Medical VA rating for headaches

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Anyone get through medical with a rating for headaches? Either pre-employment or as a controller? I’m assuming the cause is the most important thing they look for? What things did they look for to determine DQ or not?
 

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They determine DQ based on whether or not you have headaches period... Might not be permanent, but you won't get the medical back until AFTER the VA completes their process and rates you
 

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I am already rated at 90%. I was told that going to the doc and saying you have migraines and getting x medicine for the headaches and keep refilling it. According to the source they give out 40-50% for that, but you know VA math is weird. Not sure what "DQ" means.
 

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Types of headaches as well frequencies is what matters. As well if its a headache or a migraine(ocular or aural) if my memory serves me right Migraines that aural and ocular are DQ.
 

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Exactly. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of anyone getting a rating for “headaches.” Migraines are different than a regular headache and a big no no on your records if you wanna do ATC. A headache is annoying and can go away with caffeine, sleep, Tylenol. A migraine can be debilitating and make someone lose vision, nausea, etc.
 

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Anyone get through medical with a rating for headaches? Either pre-employment or as a controller? I’m assuming the cause is the most important thing they look for? What things did they look for to determine DQ or not?
Go down to the CACI worksheet, it gives you a decent idea of what they're looking for and the limits before it starts impacting your medical.

Types of headaches as well frequencies is what matters. As well if its a headache or a migraine(ocular or aural) if my memory serves me right Migraines that aural and ocular are DQ.
Someone say oral?
 

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They determine DQ based on whether or not you have headaches period... Might not be permanent, but you won't get the medical back until AFTER the VA completes their process and rates you
This is false.
Exactly. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of anyone getting a rating for “headaches.” Migraines are different than a regular headache and a big no no on your records if you wanna do ATC. A headache is annoying and can go away with caffeine, sleep, Tylenol. A migraine can be debilitating and make someone lose vision, nausea, etc.
Here, now you have.

I’m asking people with firsthand knowledge or some verifiable information, not really interested in hearsay or semantics.

Shikaka thanks I hadn’t seen that before.
 

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This is false.

Here, now you have.

I’m asking people with firsthand knowledge or some verifiable information, not really interested in hearsay or semantics.

Shikaka thanks I hadn’t seen that before.
I called flight doc months back because the VA guy mentioned I could try and get headaches/migraines added to my rating. Asked the regional FSO it would risk my medical. 15min later my medical was pulled based on the phone call, needed to get the VA to provide a document saying I am not pursuing the condition nor do I have it, same with my private doc.
 

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I called flight doc months back because the VA guy mentioned I could try and get headaches/migraines added to my rating. Asked the regional FSO it would risk my medical. 15min later my medical was pulled based on the phone call, needed to get the VA to provide a document saying I am not pursuing the condition nor do I have it, same with my private doc.

Any time you have a question like that call AMAS not the flight doc
 

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I called flight doc months back because the VA guy mentioned I could try and get headaches/migraines added to my rating. Asked the regional FSO it would risk my medical. 15min later my medical was pulled based on the phone call, needed to get the VA to provide a document saying I am not pursuing the condition nor do I have it, same with my private doc.
And then they wonder why people don't get treated for things before they become a real issue.....


Thanks faa.
 

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I called flight doc months back because the VA guy mentioned I could try and get headaches/migraines added to my rating. Asked the regional FSO it would risk my medical. 15min later my medical was pulled based on the phone call, needed to get the VA to provide a document saying I am not pursuing the condition nor do I have it, same with my private doc.
You were disclosing a new, potentially serious, condition to them with no other information for them to go on. Of course they’re going to pull the medical. It has nothing to do with having a va rating, or the process. Simply having a rating is not disqualifying, which is what this thread was about.
 

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You were disclosing a new, potentially serious, condition to them with no other information for them to go on. Of course they’re going to pull the medical. It has nothing to do with having a va rating, or the process. Simply having a rating is not disqualifying, which is what this thread was about.
Idk, to have a VA rating you need a diagnosis and a nexus, the key part for the FS being a diagnosis.
 
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