Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by croboe66, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. croboe66

    croboe66 5-Year Member

    Aug 5, 2011
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    Yet another asthma question, but I am just curious to see what people have to say.

    I have had cough variant asthma since I was 5 that has only really flared up when I get deep chest colds or infections. I have not had one of these since I was about 14 years old. Exercise has never limited me; in fact, it has been prescribed by my doctor as a treatment for my case of asthma. I run when it is 10 degrees outside and can run four miles without any breathing difficulties, other than the standard heavy breathing that comes with running. I have not been on medication since I was 14.

    I received a letter from DoDMERB saying that I was disqualified for my asthma after 13. With what I have described, does it seem as though I might be eligible for a waiver? I do not expect people to give a positive affirmative or negative, as DoDMERB will decide that. I just want to know what people think of my situation.

  2. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    I think you will have a tough time getting a waiver. A hx of any type of asthma after the age of 13 is generally hard to overcome.

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