Acutane

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Ectriso, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Ectriso

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    Ok, to start off I now know that acutane is an automatic medical DQ until 8 weeks has passed since you last took it. I am currently on acutane and should be scheduled to come off of it in like September. If my DoDMERB appointment is scheduled during the time I am still on it or before the 8 weeks then I will get DQ. My question is if the waiver process is the same as someone who lets say has asmtha or vision problems? or will my DQ be overturned once the 8 weeks passes and I get it confirmed by my dermatologist. Or should I just try and schedule the appointment for after the 8 weeks passes altogether?

    I'm sorry that this post was jumbled but I don't know how to word it.
    Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. AFAYahoo

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    If you've used Accutane, I think you'll get a remedial no matter what until you submit a letter from your dermatologist stating when treatment ended. At least that was my son's experience. He finished his course of treatment well before his DoDMERB exam, but was still required to send in a letter from her stating the exact date it ended. Once that was done, he was A-OK. So even if you wait until after you've finished treatment, I don't think they will take your word for it--I bet you'll still have to send in the letter.
     
  3. MullenLE

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    Always take your exam at the first opportunity. This will ensure that any other issues are resolved OR you have time to resolve these. Once the 8 weeks are over and confirmed via letter by the Doc, there is NO waiver...DoDMERB qualifies you outright if there are no complications:thumb:
     
  4. Ectriso

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    Thank you so much for your responses. I was really nervous that I would have to go through a waiver process. One less thing to stress about :thumb:
     
  5. MullenLE

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    U R welcome:thumb:
     

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