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Transitioning back to driving?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pauline Polzin Jan 9, 2013. 12 Replies

I had two seizures last June so I have not driven for 6 months. I live in VA and the law says you must be seizure free for 6 months, so my doc says he thinks I can drive now, but said I was supposed…Continue

Tags: DMV, Twitching, Driving

Muscle twitching?

Started this discussion. Last reply by marieg Sep 8, 2012. 11 Replies

A couple of months ago I had two (in one day) tonic clonic seizures and the EEG they did was abnormal so the put me on Keppra 500 mg twice a day. I have thus been on the meds for a couple months or…Continue

Anyone else prescribed clonazepam "as needed"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina Huether Jul 23, 2012. 4 Replies

I am new to seizures. I have had at least two (in one day) with possibly another one in the past, but cannot know for sure. I had an abnormal EEG so I was prescribed Keppra 500 mg twice a day. My…Continue

Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Herbers Jun 19, 2012. 11 Replies

I had my first seizures (at least that i know of/confirmed) last weekend. One was about 5:30 in the morning at home in bed, and the other was in the ER several hours later. I am not sure exactly how…Continue

 

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Pauline Polzin replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"I can drive again but feel if I do it just 2 mile down the road to the church or to the cemtary to take care of our parents graves.  I have a husband that is retired who will take  me places.  After I almost killed myself in May I…"
Jan 9, 2013
Sharon replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"It is hard for me to say just because I have had two seizures while driving.  I don't want to make you stress about having one while driving but also want to express what may happen.  This has made me aware of WHAT could have…"
Jan 8, 2013
TravisEd replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"Carrying on what Max said... When I went to get my license reinstated the DMV requested a road test.  I had was it 6 or 8 hours of behind the wheel training before the road test.  I hadn't had behind the wheel since highschool. …"
Jan 7, 2013
Max Ross replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"Hey Natasha.  I recently got my drivers license back after losing it for 10 years.  I must say, it was like when I first got my license.  Nerve wracking and exciting at the same time.  It's great that you have decided to not…"
Jan 7, 2013
Erica Adamiak replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"Epilepsy can be problematic. However does it lead to everyone not driving ever again. No. Does it lead to everyone looking at their own situation. Yes. I was diagnosed at 19. I was restricted for a period of time of driving until my meds were…"
Dec 28, 2012
Allen Rossner replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"Driving with E is problematic. YOU know you could have a seizure and put others in jeopardy, but if you feel the meds have it under control, then drive. Hell, other physical and preventable conditions (high blood pressure,…"
Dec 28, 2012
TravisEd replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"On the Epilepsy Foundation site, you can look up how states define seizures and the states requirements relating to our driving.  Two (definitions) I can quote off the top of my head : "any voluntary or involuntary loss of…"
Dec 28, 2012
ejl1558 replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"On again, off again...that's what I remember about driving.  I've had seizures since I was three but the important time (high school) was four seizure-free years.  I just had to put up with setbacks - driving for a year or so…"
Dec 28, 2012
Erica Adamiak replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"I just recently started driving again after six months of no driving due to break-through seizures. Now I am in Colorado so it might be different. Our law here says that you can not drive for three months after having a seizure. I had three seizures…"
Dec 28, 2012
TravisEd replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"If it's not on your drivers license that you have seizures...Hmmph.  That makes it a little more complicated. You'll likely need to get a form filled out by your Doctor and sent into the DMV.  This is where it may get…"
Dec 28, 2012
Allen Rossner replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"You seem to know the right thing to do as far as driving again; you just haven't accepted that decision. At this point, it IS dangerous for you to be behind the wheel, and other drivers are now living in fear with you on the road. As my…"
Dec 27, 2012
Natasha M replied to Natasha M's discussion Transitioning back to driving?
"Oh, and for background info; those were the first "known" seizures I had (two in one day), and I am currently on Keppra 500mg twice a day. I don't want to drive if it is dangerous, but I also do not want to live in fear and never…"
Dec 27, 2012
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Transitioning back to driving?

I had two seizures last June so I have not driven for 6 months. I live in VA and the law says you must be seizure free for 6 months, so my doc says he thinks I can drive now, but said I was supposed to report it to the DMV first? I looked at the DMV site and saw nothing that said I was required to report (I have just voluntarily not driven).I have also had some muscle twitching (not like a flutter more like a random, fairly small twitch) that does not seem related to when I take my meds or…See More
Dec 27, 2012
marieg replied to Natasha M's discussion Muscle twitching?
"I get twitches from drinking too much caffeine.  Have you looked at your diet?  It may be another place to look at.  I just thought I would mention it.  I've had over 120 tonic clonic seizures, for almost 17 years.  …"
Sep 8, 2012
Rachel Reese replied to Natasha M's discussion Muscle twitching?
"I am having the side effect right now from trileptol."
Sep 7, 2012
Karen L. Gardner replied to Natasha M's discussion Muscle twitching?
"I was on that same dose of Keppra for years.  I had those same twitches.  Now, I'm off Keppra and I still have them.  Actually they are worse.  Let me know if you find out what causes them.  "
Aug 29, 2012

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At 2:16pm on June 15, 2012, Jessica W said…

Welcome to the site. It's a great place to be. We're happy to have you here, and if there's anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask.

I also wanted to let you know about two groups I created.

Living Well with Epilepsy
http://epilepsyfoundation.ning.com/group/livingwellwithepilepsy

Step Up and Speak Out, for those of us who are tired of the stigma and lack of knowledge attached to Epilepsy.
http://epilepsyfoundation.ning.com/group/standupandspeakout

 
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"Whatever you do in life, no matter how insignificant, do it, because nobody else will."
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At 11:23am on June 11, 2012, Alexander Lodi said…

Greetings Natasha!

Welcome to the site. I am sure you will find our site warm and friendly. Feel free to browse my blogs if you wish and ask me any questions you may have. I'm more than happy to help.

Alexander

For information on my life with epilepsy and how I've dealt with it, go to: www.epilepsymentor.com

If you are interested in free coaching and starting your own business working from home, please visit my blog at:

http://www.createmyowndestiny.com/

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At 10:49am on June 11, 2012, I&R Group said…

Welcome!
Hello, this is Mary Ann an Information Specialist with the Epilepsy Resource Center. The Resource Center provides information about epilepsy, community referral information for support and assistance, and literature resources to increase understanding of the condition and improve management of the condition. Feel free to call our toll free number at (800) 332-1000 Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm EST.

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