Experience of UK Pilot exposed to oil fumes on-board 146 aircraf

“Pilot for 6 years with [NAME OF COMPANY] flying an A146. Has now lost medical cert to fly and has lost his health and his livelihood. A146 are the worst culprits. Symptoms started about 3-4 yrs ago, generally feeling under the weather and getting tired sooner. Would lead to a headache where he would be unable to function, pain relief did not work. Nausea would follow and the headache would last for 24-48 hours. The headaches became more often as time went on. He went part time and due to time owing ended up have 2 months off and he felt great. Within 1 day of returning and flying he had a headache. RealisedDec 05 what his condition was. Went to GP and was sent for test which all came back okay but he says it was basic tests as the condition is relatively unheard of. He looked into matters further and went for more specialised test in Oct 06 and after a lot of test he was diagnised in Dec 06. Last flew Sept 06 and is on continual sick leave at present”

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