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kimmy
12-24-2017, 09:47 PM
First of all, Merry Christmas!
I currently living in Seoul, Korea and I got my first FAA medical certificate on this 14/Oct. Before that, I checked 'headache or migraine' box. After that, upon my doctor's request, I sent my migraine diagnosis report to OKC.
And I got a letter, which requests they need more detailed report, including history, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment plan, current medication, and prognosis, within 60 days.
So I request to my neurologist who had issued my report for migraine, and here it is :

1. Sx. headache
2. History ; from last fall, starting with headache, nausea for 3 times(rt. pariety, occipital area, throbbing nature, once every few months, persist for half a day. VAS 4. Aura ; none)
3. Diagnosis(Conclusion):Nerologic exam ; no abnormal feature. Brain MRI exam ; normal
4.Treatment : none(no P.O medication). Life style modification recommended.

5. Duration of Treatment(Done) : Oct.16.2017 ~ Oct.18.2017

And additionally, I'm thinking about submit my MRI result report with this migraine report. Will it be helpful to get a medical certificate?
The letter says 'submit aforegead information in one mailing'. Is this means it has to be submitted by mail, not a fax or smth?

Actually, I'm going to go to Phoenix,AZ on Jan.30, which means maybe I don't have enough time to prepare new doc,and get a mail from FAA, if FAA requests more things to me.

I hope you guys help me to overcome this situation......!
Thanks!


TiredSoul
12-24-2017, 11:22 PM
FAA is a pretty prehistor organization and anmot of communications still go by regular mail.
Donít hold me to it but I thought you had to be symptom free for a year after migraine.
Others with more knowledge will be along.

kimmy
12-25-2017, 12:28 AM
FAA is a pretty prehistor organization and anmot of communications still go by regular mail.
Donít hold me to it but I thought you had to be symptom free for a year after migraine.
Others with more knowledge will be along.

You're saying my report maybe not enough to prove I'm clear to get even special issuance...right?


rickair7777
12-25-2017, 06:59 AM
You're saying my report maybe not enough to prove I'm clear to get even special issuance...right?

They may want to definitely rule out anything other than migraines. I've seen that with a friend's loss of consciousness episode.

I'd recommend AOPA or one of the aviation medicine consultants.

My best friend was plagued by migraines... much better after he eliminated all booze and caffeine.

cleared2land
12-25-2017, 07:11 AM
I have gotten a 60 day letter before. If you got a Medical from your AME you are good. You still Have one!!! They are just saying if you donít provide what they ask within 60 days your Medical is revoked. It may take another six Months after you provide the new info. I actually never heard anything after I submitted the additional info. The FAA doesnít like things that never get a resolution. They may just simply want more info and you never hear from them again. Make sure you provide a stateside address with applicable dates if possible.


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Av8tr1
12-25-2017, 08:43 AM
Airline pilot here. I have occasional migraines. Cleared by the FAA for years. Shouldn't be an issue if its explainable.

kimmy
12-25-2017, 03:34 PM
I have gotten a 60 day letter before. If you got a Medical from your AME you are good. You still Have one!!! They are just saying if you donít provide what they ask within 60 days your Medical is revoked. It may take another six Months after you provide the new info. I actually never heard anything after I submitted the additional info. The FAA doesnít like things that never get a resolution. They may just simply want more info and you never hear from them again. Make sure you provide a stateside address with applicable dates if possible.


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Thanks! Helpful to meet a person who experienced same occasion.

kimmy
12-25-2017, 06:15 PM
I have gotten a 60 day letter before. If you got a Medical from your AME you are good. You still Have one!!! They are just saying if you donít provide what they ask within 60 days your Medical is revoked. It may take another six Months after you provide the new info. I actually never heard anything after I submitted the additional info. The FAA doesnít like things that never get a resolution. They may just simply want more info and you never hear from them again. Make sure you provide a stateside address with applicable dates if possible.


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6 months?! Is it take so long? That's gonna be a big deal to me.....but thank tou for your reply !! It does helpful

TroutBum
12-27-2017, 09:35 AM
FYI -- the AME can issue a medical after a reported migraine with a report from your treating physician and if certain criteria are met.

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/media/C-CACIMigraine.pdf

kimmy
01-03-2018, 08:39 PM
FYI -- the AME can issue a medical after a reported migraine with a report from your treating physician and if certain criteria are met.

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/media/C-CACIMigraine.pdf

If situation's going worse, I need to request to my AME! Thanks for the link:)

JohnBurke
01-03-2018, 09:00 PM
If you're going to be in Phoenix shortly, contact AME Dr. Burr Ross. Appointments are available online at Home (http://www.myflightsurgeon.com)

BDH7
01-13-2019, 03:01 PM
Maybe this is a strange question, but are there any studies about aircraft (instrumentation, radar, etc.) *causing* migraines, and the like?

Excargodog
01-13-2019, 04:28 PM
Half the world has common migraines. If they are infrequent and not severe, or controlled by simple medications without side effects they are not a problem.

Classic migraines can also be approved by the AME if they are infrequent and uncomplicated. Migraines affecting vision or balance get far more difficult and typically are very difficult to get FAA approval.

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/app_process/exam_tech/item46/amd/ha/

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/media/C-CACIMigraine.pdf

Excargodog
01-13-2019, 04:40 PM
Maybe this is a strange question, but are there any studies about aircraft (instrumentation, radar, etc.) *causing* migraines, and the like?

Bright lights - even bright incandescent lights -commonly can provoke migraines but fluorescent lights, CRT tubes, computer monitors, and other lights that flash on and off quickly (even if itís to quick to notice) seem to be even more potent inducers of migraines. Even LED Christmas lights seem to do it more than incandescent. When fatigued, some migraine suffers seem particularly susceptible to light induced migraines.

Depending on who builds it and how, I would suspect some MFD screens would be likely inducers as well.

swaayze
01-14-2019, 07:39 AM
Get some professional advice; AMAS in CO or the like.

Now something perhaps worth no more than what youíre paying: I would NOT include anything they donít specifically ask for. If they want it theyíll ask and you can then provide it.



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