Concussion and inhaler

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  1. ParkCore

    ParkCore Member

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    So, I've received two concussions: one in football and one in wrestling. Could this potentially disqualify me if this was my freshman year? I also was prescribed an inhaler but have never been officially diagnosed with asthma. It was just during the time I had walking pneumonia that they prescribed it or when I'm around mold for too long.


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  2. ParkCore

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    I should also say that I haven't had any activity with asthma since the age of 9-10


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    Could anyone tell me how to get this post deleted? I was wrong when I posted this.
     
  4. Pima

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    Don't worry about deleting it.

    You just need to go through the process. You have to admit that medically you have 2 concussions and let the chips fall where they may.
    ~ CAT scans, missing school, etc will be reviewed if they go to a remedial.

    Asthma at 9-10, is not an issue at all. However, when the last inhaler prescribed may be.

    Get your medical records in order and be prepared for anything.

    It really can be zip, nada,nothing. Or it can be something else, only DoDMERB can say yes or no since their docs know your specific medical history. DoDMERB quals/disquals. Commissioning sources (SA/ROTC) waive. USNA can say no and AROTC can say yea.

    Move forward.
     
  5. soccmomer

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    My DS had 2 concussions in high school. He filled out the questions about head injury, which ask treatment, who treated and result of treatment. So basically his treatment was rest, but he also saw a specialist after the 2nd one and had Impact testing done. We were able to say that the treatment was effective, with no lasting problems, that he had returned to full activity with no restrictions. He was Qualified, so we did not have to go through any waivers or the remedial process.
    However, it all depends on your circumstances.
     
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    If the inhaler was prescribed because of an pneumonia, I can't see how that's an issue. I've known a couple of people who have had pneumonia and were prescribed inhalers (including myself) and I don't have asthma. It's just going to depend on why & when it occurred.
     
  7. ParkCore

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    The concussions aren't on my medical records, that I know of. I believe both cases were diagnosed as possible concussions, but unlikely. I took a week off from physical activity and resumed. No lasting effects. And no, I never remember missing school because of them except to go to the doctor I think. I could be wrong, as I don't remember exactly, but I believe what I'm saying is correct.
     
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    If you can get a copy of your medical records to see exactly what the Dr put, that would be great. We got a copy of a sheet from the Dr that had date seen, diagnosis, then another sheet that had medication prescribed. It was so easy to transfer the information to the DodMerb form. If it was diagnosed as possible concussion, just put that, with treatment as: refrain from physical activity 1 week, or something like that. Result of treatment would be: no lasting effects, normal activities resumed with no restrictions. Those are just examples of what we put. My son even had a CT scan, and all we had to put for that was "results normal". At his physical, the Dr basically asked him the same questions and that was it.
     
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    Soccmomer, thanks for info on your experience. We recently received the copy of doctor's files. Son had a couple concussions (have to look for the "possible" qualifier), and he's expecting to go to DODMERB process. While everyone' case differs, the way you addressed things above resonates.

    Pima and everyone, thank you as well... really good people here. I lurked for a year, but joined recently to be prepared to engage on this topic. (Son recently finished freshman year as non-scholarship AROTC status, but things seemed to go well for him in his first year).
     

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