Does anyone else get anxious waiting for the results of their random drug screens? Rationally, I know that my results should be negative b/c I don't use any medications/drugs/alcohol, but my imagination gets the best of me and I fear that I will somehow have a false positive. I even have dreams (nightmares) about a screen coming back positive.
I know it's because there is so much on the line.... I am in a confidential program that my employer will never know about unless I test positive. If I test positive, I will be suspended from nursing until the TXBON decides what to do next. I'm sure I would get kicked out of my residency, and as a new grad with no experience it would probably take a loooong time to find another job. I am trying to just go with the flow and reassure myself that there is no reason I should have a positive screen, but I can't help but think of the worst case scenario!
Jan 24, '13
by Callahan, RN
Thanks y'all! I am hoping that after a few more negative results I won't worry so much about the possibility of the things I ingest/inhale/absorb on a daily basis creating a false positive. Hopefully I will get to the point where I can patiently wait for test results without logging into RecoveryTrek 10x a day!
The only thing I am taking is melatonin. I was taking Tylenol PM until I found out from the Quest website that I could be tested for diphenhydramine. I also use to take valerian root extract for mild anxiety, but nixed that d/t its potential to cause a false positive for Valium.
Last edit by Callahan, RN on Jan 24, '13
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