Re: I have another fibro question
Mp70, again, I hope you will reseach the older posts on "driving" and put in "sleep attacks". there are several threads that address this problem. I was having them daily for a long time when I was about 1 year diagnosed. I went almost two years that I would not drive. The first time it happened, I was out for an appointment and just happened to stop by a friend's house and asked if I could just lie down for a few minutes as I just felt I could not make it home. I woke up some 6 hours later, confused and dazed. I even fell asleep while having a coffee get together with friends' in their midst during a social visit and even in the middle of a meal. I had absolutely no control over my body. That lasted almost two years and a dozen or so med changes until I felt I could control the situation once more. I have been troubled lately as I am seeing the re-emergence of this difficulty lately. It has only happened a few times, but it scares the heck out of you to wake up and not know if it is day or night. I drive only when absolutely necessary now. I make my trips short, no more than 30 minutes away from home and arrange them in early morning when I seem to be freshest. I tend to slowly dwindle down energy wise as the day progresses and unfortunately I am having to nap in the afternoon just about every day as I have trouble sleeping and that just compounds my problem. So in a nutshell, you are not alone. I do hope you will read the other threads. I know how comforting it is for me to know I am not alone in this .