Has brain fog ever struck while you were driving? A lot of people in my Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome forum have stopped driving, believing that it's just not safe for them to be on the road. Some have had accidents, some have had close calls, and others are frightened that their inability to concentrate means it's only a matter of time before something bad happens. Most of the people who've given up driving have chronic fatigue syndrome, but at least one is a fibromite.
I've had occasions when I was unable to drive because of fibrofog, but fortunately only a few. Back when I was a TV news producer, after especially stressful days I'd have to call my husband and have him come pick me up. First my pain would ramp up, then my brain would shut down. A couple of times, I could barely form a sentence or dial the phone. I'm lucky that it hasn't happened since I left my job, more than 18 months ago.
Do you drive? Have you ever had problems? How do you get around? Take the poll, and leave your comments either here or in the forum (under Newsletter & Blog Topics.)
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