I recently asked my doctor for a letter just to confirm that i suffer from severe migraine with aura (hemapleigic) and that at the onset of an attack i loose the vision in one eye, double vision, i can not speak coherantly, i am confused, loose co-ordination, paralysis down the right side of my body so i can not walk, vomiting and severe headache. my request for this was because i had a recent attack when i was out and had to pull over my car to the nearest safe place because i couldnt see where i was going and loosing co-ordination which to me is a very good reason to cease driving your car immediatly before you endanger the public and yourself. So i parked it but didnt realise i had parked in a public loading bay, but to be honest even if i had realised it would not have made any difference i was in no fit state to move it. When i stopped i went to boots to get some medication which i took and sat in the toilets because i felt sick until the medication started to work and my sight returned and my coordiation and so i felt well enough to drive my car home. Whilst doing so i returned to my vehicle to find a parking ticket. i challenged the ticket under mitigating circumstances the council now want a letter to prove i suffer these type of migraine and if what i have said is true about how they affect me and my ability to drive. i asked my doctor for this letter as requested by the council and he went mad, and refused. i was so upset he was talkling to me like i was a liar, he said i have hundreds of patients with migraine and they dont just abandon their cars get a ticket and then ask me for a letter to get them off. Can he actually refuse to give me a letter that states the truth about my codition no matter who it is for or why? I didnt see anything wrong in asking him to do this form me, as far as i was concerned at the time i did the only thing i could possibly do under the circumstances to avoid harming myself or others because of reasons beyond my control. what is so outrageous about that but he put the phone down on me and now i dont know what to do next . i have written to him a week ago to explain further but he has not been in touch at all . i dont know what to do, this is the first time i have ever had to ask for a letter and didnt expect to be shouted at and feel like a liar. thankyou any advice whould be great. madmaria
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