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Asthma + Peak flow

CSM00

Newbie
I’m looking at applying within the next few weeks and I know I’m getting ahead of myself but it’s just worrying me. I had asthma as a child and haven’t been prescribed ventolin since 2007, so the last 4 years are all clear.

A friend who is currently serving had issues with getting cleared for childhood asthma and he says it held his application up for almost a year. I was wondering if it’s worth recording a peak flow chart for 28 days prior to my medical or should I wait for what the doctor says?

Of course I will ask my AFCO when the times closer but I was just wondering what you guys thought or any past experience?

Much appreciated


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@CSM00 Re: I was wondering if it’s worth recording a peak flow chart for 28 days prior to my medical or should I wait for what the doctor says?

Being an Unofficial website there are no Medical experts here but I'd suggest an appointment with your own GP to explain your history/RN ambition/concerns then his/her examination & a satisfactory Peak Flow chart under his/her supervision would be written up & included within your Medical History. That would be called up later for scrutiny by the Recruiting Organisation & hopefully should relieve your fears on that old issue.
 

CSM00

Newbie
I'd suggest an appointment with your own GP to explain your history/RN ambition/concerns then his/her examination & a satisfactory Peak Flow chart under his/her supervision would be written up & included within your Medical History. That would be called up later for scrutiny by the Recruiting Organisation & hopefully should relieve your fears on that old issue.

Much appreciated pal


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