very important question

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  1. dale.p1013

    dale.p1013 Bobtail Member

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    I recently graduated from ait and got my cdl. I went with pride transport. They did a urine and hair drug test. I passed the urine but failed the hair test. I used to take a medication called citalopram which I think caused the positive. I called Shepard and Watkins and in order to go there they want my drug results. I did tell pride I used to take the medication and told dot when I did my physical. Pride let me go because of the positive. I don't know what to do now. I don't use drugs at all. Any help?
     
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  3. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    Something made you fail. Get a doctors note to show it caused failure. Also learn the companies name you want to work for. Its watkins and shepherd l.
     
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  4. redgod7

    redgod7 Light Load Member

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    Hair tests are expensive. Most companies only do urine. Just apply at a different company and DO NOT tell them you tested positive on a hair test.
     
  5. Criminey Jade

    Criminey Jade Road Train Member

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    Wouldn't the positive hair test come up in records?
     
  6. dale.p1013

    dale.p1013 Bobtail Member

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    First off it doesn't matter how I type the companies name. I don't do drugs and I don't have reason to lie. I have been off the medication for 8-10 months.
     
  7. dale.p1013

    dale.p1013 Bobtail Member

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    Yes it's now in the records. I didn't do anything wrong. I'm just unsure what to do or how to handle this problem
     
  8. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    If all this is true, and you have a doctor who will vouch for recently having you on Celexa (citalopram) and perhaps have an Rx record that shows the recent acquisition of Celexa, I'd do whatever I could do to contest the dismissal on drug screen result. But Celexa is a common attempt to protect against a positive amphetamine
     
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  9. dale.p1013

    dale.p1013 Bobtail Member

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    It's the only thing I can think of. I still have the empty bottle. The medication is the only thing that would cause a positive. I looked online and that medication can cause a positive.
     
  10. redgod7

    redgod7 Light Load Member

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    Not necessarily. The company has to report it. I refused to take one once and quit. Then I went to another company and they didn't say anything.
     
  11. dale.p1013

    dale.p1013 Bobtail Member

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    The other company knows I was at pride transport and they told me they will have to request drug test results.
     
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