MY doctor said I could fall asleep driving I definitely don"t want to kill anyone I just want to drive its hard to get a ride everywhere I need to go. Thank you!
hi ive always been under the impression that it is illegal to drive with narcolepsy,people with condition should inform dvla straight away... im not sure though if it works the same as epileptics... with epileptics if while on meds they do not have any attacks for i think it maybe 6mnths?as there condition is being fully controlled, they can hold a licence,surely should be the same rules for us narcoleptics... and yes narcolepsy is for life although if had since a child in some cases ppl have grown out of it... unfortunately not many ppl including docs know enough about this condition-not enough research has been done on narcolepsy.an added point though with driving would be if you suffer from the cataplexy attacks as well.which unfortunately i do.I hate traveling on public transport,especially if i have my daughter with me, or it is somewhere i havent been before.As traveling dramatically brings on my attacks ;-(-just like sitting does.
Unfortunately, it is lifelong. But with many other disorders, it can be managed. It may be more difficult to manage narcolepsy, but it is possible. I have narcolepsy, and I drive. Not often, and always with a passenger. I am saddened I cannot take my children anywhere because of the risk, but I am still able to manage some driving, and a full time job with two young children.
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