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Medical request

My driving license was revoked due to alcohol dependency. I declared it. I wasn’t convicted.
After the 1yr required sobriety, my Dr completed the DD2 for, confirming this and my fitness to drive.
The DVLA say i need an independent medical examination and this is mandatory if dependant on alcohol.
i can only find in their medical guidance that they ‘may’ request a Medical Examination though. It says ‘will’ in other sections e.g. alcoholic seizures that do not apply to me.
They also cannot currently tell me when I can have their medical due to Covid19 closures, plus no doubt there will be another delay due to everyone else who’s been waiting. My son’s got ASD, my DH is a critical worker. I need my license.
How do I successfully argue I don’t need a Medical Examination?
Please help