Hello there on this fine July morning!,
I need some help please.
I’ve been recently diagnosed, and am filling in the form to tell the DVLA about it.
They ask about whether I’ve had relapses and when they happened. I’m not sure how to answer this and would appreciate any help you can give. I don’t really know what counts as a relapse.
I don’t recall any dramatic event that started all this, although I knew something was wrong for a long time. The only thing that got me to this point was hearing a radio 4 program about MS and thinking “That sounds like me!”, after which I went to the GP and on to the Neuro. Although I have good days and bad days, I don’t have dramatic worsenings of symptoms that would seem to be definite relapses. At worst there have been times when I’ve had to take a couple of days off work. The general background level of symptoms and fatigue has forced me to change my work though.
What should I put on the DVLA form? I guess they’re looking for times when I don’t feel I could drive?