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13 hours ago, Visitor User said:

Hello. Does being on a medication like Paxil for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Anxiety prescribed by a previous psychiatrist/primary care physician disqualify someone from AOS?

 

What exactly do you mean? If you are on medication that has been prescribed by your MD or NP, and your medical record reflects that, how that can possibly "disqualify" you from AOS?


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25 minutes ago, JSWH said:

What exactly do you mean? If you are on medication that has been prescribed by your MD or NP, and your medical record reflects that, how that can possibly "disqualify" you from AOS?

Being a danger to yourself or others can disqualify you.  You might be required to provide a copy of your medical file, or a statement from your therapist with diagnosis and prognosis. 

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2 minutes ago, Lemonslice said:

Being a danger to yourself or others can disqualify you.  You might be required to provide a copy of your medical file, or a statement from your therapist with diagnosis and prognosis. 

 

The mere fact of being on Paxil,  or having diagnosis of OCD or GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), or other mental health issues, even having a schizophernia does not automatically make a person a danger to themselves or to others. The question was about being on Paxil for OCD/GAD, if I get it right. 


I am a beneficiary.

February 2015 - met online

May 2015 - first in-person meeting

June 2015-December 2016 - 12 meetings (he flew 5 times to Russia, I flew 7 times to the US)

***************K1 journey begins*********************************************************************

10/15/2016 - I-129f sent

10/18/2016 - NOA1 receipt date

11/23/2016 - RFE (regarding IMB)

12/08/2016 - response to RFE received by USCIS

01/18/2017 - APPROVED (94 days)

01/23/2017 - NOA2 hard copy received

02/03/2017 - called NVC and got case #; case left for the Embassy same day

02/06/2017 - consulate received the case, status READY.

03/14/2017 - medical exam - sent for TB tests (takes 6 weeks)

03/22/2017 - interview at the Consulate, visa approved, pending the results of the medical

05/10/2017 - status changed from AP to ISSUED

05/20/2017 - POE Washington D.C.

05/27/2017 - MARRIAGE!

06/08/2017 - received SSN

30/06/2017 - applied for AOS

29/09/2017 - EAD approved

18/05/2018 - filed for EAD/AP renewal, I-485 is pending

 

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1 hour ago, JSWH said:

What exactly do you mean? If you are on medication that has been prescribed by your MD or NP, and your medical record reflects that, how that can possibly "disqualify" you from AOS?

I was not sure. The form does ask for mental disorder. I wasn’t sure if it falls into that category. Would this medication be listed in my I-693?

51 minutes ago, JSWH said:

The mere fact of being on Paxil,  or having diagnosis of OCD or GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), or other mental health issues, even having a schizophernia does not automatically make a person a danger to themselves or to others. The question was about being on Paxil for OCD/GAD, if I get it right. 

OCD and Anxiety only.

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1 hour ago, Lemonslice said:

Being a danger to yourself or others can disqualify you.  You might be required to provide a copy of your medical file, or a statement from your therapist with diagnosis and prognosis. 

Not a danger to self or anyone. 

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2 minutes ago, Visitor User said:

I was not sure. The form does ask for mental disorder. I wasn’t sure if it falls into that category. Would this medication be listed in my I-693?

OCD and Anxiety only.

 

Are you going to redo your medical? If doctor questions you whether you have ever been treated for mental health disorders, be honest and disclose your diagnosis. Take prescriptions for meds with you. Mention that you never had suicidal/homicidal ideation, never thought about harming yourself. 

I am a mental health professional. I deal with anxiety myself and have to take medication for it. There is nothing wrong in having mental health issues. The things you should avoid by all means are taking controlled substances without a prescription from your doctor and providing false information to immigration authorities. Don't torment yourself, you'll be fine. 


I am a beneficiary.

February 2015 - met online

May 2015 - first in-person meeting

June 2015-December 2016 - 12 meetings (he flew 5 times to Russia, I flew 7 times to the US)

***************K1 journey begins*********************************************************************

10/15/2016 - I-129f sent

10/18/2016 - NOA1 receipt date

11/23/2016 - RFE (regarding IMB)

12/08/2016 - response to RFE received by USCIS

01/18/2017 - APPROVED (94 days)

01/23/2017 - NOA2 hard copy received

02/03/2017 - called NVC and got case #; case left for the Embassy same day

02/06/2017 - consulate received the case, status READY.

03/14/2017 - medical exam - sent for TB tests (takes 6 weeks)

03/22/2017 - interview at the Consulate, visa approved, pending the results of the medical

05/10/2017 - status changed from AP to ISSUED

05/20/2017 - POE Washington D.C.

05/27/2017 - MARRIAGE!

06/08/2017 - received SSN

30/06/2017 - applied for AOS

29/09/2017 - EAD approved

18/05/2018 - filed for EAD/AP renewal, I-485 is pending

 

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1 hour ago, JSWH said:

The mere fact of being on Paxil,  or having diagnosis of OCD or GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), or other mental health issues, even having a schizophernia does not automatically make a person a danger to themselves or to others. The question was about being on Paxil for OCD/GAD, if I get it right. 

I simply meant that Visitor user might be asked to provided more details from their therapists - certainly not an excluding factor in most cases. 

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1 hour ago, JSWH said:

Are you going to redo your medical? If doctor questions you whether you have ever been treated for mental health disorders, be honest and disclose your diagnosis. Take prescriptions for meds with you. Mention that you never had suicidal/homicidal ideation, never thought about harming yourself. 

I am a mental health professional. I deal with anxiety myself and have to take medication for it. There is nothing wrong in having mental health issues. The things you should avoid by all means are taking controlled substances without a prescription from your doctor and providing false information to immigration authorities. Don't torment yourself, you'll be fine. 

My initial was in June 2017 so it’s expired now. I did disclose it. Same doctor is my PCP and does not think it’s an issue.

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19 hours ago, Visitor User said:

Hello. Does being on a medication like Paxil for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Anxiety prescribed by a previous psychiatrist/primary care physician disqualify someone from AOS?

No, it doesn’t. 

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3 minutes ago, Visitor User said:

But would it be listed on the form in the mental disorder section?

Are you adjusting status?  Have you already done your medical for your entrance visa?

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