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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Seat cushions/motorized massagers

Does anyone suggest a cushion or massager?

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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On my way to Prime

Good luck future driver!

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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CDL exam tomorrow!!

Congrats sir!

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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DOT Physical - Official form regarding current prescriptions?

Thanks Chad! good-luck-2.gif

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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DOT Physical - Official form regarding current prescriptions?

She said Wellbutrin is OK as long as my prescribing physician signs off on it.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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DOT Physical - Official form regarding current prescriptions?

Rick, I owe you sir! I gave it a shot and called the third party company that does Prime's DOT physicals. The woman that answered was more than happy to look up medications and let me know if they're allowed with my doctor's release or if they're not allowed at all. Phentermine is not allowed at all. I called my recruiter and we pushed my start date out 30 days. I was all set to start this Monday but I'm glad you said something because I would've definitely been sent home unemployed. My boss was happy to find out she gets to keep me for 30 more days. lol I would think that recruiters would ask about medications since most don't know about DOT physicals. Oh well, my recruiter has been great though.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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DOT Physical - Official form regarding current prescriptions?

My apologies. I actually found what I was looking for here...

DOT Medical Release Opinion DOT Doctor Medical Release Opinion Form

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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DOT Physical - Official form regarding current prescriptions?

I'm going to be taking my DOT physical Monday and I currently take 2 prescriptions. 1) Wellbutrin for mild depression and 2) Phentermine for appetite suppression. I have an appointment with my doctor who prescribes these meds and was wondering if there's a form out there I can print to take with me so he can state taking these meds won't interfere with my ability to operate a CMV. Does anyone know where I can find this form (if it exists)? If not, can someone tell me exactly what the doctor should write?

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Sleep apnea

I have a mask that just covers my nose because I can't deal with my mouth AND nose being covered...and yes, it takes a while to get used to. I do sleep better though. My blood pressure has stabilized, and I don't wake up every morning with a splitting headache like I used to.

Same here. I was initially given a full face mask and kept throwing it on the floor in the middle of the night. I talked to the sleep study center and they told me to try a mask like Kat mentioned. That was 4 years ago and I love it. I tried the nasal pillow masks that have soft rubber nasal tips that fit just inside your nostrils. I couldn't get it to stop leaking air so I'm back to the over-the-nose mask. Once you get used to it and feel the benefits of getting good sleep, you'll never think twice about using it every time you sleep.

My CPAP is a few years old and doesn't have the built-in wifi capability that the newer models have. They'll actually transmit your CPAP usage data automatically no matter where you are. Mine has a SD card where all my usage data is stored. I spoke with Heather at the company that handles all the CPAP machines & supplies for Prime. She told me I'd have a couple options with my machine. 1) I could stop by the terminal once every 30 days and have my SD card read or 2) She could attach an external wifi device to my CPAP machine for $60. Pretty sure I'm going to go with option 2. lol

Don't let sleep apnea deter you from becoming a truck driver. Find a comfortable mask, use it every time you lay down to sleep and give it a week or 2. You'll be glad you did! That last sentence sounded like one of those, "Call us to get a great life insurance quote" commercials. lol

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Lessons a Rookie learned in Maine....

Maybe I need to wear those glasses that help old farts see close-up.

Just had my annual eye exam today. Getting my first pair of bifocals. Sucks getting old. lol

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