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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Please offer some opinions!!!!!! HELP!!!!

I ended up being hospitalized for 10 days in a pscyh unit. I find out tomorrow if I still have a CDL or not. At this point I'm not even sure if I will be able to hold a normal license.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Please offer some opinions!!!!!! HELP!!!!

Unfortunately short term won't cover it because it's preexisting. I'm going to see what they can do about getting home to the doctor first thing in the morning.....I'll update this post some more later.

I agree with Rainy here. If the insurance companies were to find out that your meds aren't working correctly, all hell could break loose. You could lose your ability to drive a commercial vehicle all together, permanently.

Be insistent with the company and let them know it's extremely important that you get home and get to your doctor.

Do you have short term disability through the company? If so, it might be worth taking some time off to get regulated on your meds.

To be frank, this may not be the best profession to be in with a serious anxiety disorder. Trust me, I understand. I have my own struggles with depression and anxiety that I deal with on a day to day basis. I don't currently take any meds, but I also have years of therapy that provided me with the tools to deal with the problems without them. I also know when I have reached my limits and when I need to tell dispatch I need a break to get my head together so I can do the job to the best of my abilities.

Please, get to the doctor as soon as possible. Reach out to helplines in the meantime if need be. We care about all our members. If it gets to the point that you can't handle this, call a hospital and check yourself in. NO JOB is worth your personal safety or the safety of the thousands of people you drive around daily.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Please offer some opinions!!!!!! HELP!!!!

I wish it was that simple, but it's not. My doctor has to meet with me in person and go through some test and what not and decide what the best course of action is, whether it be up my dosages or change my medications all together, and either way there is usually a adjustment period of 4-6 weeks that is all hell while the stuff is building up in my system, before it actually helps if it does. If it works U stay on it if that mixture doesn't work I start back again and repeat the cycle until it does. That is one of the reasons I am worried it will put me out of service, because of that time in between where my body is adjusting to the medication change or increase.

Can you just call your doctor and ask them to adjust your subscription? You can probably pick it up at virtually any Walmart.

JJ

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Please offer some opinions!!!!!! HELP!!!!

I have generalized anxiety disorder depression and bipolar 2, and I've been driving for the last couple months. I have been doing well up to this point but the last little while I don't think my medicine has been working and if I have my medicine adjusted I probably will lose my medical card. Recently I get to the point where I feel like I'm going to lose it either hurt someone or myself and I get extremely agitated over nothing. What should I do? I am on the other side of the country away from home, and I'm not sure how to tell my company that I need to get to my doctor so that I can get my medicine adjusted. I'm worried I might lose my job, and I literally have nothing else to turn to financially speaking.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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At Primes Psd Program

Thanks for the information turbo Dan. Everything you said makes a lot of sense.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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At Primes Psd Program

My bp fluctuates from what I've seen testing it on my own. Stress plays a lot into it. Whenever I'm stressed it shoots up but if I'm having a great day its within normal ranges. I took a dot physical about two months ago and passed with flying colors when I went to get my permit. I took a greyhound for 30 some hours to get here and got like two hours of sleep. And with everything going on here at such a fast pace, I think that's why my bp was high. I took it earlier v after posting this and I was fine. I will still have it looked at by a doctor asap whenever I get a chance.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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At Primes Psd Program

I appreciate your kindness old salty dot. Thanks for your input.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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NEED HELP

I got it figured out. I'm just going to slide on over to somewhere and get a quick check up when I get the chance.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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NEED HELP

I am currently at Primes Psd program and I went to take make dot physical earlier this week. When my blood pressure was taken it was in the upper 170's over upper 90's. I was informed to come back to the clinic the next day and retake my blood preasure. When I had it retested it was still way high, so they told me to come back later in the day. When I arrived later that day they told me to lie down on the bed for 10 minutes and they would take it. 10 minutes later they took it and it was still high, but the nurse looked at me and smiled and said that I had passed ( even though I hadn't ) and she put down that I was 140 over 80. I am now worried that because my blood pressure is sky high and that's while I'm just chillen. I'm afraid that it will get even higher in the truck do to stress and something might happen, I.e. I pass out or have a stroke and kill someone in the process.

What should I do? I badly need to get my bp treated, and if I continue through the training it will be a hot minute l before I have the chance to get it treated.

Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Feel free to text me or reply any advice you have for me.

- Josh

757-351-9011

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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At Primes Psd Program

I am currently at Primes Psd program and I went to take make dot physical earlier this week. When my blood pressure was taken it was in the upper 170's over upper 90's. I was informed to come back to the clinic the next day and retake my blood preasure. When I had it retested it was still way high, so they told me to come back later in the day. When I arrived later that day they told me to lie down on the bed for 10 minutes and they would take it. 10 minutes later they took it and it was still high, but the nurse looked at me and smiled and said that I had passed ( even though I hadn't ) and she put down that I was 140 over 80. I am now worried that because my blood pressure is sky high and that's while I'm just chillen. I'm afraid that it will get even higher in the truck do to stress and something might happen, I.e. I pass out or have a stroke and kill someone in the process.

What should I do? I badly need to get my bp treated, and if I continue through the training it will be a hot minute l before I have the chance to get it treated.

Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Feel free to text me or reply any advice you have for me.

- Josh

757-351-9011

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