Re: Losing my licence meant I lost my independence
Dear Dr Beerstecher,
Thank you for your feedback on the article. In response to my licence being revoked on medical grounds following my eclamptic seizure, I undertook the first systematic review and meta analysis of seizure recurrence following a diagnosis of eclampsia. This, thankfully, showed an extremely low seizure recurrence rate.
I presented this research to the DVLA. As a result, I am pleased to say they now consider eclamptic seizures as an exception to the provoked seizures category in their latest guidance update.
The article was written by me as a patient, not as a medical professional, and the DVLA guidance had not been changed at the time of acceptance for publication.
Fortunately, as a result, no other eclamptic woman will have to experience what I did.
Competing interests: No competing interests