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Smowball | 10:06 Mon 08th Apr 2019 | Body & Soul
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Some of you might remember that last November, on a flight home from holiday, out of the blue I had a seizure. Never had one in my life before or since. Was taken straight to hospital from airport and kept in overnight. Referal was made to see neurologist and app came thru for January. Get to hospital app in Jan and they say sorry but he’s gone home sick! They sent me a new app - for April!
So last week I went and saw him. Says all MRI tests, everything is absolutely clear. No epilepsy. Only thing he could put it down to was that I’d been very poorly with a bad chest infection for weeks before we flew, and then became ill again on holiday and had to see a doctor whilst abroad.
He then casually says oh and you can’t drive for 6 months from date of seizure.... Sorry?? Why has nobody mentioned this before?? I’ve been driving every day for 5 months!! I can’t do my job without driving - it’s impossible...... so according to him I can’t drive till end of May.
My question is this a recommendation or a legal requirement??
As the hospital didn’t say a word in November, or my doctor when I saw her the week after.....

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If you need to report it to the DVLA (which it sounds like you do) then make sure you are aware of your options. From what I understand, it is easier/quicker process to get a licence back if you surrender your licence to the DVLA, rather than if it is revoked by the DVLA. You can be fined for not notifying them.

They have a special medical assistance helpline: https://www.gov.uk/driving-medical-conditions
I can understand your frustration, smow... it would cause chaos for me as well. But, better to be safe. The only way to avoid it would be for a doctor to say you are fit to drive (bad wording, sorry) and they don't seem happy to do that.

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