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  1. Joshdavies123

    Joshdavies123 New member

    Hi all

    been to drs today re chest pain, been prescribed a inhaler for a week but not diagnosed with asthma. I'm wanting to apply online anytime now, will this effect my application?

  2. RDH376

    RDH376 Midshipman

    You must be 4 years clear of having an inhaler, asthma or no asthma mate
  3. angrydoc

    angrydoc Guest

    Go back and ask why you have the inhaler. If it is simply a cold you may not need it. Find out. This is important - the prescription of an inhaler can significantly delay things.
  4. trelawney126

    trelawney126 War Hero

    I spoke with our local GP when my daughter was prescribed an inhaler for a cough/ cold/ URTI, by the Nurse Practitioner.He was unaware of the problem about the prescribing of inhalers for potential service recruits as was the Nurse.
    Perhaps an article in the Lancet/RCN monthly mag written by someone suitably qualified may be of benefit.
  5. similou

    similou New member

    I have my medical this week, I had a bad chest infection a few weeks ago and the doc just prescribed me one however I don't have asthma I didn't even use the thing I'm so angry had I known this I would have told him not to bother, great just what I need a set back already :/

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  6. trelawney126

    trelawney126 War Hero

    Follow Angrydocs advice and ask your GP stressing RN medical position and entry
  7. similou

    similou New member

    But once it's on record it on how can seeing the doctor change anything now???

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  8. trelawney126

    trelawney126 War Hero

    Nothing ventured, personally I'm not bothered either way, but if I were in your position, I'd be fighting my corner.
    your career sunshine, fight for it!
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  9. similou

    similou New member

    I've booked in to see them tomor I'm Definatly gona argue the fact that I didn't even use it plus maybe if they can note that down it will help, seems a stupid rule but non the less rules are rules ha hopefully will all work put ok.

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  10. trelawney126

    trelawney126 War Hero

    Best of luck
  11. !5jan

    !5jan New member

    What type of inhaler is it?

    A lot of drugs can be administered using an inhaler.
  12. angrydoc

    angrydoc Guest

    Go on !5Jan - give me a drug which comes in a metered-dose inhaler which doesn't cause recruit medical issues. You're clearly an expert.
  13. !5jan

    !5jan New member

    Do I give the long sarky explanation or point out that my post was very similar to yours?

    Right, made up my mind.

    My questions is similar to yours, do you have any serious objections or are you in a bad mood because you stepped on a plug?
  14. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    This should get interesting!
  15. Rachelthree

    Rachelthree War Hero

    Sooooo... You cannot name any then?
  16. trelawney126

    trelawney126 War Hero

    Norman, welcome back
  17. Topstop

    Topstop War Hero

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  18. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    Zyklon B?..............
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  19. Rachelthree

    Rachelthree War Hero

    The use of that is kind of frowned upon isn't it...
  20. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    He's probably in a mood because as a qualified Naval Doctor, he's fed up of listening to people like you spouting shite.

    By the way i'm not in a bad mood, i just don't like know it all bellends.
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