DOT physicals

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  1. jdavis0036

    jdavis0036 Bobtail Member

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    Ive failed my 2nd dot physical for blood pressure and the feds say you can only take 2...2nd for second opinion....just completed 30 days on cpap stopped smoking and lost a few...Bp back to 130/80....ready to retake will the feds flag me if i pass and suspend my card if i pass this time on my 3rd shot....confused...
    clinic said i can take it again but still confused
     
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  3. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

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    Highly unlikely you'll get red flagged. Passed physical is a passed one. Good job on getting that BP down. Stay of them cancer sticks lol.
     
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  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    There are no regs that states you can only have 2 dot physicals. Simply go get your card and you'll be good.
    The only restrictions to getting multiple physicals if you fail one is you must give the Dr. the same information on subsequent ones.
    In your case, you fixed the issue that caused you to fail, so good.
     
  5. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Road Train Member

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    Meds are cheap, you can get a 90 day supply for less than $10 just about everywhere you go.
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    yup beginner BP meds are real cheap.

    90 days of bp and a statin for cholesterol was free on Medicare. was about 8$

    I'm still on the beginner dose and mine was 127 over 78 at the DR wed.

    not bad for a retired fat old fart!
     
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  7. jdavis0036

    jdavis0036 Bobtail Member

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  8. Powder Joints

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    Eat garlic, no coffee, tea, energy drinks, 8 hours sleep the night before. Sit quiet for at least 5 minutes before the test. nobody reports it to anybody, you could if you go down the street to a CP that day.
     
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  9. jdavis0036

    jdavis0036 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you guys for the words of wisdom....Whish id asked 30 days ago....lost alot of sleep thinking about having to go work for peanuts at the local Labor Ready
     
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