Is there a chance of losing licence because of head pressure?

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Hi all basically I'm just wondering if anyone has ever lost there driving licence as a result of headaches and head pressure? In my opinion it does not affect my ability to drive safe at all, I have never blacked out or had a seizure or fallen asleep at the wheel, I've never even had a panic attack. I've got an appointment with a neurologist with the next few weeks. Thankyou in advance for any replies.

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    Hi Paul,

    No worries, if people were going to lose their driving licences because of headaches, there would be no women drivers wink

    Now, being serious, it is unlikely that you're going to lose your DL due to frequent headaches. Saying that, a headache may be a symptom of a more serious condition - it is a good idea to see a neurologist, maybe have a head MRI to check that there is nothing wrong with your head. Anyway, I wouldn't worry too much at this stage. I hope you get better soon!

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    Hey Paul,do you suffer from anxiety? Head pressure is common to those with anxiety. Definitely not a reason for your license to be taken away from you! Keep us updated on whatever your neurologist says,it will help loads of people here, trust me. I know there's nothing wrong with you so you posting this in the next few weeks will be of help. Best of luck!

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      Thankyou for the replies. Yes I do suffer from anxiety I have a tendency to absolutely overthink everything. Like the driving licence issue I've been thinking about that a lot to the point where it fills me with fear of losing it. I will let you know the outcome of the neurologist appointment. Again thankyou for the replies.

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    Hi Paul

    I shouldnt think so for headache or head pressure. My Son in law suffers regular bad migraines that can last a couple of days which can affect his eyes, body everything.

    And he is a driving postman and his boss knows of his symptoms.

    If you are in the UK you could look on DVLC website and see what it says.

    It may tell you if you have to advise your insurance.

    Im a woman driver but thankfully i dont have many headaches 😉

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    Just a question about my neurologist appointment would anyone tell him that they suffer with anxiety and see if he thinks the symptoms are related or would you let him come to that conclusion on his own? Hope that makes sense.
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    Hi again all I know this is anxiety playing it's part big time but the thought of losing my driving licence has literally taken over my thoughts to the point where I'm scared to go to my neurologist appointment or even mention to him that I have anxiety incase he tells me I shouldn't be driving.

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