I don't know why I did it, but when I renewed my license this year I wrote that I had narcolepsy. I immedietly regretted putting it on the form and turned around and went back for my form, but thanks to computer automation it had already been sent to the medical office and was unretrievable. I am expecting a letter any day now from the DMV. I don't know what it's going to say but I suspect I'll have to get a lot of medical clearances from my doctor. I think my doctor will help me with the forms. My narcolepsy is controlled with medicine and I need to drive to work, I do not live in an area with public transportation. When I present this information to the DMV will they still let me drive?
Hi. This EXACT same thing happened to me last November! What in the world possessed me to say I had N is just beyond me! I guess I was just being honest! So you want to know what happens? I can tell you!
Obviously, they did not renew your license. You will get a letter in the mail saying you have to go before the "medical review board" on a certain date and time. When you go there, they will ask you a BUNCH of questions on a form and you have to answer. (they will record it too) What they are checking for is.... are you appearing confident to drive - do you appear to be taking your meds as prescribed - do you have any memory problems - etc....
If you had someone drive you there, like you were supposed to, they will also separate you from your driver and they will question them too! They actually asked my Husband if I abuse my medication!!! WTF!!!
So, you won't get your license then either! They have to send your answers and tape recording to the State's DMV department and they will have to decide if you're capable to drive. (Once they receive the medical records from your Dr., of course.) It took them about 2 months to give me an answer. Once my letter came in the mail, I had to make an appointment for a 3 hour EXTENSIVE driving TEST. This means, Written, Vision & Driving.
Once you've passed that...... YOU FINALLY GET YOUR LICENSE BACK! However - with the stipulation that you will need to have medical followup from the Dr. after the first year, and also every time you renew.
Just a word to the wise....... After you pass all the tests, and they ask you AGAIN... do you have anything that would prevent you from driving safely - SAY NO!!!!! (You have by then, been medically cleared to drive!)
I hope this helps you! I feel bad for you cuz I know what you're going thru!
When I was denied my renewal at the DMV, I was by myself. I had no one to drive me home! So I told them I had nobody to come and get me and I wasn't getting in my car and driving without a license! That's illegal and I'd end up in jail! I put up such a stink that they agreed to give me a "temporary paper certificate" saying I could drive until this was settled! Maybe that will help you get back and forth to work!
Please feel free to email me if you have anymore questions! I'm here to help if I can, and most of all support you and care what you're going thru!