What is Not Driving?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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A person may not be able to drive due to a condition or symptom that affects their ability to drive. Driving may also increase the severity of their symptoms.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 19 2
Cognitive impairment 14 5
Visual disturbance 11 4
Vertigo 8 2
General health 7 2
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Not Driving

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 2
Anxious mood 1
Inconvenience 1
Lack of independence 1
No social interaction 1
probably wreck in the driveway 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Not Driving

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 3
daily 3
24 hr daily 2
1 other all the time (24/7) 2
1 mg daily 1
0minutes as needed 1
0other as needed 1
1 mg all the time (24/7) 1
1other as needed 1
all the time (24/7) 1

Why patients stopped taking Not Driving

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 7
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Not Driving

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 5

Stopped using Not Driving

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 7
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5 patient evaluations for Not Driving

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Lisabug1978
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Lisabug1978
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Lisabug1978's full Not Driving history

Aug 10, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Vision)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tremor in limbs)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Vertigo)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Even though I feel like I'm a burden for having to be driven around. It's better than having a spell & hitting someone else. I had to put others safety before my own independence.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
lala2500
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lala2500
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 14, 2009 (Started May 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Vision)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Ern
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Ern
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: vb
I have:
MS

See Ern's full Not Driving history

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Inconvenience)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Side effects: Inconvenience

  • 0 helpful marks
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