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Waiver for Ritalin or Concentra?

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Just asking for a friend, but is it even POSSIBLE to get a waiver on any class of medical if you are taking Ritalin or Concentra, and claim to be dependant on it?
 

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No. Try getting a waiver for heroin. It'd be easier...

Seriously, it's in the class above the Codine deratives. And in the class right below the illegal drugs.TC
 
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AA717driver said:
No. Try getting a waiver for heroin. It'd be easier...

Seriously, it's in the class above the Codine deratives. And in the class right below the illegal drugs.TC

It's ClassII, the above responses are correct, no way.
 
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Thanks for the info AA & TD

dseagrav,

i dont ritalin, it's for another guy who posted on the other forum
 
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Meh, I didn't read that until after I posted. >_<

I went through hell to avoid taking that stuff back in school. My mother and my teachers wanted me on it real bad. I don't see why anyone would want to take it voluntarily. That was before I knew about the nasty habit-forming side effects, too.
 

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It's my understanding that Ritalin is similar in effect to Amphetamines, so no way. Unless you're military and they give you real amphetamine for long missions. Apparently its a popular street drug as is oxycontin.

It's prescribed for ADD. Not sure if ADD is disqualifying, doubt it. If anything the drug would heighten awareness.


Metro752 said:
Just asking for a friend, but is it even POSSIBLE to get a waiver on any class of medical if you are taking Ritalin or Concentra, and claim to be dependant on it?
 

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JohnE said:
It's prescribed for ADD. Not sure if ADD is disqualifying, doubt it. If anything the drug would heighten awareness.

It doesn't. It's a behaviour-supression drug, meant to eliminate undesirable thought patterns in children. It's a very brute force approach to solving ADD - It doesn't make the child able to concentrate in school, it removes their desire to do anything except what they are told. Specifically, Ritalin suppresses or eliminates impulsive or instinctive behavior. It makes kids who ask difficult questions into managable sheep, and has the bonus side effects of inducing chemical imbalances and/or dependency. It's bad news.
 

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No head meds allowed. That goes for ADD too...
A leading cause of aviation accidents are attributed to inadvertent distractions. Someone diagnosed with ADD is significantly more susceptible to less demanding distractions than would a person without ADD.
 

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I'm sure you know this but whatever your friend does DO NOT let him admit to taking it to the FAA or his AME. He'll have to go through an official un-prescribing period for lack of a better name, get letters from doctors, talk to OK City... Went through it all when I was 16 just cause my parents wanted me to quit drawing airplanes in class and pay attention.
 

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TDTURBO said:
It's ClassII, the above responses are correct, no way.


Props to the wife. She's the smart one. :D TC

P.S.--They tried to pull the ADD thing on us with my daughter. She's lazy (like me), not ADD'ed... :rolleyes:
 

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It's funny the way society treats this stuff. Ritalin, the stuff the air force uses, and cooked in a rusty sink meth are all pretty much the same thing.
Remember folks Meth is for kids and fighter pilots only.
 

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Big difference between Meth-amphetamine and Ritalin and Amphetamine (military uses). Meth is much much more addictive and dangerous. Regular amphetamine had been used for decades safely before people started abusing them.



Crimson03 said:
It's funny the way society treats this stuff. Ritalin, the stuff the air force uses, and cooked in a rusty sink meth are all pretty much the same thing.
Remember folks Meth is for kids and fighter pilots only.
 

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I used to take 3 Sudafed (90mg) for ADD so I wouldn't have to go the prescription route. Not as effective as Ritalin, but close.
 
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