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Medical issues

jjake101

Newbie
There's only one thing im concerned about and thats the Medical and it's enough to make me wonder if it's worth me even applying.

After the age of 5 I received 2 steroid inhalers (the brown one - cant remember what it was exactly), one for Pneumonia (in 2002 - I also stayed over-night in hospital for this one) and another for a bad chest infection (in 2012). Those are really the only major blemishes on my medical record, aside from childhood asthma (which I havent had treatment for in more than 4 years).

Basically, my main worry is that I dont want to apply, get through everything and then be rejected on a medical technicality for something that doesn't even effect me anymore.
 

hello_there

Lantern Swinger
well in terms of "getting through everything" it's actually only a <1 hour psychometric test and a <1 hour interview, that's all you have to do before getting to your medical, so I would just go ahead and try, nothing to lose.
 

jjake101

Newbie
well in terms of "getting through everything" it's actually only a <1 hour psychometric test and a <1 hour interview, that's all you have to do before getting to your medical, so I would just go ahead and try, nothing to lose.

Fair enough.

From the looks of it on the most recent version of the medical eligibility criteria I could find, it says "Inhalers for a single chest infection within four years may be acceptable after extra investigation via your GP", so it looks like I have a shot, at least hopefully it wont be an insta-rejection :)
 

Richbomber

Badgeman
If you don't apply you will never know. If you only had it as a kid and nothing since you might be good to go.
 

jjake101

Newbie
So the general consensus seems to be "Apply and see what happens"?

I guess I was a little spooked after reading about someone failing their medical... but that was for prescribed Oral Steroids (which i've not had after age 5), not inhalers, which they seem to be a lot stricter about.
 
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