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I take 20 mg of oxycodone 4-5x a day from failed neck surgery syndrome. Had a new MRI on lumbar spine. Problems of pain for 6-8 months. Found bulging L4- L5,L5 - S1 plus stenosis. Had old 10 mg of opana from script 2 yrs ago left over when switched pain has been pretty bad so I took them in place of my oxycodone for a few days no help. Will they show up on a urine test 5 days after I stopped taking them? Thank you for any info
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Hello Sammi and Welcome! I'm glad that you found us and hope that you'll be active in our community.

You've asked a good question. This is a chemistry question - and chemistry is not my strong suit. However I've done a lot of research and reading in UDT (Urinary Drug Test) and though I may not understand it totally I get the basis.

Metabolites are really what these UDT are measuring. Oxycodone produces different metabolites and that of Hydrocodone. If your PMP uses the quick inexpensive UDT which basically says positive or negative for opiates you should "pass" that UDT.

If your PMP utilizes the more sophisticated, expensive and 99% accurate UDT this will be close. I can't say for positive if the Hydrocodone will show up or not.  Research says that Hydrocodone remains traceable in our urine approximately 72 to 96 hours after last consumption. That's the norm.

Hope that helps. Please try to take only what your PMP prescribes. You risk losing PM - and that would be tragic!

Best Wishes,
~Tuck
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TUCK....   reading many of your comments and advises is so inspiring,  I cannot believe your vast knowledge and your ability to empathize and relate on such a kind and humane level.  I was instantly moved by your ability to put scared,terrified and confused people at ease.  Lady, you truly have a gift.  The energy and time you must put into replying and responding to strangers inspires me to look inwards and strive to be a better person myself.  I often trip into a self absorbed pit fall pity party and only think of my problems. It is refreshing to see you give advise with judging or belittling the posting party.  You are a rare human with the ability to encourage people with kindness and truth.  I would be honored to connect with you on this forum.  I've learned so much in the 2 hours that since I joined.  Peace and love from me to you.  This world needs more of your kind of good people.  Thank you for all your posts.  Even if they had nothing to do with what ails me, i still felt inspired to learn and and listen.  You're truly a positive force in the universe.  Much love,

Dougus
oops,  correction... WITHOUT JUDGING OR BELITTLING THE POSTING PARTY...DUH, LOL
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