Im new here so hello
my name is lauli. I have bipolar disorder. Diagnosed 2009. I wasnt told at that point to declare to dvla and i genuinely didnt even think of it. Since diagnosis i have not had any full blown manic episodes, never been hospitalised, i comply with my med regime and only under care of GP although she is referring me to psych to see if tgey can offer me some cbt. I never drive if im feeling remotely hypomanic. I have had depressive epusodes but never attemoted suicide or anything. My GP has also never said to me not to drive or that i should inform dvla etc. This week as i was reading sometging else online i read some infornation which said if u have bipolar u have to declare to dvla or get 1000 fine. I called them first thing thus morning and she said its ok ill make a note of it and pop the form in the post. Fill it out and retyrn it within 2 weeks and we will let u know about your license after contacting your doc if necessary..im in a conplete state about it wobdering if im a) going to get a fine (she mentioned nothing about this,) b) if my lucense will be revoked as i am a carer for my disabled husband and we have three children and live rurally.
Ive never had an accident related to my condition. The only thing in my 9 years of driving was a bump in to someones back bumper which was dealt with swiftly.
Can anyone shed some light on this for me because the more i think about it and panic about it the more im getting in to a state.
Thank you so much