Hello everyone. Here is the problem I had and will be followed with the worry I have...LOL
I lost my job and knew I had to stop smoking in order to get another so I did. I stayed unemployed without looking for 30 days to clean out. Got an offer and on my 40th day of absolute abstinence, took a test without trying anything because I thought I would have been cleaned out by then as I have been in the future. To my shocking surprise, I failed it. In the past, if I waited 30 days I could pass without doing anything but something has changed.
Now here is a little info about myself required to get the best informative help: I am 5'9". I weigh 178. I am skinny/boney except for a beer gut which causes me to wear size 34 pants. Before the gut is bones and after the gut is back to bones LOL. My alcohol intake is probably a 6pk a day sometimes up to 10. More on weekends, hence the beer gut. I don't know if that even plays a role or not. Do I need to not drink beer the day before the test? I smoke regularly and by that I mean, I pretty much stayed endulged except for when I was at work. All day when I was not. Chronic I suppose is the term some use. I prefer Happy...LOL Nothing else except for occasional Vicodin, Neurotin, and Tramadol due to back problems. More Vicodin since started abstaining. Don't know whether or not that plays a role either. I do not do any exercise due to the back problem and I mostly drink soft drink (coke or dr. pepper) all day. Maybe one bottled water a day.
Here is my concern/worry: It is now Tuesday (Day 69) and I have a UA for an awesome job on Monday morning (Day 75). Normally I would not be worried but since something changed and I failed on Day 40, its got me a little worried. Some websites say it can take up to 90+ days in the research I have been doing and some say that is bogus. I don't know so I am asking.
Do yall think I need to be worried and if so and I go with the dilution method, how much red meat (hamburgers, steaks) do I need to eat in the time frame? No GNC or health stores where I live. Can you get the creatine supplements in grocery store pharmacy or walgreens or cvs? Also can you get the B2 (it is B2 isn't it?) in the same places or can I substitute for it. Can I drink gatorade along with the water or do I need to just stick to the water? How much do the home tests cost at pharmacy and are they pretty accurate. I am strapped for cash because of the 2 1/2 month unemployment. Doing everything I can not to lose vehicles, house, and toys LOL. I can always work where there is no testing but this is a premier job with a premier position.
I do truly appreciate all the advice and answers to my questions the experts can give me on whether or not I need to be worried with a complete 74 day abstinence and 75th day testing. Thanx guys.