DOT physical after CIDP DX

    • January 26, 2020 at 10:36 am

      30 year plus truck driver diagnosed with CIDP in April 2019 IVIG treatments brought me back to about 50 60 % of my old normal. According our Dr that does DOT physicals any type of polyneuropathy is automatically disqualified from passing and therefore can no longer drive. I can find nothing “recent” from the DOT or FMSCA that mentions polyneuropathy. Just wondering if anyone else has ran into this situation..Was approved for disability from S.S. then unapproved thats another whole mess.. I’d rather be working

    • January 26, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Paul I am a ex truck driver that has CIDP , I could not see myself getting up and down from the cab, or maybe move cargo around with my muscle weakness. I find the fatigue would make 10 hours driving about impossible. I did retire early and was approved for SS disability, wish I was still working to help pay for the IVIG treatments.

    • January 27, 2020 at 11:58 am

      I’m also in a DOT sensitive position as well, but rather not discuss it in detail here at this time. If you’d like to have a conversation, email me and we can go from there.

    • January 30, 2020 at 8:45 am

      As a DOT certified examiner I would have to agree with the Dr. Peripheral neuropathy can be disqualifying depending on the extent and examination findings. That being said if the examiner feels that the neuropathy is not limiting he or she can request clearance from the treating specialist and also may require that you have a skills performance evaluation