Major DQ?

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  1. RalfyG

    RalfyG Member

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    For some reason last May i wasn't able to pass the pulmonary functions test and the doctor diagnosed me with asthma. I took the test again maybe 7 months ago and i still could not pass the test. The problem is that never in my life have i ever had any symptoms of asthma. So i never took any of the medications they prescribed me. I'm extremely worried that i won't be able to get a waiver and end up being dqed and not be able to enroll in ROTC or even worse, commission.
    Is there anything i can do about this?
     
  2. MullenLE

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    Go thru the process and see what happens. False positives are rare and even mores , the second time. Folks that don't have symptoms , also don't get to see Pulmonary Docs AND gets tested:thumb:
     
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    Well the reason that i had seen the pulmonary doctor was because i was getting an allergy test and seeing the pulmonary doctor was part of the process i'm guessing.
     
  4. DocDadGoat

    DocDadGoat Uncle of SA Candidate

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    Confusing?

    Your post is confusing, as it sounds like you had a pulmonary function test as part of your DoDMERB exam. I am not DoDMERB but pulmonary function testing is not a part of a routine DoDMERB exam. Also, if you were prescribed meds you must have, at some time, been diagnosed with Asthma in the past, perhaps?

    Be sure that you are given clear instructions on how to do the test. Some folks giving the test fail to explain it, and you should always ask them to demonstrate, first.
     
  5. MullenLE

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    RalfyG - As I previously stated...go thru the process and you will get an official decision.:thumb:
     
  6. RalfyG

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    @DocDadGoat, I haven't taken the dodmerb yet. But during an allergy test last summer the allergy doctor happened to be the pulmonary doctor too, and tested me for asthma using a pft (pulmonary functions test)
    @Mr. Mulleen- Sorry for being hardheaded. I'll go through the process again :thumb:
     
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    The process I was refrring to was the application for ROTC and DoDMERB process:thumb:
     

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