Concusions and Dodmerb

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  1. WorkforJesus

    WorkforJesus Member

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    Well I am getting anxious for the Dodmerb review board because, I have more than one concussion. My most recent occurred about 6 months ago [mod edit: minor identifying detail removed], I had some minor symptoms for a few months but I am symptom free right now. Anyone have any experiences with Dodmerb and concussions. By the way I really have nothing else that would potentially disqualify me. Any stories of hope would be awesome. Thanks!!
     
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  2. MomWPgirl

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    My DS [mod edit: removed reference to content edited from OP] had multiple concussions. I was worried as well about the possibility of him being medically DQ'd. He received his letter this week...He is medically qualified. He is AFROTC btw. Breathing easier around here. Best of luck to you.
     
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  3. WorkforJesus

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    Great that awesome for your son!! Any tips on how to go about the process?
     
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    They required no additional information from him. He filled out the concussion questionnaire noting his concussions, when he received them, after effects and that he had no residual symptoms. (He never lost consciousness or long-term effects from any of his concussions...most symptoms resolved within weeks)
     
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    I got a pretty bad concussion in the 8th grade when I got hit by a car while running XC.

    That got me DQd.

    However I have since proved no residual symptoms exist (I mean cmon -- 8th grade, I'm a senior now) by taking an impact test and scoring adequately enough such that I was medically declared symptom free.

    I scored tremendously better than I did in 8th grade after the incident.

    So, if you took an impact test soon after your concussion, and haven't taken one recently (symptom free), then I would recommend you take an impact test.

    If you haven't taken an impact test, then perhaps it's good if you still take one to compare your scores against the national average.

    I asked and the physician verified -- the percentiles are compared against never concussed people so if you get 80-90 you are kosher.

    Pm me if you need anything and or have questions, and the best of luck bud.
     

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