Medical Bars?

TIVA

Newbie
Hi all,
Apologies, this is a long message!

I'm hoping to join the RN as a qualified ODP and have started the application process, however, reading through the medical bars I have a few questions.
One is in regard to migraines, and the other Rosacea.

When I was about 16 I was diagnosed with 'hormonal migraines' and was prescribed Sumatriptan, however, my step-mum (Nurse) gets debilitating migraines so pushed this diagnosis at my GP appointment. I'll still pick up this prescription every now and then and generally keep the tablets in my work bag.
However I'm sure what I have are not migraines, just dehydration headaches, especially as I work in a NHS hospital doing 12-hour shifts in theatre where breaks are scarce.
I get none of the general migraine symptoms, just my head hurts - which I can get rid of with paracetamol and a personal fluid challenge.
I do not get any visual auras, sickness or limb weakness.
I last picked up the prescription in March as I knew drinking breaks would be even more limited by wearing full PPE due to COVID, and I was also blasting through my dissertation.
The new medical tables don't have time limits on for 'Migraine of recurrent headache'. Will this be a bar to entry?

In March 2019 I went to the GP with concern over the skin on my nose. I saw about 3 different GP's who decided it was Rosacea, although they prescribed me creams and ABX for acne... I paid privately to see a Dermatologist who said it was more typical of rosacea than anything like lupus and prescribed me an ivermectin cream to apply. As of January-ish my skin has been completely clear with slight redness due to broken capillaries. Although Rosacea is not mentioned in the Medical Table, could this be an issue?

Again, sorry for the lengthy message!
I appreciate any comments!
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
There is no one on the forum that is qualified to give you answers to medical questions. Your best course is to speak to the AFCO. In the meantime have a look through the search facility a lot of stuff has been covered. Good luck.
 

TIVA

Newbie
Hi Janner, thank you for the reply.
I did speak to my AFCO and was told to get in contact with my GP so they can add any notes onto my medical making it as up-to-date as possible.
My GP, unfortunately, was very unhelpful, extremely rude and practically put the phone down on me.
I have read through a lot of what I could find on here but was unable to find much about rosacea.
I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with similar issues.
 

fishhead

War Hero
@TIVA The tried and rested method of finding out if various medical conditions fall foul of what the Armed Services require is to proceed with your application when all your medical records will be inspected and a decision given on your suitability. If you disagree with any aspect of their decision it can be appealed. Appeals have been discussed many times on this forum so may like to see how they are conducted by using the search box.
Good luck with your application.
 

soleil

War Hero
Hi all,
Apologies, this is a long message!

I'm hoping to join the RN as a qualified ODP and have started the application process, however, reading through the medical bars I have a few questions.
One is in regard to migraines, and the other Rosacea.

When I was about 16 I was diagnosed with 'hormonal migraines' and was prescribed Sumatriptan, however, my step-mum (Nurse) gets debilitating migraines so pushed this diagnosis at my GP appointment. I'll still pick up this prescription every now and then and generally keep the tablets in my work bag.
However I'm sure what I have are not migraines, just dehydration headaches, especially as I work in a NHS hospital doing 12-hour shifts in theatre where breaks are scarce.
I get none of the general migraine symptoms, just my head hurts - which I can get rid of with paracetamol and a personal fluid challenge.
I do not get any visual auras, sickness or limb weakness.
I last picked up the prescription in March as I knew drinking breaks would be even more limited by wearing full PPE due to COVID, and I was also blasting through my dissertation.
The new medical tables don't have time limits on for 'Migraine of recurrent headache'. Will this be a bar to entry?

In March 2019 I went to the GP with concern over the skin on my nose. I saw about 3 different GP's who decided it was Rosacea, although they prescribed me creams and ABX for acne... I paid privately to see a Dermatologist who said it was more typical of rosacea than anything like lupus and prescribed me an ivermectin cream to apply. As of January-ish my skin has been completely clear with slight redness due to broken capillaries. Although Rosacea is not mentioned in the Medical Table, could this be an issue?

Again, sorry for the lengthy message!
I appreciate any comments!
TIVA

The situation re eligibility and medical conditions is clearer in a document called JSP 950.

 
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