DOT Medical Exam a-fib??

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  1. East bay Al

    East bay Al Bobtail Member

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    I want to attend truck driving school. Will having arterial fibulation disqualify me? Am taking a low dose medication now(Propafenone) 225mg.Should I even disclose this info?, don't want to open a can of worms if I don't have to.
    Thanks, East bay Al
     
  2. Okieron

    Okieron <b>Crusty Okie</b>

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    Be careful not disclosing. someone somewhere has a record of you taking this medication. when they find out about it your done ! no one will hire you and all that money time and effort is down the drain. be honest upfront and 9 times out 10 you will be ok.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Think I will contact my Dr. and find out if he will approve me. Don't want any surprizes after I pony-up my money.
     
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    If its under control it shouldn't be a problem, but you should disclose it
     
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    Hey bud. I've had a-fib controlled by meds the entire time I've been driving (4 years). If its controlled is not disqualifying. It will probably get you a 1 year dot physical instead of 2 though. Disclose it for sure.
     
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    Thanks for the advise...will do.
     
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