Sorry, I love this website and thought a psych nurse might be able to help me. I am an RN, actually just graduated and passed boards in Nov. I received my first job offer and did paperwork today, including my drug test. (I am working in psych actually) ...Heres my problem/question...My father passed away about a month ago. My mother and sister are both taking medications to help deal with the anxiety, depression, and to help them sleep. I am a Christian and believe God helps, not meds, so I did not seek a counselor or get on medications. But shortly after he passed, I was very sad and depressed and for 2 nights straight I took my mothers Prozac & Klonopin. It was about 2 1/2-3 weeks ago, and it was only those 2 nights. Well I just got hired at a hospital as an RN and had my drug test. I wasn't worried at all because I don't do drugs or anything like that, but when I was reading the "no drug policy" I saw that they test for those drugs ( never knew they tested for those things)... I tried looking it up online but I see anywhere for 7-10 days to it can be in my system up to a few months... I am freaking out now that I might lose the job from taking these pills for 2 nights. Will taking them for 2 days really stay in my system for 3 weeks?
Jan 31, '13
I am not sure of their half life, but in my experience when I have done drug tests for employment it offers a chance to disclose meds you have taken. It is a chance to reveal, ahead of the drug test, what they may find, and explain the reason. Were you offered this opportunity? It seems unlikely they would show after that period of time and I wouldn't worry too much about it, but its probably best to get your own prescription in the event the anxiety, stress or depression took hold again, so if it were to come up again you could prove they were prescribed drugs for you.
Best wishes and good luck~
Jan 31, '13
We cannot offer advice on your situation as per site terms of service. You need to speak to your own healthcare provider to determine if a prescription is appropriate for you rather than self treat. Good luck and condolences on the loss of your father.