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C.Morgan

Badgeman
I'm going to apply for the royal navy as a seaman specialist and I just wanted to know something about the medical. About 5 months ago I went to my doctor because I was having a really hard time getting to sleep,he prescribed me anti-deppressants,despite me telling him that I was not depressed. I never took them cause I know how addictive and how much they can mess you up. I just cut all caffeine out my diet and just did more excercise's. So they're is no record of a repeat prescription,if that counts for anything. Also it would be marked down on my medical record that they were prescribed as sleeping tablets and not for any mental health issues. Will just being prescribed them bar me from entry? If anyone is interested the name of the tablets are AMITRIPTYLINE and they were 10mg tablets. Any information would be great.

Thank you.
C.Morgan
 

adrian9901

Badgeman
Pretty sure that would make you bar to entry for 2 years not sure tho angrydoc knows more. I think he has talked about AD on other posts.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Again only a qualified Medical Officer can give definitive advice in this area, suffice to say generally the individual needs to be a couple or three years clear of treatment.

Looking at it objectively, Sea Spec is over 5 years wait in any case, so the good news is you should be OK by then.
 

C.Morgan

Badgeman
Again only a qualified Medical Officer can give definitive advice in this area, suffice to say generally the individual needs to be a couple or three years clear of treatment.

Looking at it objectively, Sea Spec is over 5 years wait in any case, so the good news is you should be OK by then.

There is a 5 year waiting period for sea specialist? Not to sound rude or anything,but why is it so long? Is it because there's so many applications or that role?
 

alexb123

Midshipman
big wait for u then my friend! i originally went in for that but the careers advisor insisted i change jobs!! mine warfare specialist here we come!!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Insisted, eh?

Generally applicants are advised what options are available & the individual makes the choice of their own free will.

From a recruiting perspective, we really aren't too bothered what the individual chooses.
 

alexb123

Midshipman
okay maybe not insisted but they sent me a letter through the post saying because its such a long waiting time that maybe you should change!! also they said its not what they usually promote recruits to do they thought it was for the best! But now iv had my medical questionaire and application form for entry through the post just waiting on a reply! any advice on what the next step may be???
 
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angrydoc

Guest
Whilst amitriptyline is an anti-depressant, in a low dose it is commonly used as a sleeping aid.

Just occasionally, doctors arn't the imbeciles some of you guys think we are.
 

soleil

War Hero
okay maybe not insisted but they sent me a letter through the post saying because its such a long waiting time that maybe you should change!! also they said its not what they usually promote recruits to do they thought it was for the best! But now iv had my medical questionaire and application form for entry through the post just waiting on a reply! any advice on what the next step may be???

Once you have submitted your application form, you will receive a date for your psychometric test.
 

C.Morgan

Badgeman
Whilst amitriptyline is an anti-depressant, in a low dose it is commonly used as a sleeping aid.

Just occasionally, doctors arn't the imbeciles some of you guys think we are.


So having been prescribed amitripytline for a sleeping aid wont hold me back from applying? I am sorry if you thought that I was being disrespectful towards any doctor. It was not my intention.
 

alexb123

Midshipman
i have already done the psychometric test im talking about the medical questions through the post! what happens next is it the medical??
 
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angrydoc

Guest
C.Morgan> No, although a glass of Scotch would have been a less complicated way of sleeping. Works for me every time.
 
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angrydoc

Guest
Joe - whilst I may hail from that particular part of the world, I am big enough to realise that all Irish whiskey is pretty much drain water (with the possible exception of Jameson) when compared to the whisky of Scotland - the Highlands in particular.
 
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