CPAP and Medical Card

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Hailto, Nov 14, 2021.

  1. Hailto

    Hailto Bobtail Member

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    Did you keep using yours while you waited on the replacement or did you stop? From what I was reading it was extremely rare for anyone to have issues in the first place, there were like 3 cases out of all users or something.
     
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  3. Rickp

    Rickp Heavy Load Member

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    I kept using mine. I have severe apnea so doc didnt recommend stopping since there were only 3 known cases of the foam getting into the airway.
     
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    Hailto Bobtail Member

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    Do you know how far back the DOT checks for machine usage when you get your physical?
     
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    Rickp Heavy Load Member

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    DOT doesnt check. Medical examiner will want a compliance report for the last 30 days if they know you use a cpap.
     
  6. Hailto

    Hailto Bobtail Member

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    How do you get that report to them? Does your sleep doctor send it to them, or do they give you a print out that you then bring to your medical examiner?
     
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    Rickp Heavy Load Member

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    I call the place i got the machine from. It uploads the use data to them daily. They email me the report to take to the doc.
     
  8. Hailto

    Hailto Bobtail Member

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    Ah cool, ty for the info
     
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    Mystikal Medium Load Member

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    I use a Resmed Airsense 10. I can email the report to myself.
     
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  10. Hailto

    Hailto Bobtail Member

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    I think mine has the ability to do that as well. Realistically im still a few months out from CDL school, so maybe I should just start using it again and hope im not one of the 3 people that inhales some foam lol.
     
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  11. Wasted Thyme

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    You may also try getting a letter from your prescribing doctor. Saying that your apnea is mild and will not impact your driving.
     
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