Botox in the Air Force

KatJack43

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I have heard from several people that the Air Force had been cracking down on individuals that are using Botox for migraines. I know 2 people who are being newly MEBd for having to use botox for migraines. Anyone have any insight on this?
 

badgermole

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I wasn't fortunate enough to be one of those people. I tried several meds with no success then two sessions of Botox and they never mentioned anything about MEB to me. This was all just last year. I started the Botox in July and had my last session in October because it wasn't helping me. I have an Airman I work with that just started it like a month ago and they haven't mentioned anything an MEB for them.
 

kynchanted

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I am undergoing MEB for botox for migraine headaches now. I've been getting injections since 2006. PCM said I should've been boarded 12 years ago but slipped through the cracks. The only reason it was brought to my PCM's attention was because I asked if I was deployable on botox and was told no. I was then profiled and the DAWG forwarded me on for an MEB (because I need botox to remain stable to do my job). Still in the early stages of the MEB so I don't have any other info right now.
 

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@kynchanted

I assume during the 12 years you "should have been boarded" you have been promoted, received an awards... That would make an unfit finding very interesting.
 

kynchanted

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Yes, I promoted, even commissioned through a commissioning program while on botox. I disclosed every year on my PHA that I had chronic migraines, treated with botox, and I was even getting the botox tx's during my time in the commissioning program.
 

tjay

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This is true, they are cracking down due to the non deployment of people who use botox to manage migraines. I am currently not deployable and they started me on Topamax and Aimovig. Suppose to stop migraines but I just recently had to still go in for the magic cocktail and put on quarters. I am still new into the med board process and was never offered Botox for managing them but the DAWG decided back in july/august to send me up for a med/peb evaluation.
 

chaplaincharlie

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You may want to volunteer for a waiver to deploy. Some spots have full up hospitals and medical staff.
 
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