Xanax and Peripheral Neuropathy

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  1. GetterDone11

    GetterDone11 Bobtail Member

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    Hey Everyone! I haven’t been on in about six years. Lot’s of miles and changes since then.

    So, I have been seeing a lot of new info on Xanax and peripheral neuropathy. I have been on .25mg of Xanax, for sleeping only, since 2016. I have had, moderate, peripheral neuropathy in both feet since 2016. I have worked for 2 companies, since then, with no issues. I have had my medical renewed twice during the last four years, too. I am now hearing that the fmsca is saying no medical card for peripheral neuropathy, yet I have worked with two different companies, while diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I haven’t had any issues with Xanax , either.

    I am hearing, now, that some trucking companies are having to refuse drivers because of their insurance policies and/or their DOT Doctor. I have used my own DOT doctor, for the last 3 renewals with, no issues. I am currently trying to get on at two companies. One is allowing me to use my current medical card, and the other wants me to use there doctor, even though I just renewed it. I asked the company, that wants me to use their doctor, if I could email them my medical long form and a note from my personal doctor stating that I can drive a commercial vehicle without any issues. The company said they would see if they can do that, and have their doctor look at the information. That way, if the answer is no, I don’t make a trip to orientation, only to be sent home. I have heard that some companies don’t want the information ahead of time because they don’t want to be sued for discrimination, if they tell you no, before you get there.

    I really don’t want to give up on trucking, because I would not be able to come near the pay I get now, without going back to school.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    How did the DOT doctor find out about the peripheral neuropathy?
     
  5. Trucking in Tennessee

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    There is a class action lawsuit against Zantac right now for causing various forms of cancer.

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  6. GetterDone11

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    It is in a worker’s compensation record as possibly related to an accident I was involved in, in 2016.
     
  7. GetterDone11

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    Really! Two doctors have told me I can wean off it since it’s such a low dose, that I take before I go to bed, but I have heard the side affects can be awful. Maybe I just need to man-up.
     
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    If you just need to relax try clonzapem...2 mg. Works great.
     
  9. Chinatown

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    I take a 10 mg. Melatonin with a Magnesium capsule.
    Doctor recommended this combination and it works well.
     
  10. Blue Zombie Trucker

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    I have had problems getting to sleep forever. I occasionally use 5mg melatonin, but what has helped *a lot* is mindfulness breathing techniques. It sounds like woo woo BS, but it's not. It works. And it's free, no side effects, perfectly legal, requires no prescription
     
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    Pretty sure it is Zantec (rantadine or something like that) that is involved in the lawsuit. -an acid reducer for heartburn/reflux.
     
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