Blood Pressure

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Cory B.'s Comment
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Most drivers carry a small cooler/refrigerator with them and hit grocery stores and Walmarts to stock up on healthier, less expensive foods than you'll find in truck stops. That's the way to go.

I recently watched a YouTube video from a guy who said he never stops at truck stops and only spends the night at Walmarts, or rest areas. Is that even possible? I know there are Walmarts almost everywhere. If that was the case, I would stop there nearly every night also. Just due to the luxury of having healthy food all the time.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Subway is pretty healthy and most fast food places have some sort of salads and such.

I always tell me wife I am probably the only guy who goes to McDonald's and only orders salads. Seems every time I go they make me park so they can make them.

S.B.'s Comment
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I'm on 10mg of lisinopril as my only prescribed medication. High BP diagnoses is common, nothing to worry about if it's controlled with meds. I'm 30 and I've been on that med since 26 with normal BP. DOT card is only good for a year, no big deal imo. If you get put on it, I would start it on a day off from driving or any work around heavy machinery. Some people it drops the blood pressure too low, and can causes dizziness as a side effect. For those of us with high BP, it just makes it normal. As mentioned, white coat syndrome, where anxiety causes the BP to rise, sometimes gets diagnosed as high BP, and the doctor sometimes prescribes meds. The problem is if you usually have normal BP, the meds lower it, and you really don't need the BP meds for when BP rises due to anxiety, such as caused by a visit to the Dr.

Usually they don't diagnose it as high blood pressure until you have 3+ trips to the office with high BP. A good doctor will have you come back in just for a nurse to take a BP reading on another day you are available, shouldn't even need an appointment.

I say this from a nursing background ;)........I know from military to nursing to trucking LOL..........Yeah I just hate being stuck somewhere, I like the outside or riding.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.


Hours Of Service

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