Pneumona/Inhaler

#1
I had my medical today and everything was fine except when I told him about a bout of pneumonia in summer in Alaska. The problem was that was given an inhaler and he told me i'm not allowed to have used one in the past 4 years. I used it once and it made no difference so I didn't use it again, to be honest I'm not entirely convinced I even had pneumonia. I have a letter for my GP asking about my history with asthma and inhalers (none) and then tale it from there.
What are my chances of passing this? I literally used it once and threw it away and the doctor even said at the time it wasn't really necessary just an extra in case. I would be totally gutted of I got denied entry for that one stupid thing.
 
#4
Raffer, don't be a tool. If you lie, it is bound to come back and bit you on the arse, with probably, dishonourable discharge!

Cambleton, I also had the same letter for your GP as you have. And I passed my medical, don't really know where you will stand but just wanted to say good luck :)
 
#5
well yeah i suppose, but to be honest i probably wouldnt even remember if i had only used it once. Maybe you were right to declare it but i feel rules are in place for a reason so it looks like a 4 year wait.
 

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#7
StixJimboRM said:
Trigger_92 said:
Cambleton, I also had the same letter for your GP as you have. And I passed my medical, don't really know where you will stand but just wanted to say good luck :)
How did you pass a medical with a letter from his GP about him?? 8O :D :wink:
Trigger seems to have bought a puncture repair kit and borrowed one of slims crisp packets. Thats his kind of inhaler. :wink:
 
#8
And so begins Asthma/Inhaler(Issued but hardly/not used.)/Keep a diary/Puff test/Panic/Wibble thread #103. :roll:
Use the search option or just go into the newbies forum as I'm sure this was all covered just last frickin' week! Again :evil:
 
#9
NZ_Bootneck said:
And so begins Asthma/Inhaler(Issued but hardly/not used.)/Keep a diary/Puff test/Panic/Wibble thread #103. :roll:
Use the search option or just go into the newbies forum as I'm sure this was all covered just last frickin' week! Again :evil:
Calm down dear, here, take a deep breath
 
#10
campbellton said:
I had my medical today and everything was fine except when I told him about a bout of pneumonia in summer in Alaska. The problem was that was given an inhaler and he told me i'm not allowed to have used one in the past 4 years. I used it once and it made no difference so I didn't use it again, to be honest I'm not entirely convinced I even had pneumonia. I have a letter for my GP asking about my history with asthma and inhalers (none) and then tale it from there.
What are my chances of passing this? I literally used it once and threw it away and the doctor even said at the time it wasn't really necessary just an extra in case. I would be totally gutted of I got denied entry for that one stupid thing.
I've had it and believe me, if you had, you would certainly know about it.
 
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#11
Pneumonia won't respond to a salbutamol inhaler anyway - they are given out to help open up the non-diseased lung to make breathing easier.

As NZB has said, this has been covered ad infinitum. The summary is: see the asthma nurse at your GP surgery, get a peak-flow meter (and ask how to use it properly), get a peak flow diary and check your own peak flow a couple of times a day for the next month. This will (hopefully!) prove you don't need an inhaler.


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#12
Joe_Crow said:
NZ_Bootneck said:
And so begins Asthma/Inhaler(Issued but hardly/not used.)/Keep a diary/Puff test/Panic/Wibble thread #103. :roll:
Use the search option or just go into the newbies forum as I'm sure this was all covered just last frickin' week! Again :evil:
Calm down dear, here, take a deep breath
Ha, ha I see what you did there. :roll:
 
#13
NotmeChief said:
campbellton said:
I had my medical today and everything was fine except when I told him about a bout of pneumonia in summer in Alaska. The problem was that was given an inhaler and he told me i'm not allowed to have used one in the past 4 years. I used it once and it made no difference so I didn't use it again, to be honest I'm not entirely convinced I even had pneumonia. I have a letter for my GP asking about my history with asthma and inhalers (none) and then tale it from there.
What are my chances of passing this? I literally used it once and threw it away and the doctor even said at the time it wasn't really necessary just an extra in case. I would be totally gutted of I got denied entry for that one stupid thing.
I've had it and believe me, if you had, you would certainly know about it.
Ditto, 4 nearly 5 months off work!!!!

That'll teach me to ride my push bike when it's minus 15!!!!!!!!!

(Viral phenomena I must add) No inhaler!
 

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