Awarded Scholarship- scared about dodmerb

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  1. armyrotc

    armyrotc New Member

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    I was recently awarded a 4 year arotc scholarship and just received my letter in the mail. I really am super nervous about passing the dodmerb though.

    I'm a female 5'2 119lbs ~ does that meet the requirements?
    I'm currently on minocyline for acne~ should i get off it? will this medicine dq me?
    I'm currently taking progesterone cream for female issues ~ should i stop? will this cause a problem?

    Is there anything else I need to be concerned about?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. k2rider

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    I googled this question and there are quite a few using minocyline who got thru with no problems.

    As far as progesterone, nothing came up....other than your question already. The internet sure is fast.
     
  3. Jcc123

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    At 5'2", your max allowable weight is 136. You're fine there.

    As far as the progesterone is concerned, what you need to be concerned about is the condition that requires you to need it, not necessarily the medicine you're taking. If you'll take a look at Chapter 2-14 in the attached Standards of Medical Fitness, there's a short list of disqualifying conditions. Read and see if anything applies to you.


    http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r40_501.pdf
     
  4. Pima

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    +1 JCC

    The only thing you can do is get your medical records in order for ANY what if that may arise. Many candidates get caught up on issues that they never thought would have been an issue. I.E. sometime after 13 they were prescribed an inhaler because the doc thought they may have asthma induced by exercise. Yet, they never used the inhaler. This can start a remedial process.
    ~ Some kids are allergic to shellfish or nuts.
    ~ Some kids have perfect vision and never realized that they had a color deficiency.

    It is only by going through the process that this will POP. Just be proactive right now and make sure you have all of your medical records in order.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Sampia

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    And you are probably aware that you should not stop taking any prescription medication without discussing it with your doctor first. congratulations on that scholarship!
     
  6. Sled

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    AFROTC 200 here. I take minocycline and just went through the DODMERB process. There were no questions about it at all and I am qualified. Just make sure you fill out the information clearly and everything will be fine.
     
  7. armyrotc

    armyrotc New Member

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    Thank you all for the helpful information and advice!
     

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