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Medical conditions and notifying DVLA

The following conditions have just been added the Already comprehensive list of medical conditions you are required to advise DVLA about. Failure to do so attracts a £1000 fine!

Vertigo
Labyrinthitis
Sleep Apnoea
Heart Palpitations
Epilepsy/seizures

If you click on the below link there are a simply staggering number of conditions that should be notified so if you have any conditions at all it might be wise to check the list!
https://www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving


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hi andy

how is sunny weymouth ?

you are right to advise about the list and people should have a look
and click on the ones if applicable to them

some are dependent on other factors and only need reporting if advised to by your vet

i recently have had my gall bladder removed and have been feeling unwell since with pain in my shoulders and a little giddy if i stand up quickly

turns out having been on a small dose of blood pressure meds for years
my blood pressure is now to low

i have recently lost about 15kg for the opp and the dock thinks i now do not need them

just had a ecg and blood tests and all was fine but as i have never been on the treadmill he is sending me for that as well

but i feel so much better with a normal blood pressure before it was around 105/75 and if i was standing it was aroung 89/79

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Hi Barry

It is indeed bright and sunny here now though it was pretty overcast earlier. All well with you I trust?

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hi andy


i recently have had my gall bladder removed and have been feeling unwell since with pain in my shoulders and a little giddy if i stand up quickly

turns out having been on a small dose of blood pressure meds for years
my blood pressure is now to low

i have recently lost about 15kg for the opp and the dock thinks i now do not need them

just had a ecg and blood tests and all was fine but as i have never been on the treadmill he is sending me for that as well

but i feel so much better with a normal blood pressure before it was around 105/75 and if i was standing it was aroung 89/79
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hi ray

i could cope with the lower pressures but my neck and shoulders were really killing meso the dock just wants to be on the safe side

he looks after me as a few years ago i gave the surgery 10 sets of portable test equipment



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hi andy


i recently have had my gall bladder removed and have been feeling unwell since with pain in my shoulders and a little giddy if i stand up quickly

turns out having been on a small dose of blood pressure meds for years
my blood pressure is now to low

i have recently lost about 15kg for the opp and the dock thinks i now do not need them

just had a ecg and blood tests and all was fine but as i have never been on the treadmill he is sending me for that as well

but i feel so much better with a normal blood pressure before it was around 105/75 and if i was standing it was aroung 89/79
All the more reason to test your own BP regularly and be aware of your 'normal' of any changes etc. I would have expected a doctor to realise on the annual medicine review to realise that 105/75 is low and that the dosage should be adjusted accordingly. It is not surprising you feel better without the medicines when you read the possible side effects of any BP medicine.
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hi rayc

the blood pressure was fine for years

i lost about 15kg over 3 to 4 months because i was advised by the surgeon to lose some weight before my opp

the blood pressure drop has only just happened since i had the gall bladder removed but its not related


so hopefully we are on top of it now and the gp said hopefully i may now not need the blood pressure tablets anymore

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Do click on the link folks. It is absolutely staggering! Some will remember my troubles a year or two ago with the DVLA when I had a one of seizure and had to stop driving. I must look it up again because I can't remember the advice I gave about reporting it to the DVLA. There was a good way to do it and a bad way to do it. Of course I chose the wrong one
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I have just looked up my thread and the conclusion was not to notify them via their online system. That is where I got a year's ban for my one off seizure rather than the six month ban I should have been given. There was only one option to tick under seizures and that was "Epileptic seizure". As soon as the word epilepsy appears then the ban is one year. My seizure cause was never diagnosed and could have had many causes so I should have had just the six month ban.

Conclusion is to phone or write to DVLA.
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