bee allergie

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  1. milesthang

    milesthang Member

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    Today I went to the doctors office to get my immunization forms filled out. For allergies, my form says "Bee stings - epi pen". This sounds way worse than it actually is. What happened was, in 4th grade I was stung by a bee and had slight swelling. I took a bennadryl and it went away, nevertheless my doctor issued my an epi pen and said i was allergic.

    Since then, on every field trip i have had to carry and epi pen. I have been stung by bees and wasps many times after my first sting, without a reaction. We even went to the allergist a few times to try to get the situation cleared up, but he said I could never be declared "not allergic" because the bee test was very dangerous, although i could sign off from the epi pen when I turned 18. In the DoDmerb questionnaire I put down that I am not allergic to anything, because I have not had a reaction in over 9 years.

    Tomorrow my mom will try to have the doctor rewrite the form to make it look a lot less incriminating. Should I talk to West Point or DoDMERB about this issue? I think it would be really unfortunate to be disqualified from USMA for what i really see as a non existent problem.
     
  2. milesthang

    milesthang Member

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    sorry the title of the post is meant to be "Bee Allergy"
     
  3. icelander27

    icelander27 USMA Cadet

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    A supermoderator should move this over to the DODMERB part of this forum.


    You will want to get a hold of Larry Mullen. He is a true master of the DODMERB world. (And he should be since he is one of the directors. :thumb: )
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    The DODMERB questionairre asks:

    Denying the "ever had" portion of the question could be a problem for you if your complete medical records are ever requested.

    :confused:
     
  5. mom3boys

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    Does one incident of a reaction constitute "allergies"?
     
  6. milesthang

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    I'm sorry I mispoke, the doctor never said I was allergic. Rather, he said the bee allergy test was difficult and dangerous and it would be better to just take the epi-pen as a precaution. Subsequent bee, wasp and yellow jacket stings all had no reaction.

    On my questionnaire, i put that I do not have any known allergies because after being stung many times I did not have any abnormal reactions. I had localized swelling only one time in 4th grade, the first time I was ever stung.
     
  7. milesthang

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    i met with my doctor today, who called the allergist, who said I was no more at risk than the rest of the population. I am all set for r-day!! woo can't wait
     

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