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?
@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
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
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.
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I have auras too...not very often and completely nocturnal seizures, and I’ve been driving for 30 years. That’s ridiculous...it would be different if you had a history of daytime seizures...you’re more likely to get hurt by distracted or drunk drivers than by a person having a seizure. I would never drive if I thought I would be endangering the lives of others.