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Do You Still Have Your License?

Do You Still Have Your License?

Something some said got to me. Not all forms of epilepsy make tou loose consciensness. I am always alart and and aware of several of my triggers. My sezuires are either absent, mind staring or simple/conplex jerks (like a cold chill).

I have complex partial seizures. My neurologist and I have talked about my license as I have brought it up. He sees no reason to revoke my license and my diagnosis does not require them to be.

Anyone else still have their license?

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I’ve had the exact same seizures for 15 years they never occur during the day & I always have at least a 15 minute aura before. So why can’t I drive? I’m just as likely to have a heart attack as well should people who have had heart attacks before lose there license? I won’t even get into the drinking/drugs & driving that people do regularly

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Drunks that drive are just as much risky and they should know that to but they continue to drive if they have a accident or hit someone and there put right back on the rd. Plus anybody can pass out fall asleep while driving or even heart attack so then no one should drive,So were no different I say

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yeah I was 18 when they took my license away for the first time. I have an aura that lasts about 10 maybe 15 min before I have my grand mal. But in Connecticut if you have 2 seizures. Which I did in the span of one week. Than they suspend it for 3 or 6 months. And since I'm brought to the ER Everytime. That means everytime they tell the DMV and my DR and my license is gone until my DR tells the DMV that I can drive. And honestly it is dangerous to be on the road if your an epileptic. As long as your medicine can control your seizures like mine does as long as I take it. Than yeah anybody should be able to drive.
Best wishes.
-Seth K-

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I wasnt free as I just didnt tell them and besides my sz last 6 seconds and I know when one was coming so I pulled over and have now been 25 yrs sz free, besides nobody should drive cause you could fall asleep or have a heart atack as you never know

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Good advice-no one should drive till seizure free. The incident you
mention- when you felt one coming-you were lucky you were able to
pull over If in heavy traffic you can't. Any lack of control is dangerous
when driving. My state law said no grand mal type for 18 months-even
severe partials were okay? Young people need to think of others before
deciding it's "safe" for them.

posted over 1 year ago
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