Asthma - general q?

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  1. navygirl89

    navygirl89 Member

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    (2) Individuals DO MEET the standard if within the past 3 years they meet ALL of the criteria in subparagraphs 11.d.(2)(a)-(d).
    (a) No use of controller or rescue medications (including, but not limited to inhaled corticosteroids, leukotriene receptor antagonists, or short-acting beta agonists).
    (b) No exacerbations requiring acute medical treatment.
    (c) No use of oral steroids.
    (d) A current normal spirometry (within the past 90 days), performed in accordance with American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines and as defined by current National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) standards.
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    okay so if i fit all of those but was still diagnosed w/ excercise induced asthma after 13 would i meet or not meet standards?
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    thank ya
     
  2. BrianReed

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    I think it would be best if you contacted Larry Mullen, the Deputy Director at DoDMERB HQ directly at larry.mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil for the most accurate answer. He's a really, REALLY helpful guy in regards to all DoDMERB-related stuff and will no doubt give you the necessary feedback right from the source. Good luck! :thumb:
     
  3. navygirl89

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    thanks did just what you said :smile:
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Larry/DODMERB is the final word. At BGO training at USNA, the Chief Medical Officer said that, as a general rule, no symptoms and no treatment (including prescriptions for inhalers, etc.) after age 13 is generally waiverable. If there are symptoms or treatment after age 13, it's much more difficult.

    The above said, every situation is different and, as advised above, you should consult DODMERB directly with your details.
     
  5. BrianReed

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    Just out of curiosity, why is it 13? What's the significance in that age?
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    No idea. Have to defer to an MD on this one.
     
  7. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    I'm not a pulmonologist and too lazy to go look at literature right now, but in general when there are age delineations it usually has to do with the likelihood of recurrence.
     
  8. navygirl89

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    Soooo I e-mailed Mr.Mullen and he said that if someone was within those guidelines but had been diagnosed after 13yrs then they would NOT need a waiver :thumb:
     

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