Headaches requiring prescription?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by JBL2012, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. JBL2012

    JBL2012 Army ROTC Cadet - MS3 5-Year Member

    Dec 12, 2010
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    NOTE: I'm only a Junior and thus have not started the DoDMERB process yet. This is merely a question to preempt/prepare for a possible DQ.

    I noticed that "recurrent headaches interfering with normal function or requiring prescription meds" is eligible for a DQ.

    About a month ago I had ~3 headaches a week for 3 weeks and my mom got worried and took me to a doctor. These headaches didn't interfere with function, I never went to the nurse, I just waited them out (they lasted 15-30 minutes). The doctor then prescribed me 2 medications, and I haven't taken either of them because I didn't feel that my headaches were that severe. However, on my records it will say I was prescribed medicine.

    1) Is there a way to make it apparent that I didn't use the meds on my record?

    2) Can I just say "No" on the DoDMERB sheet since they didn't REQUIRE meds? (Because I never used them) It seems like this would be the simplest route but if they accuse me of lying I don't want to be blacklisted or thrown in jail or something.

    3) If I send in a personal statement saying this will I be more likely to get a waiver if/when the time comes?

  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE 5-Year Member

    May 31, 2008
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