Why I Said No To Prescription Drugs & The Consequences Of That Decision.
It was early in my flying career, when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I was teaching student pilots to fly, while also accumulating the flying time I needed to join the airlines.
As a pilot, you are considered unfit to fly if you so much as take an aspirin, before your flight.
Medication either excites our nervous system, or dulls it, both of which can be a hazard when flying an aircraft.