Worst Nightmare

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  1. USNA21hopeful

    USNA21hopeful Member

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    Hi all. This past weekend I had a Jacksonian seizure. My tests, thus far, have been clean and I have not been diagnosed with anything. I have a neurology appt. on Monday. I am terrified that I will no longer be able to attend VMI on my NROTC scholarship. If I am not diagnosed with anything, will the Navy still disqualify me? PLEASE HELP
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    First and foremost, you should focus on your good health and condition. The NROTC part is secondary.

    That said, it may be helpful if at least one of the MD's you see has a military background with knowledge of DoDMERB.

    Here is a list of DQ's for the Navy. A DQ can be waived, but a recent seizure is going to be challenging.

    https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/MedicalAppendix1.pdf
     
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    Update: my neurology appt revealed I actually didn't have a seizure! Beyond relieved
     
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    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Well that is huge. Glad to hear you had a follow up and you didn't have one! Good luck!
     
  5. AJC

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    if it wasn't a seizure what was it?
     
  6. USNA21hopeful

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    I am a very restless sleeper and my friends were concerned that I was seizing in my sleep. I told them I was fine but they called an ambulance anyway just in case. My EEG confirmed that it wasn't a seizure, so I am in the clear.
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Be very careful how this gets documented in your medical files. Make sure you get a full release....no "maybe's".
     
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    Will do. Thanks for the advice!
     
  9. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    If it wasn't a seizure, don't mark that you had a seizure on your medical history form. In fact if you had nothing wrong with you based on your doctor's evaluation, just that your friends were scared and called the ambulance, then I wouldn't even mention it. As soon as you write something down, the burden of proof is on you to prove that you are healthy.
     
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