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My pain management doc said my drug test was positive fir

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My pain management doc said my drug test was positive fir tramadol and meth. Neither do I use. I last dec.I did have a script for tramadol but not had it since Jan when I was put back on morphine.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: What possibly would cause to teSr positive for either...
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I did take 2 or 3 bendryls 2 weekends ago when I had a allergic reaction to a bug bite. And did take 1 tizandine hcl 4mg which I forgot to tell him because it was a script only when my muscles cramp and the normal no medication route isn't having any effect. It's very rare but could either of those cause a false result? Tramadol is the 1 really stumping me. Meth- haven't ever done and I should be equally bothered by them both. And I am but meth it seems it's easy to get a false result I was told but tramadol...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

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The benadryl and other meds did not cause your test to be positive to meth and tramadol.

Most positive tests (urine, blood etc) are confirmed by mass spectroscopy or gas chromatography. These two follow-tests are very, very accurate and are considered the "gold standard" of tests because they are almost never wrong. If these confirmatory tests were done in your case, then there is going to be no way that you will be able to convince your doctor, a Judge, or anyone else that those drugs were not in your body.

I would check to see if these follow-up tests were performed on your sample.

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