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    90 day countdown.

    I guess it is fermented so has tiny amounts of alcohol in it. I am sure it depends on the quantity and brand. I did try to avoid it though if I thought I may be tested..!
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    Tpapn weekends

    Weekends are not restricted in TPAPN, that I know of. I was in it for 3 years and never had a problem. The first 6 months they say no narcs or call, and you can never be a supervisor, but for the most part, nights and weekends are fine.
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    Allergies on TPAPN

    Zyrtec, claritin, Xysol are all fine with tpapn. Benadryl is a different story and they "could" test you for it. Stay away from all the "D" meds, with dextromethorphan. They test for that too.
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    90 day countdown.

    Kel, I am pretty sure you know how my release went. I was on my 4th case manager of my program and I am pretty sure she was not very computer savvy. She was very nice though. I emailed her on my day of completion asking if it was indeed completing that day, and she responded yes, that would be my last day in the program, and a big congratulations. I still logged in for 2 days after because of my paranoia. The last month was the longest ever and I fumed each morning at log in thinking if I was going be picked again to test. 18 tests that final year for me. Good luck, hang in there, you are so close and freedom is amazing!
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    Living while in TPAPN

    I don't really know for sure if it would really affect a drug screen. But, I know that when I was in monitoring, I would have been way to scared to risk it. I went through monitoring super paranoid though, so I may have been over the top.
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    RN with stipulations looking for work in DFW

    I second UHS. I worked for one in the beginning of my monitoring but did not have public stips, but I worked with other nurses that did.. It can be tough but it is worth it get through what you have to and have a job. I also know a new grad that worked at a Kindred hospitals with stips. So it can be done, even as a new grad. Good luck!
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    So much for "step down year" in TPAPN!

    I hear ya Kel. They were doing the same thing to me in July/Aug. Now, here it is 36 days later and I haven't tested. Longest for me to go ever. If that 18 tests in the last year is true I should have 3 more by December. It is all so strange.
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    It's Official!

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    Headaches, TPAPN.

    Thank you. Topamax is what one of my doctors at my hospital recommended to try. Appreciate your input!
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    TPAPN aa

    TPAPN doesn't talk to anyone in AA about your attendance. All you do is submit the forms in Affinity. There is a place to upload the hard copy if you scan it, or you can just manually enter them. Not one single time in monitoring have I shown them an actual hard copy of my signatures. I don't think they have time for that. Once you get past 2 years you won't have to submit the meetings anymore, as long as you're compliant with everything and they send you a step down year email. My advice to you is to have a little contact as possible with your case manager! Good luck and take care.
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    I thought I would add to this rant. I feel like TPAPN is stalking me lol. I had posted about having bad headaches a few weeks ago and fearing that I would need to go see a doctor to get on something for them. I have not done that yet but am still having headaches multiple times a week. I have this paranoid delusion that TPAPN read my post and knows it is me and is testing me extra! I am in my step down year and have been pulled 4 TIMES since July 20th to test. two in one week. IDK what is going on! Did my CM take me off step down testing?? I don't want to talk to her, EVER, until she sends me the "you're done" email. It is just so typical! I am so bitter about this and this whole program I want to scream. UGH. 4 more months unless I pee sideways wrong. And, I think it is total BS that we do not have access to our original "online" participation consents and forms. The whole program is a money grabbing joke, and if you get sober in the meantime, good for you, but we are still going to wring every last dime we can out of you.
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    Still in PNAP contract expired?

    I feel like this is terrible to do to someone. Makes my blood boil. I hope you hear something soon.
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    Psych unit

    This sounds very much like my first job when I entered monitoring. I will be blunt here. It was terrible, dangerous and taxing. I was the day shift nurse on the pediatric unit. Behavioral health. I loved those babies with all my heart though. It changed my perspective of working with kids as I had come from critical care trauma. Those kids were mostly traumatized, abused and in the system. This was a UHS facility and everyone knows their reputation. I stuck it out though, prayed for the safety of the kids and staff each shift as we were really understaffed. I had to threaten safe harbor multiple times. Often it was just me, with 20 plus pedis and 1-2 techs. I don't recommend it. But, I made it through my required year and made connections and got the heck out. I miss those babies sometimes but now I have a job in a much safer environment, most of the time. I cannot wait to get out of monitoring so I will have more options. Best of luck on your endeavors. You can do it.
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    Headaches, TPAPN.

    Thank you all for your responses. Sometimes it is just so overwhelming being in this program. I have to remember that I am just one of probably close to a hundred of people that my CM manages. I have only been selected for option 1 since like last spring, the cheapest of all tests. I have become so paranoid about testing, which is what they want, that I forget to use my common sense and medical background. I mean, really, a Benadryl for itching d/t bites or a rash is not going to show up 3 days later on an option 1, for example. It is very wrong that these programs are so cookie cutter. Someone who has a hx of alcohol use disorder should be able to take an antihistamine, assuming they weren't abusing IV Benadryl! What the heck..? Common sense.
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    Headaches, TPAPN.

    I see a place in Affinity to add prescriptions. Is this the new process? Do I have to fax over an entire assessment form along with an Rx for something like Imitrex?? It is in the safe drugs class A list on Talbotts..
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    Headaches, TPAPN.

    I have started having these headaches and am not sure the cause. They are getting to where they are interfering with my daily life, lasting up to a couple days, even through the night. Last night I was having strange thoughts, seeing flashes of lights (only a couple times). I believe they are migraines. Thing is, I have never had this before. I am 40, no health problems and I take no meds for anything. The strange thing is, ibuprofen has not helped at all. I have never not had ibuprofen provide at least some relief for pain. I tried Excedrin Migraine as well and that just kept me up all night, awake with a headache. So, I was thinking of seeing my doctor today. I never go to the doctor and have not seen one while in monitoring d/t no meds. My DOC is alcohol. I have done well to fly under the radar, not seeking medical help at times as I do not want to have to bring in all the Tpapn forms and have a doctor fill it out for prescribing me something like amoxicillin. But now, with 4 months left I think I am going to have to! I am hoping to try something preventative like imitrex or propanolol. I honestly don't know if I need a CT to rule out something. The strange thoughts I mention, are just like picturing the wrong thing in my head for the word I mean. For example, I was lying in bed last night thinking about texting my house "sup" but pictured it spelled soup and thought of chicken noodle. Does that make any sense? Am I losing my mind?? Any migraine sufferers out there? and if so, is that what it is like? This post is all over the place I know. I guess what I am asking is, do I have to report every med prescribed? I really don't know since I haven't dealt with it. I have mentioned this before but I am on my 4th case manager in less than 3 years and have no rapport with her.