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 Wow, coughing is not going away. I've taken Z-Pak for 5 days, waited 7 weeks now and it's still here...
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 Blood mucus...?
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 I have been taking 500mg of Levaquin for eight days with no relief of Pneumonia. What do you suggest?
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 do i have asthma?
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 problems with stomach and chest?
ok lately when i have been sitting down, the end of my ribs in the middle or your stomah and chest/ribs, it feels like its squeezing and squinting. it feels wierd, and when i stand up,i feel a bit ...



Spokezmann
I need to clean my system in 2 weeks from THC. Is it possible I smoke daily but I JUST QUIT.?
                     




Nooka
yo, ive been through this recently. stop smoking alltogether and go online and buy one of those pee kits which let you easily transport it. you can also buy clean pee online(make sure to pick the right gender). if you got a friend whose cool and you can guarantee is clean, have him hook you up with a sample.

when you get the kit you get heating pads, an iv pack, and a tube. it works, but you gotta be smart about it. dont be too quick and definately dont take too long. most places that test send you to a third party who does the testing, so usually they dont follow you in the bathroom, but if they do, make sure to hook the tube real stealth..

good luck


bflogal77
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You won't be able to erase drug use from your hair follicle.....that will be there for 6 months. It is possibe you will have a withdrawal from it...maybe...hopefully... for whatever reason you are quitting, you won't pick up this dangerous addiction again.


leroy j
Go get a detox kit just to be sure. Try your local walmart. also run alot to increase your sweat output put a garbage bag over your body and run for a good 1/2 hour a day or more.
Also Fogal it is not a "dangerous addiction" as you so elequently put it. Marijuana actually prevents alhiemers disease. In fact caffine, alchohol, and tobacco kill waaaaayyy more people than marijuana ever did you know why? because it never killed anyone.
If you reallly really want to be sure. by a self drug test your self and take it a day or two before the test incase you have to run more. also as everyone else mentioned before me drink water.


Barry M
Here is a breakdown of the different lab studies done to detect marijuana. As you can see, you will most likely be alright in two weeks, but it is dependent on the test. If you are going to give a urine sample and the cutoff is <100, you should be OK. Here you go.

URINE - Cannabinoids can be detected in the urine for as many as 21 days after use in persons chronically using marijuana because these lipid soluble metabolites are slowly released from fat cells into the blood; however, 1-5 days is the normal urine-positive period.

The primary method for urinalysis detection is enzyme immunoassay or radioimmunoassay. This method is inexpensive, quick, and accurate.

This is also useful for confirmation of abstinence.
Urine samples are difficult to obtain from people who are addicted, and providing a urine sample is easily evaded. Urine toxicology testing should be performed under supervised conditions to ensure reliability of results.

Gas chromatography (GC) in combination with mass spectrometry (MS) and/or thin-layer chromatography (TLC) is used to confirm positive results, especially in legal proceedings.
With all types of tests mentioned, including TLC, false-negative results tend to be more common than false-positive results.

BLOOD - Blood samples may be used to measure quantitative levels of cannabinoids. Serial monitoring of THC-COOH to creatinine ratios can distinguish between recent use and residual excretion. To assess the extent of cannabis use, determination of free and bound THC-COOH can be useful.

Blood analysis is the preferred method of detection for interpretation of acute effects. The cannabis influence factor (CIF) is a tool that is used to interpret concentrations of THC and its metabolites in forensic cases. Absolute driving inability has been proposed in the case of CIF of 10 or higher. The higher the CIF, the more recent the cannabis abuse.

Blood samples must be taken within a prescribed 8-day period, and THC-COOH concentration greater than 75 ng/mL is associated with regular consumption of cannabis. THC-COOH concentration less than 5 ng/mL is associated with occasional consumption.

HAIR - Hair analysis is not a sensitive enough tool to detect cannabinoids. THC, and the main metabolite THC-COOH, do not incorporate to a great extent into hair. TCH-COOH is not highly bound to melanin. Hence, concentrations in hair are much lower when compared with other drugs of abuse.
Since TCH is present in cannabis smoke, it can also be incorporated into hair simply by second-hand exposure.

SALIVA - Saliva testing is a newer technology for detection
The presence of delta-9-THC in oral fluid is a better indication of recent use than the presence of 11-nor-delta-9-THC-9-COOH that is detected in urine. Therefore, the probability that a user is experiencing effects is higher. This may prove especially useful in the monitoring of driving while under the influence.


d_khar
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When you ask “How long does marijuana stay in your system?” you have to realize that it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to get a usable answer. The most common period of time is anywhere from 3-30 days, depending on your metabolism and the amount of marijuana that you’ve smoked. This is unfortunate, since it means that while most drug tests can only turn up evidence of other drugs if you’ve been taking the drug within a few days of the drug test, marijuana could still be detected in a urine test up to a month after the last time it is used.

Hair tests are even worse, since your body stores THC in the hair follicles. For this reason, the previous answers to “How long does marijuana stay in your system?” are only useful if you’re going to be forced to take a urine test. For the hair test, depending on the amount of hair that the company takes, it’s possible that marijuana could be detected up to three years after the last time that you smoke.


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