Re: Mirapex users
- From: "René" <My.Pencil@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 04:44:32 GMT
I stopped driving in 1998 or 99. It was my own decision because I knew that
I am not alert enough, can't turn my head to the sides very well, and have
many moments of confusion. If I'm overly stressed, I can't make those
life/death decisions I used to make daily as an OR Dept. Recovery Room RN.
Now I can barely decide what I want from the grocery store.
I was an extremely independent person and losing my independence was very
hard to accept. But because it was my decision, and I knew it was for the
safety of others and myself, it was the best decision. I don't have
anything to prove to anyone else.
"Janey Pooh" <janepooh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I just visited my doctore this morning to ask about Mirapex. I was told
that I could not drive while taking it because of some of the side
I agree with this. At least initially, until you see if you HAVE these
side effects, I wouldn't recommend driving either. I think I mentioned
that somewhere in this thread or the other one on Mirapex that's
currently running. It can cause a sort of Sudden Sleeping, kind of
like Narcolepsy. Makes you feel like you suddenly can't keep your eyes
open another five seconds. That would be dangerous if you were
driving, to say the least.
I'm tied down enough already and I don't want to lose my freedom to drive
I understand, Helen, believe me. I'm not allowed to drive because of
my seizures, so sometimes I don't even THINK of all the *other* reasons
it wouldn't be safe to drive right now. LOL The other meds I'm on
have side effects that would make my concentration less than ideal too.
Truth is, I happen to think a lot of people who are on really strong
meds and/or have really severe problems with pain and concentration
shouldn't be driving, and they do. No one has actually taken my
driver's license away, but I haven't driven for almost a year and a
half - on the homour system, basically. I don't think it would be safe
for me to drive and neither do my doctors, so I don't.
But I **HATE** it. It's a total loss of independence that I've had to
learn to live with - such is my life right now. I've had to learn to
live with a lot of changes I never expected before I had that Brain
Aneurysm. Learning to accept some of them has been part of my healing
process. GACK!! I sound like my psychologist. LOL
Since I'm already a non-driver, I don't think as much about it when
talking to others about all this, I guess. I know I've mentioned it,
but I should make it more obvious, I suppose. Sorry you can't try the
Take GOOD Care,
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