Tramadol

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Randall G.'s Comment
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Been super busy working on new house and also packing and doing my landscape business. Somehow I have managed to pull a back muscle or something in lower right back. My sister gave me a tramadol last year in May for a similar back ache and it made me drowsy as hell at work. I have not taken dot physical yet or anything, so before I take it before bed tonight will that show up on a drug test or dot physical? Don't want to take any risks before possible Friday test.

DOT:

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I wouldn’t risk it. It is a synthetic opioid, and unless you have a script, it isn’t worth the risk

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I stick with plain old Ibuprofen. The trouble is most people take too low of a dose and then they think it doesn't work. I think my dose is 2000mg at a time. Doctor says I can safely do that twice a day.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PJ's Comment
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If you do not have a script in your name DO NOT take anything, ever. I’m having dental surgery in the morning and all I will take is ibproben as strong as they have. Not worth the risk, and I want to get back to work as soon as possible.

PackRat's Comment
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Not only is it not worth the risk for an upcoming physical, it is also illegal, as PJ stated. If something totally unreal happened after taking it, with no doctor's prescription, you could both be in a world of trouble. For a back ache? Not worth it at all. I've never understood why one would take a pill meant for another. What if you are allergic and you go into convulusion, or the throat swells shut, or anything unexpected?

Jamie's Comment
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I took one around May of last year for a ear infection, I did a hair follicle test in August of 2018 and passed. But I wouldn't risk it, you could get a test yourself.

Randall G.'s Comment
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That is exactly the things I wanted to know. Years ago I was cut severely in right arm and was down over 8 weeks. Prescribed me loratabs and after taking the first one,I had someone call doctor and change that ****. It put me on cloud nine. I don't take pills and rarely have any issues. But last year I remember that tramadol helped my back but I was drowsy as hell and she told me it wouldn't make drowsy. I checked up on it after work and it clearly is a a med that makes you drowsy. So I still had this one left in a zip lock in my medicine cabinet. Saw it while packing. I'm trying to get out of here and rolling and I damn sure don't want to have anything holding me up. Flush that thing down the toilet. Motrin it is. Thanks for your input. 3 weeks away. Can't wait. Everyone drive safe.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PJ's Comment
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Good choice Randall. I have always been super sensitive to drugs and everything even over the counter stuff makes me drowsey. I wish you the best Sir!!!!

Dave Reid's Comment
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Tramadol will cause a positive on the drug test so don't take it ever without a script, and even with the script you cannot take it and drive for a period of time - I don't know if there is an exact time specified but a day should be safe....it can't be in your bloodstream in any significant amount. But with a script, if it causes a positive on a hair follicle test at a later day, you'll be able to clear it up by furnishing the script to the DOT medical examiner.

Been super busy working on new house and also packing and doing my landscape business. Somehow I have managed to pull a back muscle or something in lower right back. My sister gave me a tramadol last year in May for a similar back ache and it made me drowsy as hell at work. I have not taken dot physical yet or anything, so before I take it before bed tonight will that show up on a drug test or dot physical? Don't want to take any risks before possible Friday test.

DOT:

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.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Been super busy working on new house and also packing and doing my landscape business. Somehow I have managed to pull a back muscle or something in lower right back. My sister gave me a tramadol last year in May for a similar back ache and it made me drowsy as hell at work. I have not taken dot physical yet or anything, so before I take it before bed tonight will that show up on a drug test or dot physical? Don't want to take any risks before possible Friday test.

Please NEVER take someone else's prescription medication (pain meds or otherwise). It's illegal and can be very dangerous! Yes, this would show up on a drug test.

DOT:

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.

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