I am looking forward to attending flight school with ATP, but have hit one tiny snag. My First Class Medical exam was at the end of October, and I was deferred to the FAA because I was finishing up on weight loss medication. My AME told me that if I stopped the disqualifying medication (I’ve been doing great and was about to stop this month anyway), I would need a letter from my doctor saying I was off the medication and no longer needed it.
I was able to accomplish all of this within a week of my AME exam and I have the clearance letter from my doctor in hand. This is literally all I need in order to pass the First Class Medical, but now I know I am stuck (potentially for months) waiting on the FAA to send me a letter. If I contact them and/or fax them the letter with my applicant ID, could this potentially help me out or would it have no effect? After reading other posts regarding AME exams, I can see that everyone’s situation is different, so that’s why I created this topic. Thanks in advance to anyone who feels like responding!
P.S. On another note, when I log into my MedXpress account, my application is no longer there. It just asks me if I want to start a new application. Not sure if this is normal, but I figured I’d throw it out there.