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  1. Based on the 2019 aircrew medication list (the most recent I could find, there may be a newer one), minoxidil is not approved due to blood pressure lowering side effects. Finasteride (Propecia) is allowed with a DNiF period required only when first starting the medication to allow for side effects. So, if you're already taking finasteride you should be OK.
  2. Happy to try and help if I can. PM me anytime.
  3. My bad. I apparently can't spell when searching. But, only DQing if severe (which it sounds like yours isn't) or associated with systemic disease (hopefully not the case as that sounds concerning). I wouldn't be too concerned at this point.
  4. Caveat- Not a doctor, just an optometrist so can't speak with authority, but... I doubt anyone would really notice unless your O2 sensor reading is way out of wack. It's normal to get cold feet and hands when nervous. It's a natural flight/flight response. Keep the blood where it's needed at the heart and lungs. I didn't see Reynaud's listed in the MSD so unless it's being covered under a different diagnosis it may not even be disqualifying unless it truly impairs function which doesn't sound to be the situation for you.
  5. Agree with AW91. Unless it's a problem and you need it treated, now is not a good time to be looking for a diagnosis. It's always better to find these things out after graduating UPT when the system works in your favor.
  6. It was a relatively recent change in policy (maybe two years ago?). CCT done at initial qualification only.
  7. Color vision should be one and done at the FC I. But you should get the wonderful puff of air in the eye to make up for it.
  8. I must caveat my response with the fact that I'm no expert on hypertension and flying. But, according to the most recent Medical Standards Directory I could find (May 2020), here is the standard on hypertension: The most recent waiver guide (April 2020) I could find stated this: Essentially you must must the standard (treated with a single, approved med). Otherwise, there are no waivers for IFC I. Note that these may not be the latest MSD or waiver guide, but nothing changed in the years prior so I highly doubt anything has changed since they were pub
  9. Yeet, I'm just an optometrist (i.e. not a real doctor) so forgive me if I'm being ignorant. Do you by chance mean microdiscectomy? If so, I don't have a great answer, but I'll point you in a direction. There is another thread on here that discusses microdiscectomy and my understanding is that it's a no go for any ejection seat, which is mandatory for UPT. Anyway, you may find something useful in that thread. Beyond that, I'm afraid I'm not really of any help. I applaud your attitude about being an officer first. Best of luck.
  10. This is, unfortunately, the rule for Wright-Patt. Each refractive surgery center is allowed to determine their "catchment" area and for Wright-Patt it's apparently 100 miles. Since PRK is not a Tricare benefit (it's considered a readiness benefit), then the normal rules don't apply. Hence, WP might be your servicing MTF, but it's apples and oranges when it comes to refractive surgery. Historically, they've had a clinic manager who is pretty set in her ways so chances of sweet talking them into changing their mind isn't good. Off the top of my head, I don't have any really good work-around
  11. The expectation is that if there is any way to get the records, even if inconvenient, then they should be obtained. If, however, you make a good faith effort to get them and there are legitimate reasons why that can't happen then there may be some wiggle room. I can't be more specific since it's handled on a case by case basis. Technically medical records are only legally required to be retained by a facility for seven years (in most cases) so this isn't the first time this will have come up.
  12. BTW- I didn't notice this the first time around. You're going to have to wait six months from your PRK to complete the IFC I. I would go ahead and get the scheduling going now, but just plan on making sure it's no sooner than six months from surgery.
  13. I don't know how much this helps you make the decision regarding the FCI, but consider that if the medical conditions you describe are in your military medical record, they will come to light whether you file for disability or not. The fact that you claim/have disability shouldn't change the decision on your FCI. Those decision should be based solely on the results of your exam. I think someone on this board posted that they received disability for a hearing loss, but passed the FCI hearing test. So, things like that happen.
  14. Your FC I will require a trip to Wright-Patt, which your FCIA did not. You'll have to accomplish that. Regarding what specific additional tests will be required is likely going to be up to the docs processing your physical.
  15. That's why I was saying my situation was different. I was going traditional IRA to traditional IRA (TSP to Vanguard). I just don't recall TSP caring where my money went as long it was a legitimate investment firm.
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