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Mental health issues & drink driving

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Alimarie

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Hi, somebody recommended me this site to talk about my problem. I suffer with borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Last October my dad got diagnosed with bowel cancer and I made the biggest mistake and I got caught drink driving the same day 😢😢 I’m so ashamed of this and haven’t told many people. I then suffered from non epileptic seizures from all the stress and this has been investigated with brain scans etc.
I’m in the process of applying for my license back and I’m just asking if anybody has any advise. I have to take a medical/cdt test but I’m not worried about that as I don’t drink anymore, however in the past I have occasionally misused alcohol in crisis and this is on my records but it certainly wasn’t persistent misuse. i’ve been discharged from mental health services now after 6 years and am under my gp who is fully supporting me.
I’ve sent the forms back and given dvla full access to everything. Has anybody been in my situation or has any advise as I’m worried this is going to go against me and my mental health will be fully investigated? I’m seizure ban is up at the end of this month and I sent the d27p back to the dvla 2 weeks ago but I haven’t heard anything. Does anyone know the next step? Thank you
 
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Marlow

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Hi i also was convicted of drink driving the shame was awful . I had to go through the medical test you will be fine it checks your liver enzymes and if you are a hardened drinker these will be flagged up. I was terrified as had binged drank at weekends to cope with awful marriage .... All ok the examination consists of blood test abdominal examination and hand examination plus a few questions.
Worst experience ever ...but made me take a look at my life and realise how strong i am x
 
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Alimarie

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Hi i also was convicted of drink driving the shame was awful . I had to go through the medical test you will be fine it checks your liver enzymes and if you are a hardened drinker these will be flagged up. I was terrified as had binged drank at weekends to cope with awful marriage .... All ok the examination consists of blood test abdominal examination and hand examination plus a few questions.
Worst experience ever ...but made me take a look at my life and realise how strong i am x
I’m sorry to hear you had to go through this again, esp with an awful marriage. It really has destroyed me. All my own fault I know! Do you mind me asking if you had that on your records at the doctors or anything? How long ago was this? Was your license delayed at all? What’s a hand examination? I’m so worried xx
 
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Marlow

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I was convicted five years ago . It is only certian doctors who do this test so i am not sure goes on your own gp record's. My ex partner made me go to my doctors and tell them awful experience however gp knew he was an abusive man . The hand test they they look for clubbing a sign of alcoholism . check your abdomen for liver damage . Take millk Thistle helps detox your liver . If your not drinking do not worry i got my self in a heightened state of anxiety about this examination the doctor was lovely and non judgemental
 
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Alimarie

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Bristol
I was convicted five years ago . It is only certian doctors who do this test so i am not sure goes on your own gp record's. My ex partner made me go to my doctors and tell them awful experience however gp knew he was an abusive man . The hand test they they look for clubbing a sign of alcoholism . check your abdomen for liver damage . Take millk Thistle helps detox your liver . If your not drinking do not worry i got my self in a heightened state of anxiety about this examination the doctor was lovely and non judgemental
Thank you for your help, much appreciated x
 
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