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I tested positive for meth...

but I haven't done any drugs in years.

So...I had to take a drug test to get for work and went to do a urine drug test. I peed in the cup and lab guy puts a little plastic dipstick thing in the pee.
There are little pink bars next to letters that show up if you test negative, so everything should have had a bar.
They all showed up except the one that tests for meth. wtf?

The lab guy said they send it to a lab for further testing, so I'm assuming it will come back clean. But I'm still a little worried that it won't.

I take Allegra pretty regularly (not Allegra-D) and Tylenol occasionally, but nothing else. I know the 'D' allergy medicines can mess up a drug test, but not sure about the regular stuff.

Maybe something I ate?
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Over-the-counter cold and allergy medications can test positive for methamphetamine. Especially the ones that contain anything ending in ephedrine.
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Yeah, I heard that too.
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Allegra just has fexofenadine HCl. Allegra-D has pseudoephedrine which I've heard can cause a false positive.
I took some Allegra-D a couple months ago, but makes me jittery so I use the regular stuff. It doesn't stay that long in your system, does it?
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Just tell your employer it's to help keep you alert and do a good job!
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Get off the Internet Jesse! It's time to cook again!
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

I had that happen to me with poppy seeds, when I did a drug test, they may just make you take it again, did you tell the tech that you take Allegra?
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

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I had that happen to me with poppy seeds, when I did a drug test, they may just make you take it again, did you tell the tech that you take Allegra?
Yeah, but the tech didn't really know anything. He said Adderall can cause it, but didn't know about any other interactions. He also got a second opinion from another tech since he said he could almost maybe barely see a line forming. But she nixed it.

They re-did the test and I asked for them to do it a third time just in case, but it came back the same all three times.

I ate Peruvian food earlier. I don't usually eat that, but it was really good. It had some Wasabi like sauce on it. Maybe it was that.
I also had some strong coffee from an Asian coffee house last night. I don't usually drink that.

Maybe I should have stuck to burger and fries.
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

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Just tell your employer it's to help keep you alert and do a good job!
They will say I will need to stay alert as a jobless bum on the streets. Someone might try to sneak up on me and steal my cans.
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

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Over-the-counter cold and allergy medications can test positive for methamphetamine. Especially the ones that contain anything ending in ephedrine.
No. They test positive for amphetamines, which is a common ingredient in Sudafed. A GCMS test will determine if it is methamphetamine.

Amphetamines and methamphetamine are not the same.
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
Over-the-counter cold and allergy medications can test positive for methamphetamine. Especially the ones that contain anything ending in ephedrine.
Do they have similar chemicals in them or something?
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Could be the Doritos.
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I blame Kim Davis.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
I blame Kim Davis.
That bitch.
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
I blame Kim Davis.
Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
That flip-flopping bitch.
Corrected ... Because being a Republican or Democrat is based on your morals and beliefs ... Or something like that.
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

On one hand, you can relax. They definitely misread the test.

On the other hand ... congratulations, dad!
Old 09-25-15, 08:37 PM
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Also, did OP take Zantac recently? That's a big one that tests positive for Meth (along with Vicks Inhalers).
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Jesus, reading this thread makes it sound like everything makes you test positive for meth. Meth must be the chicken of the drug industry. Everything tastes like chicken. Everything makes you test positive for meth. Will eating chicken make you test positive for meth too?
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Old 09-25-15, 09:03 PM
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Also, did OP take Zantac recently? That's a big one that tests positive for Meth (along with Vicks Inhalers).
No. The only things I've taken is Allegra and Tylenol. and I put some hydrocortisone on my hand.

I drink a lot of diet soda. Maybe too much tests positive for Meth.
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On one hand, you can relax. They definitely misread the test.

On the other hand ... congratulations, dad!
I'm going to name it Meth.
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Also, did OP take Zantac recently? That's a big one that tests positive for Meth (along with Vicks Inhalers).
It is not meth! It is an amphetamine positive! Not the same!
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It is not meth! It is an amphetamine positive! Not the same!
Not saying you're wrong, but the tech called it the test for meth. It's listed on the paperwork I have as "MET-1000".
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Re: I tested positive for meth...

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
Jesus, reading this thread makes it sound like everything makes you test positive for meth.
And we have a winner. Hence my Doritos comment.

Nth, ask for a blood test to go along with this. Maybe even hair sample. These drug tests are stupid, are often read wrong by the "tech" who's looking at it.

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