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Driving With Fibromyalgia

Driving With Fibromyalgia

How do you cope with driving? I haven’t driven for a few months because I’m frightened I will get brain fog and cause a accident, I’m not sure really, miss the driving, I want to drive, will mention this at my next neurologist appointment

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for that advice,💐 That’s what I’ll do, I’m just going to stick to local areas, no more struggling with heavy bags from supermarket shopping 😀.
I’ve read that if you’re diagnosed with fibromyalgia you have to inform the DVLA and insurance? I’ve not yet done that, I’m scared they will take my license off me ☹️ but if that happens there’s not a lot I can do...

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Just do short trips to start with & something that's a familiar route this was recommended to me as I have depression & anxiety now, I never thought I'd ever need a satnav! But if I'm doing longer trips I use it, I also only drive for 2 hours maximum then I stop & get out for walk, drink etc so I just add another hour or so to the drive time so I can get the breaks in & still arrive on time, I don't do long drives very often now but this is the method I used when I had to go to London couple of weeks ago for training,
Hope this helps you sweetie, Fibro takes so much from us so it's a triumph to retain this bit of independence xx

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I used to take gabapentin, but found I couldn't take more than a total of 300mg per day. It would really mess with my memory and train of thought. There are alot of days I have to really super concentrate on my driving. No music on or any distractions. I never found the gabapentin worked all that well either. Maybe ask your doctor to try something else.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

As far as I am aware it's just certain medications that you have to inform DVLA about not the diagnosis. I don't like driving short distances if it involves a lot of traffic or mainly due to gear changing. Motorway driving is ok because don't have the gear changes.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member I've never heard that you have to inform DVLA or insurance company, I've been officially diagnosed for 3 years & treated for something else 8 years prior, my rheumatologist has never said I have to inform DVLA, so I would just carry on sweetie unless you have seizures or fainting spells x

posted almost 2 years ago
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