One of the symptoms I have is that if I sit down during the day, I can suddenly shut down. I don't faint or start yawning and fall asleep - I can be holding something in my had a cup or a laptop and it will make no difference, I can switch off and then come to a few minutes later. It always happens when I am sat down but never, ever when I am driving.
A few months ago I put a post on here about a comment the sleep doctor put on a report something like "you should not drive if there is any chance you may fall asleep". When I resplied to that to the doctor he responded with no more than the same words rearranged in a different order. But wouldn't state if I am safe or not safe to drive.
I met both a Psychologist and a NeuroPsych this week and both independently raised an eye brow about driving whilst I had this shutting down symptom. I was asked "do you think you are ok to drive". I responded that I thought I was ok and then as them if they though I was ok to drive? I was expecting a straightforward NO! but what I got was non specific replies from both of them.
However, I know that if I was unfortuneatly involved in an accident then whe questioned the Doctors would say that they told me not to drive. What was more annoying was that neither could (or be prepared to)
suggest any monitoring to track down why I shut down randomly.
So now even though I have retaken my driving test, had four years of incident free driving post injury, I am being put into a position of giving up my licence for an indefinite period without specific medical advice.