Well today was supposed to be the day that I've been looking forward to for a very long time....it was the day that I was moving a step up in the program I attend in order to get take home doses for the weekends. I'm in a methadone maintenance program. I was so proud of myself because I've been off everything besides what I'm prescribed and the methadone of course for 6 whole months! Besides, where I live (Central PA), being able to not have to risk my life driving through the ice and snow 2 times a week would have been great!
Well now back to the point....I was all excited today when I walked in with my little lock box with a big smile on my face. Well the nurse said "Hmm, there's a hold on you! You have to speak with your counselor before I can dose you." I thought "oh maybe she just wants to congratulate me for making progress towards being clean". Well no, instead it was "sorry, but your last urine came back positive for cocaine. So now you're gonna have to wait another 6 months before we can re-consider any take home doses."
Needless to say, I was DEVASTATED! I have not done cocaine in at least 5 years, I have watched closely ANY medication I take, including over the counter meds like pseudoephedrine, and I don't even hang around with people who do cocaine or go to places where it may be around. Now, if it would have been positive for amphetamines, then MAYBE I would think that possibly I took some cold medicine and forgot, but COCAINE???? What could I have possibly taken that made me test positive for COCAINE?!
Anyone had this happen to them in the past? Any scenarios that would cause a false positive for cocaine? I asked my counselor if I could have it re-tested, and she said no it has been too long. The funny thing is, this test was taken on November 17th, and she got all her other clients tests back within a week or so, and mine just seemed to dissappear. So, on December 6th when I met with my counselor, she said "I'm not sure where your results are at, so I'm gonna have to call and see if they can re-send them to me." Do you think this had anything to do with it?
Sorry for rambling, I'm just so upset because I feel like I worked so hard for nothing! Any advice on what I should do, or reasons that could cause a false positive for cocaine would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!!!