migraines

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  1. turtlerunnernc

    turtlerunnernc Member

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    My son gets occasional migraines. As long as he can take 800mg Motrin as soon as he feels it coming on he is good to go.

    Will he likely be DQ and need a waiver?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    What happens if he's in the middle of a firefight, gets a migraine, and doesn't have access to Motrin?

    That's the question the waiver authorities seek to answer.

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  3. Pima

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    A DQ and the waiver proocess is exactly what kp is trying to illustrate.

    This is not just about him, but everone that will be involved in the mission, which can impact the mission. Deployed to Afghanistan or a flier and it is going to be an issue.

    As always stated it is case by case. Be honest. If a remedial or DQ comes down, then work the system, until that point, get his medical records in order.

    Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

    My DIL gets migraines, light sensitivity, vomiting, etc. Motrin doesn't work for her. Was he diagnosed with migraines? Or are you assuming it is migraines? If it is the latter, than he will have to go through the system because it is a diagnosis and in his records.
     
  4. turtlerunnernc

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    No testing or official. Husband gets migraines, son gets bad headaches. Dr wrote note for Motrin to be kept at school, but just based on what we told him. No type of testing was done.
     
  5. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    I would report what has been diagnosed. If he hasn't been diagnosed as having migraines I would likely just call it headaches. They may (likely probably) request amplifying information which may or may not require a visit to the doctor for further/formal evaluation.
     
  6. Pima

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    Listen to kp. they are a flight surgeon. Bad headaches are one thing. Migraines are, as I am sure you know, a different aspect. If I am correct isn't 800 mg of motrin just 1 dose?

    I use to be a teacher years ago, and I knew the system. You need a docs note for taking Motrin or Tylenol at school. That being said, I would classify it not as a prescription. Had you said a script for Naproxen than my answer would probably be different because it is not an OTC medicine.

    Have the records ready, but don't look for trouble. Acknowledge it on the form.
     
  7. puzzler

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    Actually naproxen is available OTC.
     
  8. Pima

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    I know that...it is called Aleve. However I was talking about the prescription level.
     
  9. turtlerunnernc

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    Yes 800mg is one dose. Ok, will start with headache and go from there.
     

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