Is it likely I will fail the medical?

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  1. 2-3 months ago, I experienced an indigestion feeling in my chest and had a bit of a panic attack(?) gasping for air. I went to A&E and they said it was because of a possible hayfever attack (Not asthma). I've had hayfever since forever and I've never had an attack previously or after this incident. I'm perfectly healthy.

    I've been told this may hinder my chances?

    What do you guys think?
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Best bet is wait for angrydoc to give you an idea or ring your AFCO & ask to speak with the Medical Examiner.

    Hayfever tends to be less of a problem at sea, but again it depends on the trade you wish to undertake and the nature and severity of the condition.
  3. I've had the medical done, he told me this might be a problem. He says the armed forces are fussy about these kinds of things. The hayfever is mild, not severe. I have to wait for them to get back to me.

    This happened once, It wasn't tightness in chest I don't think.
  4. Can't see the problem myself. There's not much Hay out at sea!
  5. Hayfever should only be a problem if you are going for aircrew. What trade are you going in as?
  6. ..Why's that?
  7. Errrrr - is that a serious question!!!!!
  8. because the snoring keeps his shipmate awake
  9. Sounds more like a bit of acid reflux from the stomach into the oesophagus causing a choking fit to me.

    Hayfever is not a bar to entry as long as:
    - you've never needed to take time off work as a result of it
    - you've never needed systemic steroids (ie prednisolone tablets)

    Mild hayfever is very common and is not a problem.

    Any probs, PM me.

  10. It was, but looking back on it, it's stupid as hell.
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Yep, sneezing when dropping laser guided bombs for close-air support generally tends to get Royal a bit miffed.
  12. PMSL
  13. So are the rules laid out, expressed by angrydoc applicable to aircrew aswell? Seeing as any past asthma stops you joining as aircrew, hayfever may be a no-no.
  14. Let an Aviation Medical specialist advise you on this. All else is supposition.

    !st rule - never assume.

    Aircrew have their own medical parameters. An illness that is acceptable when standing on terra firma may have very nasty effects at altitude.

    Wait till you sample the hypoxia chamber for an example of how that theory works. (Tis funny what a lack of oxygen can do - even funnier when you get too much).

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