TMU'd for 2 years

#1
i had my Royal Navy medical last month and got told I need to wait two years until I can reapply, however this was because I told her I had allergies to cats and dogs although it's not on my medical records, but I know just know I do as when I go round friends houses I get red eyes. Anyway I have been instructed to visit a specialist in allergies to help me get a better understanding of my allergies and if it turns out to be really servere I could made permanently unfit or be made fit so the question is should I wait or go ahead with my appeal?
 
#2
I don't see how you can make any progress with your application or indeed appeal until you get a diagnosis. The RN will keep referring you back until you do.
 
#4
I can't speak for the RN and their medical standards,you say there is no record of of allergies in your medical records so you must as the Doc at your medical suggested , go and have the cause of your red eye investigated. It may be an allergy to something but then again it may not. You won't know until you get checked out.
 
#5
i recently had my medical and stupidly told them that I wheezed when I had my cat which I told them was two years ago however in the criteria it says you must be clear of wheezing for 4 years which was why I was made unfit for 2 years. Anyway found out that it was over 5 years ago which makes the last time I wheezed 5 years ago. So what's the best way I can appeal for this as the information I told them was incorrect.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#7
Allergies can in themselves be a bar to entry unfortunately.

To appeal, the individual will need to produce qualified medical evidence to refute their previous claims of allergic reactions and asthmatic symptoms, after discovering the duration required symptom-free.

Technically, once medical suitability is determined, one way or the other, the outcome is either fit or permanently medically unfit (pmu), regardless of the potential to be passed fit at a later date. This is because the individual is permanently unfit for as long as they do not meet the entry criteria. ie: You could have another allergic reaction before meeting the symptom-free criteria. TMU is the medical status of someone who's medical suitability has yet to be determined.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#9
So what you're saying is if turns out I do have allergies to cats and dogs there is no way of gaining access to the Royal Navy?
If the allergy triggers asthma symptoms, then it will most likely be a significant issue because asthma is a bar to entry. Otherwise it's usually food allergies that are the show-stopper.
 
#10
So I appreciate you are not medically qualified but if cats and dogs do not trigger any asthma like symptoms or trigger any problems with my breathing then most likely I should be given a pass.
 

exJenny

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#11
As long as you're not eating the cats and dogs, which would make it a food allergy, you might possibly get away with it if you do not get asthma symptoms. Alternatively, you wait 2 years.
 
#12
Hi there going to change my story slightly, but I just got my medical letter back, and it turns out I can re attempt a medical on July 2017 'if I remain free of relevant symptoms' in this case wheezing. So my question is what's the best way to appeal that it was 5 years ago I actually last wheezed not 2 years (I have no hard evidence of this and if I do appeal if turns out I get rejected am I still allowed to re apply in July 2017
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#13
To appeal, you need qualified independent medical evidence from a healthcare professional. No evidence, no grounds to appeal.

Put it this way:

If you asked someone when they last suffered asthma symptoms and they reply was "Two years ago".....

What would you think if they changed the reply to "Five years ago, but I have no evidence" (after learning they need to be at least four years clear)?
 
#14
Hi there so the only evidence I can even merely think of is I have a picture of my me and my cat with a date on it, as I told the doctor I wheezed when I bought my kitten. Would that be sufficient or do you have anything better?
 

exJenny

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#17
Hi there so the only evidence I can even merely think of is I have a picture of my me and my cat with a date on it, as I told the doctor I wheezed when I bought my kitten. Would that be sufficient or do you have anything better?
I've never been a fan of dates. What is the significance of them at Christmas? That was the only time they made an appearance in my house.

Try a strawberry instead. I like strawberries.

 

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