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serenity blaze
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0 posted 2005-05-20 07:03 PM

Can anti-depressants show up as a false positive for amphetamine when mixed with depressants?

(and hey, I tried to do the research but all the online pharmacies were um, a distraction.)

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Poet deVine
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1 posted 2005-05-20 08:41 PM

Not sure, but when I took a drug test for my new job last July, I tested positive for c'mon. YOU know me! That's the LAST thing that would be in my system!!! Sometimes I think it's just a bad batch of testing equipment!!
serenity blaze
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2 posted 2005-05-20 09:02 PM

grin...I forgot about that.

*shaking my head*

Sharon on PCP...hard to picture that. (Although it would explain that ritual bird dance you once suggested for depresssion. Hmmmm. Maybe you should get a patent on that...and? do they still make angeldust?)

I'm getting old.

In spite of the odds.

Member Rara Avis
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3 posted 2005-05-21 12:29 PM

Can anti-depressants show up as a false positive for amphetamine when mixed with depressants?

I don't know if it would show on a drug test, but it strikes me as something that should certainly show up on any intelligence test.

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4 posted 2005-05-21 03:59 PM

LOL at Ron's reply, since I was wondering who/why mix the two. Wouldn't they be counter-productive? LOL, I had a neighbor who used to do all those things at once.... he was totally bizarre 24/7.
Go get another test done, and ask your trusty local pharmacist that Q.

serenity blaze
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5 posted 2005-05-21 05:52 PM

Alcoholism isn't about intelligence.

Anti-depressants are the norm Rx for those attempting recovery.

One slip can be fatal.

All too sadly,I know.

We just got received my sister's death certificate.

Amphetamine showed up in the toxicology reports. And no way, not her. She wouldn't even touch caffeine. She'd been receiving medical treatment for her condition
but didn't use her very good capacity for intelligence while making that fateful decision.

I'm not saying this to make anyone feel badly--just please, everyone exercize extreme caution while attempting to exorcize whatever your personal demons may be.

The hole we leave behind is much larger than the one they dig.

Peace, to all, but especially my sister.

(I'm going back under the covers folks. It's been a helluva ride again and I'm still tired.)

I'll be around... (and yeah, Ron, count on it. Cause...anti-depressants? I never touch the stuff. )

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6 posted 2005-05-21 07:20 PM

This is not the same substance. But I want to warn everyone about Dramamine and Bonnine. My very close friend, ( had been friends since pre kindergarten)  had been visiting me as a paying guest for three months every Spring for three years.  Year before last  she went on a gambling cruise on a ship stationed down near Melbourne Fl.  She told me she always got seasick. I work midnight to 8a.m. so did not go on this trip. She had stopped at the drug store the night before and bought both Dramamine and Bonnine. About five  that Monday evening I received a tel. call from one of the woman who was on the trip with her. She told me to please sit down . I thought they had gotten into a car accident on the way home. But no, Marion had died on board ship before they even got out to sea far enough to start gambling.  I knew this woman  well, and knew she was not ill, had no medicines and no doctors.  So as I was designated to go to that town and retrieve her car keys and personal things, I asked the police to tell the coroner to check for these  drugs. She lived in Ct. her children were scattered in four different states so we had to do  everything over the phone.  I mailed the clothes for her funeral to her house where all the family gathered.   I told her daughter and son of my suspicions. No one seemed to agree. But  knowing she did not have a heart problem or any other problems I was sure. This woman was dancing every weekend. A lover of the Polka and went to a dance every chance she got. She traveled a lot, visiting her family and friends. Was very happy that weekend as she had met a man she thought might become friends with.  Finally after some months passed, her daughter called and I asked if they had a final report. It was hard for her to tell me. It was those drugs.  Her body had three times what it should have had. Marion must have taken one or two before she boarded the ship. Later I was told she said she felt ill and went to get something to drink. I think she must have felt the need for more and maybe began to chew a couple of the Bonnine. I have no idea how much she took but it was those drugs that did it. Her family are embarrassed to tell anyone what she did. They felt it a foolish waste of a good life. It was.  But I feel every one should know. I went on line and looked up Dramamine.  I came on to a site that told how young people are buying packs at a time and taking the stuff to get high.  It is scary.  Pass the word. Because it is over the counter,  does not mean you can use them indiscrimately.  
    I won't go into the feelings I have, as I lost a true friend of long standing. Often I think of her, or think, "Oh, I have to tell Marion", and realize it is to late. I did not see her that morning because she left before I got home for work. I was not notified earlier  because she had driven the other woman and her car was parked at a local plaza where they boarded a bus to go the distance to the ship.Those women could not call me as they had to stay on the ship and take the bus back to  the plaza.  I had to have a friend  take me to Melbourne the next day to get the key for her car and drive it back to my house.. It was a while before the was picked up by one of her sons who flew here and drove the car to his home. Long story. But pass the word.  Do not  ever take more than the recommended amount stated on the box. Best to all marty

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7 posted 2005-06-02 09:47 PM

Marty?  Thank you!
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