DoDMERB and asthma?
So, I have seen here on this board that there have been a lot of questions about asthma and DoDMERB, each one similar but not exactly similar to my question and situation. So, I when I was little, 2 or 3 years old, I was diagnosed with moderate asthma. I would have attacks occasionally, though not too often. I was prescribed albuterol, in both inhaler and liquid vaporizer form (?) and a management medication in pill form. Around 5 or 6 years old I was prescribed a different management medication, this time in inhaler form, medication was called 'flovent.' I was taken off the pill and was still prescribed an albuterol inhaler just in case because the management inhaler had really helped control my asthma. After age 6 and into my high school years, my asthma didn't really bother me at all. I was an active child, playing outside almost every day with no adverse effects from asthma. In middle school, I played football without my asthma acting up, even after long practices or games that involved tons of strenuous exercise. Not only that, I also ran track and played basketball, again, asthma did not act up and I rarely kept my rescue inhaler with me. Every time I went in for a physical, the doctor cleared me for exercise and gave me another prescription for the rescuer inhaler, just in case it should act up. I passed all the physical stress tests easily. In high school, I wasn't particularly active in sports because I was active in other things. I played tennis and basketball my freshman year, no adverse reactions from my asthma. I also worked in a physically demanding job, never really needing my inhaler. Smoke and other irritants don't really bother me either. Currently, because I'm not active in sports, I work out heavily almost every night, not depending on my inhaler. However, my doctor had kept giving me re-fills on my rescue inhaler and my management inhaler, instructing me to use my management inhaler every day in the morning. After a while, I stopped using my management inhaler and my asthma still did not act up at all, no matter how much exercise or irritants I had been doing or been around. At my latest physical, I told my doctor that I was planning on joining the Army and doing ROTC. He referred me to a pulmonary specialist to have a Pulmonary Function Test done. After the test, the specialist had said that my numbers were within normal ranges for a person of my age and size and said that there was no indication that I had asthma, based on the test results. So, the specialist re-diagnosed my asthma as 'mild-intermittent, not dependent on inhaler' or something along those lines and said the PT shouldn't be a problem for me so long as I lose some weight. So, considering I was on an inhaler after my 13th birthday and I was still technically 'diagnosed' with asthma, I will be DQ'd. So, my question is, will I be able to get a waiver considering I already passed (?) a Pulmonary Function Test and had my asthma re-diagnosed as the least severe form of it? Also, I plan on attending Norwich this fall if you haven't seen my other posts. Any help would be greatly appreciated!