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Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Prescription adderall

Sorry to re-has this topic, but thought it better to ask there than create a new thread.

Is there anyone here who is ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that DOT will allow Adderall use if their prescribing physician is wiling to back them up? At my last physical, the DOT physician had a real problem with it and told me that it is absolutely not allowed and that my doctor was required to change to a non-amphetamine if I wanted to get re-certified. This doctor seemed to believe every stigma about ADD.

I'm on a super low dose and don't even really like taking the medication. The only ADD problems I have seem to come up since I'm also back in school as an adult. It finally made sense when the learning center explained why I wasn't able to ever just sit and read through a textbook (cause of my poor grades the first time around). I'm not taking it because I can't function in the world. I'm taking it because I can't spend hours reading a textbook, no matter how much I really really want to.

I can drive just fine (and don't actually even take it at work, because I have no need). Long drives are not a problem because there's something to actively keep me engaged (the moving road).

Anyway, back to my original issue. I'm going to be forced to discontinue it. I read the DOT rules and it seems like there aren't exemptions available, but it seemed like people in this thread were stating there were with a doctor backing you.

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