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Tiger daddy has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in 17years as an lpn I. Long term and rehab facilitie.

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I took a Sudafed for my allergies on Thursday and got tested Friday .its Tuesday now and still no results in yet and I’m getting worried as I looked up on Google(prolly shouldn’t of) and it says I could have a false positive which scares me.Anyone else had any issues like this? I welcome all info.thanks in advance

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KatEverly is a BSN and specializes in ABSN Grad w/ previous BA in Psych.

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Are you in a monitoring program or just an LPN worried about dropping dirty for a routine UDS with your employer?

EDIT: went back to read some of your other posts and it appears you are in monitoring. You have also taken benadryl in the past and worried about testing positive. If you contract states not to take benadryl or sudafed (which most do) then I'd stop playing with it, because you're eventually gonna get popped. Not saying you don't legitimately have allergies but talk to your doc and get a script or something because this isn't going to end well if you keep chancing it.

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Tiger daddy has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in 17years as an lpn I. Long term and rehab facilitie.

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10 minutes ago, KatEverly said:

Are you in a monitoring program or just an LPN worried about dropping dirty for a routine UDS with your employer?

EDIT: went back to read some of your other posts and it appears you are in monitoring. You have also taken benadryl in the past and worried about testing positive. If you contract states not to take benadryl or sudafed (which most do) then I'd stop playing with it, because you're eventually gonna get popped. Not saying you don't legitimately have allergies but talk to your doc and get a script or something because this isn't going to end well if you keep chancing it.

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Tiger daddy has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in 17years as an lpn I. Long term and rehab facilitie.

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WOW! u have done your due diligence on me.Yes I’m in monitoring but it is for alcohol and not drugs despite having to take random drug and alcohol tests.Been in it for a lil over a year now.28 test so far and all negative .Yes I was worried about Benadryl once and I stopped taking it.I took the Sudafed out of frustration w my sinuses .I shouldn’t have taken it I kno but I was desperate.Maybe I’m just worrying too much but hopefully the test can decipher Sudafed and Amphetamine.I'm hoping so

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KatEverly is a BSN and specializes in ABSN Grad w/ previous BA in Psych.

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30 minutes ago, Tiger daddy said:

WOW!! u have done your due diligence on me.Yes I’m in monitoring but it is for alcohol and not drugs despite having to take random drug and alcohol tests.Been in it for a lil over a year now.28 test so far and all negative .Yes I was worried about Benadryl once and I stopped taking it.I took the Sudafed out of frustration w my sinuses .I shouldn’t have taken it I kno but I was desperate.Maybe I’m just worrying too much but hopefully the test can decipher Sudafed and Amphetamine.I'm hoping so

Alcohol was my DOC too. Most of the monitoring programs have a stipulation not to take Sudafed, and that’s regardless of whether you are in monitoring for drugs or alcohol, or even a lie somebody made up that got you in monitoring (which happens). I would defer to your contract to see if you were barred from taking Pseudoephedrine. My guess is it’s a banned med - I’m in sobriety court for a DUI and they very specifically told me not to take it. When in doubt, defer to your contract, as that is all they can legally enforce. If it is in your contract not to take, then I don’t think you are being paranoid at all. I wouldn’t chance it again, though I know sinus issues are crappy.

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Tiger daddy has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in 17years as an lpn I. Long term and rehab facilitie.

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Do u recommend I reach out and tell my case manager??

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Tiger daddy has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in 17years as an lpn I. Long term and rehab facilitie.

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Test just came back negative..Thank U Jesus.I won’t use Sudafed again.the stress and worry isn’t worth it.ill just stay stuffy

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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6 hours ago, Tiger daddy said:

Test just came back negative..Thank U Jesus.I won’t use Sudafed again.the stress and worry isn’t worth it.ill just stay stuffy

I stayed stuffed up for 5 years and I wasn’t even sentenced to this garbage for any kind of drug or alcohol stuff. 5+ years of no benedryl or real Sudafed....ugh, I’m pretty sure my sinuses were full of cement. I was not about to give these clowns a reason to trap me in that hell one minute longer.

Bizarrely, while trapped in the ‘approved’ treatment program that I was manipulated into (another story altogether) I went to their little ‘clinic’ complaining about my allergies and sinusitis crap. So what does their quack give me? Zyrtec D....aka Sudafed....

I mean it worked, but really????

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Tiger daddy has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in 17years as an lpn I. Long term and rehab facilitie.

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42 minutes ago, catsmeow1972 said:

I stayed stuffed up for 5 years and I wasn’t even sentenced to this garbage for any kind of drug or alcohol stuff. 5+ years of no benedryl or real Sudafed....ugh, I’m pretty sure my sinuses were full of cement. I was not about to give these clowns a reason to trap me in that hell one minute longer.

Bizarrely, while trapped in the ‘approved’ treatment program that I was manipulated into (another story altogether) I went to their little ‘clinic’ complaining about my allergies and sinusitis crap. So what does their quack give me? Zyrtec D....aka Sudafed....

I mean it worked, but really????

Test just came back negative..Thank U Jesus.I won’t use Sudafed again.the stress and worry isn’t worth it.ill just stay stuffy

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