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Driving Privileges Suspended

Driving Privileges Suspended

Has anyone had driving privileges reinstated prior to suspension time. My nuerologist sent a request for reinstatement due to change in medicine strength. Im waiting on the state to respond. Has anyone ever had their driving privileges reinstated after a seizure due to medicine changes.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have to pay my ticket, first.

posted 13 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It depends on the rules of your state involving someone with epilepsy seizures. Some states require you to be seizure free for only 6 months. Other states require you to be seizure free for 12 months. You will be tested at random to see what your blood levels of your medication are during that time. Either way, it will show if you have been taking your meds as prescribed. If you haven't, you will be denied and have to start all over again.

posted 13 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Down here in Texas, the individual is not permitted to drive for 6 months. However, if the neurologist sees that the individual has not had any seizures during that time span, he/she will be granted driving privileges.

Unfortunately, I had a relapse in December and I had to restart my 6 month waiting period all over again. In April, my brother started supervising my driving abilities when I would drive to the gym and back home to see how I handled myself while driving (just a little less than a mile away from home). My neurologist then gave me permission to drive as I had already been supervised for 2 weeks with certain limitations: stay off the freeways, in-town driving only, and no long distance driving just yet, etc. My medication was changed slightly less at that time and I've been driving ever since without violating their rules and regulations.

edited, originally posted 13 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I think it depends from state to state. My privileges are revoked for 3 months. If I have been seizure free during that time, I can drive again. However my license is never suspended, but the law in my state does not allow a person to drive for 3 months after seizure activity.

posted 13 days ago
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