Migraine and possible MEB

kelwill

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Hello. I have been suffering from what I thought were simple headaches since 2011 after my second deployment. Since then I would get blurry vision, face tingles, and throbbing crushing headaches behind my left eye that require me to lie down and sleep for hours, ultimately missing work. Fast forward to 2015, I went to my provider and complained of migraines and he stated it was for lack of water intake which was definitely not true. So I went to see another PCM and was prescribed imitrix and the diagnoses was possible migraines. I went in and saw providers often for headaches and it wasn’t until 2018 my provider and neurologist officially diagnosed me with migraines with aura, prostrating, intractable, with status migrainous. I have been prescribed abortive and preventive meds and now nausea medications for the vomiting. Based on my diary, I get these migraines two to three times a week mostly when conducting physical activity outdoors for the Army. My boss and Co-workers are aware of my migraines and are witnesses for me missing days or hours from work. My poor wife has to help me around the house and keep the kids out of the room for I need complete darkness and silence with earplugs to calm the migraine. Should I prepare buddy statements from people that witness these episodes before my official MEB or during the MEB process? Based on the frequency and condition of the migraines what would be my possible DOD rating? I love my work but I cannot keep up anymore.
 

theunknowntoby

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Sorry to hear about your migraines. I am in the same boat. I have struggled for years with migraines after experiencing a TBI event. I am fortunate that I work in my own office so I am able to stretch out and turn off lights. I have imitrix and zofram for vomiting. If I can catch the migraines before it gets too bad, the medication works. Your commander can always direct a MEB. Which branch are you in?
 

kelwill

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Sorry to hear about your migraines. I am in the same boat. I have struggled for years with migraines after experiencing a TBI event. I am fortunate that I work in my own office so I am able to stretch out and turn off lights. I have imitrix and zofram for vomiting. If I can catch the migraines before it gets too bad, the medication works. Your commander can always direct a MEB. Which branch are you in?

I am in the Army serving in Korea. I wish I had an office that would be very convenient. I can only rest in a shared break room or go home to rest.
 

oddpedestrian

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Have you been referred yet for a MEB? having this discussion with your PCM is the first step.
 
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