Pending Waiver/Asthma

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  1. cjss

    cjss New Member

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    Does anyone know the next step. I have never had asthma, but because I used an inhaler before my medical says pending waiver submission review. What is the next step? Also, I have applied to USNA and NROTC will they see this when they are making their decisions? I have sent letters from me and my Dr. to explain to DoDMERB, but they still keep say pending waiver. Can anyone give me any help or advice?
     
  2. Pima

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    Right now they are reviewing records to see if you are DQ. If they DQ you than USNA will review for a waiver. NROTC will also put you up for a waiver if they have awarded you a scholarship.

    DoDMERB DQs it is up to thecommissioning source to waive.

    They may decide to give you a remedial and send you for a spirometry test. Depending on the results they may Q at that point.
     
  3. USAFretired1996

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    My USAFA ’16 kid was misdiagnosed with asthma during the 10th grade and was given an inhaler which he never used. Since he was diagnosed we reported it, especially since it was annotated in his military dependent medical record. He was given a remedial for it but they wanted the methacholine challenge test and not a spirometry test. Our understanding is that the methacholine challenge test is the gold standard for determining asthma. The test confirmed that he did not have asthma and he was quickly upgraded to medically qualified. Hopefully you will have the same outcome. Good luck.
     
  4. AFLOVE

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    Hey, @USAFretired1996, I understand this post was a couple years ago, but if you happen to see this do you mind answering my questions?

    You said your child was misdiagnosed with asthma in the 10th grade and given an inhaler. This is extremely similar to what is happening to me currently. If you don't mind, do you mind telling me why your child was misdiagnosed? Were they diagnosed by your primary care physician or by a pulmonologist? What symptoms did they have? How long were they on an inhaler? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
     

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