stupid asthma problems.. sorry angry doc o worry alot about these things..

hi all!!
i had my medical test the other week for the royal navy reserve the doctor said all was fine but said i had some homework as i had asthma as a child "i am 17 now" i know you have to be four years clear which i am! i haven't had asthma since i was 10. i was told to make a peak flow diary for a month "28 days" my average is about 560 L/Min which i think is great for my age without asthma. i was also given a letter i must give to my g.p on it there is five questions:

Is your patient currently prescribed medication for asthma?

Are there any recorded asthmatic symptoms including nocturnal cough or exercise induced wheezing in the past four years or since the age of sixteen?

Please indicate the last date your patient was prescribed asthma medication

Has your patient taken oral steroids for asthma or wheeze since the age of 5?

Has your patient ever been admitted to an intensive care unit for asthma at any time of their life?

Has your patient required hospital admission for asthma for greater than 25 hours since the age of 5 years?

For all these questions the answer is no apart from the "oral steroids from the age of five" question as i was prescribed some pink ones that went in some water for a few days at about the age of 7. I cant find anything about this so could someone please sheer some light i got a letter stating i was medically unfit and at 17 after a long day at college and news that your girlfriend has passed and has a date for her fitness which honestly sucks!
Sorry, your text is difficult to read; have they made you Temporarily Medically Unfit (TMU) or did they say that's endex and you're medically unfit to join, ever?

Pusser has to clear his stern arcs with regard to things like medical issues or they can find themselves having to discharge people during training or board people out of the service ridiculously early, both of which wastes everyone's time and the latter is costly so you can't blame the Doc; it's his job.

If it's TMU then your GP letter should clear it up, if what you say of your medical history is accurate and recorded in your med docs. I got TMU'd at 16 and it was difficult to take but I did what they told me and got in a couple of years later.
Had my doctors appointment basicly i found out that i had a perscription for steroids at the age of 11... im not sure what will happen as it was still over 4 years ago that anything was perscribed. Will this be an issue?
Thank You


I wouldn't have thought so, but it is at the discretion of the examining MO / civvy-who-once-did-a-course.


Lantern Swinger
I have to do the same exact thing. Although I'm getting 650-720 on the flow chart - which is weird because I am a smoker. I didn't have as many questions in regards to my asthma. My GP posted my letter on the 28th of last month, so waiting for this occupational health specialists to pass it onto Capita who in turn pass it to my careers adviser. Long process, however I am hoping the wait pays off!


War Hero
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Will do! I called my careers advisor today but he's off so I'll make sure to call him on Friday.
Email him, link to AFCO contact details in signature block

I think he's on a few days leave, the receptionist said he'll be back friday. Would you suggest emailing him?

Seriously?? I would have thought the statement "email him" in the quote you in turn quoted was reasonably unequivocal and didn't need further qualification, but then it may just be me.