Rheumatoid Arthritis And CDL And Other Medical Issues?

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Melissa H.'s Comment
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Hi I will be trying to get into Prime next spring. Right now I'm in the truck permanently with my husband who is a lease driver with prime. I have rheumatoid arthritis and take injections once a week. I can't find much on the disease and driving. I also stopped (titrated) my klonopin and vyvanse as I was diagnosed ADHD in 2015 but also ran our service business for 18 years. The anxiety meds were due to being diagnosed RA in 2015. I've also talked to others who got their CDL after stopping their ADHD meds. I may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD anyway getting overwhelmed confused with ADHD due to running a business by myself and doing the work of 4 woman all myself. That was a nightmare.

Sorry, on cell not laptop so this may look all over the place.

Main question is the RA and then getting off the drugs. Will they be out of system by next spring or rather will my brain be back to normal firing as I'm going through mild withdrawal right now.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site!

I have RA in both knees, but no medications prescribed.

What is your daily diet like?

Tim F..blujay jr.'s Comment
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Hi I will be trying to get into Prime next spring. Right now I'm in the truck permanently with my husband who is a lease driver with prime. I have rheumatoid arthritis and take injections once a week. I can't find much on the disease and driving. I also stopped (titrated) my klonopin and vyvanse as I was diagnosed ADHD in 2015 but also ran our service business for 18 years. The anxiety meds were due to being diagnosed RA in 2015. I've also talked to others who got their CDL after stopping their ADHD meds. I may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD anyway getting overwhelmed confused with ADHD due to running a business by myself and doing the work of 4 woman all myself. That was a nightmare.

Sorry, on cell not laptop so this may look all over the place.

Main question is the RA and then getting off the drugs. Will they be out of system by next spring or rather will my brain be back to normal firing as I'm going through mild withdrawal right now.

well time wil tell there might be some products to help flush out all that try asking a doctor or look up detox best methods wisj you luck for sure

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Melissa H.'s Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site!

I have RA in both knees, but no medications prescribed.

What is your daily diet like?

Thanks Packrat.

I eat healthy but just not to get it confused, I have Rheumatoid not osteoarthritis. The autoimmune disease. It's serious and runs through your whole body. I don't have osteoarthritis, which is wear and tear. The medication I'm on is methotrexate which is a low dose chemo therapy.

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.

Melissa H.'s Comment
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Hi I will be trying to get into Prime next spring. Right now I'm in the truck permanently with my husband who is a lease driver with prime. I have rheumatoid arthritis and take injections once a week. I can't find much on the disease and driving. I also stopped (titrated) my klonopin and vyvanse as I was diagnosed ADHD in 2015 but also ran our service business for 18 years. The anxiety meds were due to being diagnosed RA in 2015. I've also talked to others who got their CDL after stopping their ADHD meds. I may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD anyway getting overwhelmed confused with ADHD due to running a business by myself and doing the work of 4 woman all myself. That was a nightmare.

Sorry, on cell not laptop so this may look all over the place.

Main question is the RA and then getting off the drugs. Will they be out of system by next spring or rather will my brain be back to normal firing as I'm going through mild withdrawal right now.

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well time wil tell there might be some products to help flush out all that try asking a doctor or look up detox best methods wisj you luck for sure

Thanks Tim Good suggestions. I would think flushing the system would be a good idea. Didn't think of that.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Ice cream man's Comment
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I would do a flush but also check with your husbands FM of Prime will let in or look on the web. If you try to fill out a driver application it will give a list of stuff Medical conditions you cannot have and work for them. Sorry I don’t remember what was on the list. Good luck

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Melissa H.'s Comment
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I would do a flush but also check with your husbands FM of Prime will let in or look on the web. If you try to fill out a driver application it will give a list of stuff Medical conditions you cannot have and work for them. Sorry I don’t remember what was on the list. Good luck

Thanks! I'll see his FM on Tuesday so I can ask him then and talk more about it.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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