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Old 01-13-2019, 04:28 PM
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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...item46/amd/ha/

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org...CIMigraine.pdf
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BDH7 View Post
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.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:39 AM
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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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Old 08-04-2019, 08:33 AM
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Are you flying? Or did they deny your medical?
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:34 AM
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Was this resolved? Are you allowed to fly still?
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:44 AM
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Anyone's input would be greatly appreciated.

I started getting migraines with aura, the aura being visual disturbances that look like staticky spider legs through my field of view. I only knew what they were because I used to get them when I was a kid but haven't had them in years. I Just finished my instrument rating, I'm about a 1/3 of the way through my commercial rating and I'm very nervous about talking the AME. I'm almost positive this is going to be a dream killer. Does anyone get these and fly commercially? Has anyone found medications that prevent them from happening? Thanks for the help.
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Has anyone gotten the classic migraines and still got a medical to fly commercially? The migraines with visual aura?
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Originally Posted by dmac25 View Post
Has anyone gotten the classic migraines and still got a medical to fly commercially? The migraines with visual aura?
Yes.


Do not confuse classic migraine which in fact only requires CACI level approval:

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org...CIMigraine.pdf

With ocular migraine for which a special issuance is much more difficult or sometimes impossible. They are NOT the same thing:

https://www.allaboutvision.com/condi...r-migraine.htm
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Originally Posted by dmac25 View Post
Are you flying? Or did they deny your medical?
This is a 12 and a half year old thread. You are unlikely to get an answer. Besides, I just replied to you on your other migraine thread.
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