Hello everyone, i am new here. I'm a 15 turning 16 soon girl. I've been officially diagnosed with Narcolepsy since sometime around the beginning of December of 2012. i really started having problems my 1st year of high school. I'm now a Sophmore. I suspected i had Narcolepsy even though people i consulted, including my doctor said probably not. I have Narcolepsy w/ cataplexy. I dont take Medication because of personal choice. My sleeping has started to get much better actually. I do have times when i cant keep my eyes open or didnt even know i fell asleep even though i was aware that i was very sleepy. You guys get the Mojo.
Resently, i have managed to convince my mom to let me take drivers ed classes. Havnt started or signed up yet. I really wouldnt care waiting to get my license but since i'm taking running start, i really want/need to be able to drive myself to and fro from classes. I was wondering what any of you guys do with your driving situation?? Do you drive or no? Public transportation? And if you take medication or not or those that do drive.
For those that have gotten Narcolepsy before they got their permit and drivers license, did you tell the people that you had Narcolepsy because we have to tell them right? I read somewhere that it takes a VERY LONG time and causes many problems by letting them know. But is that illegal if we don't tell them?
And just wanted to let you know that i have started to get a better control over my disorder so i know when im getting my "sleep attacks". So i don't think i would be driving and suddenly pass out. if i was even a little bit drowsy i would pull over and what not. But just wanted opinions and what you guys do with the driving situation.