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Dvla & lupus

Got a letter from the DVLA saying I need to do medical forms as they have been told from a 3rd party that I'm unfit to drive, I'm so upset over this and can't sleep, I would never drive if I thought I was unsafe even more with my baby in the car, when I took my test 3 years ago my instructor and test place knew of my lupus, so scared they will take my license, without my car I wouldn't be able to go anywhere , has anyone else had this happen to them? Xx

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Welcome to LUpus Patients Understanding & Support (LUPUS) at HealthUnlocked.

This must have been very upsetting - and not knowing who has informed the DVLA.

I think I would book an appointment with your GP and find out whether they agree that you are unfit to drive. While I am not an expert, those who are prevented from driving will include those with epilepsy, dementia, or unable to see. Those with physical disabilities are able to have their cars adapted; and not being able to walk, for example, does not prohibit from driving.

Discuss the situation with your GP and ask they write a letter supporting (hopefully) your ability to drive. It is very upsetting and frustrating to know who this "third party" may be. It might be the case that someone seeing "lupus" has formed an opinion without understanding what lupus is and how it affects you.

We also have another website called the LuPUS Message Board where you can also post questions and talk to other people. Registration is FREE and we offer free information and free online psychological support. We specialise in psychological support with our own counsellor/psychotherapist available.

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With good wishes!


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I can understand how worrying this must be but from last year an act came into force about certain medications and conditions that  you have to notify the DVLA about so maybe it something as simple as that the list is on the web site hope that helps and try not to worry it's not good for your health.


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