DaveReading Posted January 25, 2020 Share Posted January 25, 2020 Hi Everyone I spoke to the GP yesterday on the phone, hoping that she would be happy with my week's worth of BP readings which now show only borderline hypertension now that I'm on 10 mg Amlodipine per day instead of 5 mg. Alas, she still wasn't willing to give me the OK to drive again, because the DVLA's new (September 2019) criteria say that I've got to have had a "normal" cerebral angiogram in order to be allowed behind the wheel again. I feel I'm in a Catch-22 - I've got copies of 4 scan reports (3 x CTA, 1 x DSA), which are all "normal" in the sense that none of them show an aneurysm and they conclude that my bleed was perimesencephalic. But the doctor's problem is that the two last CTA scans also show a vasospasm, albeit improving in the second of those scans. I was discharged from hospital a week after my last scan, with the assurance that the vasospasm would by then be (almost) gone, but of course I can't provide any evidence for that in the absence of a subsequent CTA. I'm due for a follow-up out-patient scan, but that's not till March ! I'm worried that by the time I finally get back behind the wheel, I'll have forgotten how to drive Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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