Anyone out there in EEP? I just started 1.5 weeks ago. I am pretty bummed that I won't be able to have a glass of wine for the next year! I have never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, hence my assignment to EEP rather than TPAPN. Just wanted to see if anyone wanted to vent about it or share their experience. I have not been tested yet, but I am pretty nervous about the possibility of incidental exposure
I am still taking one Tylenol PM per night and sometimes melatonin for sleep. I hope that doesn't create a false positive!
Nov 29, '12
How I ended up in EEP:
I took a medication that was not prescribed to me (for a legitimate medical reason, not recreationally). It didn't even cross my mind that it would still be in my system a week later when I went for my pre-employment drug screen. I lost an awesome job and went from feeling on top of the world to feeling like the scum of the Earth. I hate that it happened, but I have learned a lesson and accepted that this is my reality. I am thankful, though, that I was given the opportunity to participate in EEP rather than TPAPN. EEP is confidential, so my future employer will never know about it. I can't wait to start working so that I can take my mind off of this!
Last edit by Callahan, RN on Nov 29, '12
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Jan 8, '13
Looks like I have to stop taking my Tylenol PM. Option IV tests for Diphenhydramine according to this:
I'll be sticking to Melatonin from now on!
BTW, I received a letter about my dilute test. It said that after a 2nd dilute I will have to get my kidney function checked and a 3rd dilute = a positive test. Hopefully I can avoid having another dilute.
I'm starting a critical care residency next month and that's when the real challenge will begin with regards to testing. I'll have to find a lab that does after hours testing just in case. I really doubt that we will be allowed to leave the hospital during a shift. It's a bit stressful to think about, but I'll get through it! 10 months to go, lol!!
Last edit by Callahan, RN on Jan 8, '13
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