The following conditions are listed in the regulations as disqualifying medical conditions; however, in many cases when the condition is adequately controlled, the FAA will issue medical certification contingent on periodic reports.
Cardiac valve replacement
Coronary heart disease that has been treated or, if untreated, that has been symptomatic or clinically significant
I am a new forum member and a 27 year old private pilot interested in an aviation career. Four months ago, I had an episode lasting 24 hours where a light sensation of numbness or tingling gradually spread from my left leg to my left arm and face. I was able to lift, move, and feel normally.
A CT scan from a rural emergency room determined I did not have a stroke or TIA. The doctor suggested I consult a neurologist if symptoms persist. Symptoms disappeared the next day and have not reappeared. I am hoping the sensations were due to a tweaked muscle, sedentary position, or fatigue from two consecutive 14 hour work days driving and unloading a semi-truck.
I am not sure whether I need to ground myself as per FAR 61.53. I am not sure what specific tests, documentation, or proof I will need, if any, from my primary doctor, neurologist, or AME to clear this. Was my situation a "transient loss of control of nervous system function (s) without satisfactory medical explanation of the cause" as per FAR 67.109? What is the exact definition of loss of nervous system function? Should I bring this up to an AME and wait months for the FAA to get back to me? Should I ground myself until I get a brain MRI from a neurologist and then see an AME?
Thank you for any insights on how I can move forward.