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The day, when mum fell asleep while driving

Updated: Feb 12

I struggle with Insomnia due to my PD medication for a long time. Therefore I am often very tired during the day. Me falling asleep watching any movie or while working on the laptop, with my head crashing the keyboard, are well known party stories in our family. I had also decided not to drive the car on long distances or on the busy German Autobahn - too tiring! But then it hit me hard, when I picked up my 5-year old. I share this story to very carefully ask others to consider whether or not they are safe to drive while on PD medication. Take care!!!


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Dawson Stafford
Dawson Stafford
Aug 03, 2023

Wow Rina. Very powerful and thought provking?

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jul 08, 2023

Very powerful Rina. It can happen in a moment. I was in a very bad car crash when I was in my twenties, thankfully we all walked out of it. My sister was driving and it was a moment of lost concentration, her eyes were open but she wasn't there, I know because I looked at her just before it happened. I still have my license but drive less and less and only if I'm feeling good. I cycle everywhere now instead. I have an electric bike and it's great. I'd highly reccomend it.

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Alice Carroll
Alice Carroll
Jul 06, 2023

Lovely collaboration, Rina and Nige. I stopped driving about 10 years ago. Problem with staying in my lane. Have any of you ridden with someone who has had PD over five years? Scary.

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