Should I be concerned?
I think we all understand very well how emotionally and physically draining chronic, and severe pain can be.
Yesterday, something happened that terrified me. I was at a stop light waiting to turn left. My daughter was in her car seat in the back. I swear the light turned green (even though it did not), and I started driving right into 60 MPH traffic. It was dark outside, so luckily the headlights of the oncoming cars awoke me from my fog and I avoided a horrible accident. I could have killed my daughter and I. I cried very very hard after that.
The worst part about this is, the same exact thing happened today. 2 days in a row. I was at a red light, and thought it turned green and started driving. This time I was in the car by myself. Luckily I was almost home, and the minute I got into the house I burst into tears again.
I NEVER take my pain medication during the day. I wait until my daughter goes to sleep in fact before I take anything, so there shouldn't have been anything in my system. Both incidents happened in the late afternoon and evening. I also don't drink alcohol.
I am exhausted and stressed out, mainly because of my health issues. should I call my doctor? I am afraid to drive again.