive for K2. If that happened to us we would contest the results and demand a GC/MS confirmation test. However, if you were setup, that is whole different ballgame.

Positive result for methadone
Date: 8/14/2013
I did a home Urine DrugTest (twice) and once was cleared and once tested positive for methadone an opioid. the only diference in my behave was adding a cantrum gummy vitamins and centrum chuables and kirland fish oil with omega 3 with tocopherol could any of the above have caused this positive result for methadone?


Positive for meth
Date: 8/14/2013
I just tested positve for meth and I dont use drugs. only thing defrent is I have bin sick this pased week and took what ever cold and flu meds my mom gave me. I also ragulerly take zypxra and 2 difrent inholers. could a combanation of any of those meds cause it? And if not what could it have bin?


Date: 8/15/2013
Can taking Zantac cause a false positive when the meconium is tested in newborn? Can it be confused as something else in the meconium or does zantac only cause false positives in urine tests?

Zantac use
AskDocWeb: Our data applies only to urine tests.

Tested positive for Cocaine
Date: 8/15/2013
In July I was given an antibiotic(can’t remember the generic name) for a bladder infection that I ended up never having and a week later found out I had an ovarian cyst on my over was prescribed Hydrocodone which I was taking til the end of July once the shrinking started and the pain finally went away. August fifth I had a drug test which I tested positive for Cocaine and had it re-tested the lab used the same mouth swab and it also came back positive. I have never done any drugs and nor would I waste a year waiting to get hired in to only be fired! Also taking a generic form of Ibuprofen which expired two years ago and didn’t realize it til my test came back.


1,3 dmaa?
Date: 8/17/2013
Ya I had some pre-workout (Jack3d) mixed with creatine mono hydrate that came up (false) positive for cocaine on a Nik G test used by law enforcement officers. It failed 6 of these chemical drug tests and was wondering How? Maybe the 1,3 dmaa?

AskDocWeb: DMAA (dimethylamylamine) has been found to sometimes test false positive for amphetamines (Reference: 50).

Green coffee bean pills?
Date: 8/17/2013
Hi, I was wondering if the Green coffee bean pills would show up as a false positive on a drug test?

AskDocWeb: Despite the growing number of people using them there are no reports of false positives on urine drug screens for drugs of abuse.

Epidural during labor?
Date: 8/20/2013
I have a friend that gave birth to her baby boy last night. She was given an epidural and was then administered a drug test and tested positive for meth. Doctors said her baby would need to go to Intensive care but he didnt have any complications. She has never done any drugs in her life. Can an epidural during labor cause positive drug test?

AskDocWeb: An epidural is typically a “cocktail” of various drugs several of which are known to show up on drug tests.

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