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How Is Everyone Handling Driving A Car? What With Fatigue, Fainting, Etc.

How Is Everyone Handling Driving A Car? What With Fatigue, Fainting, Etc.

I've been diagnosed with PAH. At this point I've been told to not drive, at least until September when I see my Heart/Lung Specialist again. Do the medications make it more possible to drive, or less. At what point did you stop driving?

A myPHteam Member said:

I continue to drive as I have never passed out or fainted. I have a portable concentrator with a power adapter for the van and I'm always sure my SpO2 is 88 or above before moving the vehicle. With a van I can carry my wheeled walker for when I get out of the car and wheelchair should I need help.

posted 4 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I am just now going to renew my license and I was wondering if they are concerned about my IV. But I guess not if they let one person photograph with their oxegen.
I have only fainted once and I believe that was do to heart failure. And like I read someone else say, that is what saved me besides the black eye, broken nose and eyebrow, it got a cardiologist to get me expedited into the specialist who immediately set my date to have the iv put in when he saw the results to my tests.

posted 4 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

i have a portalable oxygen i plug into car. it works fine for driving if i need it .

posted about 1 year ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I am on oxygen day and night. My level of activity determines how much oxygen I need during the day. I think I’ve adjusted fairly well to changing out my portable tanks as needed. I am grateful to be able to still move about even with the necessary adjustments.

posted about 1 year ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I’m on oxyxgen. When I sleep and also when I have long ways to walk or have strenuous activity to do. I just renewed my license the other day and had the photo taken with the oxygen on (so stylish, you know). Hopefully they put you on medicine for PH and if you are passing out, I would imagine they will do oxygen then, too. The passing out is lack of oxygen (normally) so maybe they will wait until all their tests are done. Oxygen is a serious step, and they really don’t prescribe it unless necessary. We’re all here for you.

posted about 1 year ago
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