Xanax And Peripheral Neuropathy.

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Brent B.'s Comment
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Hey Everyone! I haven’t been on in about six years. Lot’s of miles and changes since then.

So, I have been seeing a lot of new info on Xanax and peripheral neuropathy. I have been on .25mg of Xanax, for sleeping only, since 2016. I have had, moderate, peripheral neuropathy in both feet since 2016. I have worked for 2 companies, since then, with no issues. I have had my medical renewed twice during the last four years, too. I am now hearing that the fmsca is saying no medical card for peripheral neuropathy, yet I have worked with two different companies, while diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I haven’t had any issues with Xanax , either.

I am hearing, now, that some trucking companies are having to refuse drivers because of their insurance policies and/or their DOT Doctor. I have used my own DOT doctor, for the last 3 renewals with, no issues. I am currently trying to get on at two companies. One is allowing me to use my current medical card, and the other wants me to use there doctor, even though I just renewed it. I asked the company, that wants me to use their doctor, if I could email them my medical long form and a note from my personal doctor stating that I can drive a commercial vehicle without any issues. The company said they would see if they can do that, and have their doctor look at the information. That way, if the answer is no, I don’t make a trip to orientation, only to be sent home. I have heard that some companies don’t want the information ahead of time because they don’t want to be sued for discrimination, if they tell you no, before you get there.

I really don’t want to give up on trucking, because I would not be able to come near the pay I get now, without going back to school.

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.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome back Brent. From what I have briefly read, I would be seeking some other prescription besides Xanax. From the side effects I see online from several reputable sources, I can see why insurance companies would shy away from coverage.

If it were me, I would seek counsel from a functional medical doctor. These practicing physicians can be researched online.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Medical Info

Just read this article. It is something you should read.

Laura

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