Been Filling Prescripts For Antidepresants/anxiety But Not Taking Them

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K L.'s Comment
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So for reasons I can't say I've been seeing a therapist getting antidepresants filled and then not taking them .

When I go to orention for my company and they ask if I'm taking things and say no (it won't show up on a drug test since I'm not taking it ) ,will they somehow find out dr prescribed it and I've been filling it and then Im screwed over ?

Josh C.'s Comment
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Interesting question and I am really not sure....however is there a reason why you keep getting refills on meds you are not taking? As far as I'm aware medication isn't compulsory.

K L.'s Comment
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Interesting question and I am really not sure....however is there a reason why you keep getting refills on meds you are not taking? As far as I'm aware medication isn't compulsory.

I fill it for personal reasons , but I can assure you 100% it would not sure up in a drug test .

I mean ,i doubt my prescriptions are in some data base for my employer/dot to find out so meh I'm probably just over stressing this ,and worst case my company finds out and I become homeless forever ,no pressure .

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.

Old School's Comment
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K.L. Relax, if you aren't taking the medication it won't show up. You don't have to tell them about your medications unless you're taking them.

However, you must tell them about any prescribed medicine you are taking so those don't cause you to fail that drug test. Also, don't plan on starting taking those prescribed medicines after passing that initial drug screening . When you get a CDL you are agreeing to random drug testing. The last thing you want to do is fail your drug test. That does go into a national data base, and then you've got a major problem.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah I wouldn't mention it at all if you haven't taken any. But remember that a lot of companies do hair follicle tests now which can go back 90 days or more.

Gunner's Comment
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Interesting question and I am really not sure....however is there a reason why you keep getting refills on meds you are not taking? As far as I'm aware medication isn't compulsory.

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I fill it for personal reasons , but I can assure you 100% it would not sure up in a drug test .

I mean ,i doubt my prescriptions are in some data base for my employer/dot to find out so meh I'm probably just over stressing this ,and worst case my company finds out and I become homeless forever ,no pressure .

Your med history is definitely not in a database so don't worry about that. That would conflict with dr/patient confidentiality laws. Only you can grant access to any past medical history. Think about it this way........70% of all americans are currently taking some sort of prescription for either pain, anxiety, depression, etc etc (i read that in a medical report). If trucking companies where able to look into everyones past medical history and all the meds they HAD once taken, and then allowed to judge people over it, there would probably be alot of very sudden openings in the industry, not to mention probably finding out about those who are still taking certain meds.

Definitely dont need to worry about it. If you are not currently taking any disqualifying meds then you are safe.......and whats in your med history is between you and your private doctor. "What happenes in trucking truth, stays in trucking truth" or something like that. :).

Hope this sets your mind at ease a little. Talk therapy is far better than taking "a little blue pill" anyway. JMO.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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This thread is very interesting as one application I filled out today asked: have you been diagnosed with any physical or mental conditions that would prevent you from being able to operate a commercial motor vehicle? Can you say "falsification of application information?"

I sure don't wanna know your medical/mental history, but I also hope the reasons you're prescribed antidepressants aren't anything that will put the rest of us, or yourself, in danger.

Commercial Motor Vehicle:

A commercial motor vehicle is any vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property with either:

  • A gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • A gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more which includes a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
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