Driving Safely

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edited February 2015 in Risks

Fibromyalgia article: Driving SafelyDriving Safely

Driving with fibromyalgia can be stressful, and can lead to flare ups. Consider these tips for reducing pain and stress.

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  • I once got lost driving in my neighborhood. Its a scarey feeling.
  • Thank you for recognizing a problem I have had for too long. I have fibromyalgia and I cannot sleep through the night. I fall asleep, wake up, fall asleep, wake up and that pattern means I might sleep 8 hours, but it's all broken up over the course of the night/morning. I am more anxious while driving distances that are 15-30 minutes when I have to use I-675. I think I will have a talk with my doctor and see what can be done to help me sleep. And now I don't feel badly when I ask my hubby to drive me to an appointment. Thank you for your insights!
  • This is something I have given serious consideration to, and for me the deciding factor was that I also suffer from a Stress Disorder. I do NOT drive. I can handle riding a bicycle for short trips - and I'm not putting others in danger.
  • I'm so glad I am not the only one who deals with this! It's very scary being suddenly disoriented, dizzy, and unable to remember where you were going or any coherent thoughts. I often do not drive anywhere unless I'm having a very good day because I do not want to put myself or anyone else on the road at risk! Driving is dangerous for someone who has all their wits about them anyways!
  • I didn't realize that all of these problems I have are because of the fibro. That said - I'm TRYING to get enough rest. I can't, I have to get up and move around because my knees hurt so bad.

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