Asthma disqualification for AFROTC?

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  1. sevensixtytorr

    sevensixtytorr New Member

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    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?
     
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  2. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    I would ask your parents to take you to a specialist and have it either ruled out or in. Having it done now will allow you to honestly answer if it is asthma or not on your DoDMERB.
     
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    +1 Pima

    Ideally, choose a specialist physician who has a military background.
     
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  4. eljay60

    eljay60 AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR

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    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.
     
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  5. sevensixtytorr

    sevensixtytorr New Member

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    What what I do if it is? I think I remember when I was younger one my doctor's talking about something like that...
     
  6. DesertCaliMom

    DesertCaliMom Member

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    Even if it is, see a specialist for a new pulmonary function test. If you have good stats now, could change the ball game.
     
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  7. Kronk

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    She did create more work for you. See if you can have the prescription rescinded. Then get the pulmonary suctions test done.
     
  8. I-am-Will

    I-am-Will Member

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    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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