Dodmerb exam

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  1. Husky

    Husky Member

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    I have had a bad cough/cold the past week and was just prescribed an antibiotic. It lasts five days, and my exam is on Friday. Should I reschedule? Will being on an antibiotic for a cold be a DQ?

    On a side note, if I have passed MEPS, will that exam work in lieu of a Dodmerb exam?
     
  2. ca2midwestmom

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    Having a cold / being on an antibiotic shouldn't be a DQ since it's a temporary condition, not chronic.

    Isn't MEPS for enlisting? You still need to go through the DoDMERB process for the SA and ROTC.
     
  3. kinnem

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    I'd recommend calling the office where your exam is scheduled and asking if its a problem. If so, then reschedule. Seems like the easiest and fastest approach to resolve it. It certainly wouldn't be a DQ.
     
  4. Husky

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    kinnem,

    Good call. I'll ask their office, thanks.

    ca2midwestmom,

    Okay. Yeah MEPS is for enlisting but the paperwork looks similar.
     
  5. db11usma

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    It shouldn't be a problem, I was on antibiotic medication when I had my exam. Qualified. You should be fine.
     
  6. cb7893

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    Dehydration, which a cold can cause, may lead to elevated protein levels in urine. This is very common among male athletes. My DS had high protein, requiring a remedial. it delayed his contracting.

    An internist friend recommended good hydration starting the day before, no working out the day before and a good long night's sleep the night before the test.

    Best of luck.
     
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    I an NOT a Doctor but - I advise NOT going to the Physical Exam when you are sick. I have no scientific reason for this advice - just common sense.
     
  8. Husky

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    db11usma,

    Good to know, thanks!

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    cb7893,

    Thanks for the advice.

    BigNick,

    No longer sick so I should be good. Thanks.
     

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