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Driving

Hello,

Having a bad day today :frowning:

I’m worrying about driving. I can’t even go in the car as a passenger at the moment. I am completely house/bed bound with spinning.

I’ve only just started medication so I’m hoping it’ll help.

I just wanted to know if anyone else had fears about not being able to drive or even be a passenger in a car again?

I don’t mind not being able to fly easily but I can’t imagine my life without being able to drive or be driven anywhere ! :frowning:

Did anyone think they wouldn’t be able to do this again but have?

Thanks :heart:

Yes. I sometimes can’t drive but nearly always can. You didn’t say where you are in MAV. Early days (months) appear to be universally bad. Then we learn lifestyle tricks, experiment with meds and find our groove. Then most or all of the things that are part of normal life are available to us again.

thank you, that’s reassuring. I’m 6 months in to dizziness/vertigo and only a couple of weeks into MAV diagnosis (so only just started treatment). think I need to be a bit more patient and take each day as it comes.

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Yes, there was a period of time where I felt it safer not to drive. I do drive now but but sometimes I have a bit of difficulty. When I’m feeling well enough I will actually take my motorcycle for a ride. You will improve!

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thank you :slight_smile:

Motion sickness is a strong indicator of poor balance. This applies to the general population not just MAVers. Travel in any form involves using sensory functions totally differently and therefore puts extra strain on an already struggling system. It is a main symptom of vestibular inefficiency. Control that and it should eventually stop.