Asthma Waiver

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by cmccollum4693, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

    Feb 1, 2010
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    I'm going to my DoDMERB Medical exam tomorrow, and i guess that'll be the start of my process of getting an Asthma Waiver. I was hoping some of yall could help me out as to what to do in order to get a waiver. I've heard a lot about PFT tests that help candidates get waivers for asthma; could you all tell me more about them?

    Also as for my chances of getting a waiver, here are some things regarding my history of asthma. I was first diagnosed with asthma at age 7 and was given an emergency inhaler and preventative inhaler. Two years later at Age 9 I had to go to the ER room because my family and i were at a christmas parade, and I had a bad cold/cough, and I didn't have an inhaler with me. I'm not sure if the circumstances of that ER visit will have any effect. After that, I wasn't affected by asthma so much, but continued to get medication as a precaution up until I was 15. After that, I've had no medications and my doctor says I don't have asthma anymore. Based on that information, do you all think i have a decent chance at getting a waiver?
  2. Dixieland

    Dixieland Member

    Mar 10, 2010
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    If you haven't already, you need to post this in the DODMERB section of the forum as well. Larry Mullen is the person who can advise you best.

    Edit: I see that you did! I should check before I type!
  3. TheKnight

    TheKnight Class of 2014

    Jun 8, 2009
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    I, too, needed an Asthma waiver. Ultimately the final decision will depend on whether or not your Asthma affects your ability to perform as well as someone without Asthma.

    If it doesn't, then you should be OK. Although I can't say for sure. You should ask Larry Mullen.

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