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Hello,

I’ve had a look on the threads and can’t seem to find anything for my specific query.

I applied to be a Personnel support officer with the airforce and the medical has deemed my temporarily medically unfit. The reason for this is that I was put on sumatriptan for a ‘migraine’ (I wouldn’t even regard myself as having a migraine but I had a bad head one day in work and my manager insisted I go to the dr’s as I’d had a history of it from a while back).

Is it worth going in for an appeal or hang on until the date they gave me (April 2020).

I’d appreciate any advice/guidance.

Thanks 🙏🏻
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If you look up 'RAF medical conditions that preclude entry' ir states that you cannot apply if you have had 'migraines or the use of preventative medication in the last 2 years'.

Hindsight's a wonderful thing and you weren't to know how your application would be affected when you went to the doctor's. However, appeals are usually made on the grounds that medical records have information that is incorrect or missing. In your case, you may not be happy with the TMU decision, but you were on medication, so what do you think would be the basis for an appeal?

I think it's one you may have to wait out.
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Thank you for your reply. I knew about the conditions that preclude entry and thought it may be put on hold. I did have a letter from my GP stating it shouldn’t have been prescribed in the first place but that doesn’t seem to have been taken in to consideration (no mention on the decision letter).

I wouldn’t have classed the headache as a migraine in the first place and I’ve since had the prescription taken off as I’ve never actually used it. My Dr and I spoke about the prescription and it was prescribed more as a ‘just in case’ to get my manager off my back as I’d had migraines in the past...none within the last two years, though.

Just wondering more if anyone has successfully appealed for something similar. I’m aware they have very strict rules for a reason and I can wait until next year if that’s the way it falls...

(Original post by Surnia)
If you look up 'RAF medical conditions that preclude entry' ir states that you cannot apply if you have had 'migraines or the use of preventative medication in the last 2 years'.

Hindsight's a wonderful thing and you weren't to know how your application would be affected when you went to the doctor's. However, appeals are usually made on the grounds that medical records have information that is incorrect or missing. In your case, you may not be happy with the TMU decision, but you were on medication, so what do you think would be the basis for an appeal?

I think it's one you may have to wait out.
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(Original post by Jlou89)
Hello,

I’ve had a look on the threads and can’t seem to find anything for my specific query.

I applied to be a Personnel support officer with the airforce and the medical has deemed my temporarily medically unfit. The reason for this is that I was put on sumatriptan for a ‘migraine’ (I wouldn’t even regard myself as having a migraine but I had a bad head one day in work and my manager insisted I go to the dr’s as I’d had a history of it from a while back).

Is it worth going in for an appeal or hang on until the date they gave me (April 2020).

I’d appreciate any advice/guidance.

Thanks 🙏🏻
Hi

You could appeal, you'll need to give as much evidence as you can to go with it. But it's not guraranteed that it will be successful. As you've been made temporarily unfit (rather than permanent) then you can wait until the date you've been given and then re-apply. The decision of whether you appeal is up to you.

Kind regards
Adam
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I was made tmu for a silly reason which was on the list. However just before I was about to appeal, my AFCO rang and said that they wanted me to join and applied for a waiver for me. That went through very quickly and I am now continuing with my application.
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They’ve just done the same for me :thumbsup: so relieved!!
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