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!
Hello donnamay1. I believe the condition is permanent. (I am not a doctor). There are medications available to help treat Narcolepsy. Your doctor should be able to determine and prescribe accordingly. Regards pledge
There are medications that treat the symptoms, but no cure. I know its a real pain not to drive, but its necessary. When I was in nursing school one of our instructor's husband had it. He feel asleep at the wheel and slammed into a tree and killed himself.
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.
My brother has a service dog that keeps him awake, allowing him to drive. I don't know of anyone that has been "cured" of narcolepsy
I have been trying to find a service dog for myself if anyone knows a trainer in Florida?
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