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Effect of metabolife, dieting - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been taking metabolife for a while now and have to take a drug test for work soon. Will I pass my drug test?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   since when have you been taking metabolife? and for what purpose?
User :   i have been taking it for over a year. it was for dieting purposes
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   it has mainly Caffeine Alkaloids, Calcium, Guarana Extract, Vitamin B6 and few other herbal things
Doctor :   and it should not be a problem in teh drug test
User :   right, the only thing i was concerned about was the herbs
Doctor :   drug test is usually done to look out for use of abuse potential drugs or mdications
User :   and isn't there ephedrine in it?
User :   oh okay, so mainly for drugs such as marijuana, etc? those i have never touched
Doctor :   it has Ephedra, a ephedrine group of alkaloid
Doctor :   and in small amounts
Doctor :   which should not cause a problem
User :   oh okay. that's what i was concerned about...because i was reading that sometimes it can show up as a false positive
Doctor :   when is the test scheduled?
User :   they will be calling me within two weeks to schedule a test date. then i have 3 days to set something up after they call me
Doctor :   and since you are taking it a diet supplement, it should not be of concern
Doctor :   you can stop taking it now since you have 2 weeks in hand
Doctor :   it will wash out the traces of it from body
Doctor :   drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses per day
User :   okay, so just cut off all use then and i should be okay?
User :   okay good to know
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   since i have a few more minutes, there is one more thing, not related to drug testing
Doctor :   ok. please go ahead with your next query
User :   i want to get off metabolife completely and not rely on it can i maintain my current weight and be healthy?
User :   i think i rely so much on the supplements that my metabolism may be slow and i will gain weight back
Doctor :   that can be achieved by maintaining a well balanced diet
Doctor :   and a fitness p[rogram
Doctor :   for more details and benefit, you can opt for our diet and nutrition services
Doctor :   and get a diet and fitness plan for yourself
User :   okay, thank you for your help!
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height, weight, details of past medical history if any
User :   to you? or to the diet and nutrition services?
Doctor :   you can provide me, such that i can tell you your requirements
Doctor :   and later you can contact dietitian at this link
Doctor :
User :   okay, later will work a lot better and i can refer to the dietition
User :   thank you for your help!
Doctor :   please fill the feedback form and say done when done.
User :   done
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