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Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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I'd like to pursue Hydrocodone a little further if I may.

I've been taking this for kidney stones and arthritis, while exploring more natural alternatives. I'm willing to get off this drug to get my CDL Class A. When I research it, is says that it's out of your system within days or a week; but it could say in your hair follicles for 90 days.

Does anyone have any direct experience with being on it, getting off, and successfully passing a DOT test?

Any information is appreciated.


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I've read most of the book you have here - great introduction. I have a few questions.

Most of your examples/assumptions are around 2200 miles a week. Assuming this is a good average, is making $1,000/wk or $4,000/mo realistic?

How many hours a day do you drive - I'm assuming 10?

How many miles per hour do you average in a day - I'm assuming somewhere around 40 with stops and starts?


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Blood Medication Pills./ Anti depressant.

always be prepared.


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Blood Medication Pills./ Anti depressant.

... as long as it doesn't state "Do not operate heavy machinery while taking this medication" on the bottle, its probably fine. Blood pressure meds do not disqualify you...

Is that the standard? If I get off any meds that have this label for, say 2 months, I could pass this test? Then how often are you re-tested?

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Taking blood pressure medicine, will it be counted against me when taking DOT physical

You can call a hospital or any certified DOT examiner to find out. If the one you're taking won't be approved you'll simply have your doctor switch you to one that is.

I need to figure this out for a number of medications. Is there a place to go to see a list? I have arthritis and am on some pain medication for it, but it's prescription and I function completely fine. I need to see which of my meds I can't take, have to get off, and how long I need to be off them before I could pass a test. I assume that this is a blood test. Is this something I can get done on my own to check? If so, how do I check the results without going through the DOT and having a failed test on my record?


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