Prescription Sleeping Pills Drug Question

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I know you cannot be taking Ambien or the generic equivalent. You could try melatonin to see if it will help. It is what our bodies produce naturally to help us sleep. I would start with 3mg tabs and if that doesn't help there are 5mg ones too. Good luck!

LOL, mine work pretty well.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Interesting, I just noticed that says microgram, not milligram. They seem to work well for me, and I really have sleep issues

Mike D.'s Comment
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Interesting, I just noticed that says microgram, not milligram. They seem to work well for me, and I really have sleep issues

I have been taking the generic form of ambian for so long I basically get a power nap out of it only. I know that any drug deemed dangerous for operating or driving a large rig will be scrutinized. I was just wondering if anyone reading has had first-hand knowledge of what to expect when dealing with the medical examiner.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Its not.just DOT but the company to be worried about. this is one more reason we recommend company sponsored training. Even if you get a DOT card during local schooling, most likely a company will not allow it. But you will know that the first day at company sponsored school.

We had two Prime drivers who were sent home for Trazadone which is a non addictive drug used for anxiety and.sleep aid. They were told to get the doctor to swap to another medication and come back in 30 days.

Ambien is known for CRAZY sleepwalking side effects. A man totalled my Mustang GT while asleep on ambien. The Mayo Clinic says it is less addictive than benzos, but not reccomended for long term use. LESS addictive...not non addictive. thats a huge difference.

Heres how serious medications are to companies....i was told the only OTC i can take for colds is Mucinex or Comtrex, nothing else. We cant take Benadryl for allergies which hospitals use as a sleep aid. So i seriously doubt you will find ANY company willing to accept Ambien.

And the natural reaction is "but i dont have side effects". Great! but if you hit someone and the cops test you, you will test positive. Now a lawsuit ensues when the other attorney blames the accident on the negligent, drugged driver. The guy who hit me was given a DWI and lost his license for 60 days.

good luck. i would be asking the doctor about alternatives now.

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Mike D.'s Comment
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Its not.just DOT but the company to be worried about. this is one more reason we recommend company sponsored training. Even if you get a DOT card during local schooling, most likely a company will not allow it. But you will know that the first day at company sponsored school.

We had two Prime drivers who were sent home for Trazadone which is a non addictive drug used for anxiety and.sleep aid. They were told to get the doctor to swap to another medication and come back in 30 days.

Ambien is known for CRAZY sleepwalking side effects. A man totalled my Mustang GT while asleep on ambien. The Mayo Clinic says it is less addictive than benzos, but not reccomended for long term use. LESS addictive...not non addictive. thats a huge difference.

Heres how serious medications are to companies....i was told the only OTC i can take for colds is Mucinex or Comtrex, nothing else. We cant take Benadryl for allergies which hospitals use as a sleep aid. So i seriously doubt you will find ANY company willing to accept Ambien.

And the natural reaction is "but i dont have side effects". Great! but if you hit someone and the cops test you, you will test positive. Now a lawsuit ensues when the other attorney blames the accident on the negligent, drugged driver. The guy who hit me was given a DWI and lost his license for 60 days.

good luck. i would be asking the doctor about alternatives now.

Wow...huge, huge save Rainy! Trinity Medical said that I must show 30 days documentation from my Dr. cancellation of the prescription. Almost made an unnecessary round trip bus ride to Springfield tomorrow. Thank you so very much! I nominate you Moderater Of The Year!

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Donna M.'s Comment
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Rainy saves a lot of us around here!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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haha thanks. thats cause no matter how badly you think you will screw up, i have already done it!!! learn from my mistakes.

David D.'s Comment
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I do know there are quite a few drugs (the legal prescription ones folks) that you can't take and drive. Just be careful. As for the mind racing when you are trying to go so sleep I have the same issue and I either concentrate on slowing down my breathing or put the TV on a sleep timer. Just some thoughts.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Michael B.'s Comment
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I fully agree with Rainy, all of your prescription sleep aids are classified as sedative - hypnotics and all of them list as a side effect, sleep driving. You are driving while technically asleep. I did this once many years ago (8-9 years ago). The next morning I woke up and saw a pair of tickets written to me by the local PD. One for following to close and one for bumping the rear of a car luckily there was no damage to the cars and no-one hurt but I had no recollection of this event. The police didnt notice the impairment as you still seem to be and act as if you are awake but I had no clue as to what happened. Imagine if this were done by you when you awoke in the cab of your truck, the first thing you are gonna do is start to drive as there is nothing else to do in a truck. The likelyhood of killing yourself or more likely someone else is very real and you wont even remember killing them. Prescription sleep-aids are not allowed by trucking companies and I do not recommend you try to get away with using them without telling them about them. The risk of killing other people is far too great to risk it and you will spend the rest of your life in prison for something you dont even remember doing. All it takes is one time sleep driving to ruin everyones lives.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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