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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I was diagnosed with relapsing ms, sjogren syndrome and

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I was diagnosed with relapsing ms, sjogren syndrome and vitamin disorder. I was admitted in the hospital for 5 days for I've steroids for the ms. I got released and I'm now on cop axons, muscle relaxers, intiflamatorie melds, pain pills that I take on bad days, vitamin D, B2, B12 and I also take Advil to ease the soarness. I worked hard to return to work and before returning I had to take a physical and a 10 panel drug test. I started working and 4 days later I was called to the hr office and told that I cam up positive for marijuana, I never did it in my life. Before having ms I never even took an aspirin. I tried telling them of my conditions and the Medes I'm on and they test that the lab tech marijuana is marjuana. I've talked to my dr and he says that's not true because my immune system is worn down and my metabolites are also messed up. I rushed to get back to work and this is was I get for doing the right thing c/o rushing back, I'm still having side affects and double vision, along with all this stress I've has a relapse from the stress. So what I'm asking is it possible that I could've came up possative c/o my condition? No one seems to want to believe me and they signed me up for a drug abuse program where I have to admit that I have a problem when I don't. I've been told to contact the ADA and MS society which I'm already a member of.
Thanks, Bill
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Hello Bill,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Your medical conditions are likely to cause positive for Marijuana. Your medications may be the culprit here for false positive test. You need to appeal and that would call for another test which is called Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) test. This test is like finger print test for the drugs. That should exonerate you for drug abuse.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
According to the policy if it came up positive they were suppose to have done thence-ms test.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Yes, this should be confirmed by by GC_MS testing. But many times it is not done unless the test is appealed by the patient.

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