By Richard GreganNews to me – Medical Tip 15/11/17
By Richard Gregan, Registered Migration Agent 9905168
Owner and proprietor;
OE Visas Ltd
Ian Harrop & Associates Ltd
Ian – a fellow Scot and Parent Visa applicant sent me the following tip;
Mixing herbal remedies with prescribed Blood Pressure medication can have serious negative impact on reducing Blood Pressure.
Ian says; . I’ve agreed with the doc that I increase my dose of Candesartan now. It takes weeks to kick in. I was taking echinacea for an immune system boost before we go and it seemed to wipe out my BP therapy. I googled it and low and behold the Mayo Clinic confirmed that it does this. If anyone introduces herbal remedies, it would be wise to be very careful with other medication. That is always a good thing to warn clients about!
My resting heart rate is 52. Doubt if there’s much wrong!
This advice is something I’ve not heard of before. Thanks for sharing this Ian.
NB – I say, “Fellow Scot” because I am half Scottish. My Mother was born in Edinburgh and emigrated as an 18-year-old. Sadly, my Rugby talents never came even close to Scotland selecting me.
By Rachel29Hi My boyfriend and I are due to have my medical soon. I have been investigated under the hospital but I have been discharged and have asked for an extra medical letter to say he thinks there’s no issues. I was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. I’m on no medication and able to work full time as a nurse. Im probably over stressing but has any people here had medical issues and managed to pass their medicals. Thanks.
Just had a date through for medicals, and wondering what it involves and how long it takes?
Especially looking for info for kids, we've got 2 very young ones so want to be able to prepare them a bit so they know what'll happen.
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By RavenBlueHi, we are in the process of applying for a 189 visa. I was super keen and got our medicals done before being invited to apply (I know many would advise against this, but to me its not the end of the world if they expire and we have to redo them).
They came back all clear, but since having them done I have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. (Not sure whether is something they would have tested for in the medicals?) I assume its quite a recent onset and doesn't affect me massively. I've been put on some very low dose medication and I will be seeing a specialist next week to find out more.
Should I make this known in my visa application? I'm hoping it won't affect my application as its nothing major. What can I do to assure DIBP that its ok - I've seen something about getting a letter from the doctor? Anybody else been in this situation?
Would appreciate any advice or reassuring words!
By FKSI'm struggling to see the answer to this question (though sure it will have been posted). We are looking to apply for the 186 visa (transition route) in August 2017 (when my husband completes 2 years on his 457 visa). We need UK and Oz police checks as I understand it but think they're only valid for 6 months. I've heard you should apply with your applications 'decision ready' but am unclear whether we should be applying of our checks now (they'll be valid at time of application but if we are granted the visa don't suppose they will be valid then). Can anyone advise.
I'm also trying to decide whether to get medicals done now, in advance of applying. We are a family of 5 and there may be some issues on the medical that need further info (unsure at this stage).
Maybe it's not actually true that applying decision ready helps?
Many thanks (have also posted on 186 timeline in case this is more relevant there)