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Army will not give me a Medical Discharge for seizures

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:07
Hello there. Allyson here. I recently was diagnosed with a seizure disorder. My seizure types are absence and tonic-clonic (grand mal). I have been suffering with convulsions for about one year with nearly constant migraine headaches on one side. I currently serve in the Army National Guard. They have been notified by my physician about my condition and I have spoken with my chain of command about my situation. Every time I have gone to drill for the past year, I have had a seizure and lost conscious twice. The army surgeon general has assigned me multiple profiles indicating I am able to wear my uniform for 12 hours and ride in a military vehicle for 12 hours. I am, at this point useless to the army. I have an impeccable record and multiple awards but I am being treated as a second class soldier and am constantly taunted by me peers. At this point, I would like a medical discharge. Supplying sufficient evidence of my condition is not a problem, but yet the army just keeps pushing my paperwork ever so slowly. They do not want to medically discharge me. I am concerned for my well being but do not want a medical discharge. I would like help from anyone who might know what to do here, or offer kind words. Best Regards SPC Allyson :)


thank you for your reply.

Submitted by [email protected] on Sun, 2016-09-18 - 14:12
thank you for your reply.

Thank you!

Submitted by [email protected] on Sun, 2016-09-18 - 14:17
Thank you!

I know it's years later but.

Submitted by Rocketdude1979 on Fri, 2018-05-04 - 20:37
I know it's years later but. I am going to tell you unless they can point to something specific that happened then probably not.I mean this is civillian side but I fell from a ladder at the age of 22 head first onto concrete and was knocked out for 60 minutes and the neurologist that eventually treated me ignored this fact and said it was his opinion that it was due to my being a premature baby! 

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