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I took xanax regularly about one a day, for a couple of

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I took xanax regularly about one a day, for a couple of months. Just trying to hang on,without a breakdown. I did not have a prescription. I have been seeing a therapist for 8 months. She had a talk with my Doctor, i requested this. She diagnosed me finally with bi-polar. The Dr put me on depakote, sept 13th. I saw him again sept 27th, he drug screened me i tested positive for xanax. I hadnt had one since sept 11th. Is that normal. I weigh 177 5'4 tall. Is it possible he will drop me as a patient?
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 22 days ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Most people would be negative by 16 days after the last use of Xanax. However, there is a small percentage of people that clear Xanax and its metabolites more slowly, and in these people, it may cause a positive test for a longer period of time. You are obviously one of these people for the drug test to still be positive 16 days after the last use.

He will probably not drop you as a patient, as he is apparently not considering a prescription for a controlled substance. However, for him to consider continuing as your doctor, it is important that you are honest with him about previous drug use and he may also expect avoidance of future use of Xanax.

If he feels that you are not being honest with him, then it would be more likely that he will drop you as a patient.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 22 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 22 days ago.

Please let me know if I can provide any further assistance.

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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 21 days ago.

You are very welcome.