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  1. kobac2

    kobac2 Member

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    So i downloaded the dodmerb 2492 form to see what it will look like.
    As i mentioned in previous thread i have a condition called alopecia areata.
    In the form i couldn't find anything related to it except number 59.(Skin conditions such as acne,psoriasis,hand or foot rashes,eczema,or dry skin).
    Should i tick yes on it although it is not the right category.
    I will quote from wikipedia a few things about alopecia areata:

    Alopecia areata (AA) is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp. [1][2]
    Because it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages, it is sometimes called spot baldness.

    Epidemiology
    The condition affects 0.1%–0.2% of humans [citation needed] , occurring in both males and females. Alopecia areata occurs in people who are apparently healthy and have no skin disorder.


    Any advice would be helpful.
     
  2. Pima

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    Isn't it considered an autoimmune disorder? If so you may need to check a different box
     
  3. USAFA83GradWife

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    It is autoimmune, but also classified as a skin disease. I would mark it as such and then discuss it with the doctor that does your exam. He'll make the appropriate notes on it.
     
  4. Pima

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    My point was only that he may need to look into the autoimmune portion since it may be listed there due to fact he did not see it on skin disease.

    I don't think that this will be the real DQ issue, but because they are taking meds., that maybe the real problem. Thus, as I stated on their other thread, have your medical paperwork prepared. I am not sure I wouldn't even reccomend them to take copies of those records to present to the doc. I am on the fence because it may open a whole new basket of worms.
     
  5. kobac2

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    I must have downloaded the wrong form.But nevermind the form,i will mark it as an autoimune as well as skin desease and than talk to doctor about it.
    What i really want to know is should i stop using prescriptions since my condition will not get worse if i stop using them.I know that because i just recently started using them as an ‘‘experiment‘‘ with my dermatologist.I say experiment because cure for this condition is not known yet.
    My condition is generaly steady and same since i got it.
    If i can only find out are these scrips DQ...
    And if i decide to stop using them should i lie and keep quiet about it?
     
  6. Pima

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    The way it works for the some of the scripts is not how long you have been on them, but how long you have been off them.

    IOWs take only 1 dose and you will be DQd just like the other candidate that took it longer because it is more about being off the meds for a specific amount of time, not the amount of time on the meds.

    You should never discontinue a script without discussing it with your doc first.

    I understand your concern, but you might be putting the cart before the horse. You do not know if this med is a DQ issue.

    OBTW, please look at my signature line regarding this question of keeping quiet or telling a lie. I will add this will not be the last time you take a DoDMERB exam, at least for AF. Prior to commissioning you will take it again, if you forget that you lied about the script now, they can revoke the commissioning later on, and due to submitting false information they can come after every penny given.

    Off topic in a way, but on this site, an AFROTC cadet lied about marijuana use.They came clean about the amount 2 years later when they had to submit medical paperwork to attend summer field training (SFT). He used it 3 times. He was dis-enrolled. He was told that in the end it was not about the 3 times, it was about the fact he lied that started the dis-enrollment process. The military has very little compassion for those that lie.
     
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  7. kobac2

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    Yes,you are right about everything...:redface:
    Is there a way to find out is it a DQ or not before the actual exam?
     
  8. Pima

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    Have you researched this on base ops.net. ?

    That site is geared more to those that are in the system ... AD. They have a doc over there that might be able to assist you.
    Beware that their site does not take kindly for those that post before researching old threads.
     

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