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Driving

Dec 14, 2016 3:16 PM

I was just wondering how everyone gets on with driving and medication?
Me personally, I'm still if I need to go out or drive anywhere I can't take my meds, they leave me spaced out and unsafe to drive. If you have any tips or pointers on getting past this I would really appreciate them 😀. I've tried changing the times etc but then that leaves me altogether too sore to go out. It's almost like a lose lose situation sometimes 😟

Dec 14, 2016 3:32 PM

My body has adjusted to my meds so it's not a problem for me. The only time I'm careful is when taking my PRN meds (muscle relaxers or migraine meds etc) or a new med.

Dec 14, 2016 3:45 PM

I've found my body gets used to meds mostly the times I have to be careful is when I have vertigo and take the vertigo meds or if a new med is introduced or they increase the dose of one of my normal meds.
If I know I'm going to drive for more than an hour then I slightly decrease my meds for a couple of days.....a lot of motorway driving or boring driving as I call it, tires me out quickly on my normal doses.

Each person is different to how they react to meds as well and some meds will always cause drowsiness in certain people. There are certain meds that I'm sensitive to no matter the dose which causes severe drowsiness at low doses and it doesn't matter if I don't take them for years but as soon as I take them that's it, I'm out of the game for days!!!!

I hope you soon find a resolution and find a balance between your meds and being able to function xx

Dec 15, 2016 9:46 AM

When I have to go out, I skip several doses of meds and lately have been going into withdrawals which is not a good place to be. My meds don't make me sleepy or slow or couch lock me. I've been on them so long. I won't take them and drive though because I'd be in trouble and still go to jail if I got in an accident

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