Last reply 1 month ago
Peripheral neuropathy and DVLA

I have recently developed neuropathy across both soles of my feet (before, it was more localised).
I havent notified my doctor or the DVLA as it’s fairly mild but I am attracted to doorframes more frequently. I have slow burn SPMS. I’m not sure whether to keep this to myself or do the honourable thing. Bad timing with divorce proceedings….

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bullman
1 month ago

@novemberrain . Are you a G&R rock fan ? You have to tell the DVLA by law.


novemberrain
1 month ago

Yep GnR. What gave it away!? Thanks for teply


bullman
1 month ago

😷😂😂


stumbler
1 month ago

@novemberrain , does the neuropathy affect your driving? Only you will know the answer to this question. If so, hand controls are a potential answer.

If you receive Personal Independence Payment, the enhanced mobility component can be exchanged for a Motability car, where hand controls can be fitted at no cost.

If you’re not claiming, you may want to consider this.

Now tell me, did Axl Rose choose this name because it’s an anagram of oral sex?


vixen
1 month ago

Haha @stumbler, a new record for your lewdness, lowering the tone so early on a Saturday morning! And the answer is ‘yes’, I believe.

@novemberrain, I have also recently had this spread across both soles too. It’s not painful, but it’s very annoying. Always best to be upfront (do you get your licence renewed every three years?) Have you tried driving to check whether you are affected?


weakattheknees
1 month ago

@novemberrain, I would give it a week or so. I’ve noticed that the hot humid weather will give me temporary flare ups, then it all seems to settle down again.


peterpanssister
1 month ago

I believe a trip to Barnard Castle is the government approved method of testing driving ability if in doubt , no?

Or is that only for vision related driving concerns? In which case I’ll just hop in the car; not been able to drive since Oct last year – thanks ON

DVLA have given me a 3 yr medical license even though I have double vision and there’s no way I’ll be driving with my vision like this. I also feel irresistibly drawn to door frames on a regular basis as I completely misjudge where they actually are by about 3″. Very tedious.

I went to see GnR at Wembley in my misspent youth @novemberrain

Hope your worsened neuropathy symptoms turn out to be hot weather related….


stumbler
1 month ago

@vixen , it was a cultural question!

@petepanssister , love the Bsrnsrd Castle comment. lol 🤣🤣🤣


novemberrain
1 month ago

Thank you all for your replies, made me giggle 🙂 I have tried driving. I think altered sensation is a good description, its there but not disabling. Also wearing flip flops does not help! Yes I have a 3 year licence but for epilespsy not MS I dont receive PIP at this stage.

@peterpannister that is not an accurate description of a misspent youth! I have been told by an observer I take the racing line through doorways, efficiency is a priority clearly lol
@weakattheknees hadn’t thought about the hot weather playing a part, interesting stuff
@stumbler the answer is yes. What a man.

Hi @novemberrain ,

Last year I changed my car to hand controls for the reasons you mention. I personally felt my reactions times had slowed due to my inability to feel the pedals properly. Better for safety reasons i changed!!

if you ever do get hand controls take lessons (free from motabiility!) as it’s like learning to drive again!!


novemberrain
1 month ago

@stallionicchampionic thanks for the tip. I’m not sure my hands would fair much better! I love driving, I had my licence revoked for 12 months with epilepsy. Dark times indeed. Fingers crossed the cooler weather will halt the neuropathy.

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