About a year and a half ago I moved into an apartment, where pets are not permitted. In order to be able to bring my pet with me, I applied online and obtained an "Emotional Support Animal" letter that in effect, states that my mental health is such that I am unable to live without the animal. This obliged the landlord to permit me to bring the cat with me.
The pet did provide with me emotional support during a difficult time in my life but in retrospect having it declared an emotional support animal was probably not the correct treatment but I couldn't get the building to accept me any other way. Now I'm concerned that this letter is going to be my downfall. I've never been treated or medicated for anxiety or depression, never actually met or spoke to the therapist that issued the letter. I know I have to declare mental health treatment on my medxpress form before my AME... What should I do about this ESA letter?
If this letter keeps me from flying I may never forgive myself. I figure my best bet is to call AOPA and speak to someone in their Medical department and to schedule a consultation with an AME. I would appreciate any advice.