Allergies

#1
Hi,

I'm pretty new here but it seems like there's alot of people who really know their stuff so just a quick question. I suffer from hayfever, i thought i had it under control (ish) then this summer has just come and kicked my ass. I've never felt so rotten! I'm wondering how this will affect my application because I am in no fit state for combat right now and in all modesty i'm no pushover. Is it still worth applying?

Cheers in advance, Guitarista
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#2
Good news mate- you don't get much pollen at sea so it isn't a problem for the RN, however it can be a problem for the RM.

Then again, you'd have thought it was a problem for AETs & all those Admirals, but apparently not!

Seriously though: it is an issue for land-based forces.

PS-Welcome to the site!
 
#3
Welcome aboard Guitarista, as you don't mention which branch you are interested in (Royal Navy? Royal Marines?) It makes it a lot harder for us to help you.
However as Ninj (our esteemed Recruiter,Ssshhhh don't tell anybody) says if your aiming for Royal (RM) then you should realise that a large part of your job (during and after training) will involve you throwing yourself through,into, over and under various types of foliage both in the UK and abroad (you'll also at times be expected to wear bits of said foliage to enable you to blend in a little better and so reduce the chances of other people shooting at you).
If this sound like it will be a problem for you then the Andrew (RN) may be the better option. They'll be more room for your anti-histermines in your locker on board anyhow :thumright:
NZB
 
#4
Yeh i probably should have mentioned i was hoping to join the Royal Marines. Again my problem lies with how it affects me, the last 4 years have been fine but i know i'd be useless if i had another summer the way this one has started out. I have a friend who gets a shot every 6 months to sort him out but he has far worse symptoms than me so i don't know whether i could get a prescription for that. I really want to go for the RM and it just seems gutting that something as stupid as hayfever could stop me.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#5
The rough rule of thumb is that you must be free from any medication mate.

If you suffer from hayfever, as NZB has pointed out, rolling around in pollen may not be a good idea for an occupation. It's already hard enough to pass Commando training as it is, why make it harder?

If you're "nails" & fit as a butcher's racing whippet, why not try Diver?
 
#9
Ah, but didn't our fellow Information Retrieval Specialist of another era, Casanova, use a sheep gut or summat? Hope he washed his hands thoroughly before continuing with his cataloguing.
NZB
 
#10
:toilet: (leather condoms!)
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If I had used one of them things I might have avoided a dose I once caught out in Haiti, took ages to disappear but probably would not have stopped a dose of scabies I caught from a lovely young lady in Malta, didn't take too long to sort that one out, shed loads of cream............all over..............oooooooh ! Sorry, thought I'd mention my allergies. Haven't had a dose of anything for years though :dwarf: :tp:
 
#12
:toilet: (allergic to sex)
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Evening NZB, no mate, not allergic to sex, just a couple of dirty holes where I stuck my person that's all. Life in a blue suit eh !!! HORNBLOWER :tp:
 
#13
NZ_Bootneck said:
Ah, but didn't our fellow Information Retrieval Specialist of another era, Casanova, use a sheep gut or summat? Hope he washed his hands thoroughly before continuing with his cataloguing.
NZB
Library workers all know the strange stains that you get in books :puke:
 
#14
golden_rivet said:
NZ_Bootneck said:
Ah, but didn't our fellow Information Retrieval Specialist of another era, Casanova, use a sheep gut or summat? Hope he washed his hands thoroughly before continuing with his cataloguing.
NZB
Library workers all know the strange stains that you get in books :puke:
Yes some very interesting 'water marks' occasionally appear the Last Patron is usually requested to make a donation towards repair( And should be directed to the top shelf of the local newsagent). We are very lucky as we have a dedicated Bindery and preservation team at my workplace. :threaten: Beasting is too good for them.
:drool: :drool:
NZB
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#15
Always_a_Civvy said:
You're safe. After all Henry 8th used leather condoms! :safe:
Cheers AaC,. So glad you didn't offer to let us see your collection mate :thumbup:

HORNBLOWER said:
Sorry, thought I'd mention my allergies. Haven't had a dose of anything for years though :dwarf: :tp:
Pleased to hear it & grateful you didn't post pictures too.

Not quite sure how we got from hayfever to hornblowers' er horn, but BZ chaps! :thumright:
 
#17
:toilet: (Not quite sure how we got from hayfever to hornblowers' er horn, but BZ chaps)
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Well, it appears to me that most of these threads at some stage get down to extremely basic levels so I thought I'd drop the tone early on in proceedings ! Mind how you go. :tp:
 
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