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Reapplying after PMU for migraines

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by Spartan3, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Spartan3

    Spartan3 New Member

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    At the end of last year I was made PMU after the triage call due to a history of migraines. I am planning to reapply later this year when I will be two years free from any headaches or migraines, in line with the JSP950 criteria. I am throwing everything into preparing for the application process, so I want to be sure this won't cause any problems in future medicals.

    In my GP medical records my mum had written that I had a "history of severe migraine-type headaches" around age 13. I recall having two or three severe headaches at that age. Since then I have only suffered from one migraine attack, aged 22, but it was extremely painful and lasted for 6 days. During that time I went to the GP, A&E, and a hospital for tests. I was also prescribed triptans.

    Does the two year rule apply to any and all migraines/ headaches, or could the recurrence or severity lead to further issues?

    Thanks for any guidance
     
  2. Trooper149

    Trooper149 Valuable Contributor

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    Can only offer words of encouragement: there are people on this forum who have had history of sciatica, back surgery and migraines, and they have had their PMUs appealled and/or have had a written letter from a GP, stating they are medically ready for RT.
     
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Unless the pain was so intense that it required a trip to A&E (or whatever it's called this week) and further tests were required, then two years symptom & prescription-free is usually enough.

    I got knocked-back for migraine myself and upon re-applying, the Doc just said that if it happened again whilst serving then I faced discharge. It didn't, I didn't.
     
  4. Spartan3

    Spartan3 New Member

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    Thanks @Trooper149, respect for those who have overcome medical delays

    @Ninja_Stoker that's my concern, I have only had one migraine in the last 10 years but I did go to the hospital three times for it... Do you think that would be a bar to entry even with 2 years symptom and prescription free?