joining the marines if u are on medication




 
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June 4th, 2004  
random
 

Topic: joining the marines if u are on medication


hey can u join the marines if you are on any kind of medication?
June 4th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
I'm sure it depends on the type of medications you are taking. I know anti-depressents aren't allowed.
June 4th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Welcome, I moved your question to the apropriate forum..

I would say that it depends very much on what kind of medications you are on..
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June 4th, 2004  
random
 
im on a medication called paxil and it helps with anxiety
June 4th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
I think it may be best if you call/see a Marine recruiter about that..
June 4th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
You need to go to a recruiter and ask them about specific meds, they should be able to give you a definite answer.

How about heading over to the Welcoming Center and telling us a little about yourself?
June 4th, 2004  
random
 
well im probaly going to be of the medication by the time i join. woild they let me even tho im off?
June 4th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
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Originally Posted by random
well im probaly going to be of the medication by the time i join. woild they let me even tho im off?
Again, it is impossible to answer this for you without full knowledge of your circumstances (I am NOT suggesting you tell anyone here what they are), but most likely you will be required to get a psychological evaluation to determine if you in fact do not require the medication anymore, and obtain a waiver based on that evaluation.
June 4th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
Do you suffer from anxiety attacks? I am not 100% sure but most branches won't let you in if you suffer from anxiety attacks, depending on how severe they are. But as everyone else has said go to the recruiter and if he can't tell you for sure you'll definetly find out at MEPS....
June 7th, 2004  
lil Lt
 
I believe you have to be off of any medication for 1 year.