Driving.

By daydreamer630 Latest Activity December 1, 2011 at 5:49 am Views 6,709 Replies 18 Likes 3

daydreamer630

I don't know what I'm really looking for with this post, maybe it's just feedback. I was curious how many people have trouble driving. I'm almost 21 and I've yet to get my licence. It bothers me a lot. Right now I can't drive because I'm not taking any medication for seizures. My doctor hasn't really worked with me to find a medication that doesn't affect my other problems.

I guess my question is how do you deal with it all?

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  • Slauren5
    Slauren5 April 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm   

    I'm 21 and haven't drived yet. State law in Tn says we have to be 3 years Seziure free for that to happen. Farest I've gone is two…because I had them for the last few weeks now, including today

  • rene167
    rene167 March 31, 2013 at 2:15 pm   

    I'm 46 and do not drive is a really difficult for people to understand. But I believe it's important for them to understand and I explain this way. What if I was driving and had a seizure and had an accident with another car, I lived and they didn't, I would have to live with that the rest of my life. Knowing I could have stopped that from happening. I live in a city that has a good bus system so I don't have to dependent on my family and friends all the time. Ozark Regional Transit has a system that will pick me up @ my front door and I can get to other bus routes to get around. There is life with Seizures.

  • MR. MEOW
    MR. MEOW October 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm   

    I've never been able to drive due to my epilepsy so I completely understand. I don't, however, let it stop me. I work as a demolition burner. I have full-blown tonic chlonic seizures but just keep going. My dad taught me long ago that nothing, not even epilepsy, can stop you unless you allow it to. I don't drive but that's not always a bad thing. My feet take me everywhere I go. You'd be surprised at how much money you can save by not driving. I completely agree. THERE IS LIFE WITH SIEZURES.

  • daydreamer630
    daydreamer630 April 3, 2013 at 7:17 am   

    That's a good way to explain it. Might have to use that one on my dad. He really pressures me about it all the time!

  • Aaleayha
    Aaleayha January 7, 2013 at 1:17 am   

    I know how that feels. I'm 24 and I miss driving so bad. I hate having to be dependent on my family to take me EVERYWHERE. I got my license when I was 17. but at 19 I started having seizures and it was taken away from me. I'm sorry you gotta put up with it too.

  • daydreamer630
    daydreamer630 January 7, 2013 at 7:42 am   

    Thanks for sharing wouldn't wish this on anyone but it does make me feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one that feels this way.

  • Aaleayha
    Aaleayha January 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm   

    Yeah you're definitely not alone. Like the person below me I was actually ABLE to get my license but I really only use it for ID. I don't allow myself to drive because of the liabilities I could face. Manslaughter being on the top of the list.

  • Neurologicass
    Neurologicass November 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm   

    I'm a 31 year old I used to have this problem. I got my license at 19, after being seizure free for a year. But after a 3 year time frame it was suspended twice and them finally taken. So I just moved to a small town enjoyed walking and riding a bike, tell I was ordered to stay off of it :-( Now they want to try and ban me from walking alone. Sadly since the 31st of Oct. 2012 after being tazed by the police during a Complex Partial and facing charges of disorderly conduct 2 & Criminal Trespass 2 :-) I wonder if this month is going to be a fun one? (Hope you get your Licence soon- good luck).

  • cdjohn
    cdjohn November 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm   

    I can relate to your story, although mine is not nearly that bad. I can't believe the police would do that. Anyway, I had a seizure and was pulled off the Light Rail train by three policemen and questioned about why I was there, what I was doing, what had I had to drink, and threatened to stay away from the area. I was on my way home from work. I found a different route to work and back after that.

  • Aaleayha
    Aaleayha January 7, 2013 at 1:19 am   

    OMG! Can't you bring them to court for mishandling a disabled person or something? I can't believe they tazed you! I hope you were alright afterword!

  • daydreamer630
    daydreamer630 November 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm   

    Wow! Hope things start looking up for you.

  • kareeeeena
    kareeeeena April 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm   

    I'm a 21 year old kiwi and i have the exact same problem as you. Trying to find the right medication but not allowed to drive because of it. I am one step away from getting my full license so it's even more frustrating! I just try and look after myself so i can get back behind the wheel because it's that feeling of kind of losing your independence. But just hang in there and keep me informed on the whole driving thing

  • dakotamay
    dakotamay March 4, 2012 at 8:20 pm   

    i was diagnosed with night time seizures I only get them when i go to sleep and its mostly when im up set is there any one out there like this i have a big dog who wakes me when i go in to one.

  • groove city
    groove city March 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm   

    i have the same problem you are having with nite time seizures only when i get upset or having think about a lot of things on my mind like bills and how im going to pay them tell me how you get a dog to wake you up

  • val_u
    val_u February 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm   

    Because the doctors didn't want to diagnose what I have as epilepsy, I actually got my license. They took it away about 6 years ago when I started losing consciousness in/after one of my seizures. I didn't even want to drive anymore … you would be putting yourself and others (in your car, and in other cars) at risk. I live now in an area where the car is not required … the transit system is great. So, I do not miss the fact that I don't have a license.

  • Aaleayha
    Aaleayha January 7, 2013 at 1:22 am   

    Yeah i'm with you. They tell me its in my head. But I'm smarter then that and banned myself from driving. I'm not about to risk lives just to get behind the wheel.

  • J Kate
    J Kate February 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm   

    My friend is in the same boat. She gets so close and then has another seizure. It is so frustrating. Hang in there and keep us posted.

  • DeafMusicMan
    DeafMusicMan December 27, 2011 at 8:37 am   

    I KNOW JUST HOW YOU FEEL.. I WAS A SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN EPILEPSY RE ENTERED MY LIFE. I HAD TAKEN DRIVERS ED, AND NOT FEELING COMFORTABLE WITH THE NUMBER OF HOURS THE INSTRUCTOR HAD GIVEN US, I WANTED MORE. I WOULD NEVER GET MORE LESSONS, NOR WOULD I EVER GET MY DRIVERS LICENSE.. REASON BEING BECAUSE IT WAS FOUND THAT I HAD EPILEPSY AFTER PUTTING ME THROUGH AN EEG. EVER SINCE THAT TIME, I HAVE HAD TO DEPEND ON OTHERS AND GET OTHERS TO DRIVE ME PLACES.. I HATE IT.. BUT I TAKE MEDICATIONS FOR MY SEIZURES. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU NOT FEEL SO ALONE OUT THERE.. I'M SURE THERE ARE OTHERS WHO FEEL THE SAME OR DIFFERENT THAN I DO. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU START FINDING SOME ANSWERS. PEACE MY FRIEND.