AFROTC Senior Medical Status

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  1. USA321

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    Hey everyone I am a senior in AFROTC. I started having real bad migraines (3 to 4 a week) so I went to the Doctors and they put me on a few medications and now are referring me out to a Neurologist. I know Medical waivers aren't as easy to come by as they used to be, but does any one know the process for Medical in AFROTC. Do I have anything to worry about, I am so close to comissioning? Any information would be great Thanks!
     
  2. Aglahad

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    I don't even know if ROTC will see it. Anyone know how often they re-check medical statuses after the initial DoDMERB? Seems like it be pretty difficult resource and time wise unless you make it known (i.e. blown out knee). Are you using TRICARE or private insurance?
     
  3. USA321

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    We actually have to report within 3 days any time we see a doctor or have any change in medical status. I have seen seniors kicked out before but not since I was a freshman and those were for serious issues. But my det is very small, so medical issues dont arise to often.
     
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    P.S. why would you want to not disclose your medical issues? Do you really want to be in a position two years from now where your decision making and performance is impaired b/c of a migraine, and lives could possibly be lost (including your own?)
     
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    Looks like they will need to revise their contract based on the last line of section 3 a.
     
  7. USA321

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    Hey, sorry for the confusion or mix up. Of course I reported it, not doing so is an integrity violation, plus they review your medical file before you commission. In fact I had a waiver for migraines when I entered because I hadn't had one in years, but then I started getting them again and much more severe than when I was a kid. Thus, im just asking to procedure because my Det said they can't send up the paperwork till after I see my Doctor next because he did a test. But I have filed all the paperwork properly.
     
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    I think that sentence still holds. It basically says your sexual orientation doesn't matter and you don't have to disclose it. That's still true as I understand things.
     
  9. Pima

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    If I am reading you correctly you already have a waiver in hand for migraines. Traditionally unless the issue changes, i.e. now need meds that aren't allowed or your health creates a deployment issue, they will allow that waiver to remain in place.

    However, for you that is the key, if this is the 1st time you are seeing a neurologist they may discover that is not migraines, but some other issue (not saying tumor or anything dark). Under that scenario you would need a new waiver, and that is when it becomes iffy.

    I am also assuming that you have not done your out process DoDMERB. I know for rated it is a 3 day physical. I don't know what non-rated does or when it is performed, guessing very soon, but remember assignments only came out on Thursday, so no non-rated has yet to go through their physical. This physical would have triggered you anyway regardless if you had reported the migraines...yes, you were 100000% right to report it. That is what any service member should do, because your health impacts everyone in your AD unit to complete their mission.

    Are you going to a DodMERB qualified doc or just your hometown doc for the neurology appointment. I would suggest you try to go to a DoDMERB because as you know by now, just because your hometown doc says it is n't a problem does not equate to the military saying it won't.

    Hope for the best, but for right now get your medical records in order to fight in case you get the worst.

    The det. can't do anything right now because the paperwork has to go up the chain and back down the chain. You have to see the doc 1st. and they have to make a decision. Just like your waiver yrs ago it may take a few weeks...or months.

    Good luck.
     
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    OP -- I am reminded by PIMA's post regarding "not saying tumor or anything dark"... I suffered from mild headaches since I was a child. When I was about 25, they became worse to th the point that I wondered if perhaps I might have a tumor growing. Checked it out and ruled it out. In the end it was severe allergies, which were treated with weekly injections for six months.
     

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