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    Covid Timeline and Questions

    Pretty much. I tried to get the MH portion done virtually but it was a no-go. Hopefully we'll see some movement in the next month since states appear to be opening again.
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    Covid Timeline and Questions

    I'm in Maryland and my VA MSC told me no exams are happening until the contractor gets the green light to resume, not even virtual/telephonic.
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    My MH Timeline

    Update: 27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19 25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review 5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg Surgeon General, informed DAWG recommended IRILO, Code 37 placed 14 Nov 19: PEBLO contacts, I'm on leave 27 Nov 19: Return to work, fill out/return patient intake form immediately...
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    My MH Timeline

    Update: 27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19 25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review 5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg Surgeon General, informed DAWG recommended IRILO, Code 37 placed 14 Nov 19: PEBLO contacts, I'm on leave 27 Nov 19: Return to work, fill out/return patient intake form immediately...
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    My MH Timeline

    Update: 27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19 25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review 5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg Surgeon General, informed DAWG recommended IRILO 5 Nov 19: Code 37 14 Nov 19: PEBLO contacts, I'm on leave 27 Nov 19: Return to work, fill out/return patient intake form immediately...
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    Commander's letter feedback/next steps

    @OverRun , thanks for the feedback and recommendations. I was able to get a letter from my MSgt ex-wife, in which she was brutally honest. Unfortunately, adding more never occurred to me until I had already submitted everything. However, I plan to get an evaluation from a civilian psychiatrist...
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    My MH Timeline

    Thanks @chaplaincharlie. I contacted the AF Wounded Warrior Program rep and she said I'm not eligible until formally entered into the DES, just FYI in case anyone else is curious. Update: 27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19 25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review 5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg...
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    Commander's letter feedback/next steps

    This is what I've drafted for my comments: Though I acknowledge Lt Col XXXX's comments and observations, I respectfully disagree with his assessment. I have provided comments below, and for readability and reference, have included these same comments in memorandum format to accompany the rest...
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    Commander's letter feedback/next steps

    Good morning all, I've mentioned this before in a previous post and would like to bring it up again, now that I have the letter in hand and waiting for my signature. I was referred for possible MEB by the DAWG late last year for mental health and associated medication. For some background, I'm...
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    My MH Timeline

    Good morning. I was referred to the DAWG last fall due to a certain medication (Lamictal/lamotrigine, anti-convulsant and mood stabilizer) for mental health reasons. I wish to be found unfit, due to worsening mental and physical conditions, but was only referred for MH. Didn't want to jinx it...
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    MEB For Required Medications due to Cyclothymia

    @Rascle_08 That's all situation dependent. There are a number of options that the DAWG has and you may not even be contacted by anyone if they decide to return you to duty. I have an annual IRILO for mild asthma every Jan, and they never contact me after. Really depends on the DAWG's decisions...
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    Independent Medical Review (IMR

    I was just wondering the same thing. For Air Force people, before official IDES enrollment and during the IRILO process, is there a similar way to get potentially unfitting conditions added? I was referred for mental health only and am considering getting copies of my medical records to submit...
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    MEB For Required Medications due to Cyclothymia

    I hear ya. At this point though, I feel like a drain on the system due to my restrictions and the amount of money being spent on medical care for me. Best to just stop warming a seat, I think.
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    MEB For Required Medications due to Cyclothymia

    DOD Memo Clinical Practice Guidance for Deployment-Limiting Mental Disorders and Psychotropic Medications has a policy regarding deployment disqualification for certain medicine types, anti-convulsants being one of those types. Lamictal is an anti-convulsant. I'd say that, especially given the...
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    MEB For Required Medications due to Cyclothymia

    Hah, well, it's easy to remember what you don't want to take when they either make you sleep for 16 hours a day or mess with certain organs
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    MEB For Required Medications due to Cyclothymia

    @redkel I was started on Zoloft some years ago which worked horribly for me (EXTREME fatigue/sleepiness, increased depression, others), went to Lexapro which worked for a while until my symptoms worsened. Psych upped the dosage and the symptoms went ahead but I went full zombie and had severe...
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    MEB For Required Medications due to Cyclothymia

    Good stuff, congrats. I'm waiting for my commander's impact statement and the NARSUM. Might take a while since one of my providers is off base.
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    MEB For Required Medications due to Cyclothymia

    Thanks, you too! Has AFPC decided to move forward with MEB for you?
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    MEB For Required Medications due to Cyclothymia

    I’m going through the process right now. Actually just finished up my NARSUM appointment with the psychiatrist about five minutes ago. I’ll let you know how it turns out once AFPC makes a decision.
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    Help - Disagreement w/ Commander's Impact Statement

    Hah, I don't think I'll have any trouble with that. She's very...frank.
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