I am 24 years old and just starting on getting my private pilots license while I’m still active duty army. In December I started a very low dose SSRI (one of the 4 approved ones) to help with minor depression. The other day I saw my local AIM to start working on my 3rd class medical. Other than the SSRI, he said my packet looked great, no other issues. However because of it, I have two options- get off of the med OR be on for 6 months stable, and then go see a HIMS AIM.
I’m thinking it would probably be easier for me to just get off the medication because I lived my life fine for 24 years before starting them. However, I’m curious on other peoples similar experiences with the HIMS AIM. Is the HIMS AIM able to make the final recommendation to the FAA, or will they just refer me to yet another specialist, costing more time and money?
Again I realize this is medical related and cannot warrant advice. I am solely looking for similar experiences.