DQ For Speech & Urine

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  1. usnahopeful22

    usnahopeful22 Member

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    Hi,

    I'm a completely healthy 17 year old male. When I was 3 or 4, I went to a speech class because I had delayed speech. I talk normal now, with no lisp or stutter, but DoDMERB wants all my records of my former speech disability. Would they be able to disqualify me for this? How can I prove to them that I have absolutely no speech problems?

    They also found some protein in my urine at the initial physical. My dad says it runs in his family, but that I should just drink a lot of water beforehand. Is this good advice? Do any of you have other advice for passing a urinalysis with microscopy?

    Thanks!
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Protein in the urine is common in athletes who have worked out within days of the sample point. Usually a follow up test is done and the candidate is advised to refrain from working out that week.
    Here are older threads on the topic:
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/protein-in-urine.44897/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/protein-in-urine.37924/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/whey-protein-and-urine-test.27029/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/trace-of-protein-in-urine.22249/


    Regarding the speech as a toddler, I would not worry about it. You have NOT been DQ'd yet. They are asking for records which is usually a remedial. i.e. they just want to see the records to ensure that there were no lasting effects or speech disability on your file.

    Even if you received a DQ, you would likely be a good candidate for a waiver if you have zero impediments now.

    Remember DoDMERB either passes, DQ's or requests more info as in a remedial. The Service Academy or the ROTC program decides whether or not to issue a waiver for it.
     
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  3. usnahopeful22

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    Thanks AROTC-dad, I'm grateful for you helping me out here. I just can't imagine being disqualified for something that hasn't affected me in almost 15 years.
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    Avoid anything--foods, drinks, exercise, lack of sleep--that causes dehydration.

    My DS had the same problem and was retested.
     
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  5. usnahopeful22

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    Would it be worth it to set alarms during the night to wake up and hydrate?
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    No.

    It's most important to avoid things like Caffeine, Alcohol, workout supplements, as well as strenuous exercise.

    Google the subject. That what my DS did. You should be able to find a list of do's and don'ts.
     
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  7. MidwestDad

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    DS got remedial for glucose in urine; just had to get a retest plus blood draw for hemoglobin from personal Dr. [both were negative.]
    Found out later there are numerous possible reasons [too much sugary drinks{Gatorade,} lots of carbs, etc.
    Wise to eat moderate diet and drink water only the day before and morning of your exam.
     
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    usnahopeful22 Member

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    Is there a way for me to prove that I speak with no issues whatsoever? I researched the disqualifiers and it says only a CURRENT speech disorder/impediment.
     
  9. brob

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    I thought detecting speech impediments was the reason my DD was asked to read a silly paragraph during the exam?...
     
  10. brob

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    Couldn't you have an evaluation from a Speech Pathologist? Wouldn't that do the trick?
     
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    I read that same paragraph too, but the doctor didn't notice any problems.
     
  12. Humey

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    I have to imagine the moment you speak they are going to know if there is an issue or not
     
  13. brob

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    Also, if speech used to be on your IEP and it no longer is, there must have been a time that a committee met to determine that you no longer qualified/needed speech therapy. That must be documented in your school records somewhere - find it and send that in to DoDMBERB.
     
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