This is a major subject for me. Since my husband can't drive.. he's legally blind and can't pass the eye test.. I am the driver in the family. I don't have the option to let him do any driving what so ever. My mom is 81 & she still drives.. she's in great shape but I have noticed she's getting closer to not being able to drive. My sister is disabled and hasn't driven a car in over 10 years.. right now she's considering getting behind the wheel again (I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing) Since mom & sis live just a couple of blocks away.. we sort of look after eachother.
When I had Lyme Disease driving became almost impossible. I would get lost all of the time and I couldn't remember which side of the street I should drive on. But since I'm clear of Lyme I'm not AS bad as I was then. I do get behind the wheel and experience, not remembering what my destination is, being half way to where I was going and not remembering driving there, start heading in the wrong direction and I've blown through a stop sign here or there. I still get lost occassionally.. but not that often.
My sister has always had a terrible sense of direction and she has fibro, too. If the two of us are going somewhere you can almost count on getting lost.
But I do think that feeling of .. Where the hell am I, happens to everyone once in a while.. but I think it happens more often to us.
So, yes, dear N.. we have a tendency to have some issuse with driving. Welcome to Fibro Fog!!! GRRR!!!
Hugs 4 now..
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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