Asthma




 
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June 7th, 2004  
lil Lt
 

Topic: Asthma


Ok, when I was young, about 3, was diagnosed with asthma, and I was on medication for a little while, and since I was ten I have been cleared from it, so says my doc, can I still join the service?
June 8th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
It really depends on whether or not you could still suffer from it. If you run at all I would imagine you would be able to tell if you still suffer. When I say run I mean you need to run like 3 miles or so, and do it when it is like fairly warm out to simulate harsh conditions you encounter at most places they hold boot camp...
June 9th, 2004  
lil Lt
 
My problem isnt running, its the history that I had it.
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June 9th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Talk to a recruiter. If you do have to inform MEPS, then you will most likely have to bring in medical records, statement from your Dr. clearing you, etc. You may or may not have to get a waiver, it really depends on your case and situation and a recruiter would be able to find out the absolutes for you.
June 11th, 2004  
lil Lt
 
Ok, but if I tell my recruiter and I'm not cleared, then they might not let me in, even though I can clear the physical.
June 11th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by lil Lt
Ok, but if I tell my recruiter and I'm not cleared, then they might not let me in, even though I can clear the physical.
That is true. However, if you can prove you no longer have asthma, even if they deny you, there is still the possibility of a waiver.

If you do not tell them, get into the service, fall out on a run and they determine you have asthma - find out about your past history with it, they will not be very happy, and neither will you.

Talk to a recruiter, you can even visit one for another branch or in a different city if you're worried. See what he has to say. If nothing else, it will give you some direction on what type of documentation you may or may not need.
June 11th, 2004  
782.matt
 
 
Rnder, what exactly would happen if they caught you? (If you didn't tell them you had asthma)
June 12th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
They could do several things including the worst, boot you out with a other then honorable discharge. You would be lucky to get a job flipping burgers with that on your records....
June 12th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
If you wash out in boot they give you a failure to adapt usually. It wouldnt affect anything.
June 13th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by 782.matt
Rnder, what exactly would happen if they caught you? (If you didn't tell them you had asthma)
Fraudulent enlistment is something the services take very seriously, if you know you have a medical problem and lie to them - they will not be kind to you.

Sooners, he/she would not receive a failure to adapt, even if they did not find out about his/her pervious history with asthma, it would still be a medical discharge.