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Has Anyone Else Experienced Driving Restrictions?

Has Anyone Else Experienced Driving Restrictions?

Before my official diagnosis, I was told not to drive by my doctor. Now that I'm on medication treatment for PD, and seeing positive benefits 'm hoping that they will allow me to drive again. Has anyone else experienced driving restrictions? What can I do to convince my doctor that I can drive again?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I understand how some of you feel, about someone else in the family taking your opportunity to make an informed decision away. It is not necessarily the actual driving that actually bothers me, it is the taking away of my freedom.

posted 11 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband listens to his doctor more than he does to me. Equally his doctor listens to my concerns. I brought up my driving concerns with my husband’s doctor. The doctor suggested to my husband ( who has Parkinson’s) that when he drives, he has to think of more than one thing. Parkinson’s patients don’t do well when trying to multi-task. He suggested to my husband to turn off the radio, be relaxed and think only about driving. Also he suggested not carrying any passengers with him ( they tend to talk to the driver and require answers, making the driver to multi-task). Also, he can only drive in our town. No out of town or driving at night.
So far this has worked for us. He’s happy still having independence, I’m happy because he’s safe, following his doctor’s order.

posted 8 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

What finally convinced me was the unexplained "fall's" that made me realize that my body cannot react as it has for 77 years but you never know when it will happen, ////and that is too late 😪

posted 12 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed in 2013 and the neurologist told me you have Parkinsons and do you drive I said yes and she said not anymore just like that. I was besides myself as I live alone. I decided I would NEVER go back to that doctor and never did. I started with a Parkinsons doctor and she tested me.....started me on medication and said when I seen her in 3 months she would get my license back. She was true to her word. One day I may have to stop driving but not yet. Good luck

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Currently we have an agreement. He let's me drive voluntarily and I won't push the issue. That way he saves face. He knows my concerns regarding hesitation moving he feet, quick decision making. and now seeing people who are not there. If he should suddenly see someone and brake it would cause an accident. So far I have been doing all the driving. Something that works for us. Good luck with your journey.

posted almost 2 years ago
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