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If I Lose My Job


Jim MAC
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Hi all curently rated at 77.3766 rounded to 80 in VA math. Look at all the time I wasted in school thinking 50 plus 30 plus 10 plus 10 plus 10 plus 10 plus = 120.

Ok now for the real question I am curently takeing oxycodine for my 10 percent back problem. If I get a piss test at work and lose my job (put on medical leave) Is that grounds for I.U ?

Jim

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Your employer will not know it. You tell the testers that you are taking it when you get tested and show them the bottle. The testing company will contact you and tell you tested posative. Give them the place and prescription number ans the results will say you are clean.

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Its not against the law yet to take prescribed medicine and like Jbasser said you will be rated clean.

Good Luck

There may be some exceptions such as people who are airline pilots or bus drivers.

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If it is a legal drug and you are taking it prescribed manner what can they do? I took dope and all kinds of stuff when I worked for the post office. They were afraid to give me a piss test because then I would file for workers compensation again and go home.

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If you have an accident and have meds in your system and someone got hurt it could break bad for you.

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This is a touchy subject...on the bottle many say do not drive or operate machinery blah blah blah so impairment can occur with precriptive medication, there is a fine line as to how impared you appear, I guess. You indeed have to watch out for the side effects and especially drug interactions meds can have on your system. Sometimes Drs just prescribe too many, but pharmacists are knowledgeable in that area, its good to check with them too. What is also bad is when people dr shop and get meds from different docs and can really be dangerous when they have too many. Be honest and say my physician orders me medication for my chronic pain just like a dr may prescribe medication for other ailments, or diseases. There is a fine line between use and abuse. Take as ordered, and do not try to self medicate and increase your dosage without Dr. orders.

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Jim,

I will let you know if they considered my meds, when I had my C&P with a QTC doc in williamsburg. I listed all side effects of the 16 differnt meds I take for my SC conditions. Will see if our RO will even consider it. Still waiting on my claim for 2 issues that I submitted on 1/2008 and the NOD from 2/2008. Keep getting it is waiting on a decsion answer from IRIS and 1-800.

Good luck

Norm

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