What to do ? I have been going to pain clinic for8 months and I get op80 3 a day,4 roxycodone a day ,3 bacoflex s and 3 clonapin a day. About 6 was ago i sprained my ankle very bad and my dr added 2 perocet for the last 4 weeks. Well if things were not bad then my co. Decided they wher going to make co. Truck I drive maybe 2 or 3 times a week for an hour at most a commercial vehichle and we have to do a dot physical which includes 5 panel drug test. I have never told work about pain clinic in fear I would lose job.my boss knows I am taken pain meds for ankle and he said as long as you have script ,just show them and everything will be ok.so I starting taken as little pain meds as possible which is the percocets an 1 roxy and dropped all others,will I get away with just showing perocet script and be ok,or will I be looking for a job ? Please advise?
4 Mar 2013
My husband works for a well known nationwide (in the US) trucking company and all he does is move the trucks around in the lot when needed and maybe occasionally hike a truck from one location to another. He had to take a DOT drug screen and at the time was on prescribed Darvocet (before they removed it from the market a couple years ago) He came up positive for the drug and his company made him go off the medication even though it was prescribed. They do not allow ANY drugs that may cause drowsiness and/or impair your ability to drive. From what he learned, this is a DOT regulation. You may have trouble even though these drugs are prescribed. He wasnt fired but he did have to stop taking his pain meds and had to go back in later and give a clean specimen. You may not be allowed to drive the trucks while you are using these medications.
I do also know, with his company, if someone receives a DUI or DWI, even during "off time" they are let go because they have to have a clean driving record. You may want to check into DOT policies in your state and also look and see if your company has a "drug free" policy. If they do, you may not be able to work until you are off the medications but be sure you check into it.
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