Hi everyone, has anyone else had to give up driving due to their fibro. I had stopped driving long distances a while ago, as I get very drowsy, this might be due to the meds (amitryptiline) but I have found more symptoms in last few months like lack of concentration, slow reactions, difficulty judging distances and general confusion of where Im going!
I decided to stop driving completely and I was told by a friend that I could apply for a local bus pass. I applied for this and had to send in evidence of my condition in the form of a letter from a medical proffessional and a copy of my PIP award. I had a CBT course recently, on my GP suggestion so I got a letter from the mental health service. Looked quite convincing. A few weeks went by then on Saturday the bus pass arrived. It allows me to travel on any local bus at any time. I live on the Isle Of Wight so I can see a few visits coming up when the weather improves.
This is quite a big step for me but it is for the best. My wife wasnt feeling safe with my driving. She suggested I do this. She is now my chaufer when she is off work. I dont work, also due to the fibro, so I have to get around. I wonder what will be next!
Take care everybody and dont let this illness beat us.