Asthma Info

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by eldestlattice, Jan 5, 2014.

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  1. Hi.

    Apologies for starting another thread on this topic!.. I'm currently trying to join the Navy, and have a quick question.

    I'm 30 years old, and have applied to be a CIS Specialist, Submariner and I'm likely to be having my medical in the next month or two.

    As I child I did have mild asthma, and had a blue inhaler. Apologies, I forget the proper name for the type of inhaler I had.. I haven't had any issues with it for years (I think my last inhaler was given to me well over 10 years ago) and I haven't had any problems/GP appointments for it since I was in my teens.

    I was wondering what info I could take with me to the medical to help show this? I understand that the medical officer needs confirmation from my GP that I'm clear of it - so do I just ask for copies of my actual records, or should it be a more targeted report of sorts, detailing when I had treatment etc?...

    If this is something the medical office requests after I've had the medical, then I'll just have to wait. But I was just wondering if it were possible to get this information up front, and save time?..

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!..

    Apologies again for the boring topic!

    Many thanks.

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  2. I believe you need to be clear for four years, so it sounds like you'll be fine.
  3. I think you will find this has been covered before by Angry Doc, what ever the time line 3,4,5 years, you need to be clear of treatment and medication, if as you say it's 10 years plus you should be OK
  4. Thanks.

    Yeah I know it should be ok if I've been clear for over 4 years.. I was just wondering what info I'd need to provide in order to show this.

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  5. Your doctor will normally confirm this
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    If you have a history of asthma, the AFCO Medical Examiner will require you to complete a 4 week peak flow diary. In addition, a letter will be sent to your GP to confirm the dates of treatment & the type of inhaler prescribed. To be honest, there isn't much you can do upfront to avoid delays, but depending on the type of inhaler, hopefully it will turn out in your favour. Good luck.
  7. Ok. Hopefully it'll all come back ok when it happens!

    Thanks for your reply.


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