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DOC was propofol

I have almost completed 3 years of TPAPN and am just as far into a child custody battle. I was looking at the drug panels for Quest labs and dont even see my drug of choice, propofol, listed. I am anticipating that my ex, who is a family attorney, will bring up the fact that I'm 3 years nobody has ever tested me for my DOC. My treatment center tested me several times a week for everything including OTC antihistamines, vivitrol, and even nicotine, but never propofol. They claimed i was the only propofol abuse survivor they had come across. Being in the medical field i have come across one other propofol abuser in my career that I know of and he was an anesthesiologist. Does anyone know if quest labs test for this? If so I wonder if i can get a panel breakdown for my litigation? I wonder why this isn't more of an issue woth healthcare professionals?

I don't have an answer for you. But dang I am amazed as well that you survived! (And very glad!)

~Mi Vida Loca~RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

One of my best friends is a Doctor and in Recovery and Propofol was his DOC as well. I mean he wasn't picky apparently. But that's what he would try to use and it was the drug that got him busted a second time.

Yes propofol can be tested, but it is an add on test. How does your ex know that your not being tested for DOC? Fentanyl and propofol aren't usually on most drugs testing.

Each state drug panel is different and they can add on extra if needed. Just because quest post general "health care provider panels" doesn't mean thats what you test looks like.

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Gabby

Edited by gabby3

Tbh at the time I preferred it to opiates and benzos because I was looking for more of an escape than a high and I was suicidal so really didn't care if I woke up or not. I knew I wouldn't get caught at work because there wasn't even a test developed for it at the time. I bet propofol abuse is more rampant than you would think.

~Mi Vida Loca~RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

Tbh at the time I preferred it to opiates and benzos because I was looking for more of an escape than a high and I was suicidal so really didn't care if I woke up or not. I knew I wouldn't get caught at work because there wasn't even a test developed for it at the time. I bet propofol abuse is more rampant than you would think.

He was very suicidal as well so that makes sense. He tried to inject a very large dose into himself but passed out before he got to far when pushing it.

Julius Seizure

Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care.

Sorry to get slightly off track, but why would they test for Vivitrol? You can't get high off of that can you? Isn't that akin to testing for Narcan?

catmom1, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Psych, Med/Surg.

why would they test for Vivitrol? You can't get high off of that can you? Isn't that akin to testing for Narcan?

I am thinking they'd test for it to verify compliance, i.e. to be sure that the monitored person was taking the Vivitrol as ordered.

Your case manager could help you with this. He/she may add it to your panel. If it would prove to a judge I was clean for the sake of my kids I would request it.

I am thinking they'd test for it to verify compliance, i.e. to be sure that the monitored person was taking the Vivitrol as ordered.

This reason. To verify compliance

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