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Medical- Rejoining

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has any advice on the following.

I went to Welbeck DSFC as an RN sponsored student and attended Trojan Squadron for a year.
Unfortunately, due to a squadron member/coursemate assaulting me, I began to suffer from some anxiety. I left the squadron with exemplary conduct and they kept the reasons academic as not to prevent re-applying later.

Unfortunately, my doctor has prescribed sertraline ever since, as the local talking therapies are very overwhelmed, and my doctor keeps telling me to stick with the medication even though I don't need it, as it doesn't have adverse side effects so it is easier to keep me on them :/ (for the past 2.5 years)

To be honest, my anxiety has gone, and I don't feel like I need the medication. It was caused by an extremely stressful event, I never get anxious over nothing, (unprovoked) it was caused by an extremely stressful event.

Is there any chance I might be able to rejoin? keep thinking what-if. I loved being in the Navy. I am heartbroken.
 

fishhead

War Hero
The only qualified opinion you're likely to get is from your AFCO.
Harking back to previous enquiries on the site of a similar nature it would appear that anyone who has been prescribed anti-depressants will have to have been clear of them for a couple of years before they can proceed.
Please check with the recruiting staff as this information may be out of date.
Good luck for the future.
 

soleil

War Hero
Seawoman

JSP 950 says:

"Candidates with a diagnosis of a single episode of mild or moderate depression (F32.0, 32.1) with a clear precipitating stressor may be graded FIT provided that all treatment, including medication, has been completed and the individual must be free from symptoms and off medication for 1 year. "

The decision on whether you fit into this category is one which would be made by the SMO (SE) Senior Medical Officer (Service Entry).

The Careers Advisors in AFCOs don't advise on medical eligibility but I think that you should still speak to one of the CAs next week, to clarify that what I quoted above is the current position. I do believe it to be so.

When you have spoken to the CA, you might then be able to talk to your GP. It may be that his/her medical opinion may be that you can begin to taper off the medication and reach a point where you are well and free of medication for 12 months.

The most important thing is your well-being.

I would start by having a chat with one of the CAs in your area next week. The number you will need for the local AFCO will be here:

 
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