GERD

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Marathon86, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Marathon86

    Marathon86 New Member

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    Been selected for nrotc mo and have to complete dodmerb exam in the near future. Wanted to see if anyone had experience with a DQ for GERD. I was diagnosed with GERD about a year back and took medication for a month and haven’t had any issues since. Based off Dodmerb 6130.03

    1) History of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, with complications, including, but not limited to:
    (a) Stricture.
    (b) Dysphagia.
    (c) Recurrent symptoms or esophagitis despite maintenance medication.

    Since I don’t have recurrent symptoms and medication helped should I be fine? Just checking to see if anyone’s had any experience with this or something like this
     
  2. Tbpxece

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    Yeah, you'll probably be fine. What you describe would typically not be considered "complications". If you want to feel good about it, drop back by whoever prescribed you the medicine and have them do a follow-up.

    On that note, though, if you already have GERD it will likely worsen both with age and with years of service. Military life is not very compatible with a GERD diet, so stay on top of it.

    Also, good job first looking up the information yourself! Keep that habit throughout your career-- it will pay off.
     
  3. GoCubbies

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    The paperwork will have to be clear on cause of GERD. If cause was H. pylori and treatment was successful (looks like it was), then you're good to go. Hopefully, the endoscopy report clearly says no strictures, gastritis, etc.. are seen. Would be good for the doctor to mention you don't have dysphagia, bleeding, unexplained weight loss, or cough/choking, chest pain.

    If there's other things going on like eosinophilic esophagitis or hiatal hernia, then those are other issues.
     
  4. Marathon86

    Marathon86 New Member

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    Went back to the gastrointestinal doc that did the initial endoscopy and did a re-evaluation. My initial diagnosis was mild esophogitis. After the revaluation he wrote a letter saying that I have no more symptoms or complications and the two months of treatment (Prilosec) worked.

    Do you think this letter will be enough to prevent dodmerb from a terminal dq?
     
  5. GoCubbies

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    I sent you a PM.
     
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  6. Tbpxece

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    Yeah, you'll probably be fine. It's the complications they are worried about. Which you don't sound like you have. Good luck!