Disqualifying Prescription?

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Turtle's Comment
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However, the association with an anti-seizure drug can lead to an ignorant person, that doesn't think very well, to condemn the drug.

You assume the company or person is condemning the drug simply due to that association, when in fact they are far more likely to be simply protecting themselves from litigation. Lawyers and juries can have a field day when handed a lawsuit involving a driver taking such medication, regardless of the driver's actual ability to operate the vehicle. The results will have these companies tied up endlessly in court, costing billions industry-wide. That's an inescapable fact.

Let's face it, we're in a litigious world, right or not. When faced with the choice of allowing these medications or not, these companies are smart and correct in opting for the safer choice.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Also, keep in mind that they will not allow any medication that causes drowsiness, dizziness, or any symptoms that could prevent you from operating the vehicle safely. I don't know the specifics of the medications we're talking about here, but it's possible they cause symptoms that prevent them from being approved for driving.

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I know this is going to sound crazy, but hear me out.

Daith piercings. It puts the piece of jewelry right through an acupuncture point that is pretty successful at reducing the severity of migraines. Anecdotally, I was able to get off the daily Immatrex, in favor of the "rescue injection dose." I figured that worst case scenario, I got a cool new place for jewelry. Since I got mine 4 years ago, I have used 8 injection doses. Previously, it was daily dose of a control med. Typically I would get break through migraines at least every other month, still requiring the injection dose.

My best friend went from 83 migraine days out of 90 (and a hefty daily med list) to 5 migraine days in 90, by doing the double daith. For both of us, the possible payoff was worth the temporary hassle of healing a cartilage piercing, and a "reasonably effective" treatment in the sub $100 range? Sure. Relatively low risk on the financial/complication sides.

Good luck in weaning off!

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.

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Also, keep in mind that they will not allow any medication that causes drowsiness, dizziness, or any symptoms that could prevent you from operating the vehicle safely. I don't know the specifics of the medications we're talking about here, but it's possible they cause symptoms that prevent them from being approved for driving.

A lot of medications, including beta blockers for blood pressure, list drowsiness and dizziness as possible side effects. Does anyone on here take such things and have passed their DOT and company standards? I mean, what is allowed?

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.

Mountain Matt's Comment
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I know this is going to sound crazy, but hear me out.

Daith piercings. It puts the piece of jewelry right through an acupuncture point that is pretty successful at reducing the severity of migraines. Anecdotally, I was able to get off the daily Immatrex, in favor of the "rescue injection dose." I figured that worst case scenario, I got a cool new place for jewelry. Since I got mine 4 years ago, I have used 8 injection doses. Previously, it was daily dose of a control med. Typically I would get break through migraines at least every other month, still requiring the injection dose.

My best friend went from 83 migraine days out of 90 (and a hefty daily med list) to 5 migraine days in 90, by doing the double daith. For both of us, the possible payoff was worth the temporary hassle of healing a cartilage piercing, and a "reasonably effective" treatment in the sub $100 range? Sure. Relatively low risk on the financial/complication sides.

Good luck in weaning off!

Thanks for the input, and I'm glad to hear of your great results (and your friend's)! Migraines are very strange things... they're not even entirely sure what causes them (screwy electrical signals in the brain? chemical issues?), so I'm not surprised when I hear of people having success from "non-traditional" treatment methods. Botox injections used to be a "fringe" treatment and have now gotten more mainstream. I already have my ears pierced, so this is worth considering, or at least researching a little more. Non-prescription treatments are always preferable, in my book.

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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