Is this going to be a problem?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by rjkollar, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. rjkollar

    rjkollar New Member

    Feb 19, 2019
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    Note: I've already been through the medical process and was cleared.

    Ok I'm going to be a bit more detailed after my doctors appointment today. I got an x-ray on my ribs today because I may have pectus carinatum but the DoD states this:

    i. Current chest wall malformation, including but not limited to pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum which has been symptomatic, interfered with vigorous physical exertion, has been recommended for surgery, or may interfere with wearing military equipment.

    My ribs have never been symptomatic and I can work out/run and swim just fine and have been all my life before I knew this, so is this something I'd just need a doctors note for and not a waiver? I don't want to mess with anything by a waiver but by this standards I wouldn't be disqualified anyway.

    Another on Nonallergic Rhinitis (which I can't find any standards in the DoD so it must not be disqualifying at all), with my doctor maybe prescribing me Montelukast. Montelukast is a leukotriene inhibitor where the DoD states:

    (2) History of prescription or use of medication (including but not limited to inhaled or oral corticosteroids, leukotriene receptor antagonists, or any beta agonists) for airway hyper responsiveness after the 13th birthday.

    However, it says for airway hyper responsiveness only. I don't have asthma and never have. I'd be taking it for allergies. Is this the same deal? Doctors note and no waiver required? I can always get another prescription but she thinks this one will really help.

    Will someone help me out with this? I'm talking to some people tomorrow, but I just want to know a bit ahead of time. Thank you.