Asthma disqualification for AFROTC?

sevensixtytorr

New Member
I do not have asthma. But I had bronchitis a few times when I was younger and was prescribed 3 inhalers for that from 8-14. Never diagnosed with asthma, just given inhalers to clear up some congestion. My recruiter said since they were just inhalers, it shouldn't be a problem. But recently, I went to a new doctor for a physical who asked about my history of inhalers and I explained my situation that I do not have asthma and I haven't used my old inhaler in over two years, but she completely ignored what I said and prescribed me an inhaler anyway and told me "I insist, just in case because it sounds like you have controlled asthma." Did she just mess everything up for me? Because i'm 16, does this mean I disqualify because inhalers are considered "treatment for asthma" and i'm much older now?
 

eljay60

AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR
If you have never had pulmonary function tests, it can't accurately be diagnosed. Have a parent request your records to be sure it isn't listed as a diagnosis.
 

sevensixtytorr

New Member
If you have never had pulmonary function tests, it can't accurately be diagnosed. Have a parent request your records to be sure it isn't listed as a diagnosis.
What what I do if it is? I think I remember when I was younger one my doctor's talking about something like that...
 

Kronk

5-Year Member
She did create more work for you. See if you can have the prescription rescinded. Then get the pulmonary suctions test done.
 

I-am-Will

Member
Take a Pulmonary function test. It was my last resort to prove to the Air Force I didn't have asthma so that they wouldn't DQ me when I went for my flight physical.

I will say the test itself absolutely sucks.
 
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