Medical Standards for Entry

Discussion in 'Stickies/Frequently Asked Questions' started by Ninja_Stoker, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Gymlad

    Gymlad New Member

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    Likewise prescribed eczema medication within the last three years will be an issue

    Would it be counted as eczema medication if its for hard skin?
     
  2. arny01

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    Excema medication is usually a streriod cream! Hydrocortisone is a mild one which I currently use. Others for severe flare ups include Eumovate cream and Clobaderm. These contain the streriod clobetasone butyrate. Check your medication. If you have been given a streriod cream. Then from what @Ninja_Stoker is saying, then you need to be 3 years clear.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. Gymlad

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    So I should be good with just moisteriser?
     
  4. arny01

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    I'm no medical expert mate? But I guess it depends what's on the medical records?
     
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  5. Gymlad

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    OK thank you
     
  6. MillwallAlex

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    I have grommets in my ears they were put there when I was very little. My hearing is fine now. Would this affect me joining the Royal Marines?
     
  7. Ninja_Stoker

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    As long as they're now out (they usually fall out eventually), the tympanic membrane is intact and you pass the routine hearing test, you should be OK.
     
  8. MillwallAlex

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    Yeah sorry mate I'm an idiot I only just found out they take 6 months to fall out:D
     
  9. J9147650

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    So, I have a question. I'd applied to the Paras before the Marines and they'd already done all my medical stuff. I wasn't planning on joining them really, so I'd forgotten about it. Anyway, they'd failed me on 'chronic parasomnias' and anxiety between 2010 and 2013. I'm now worried this will pop up during the Marines medical, obviously. The anxiety I've been clear of since 2012 but they kept giving me bloody tablets that I didn't take. The parasomnia I was disagnosed with in 2013 after my then girlfriend had insisted I was doing weird shit in my sleep - she later revealed she'd made most of it up. I definitely had some issue, but it's been resolved for almost four years now. No sleep issues at all. Is there anyway I can get around this?
     
  10. Ninja_Stoker

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    Bottom line is it is reviewed on a case by case basis.

    The tip? Provide all the positive supporting evidence from the outset, do not wait to be rejected then appeal.
     
  11. wackojacko544

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong place. Just need a bit of help regarding migraines.

    Recently had selection for the army and got deferred for a migraine (self diagonosed not on any medical records or needed treatment), however I appealed the decision with a letter from me saying I hadn't met the criteria according to the JSP 950, and a letter from my GP saying I'd never consulted him. And the appeal was successful and they're *text deleted* give me another selection date.

    However, I've decided I want to join the marines again so I am going to pull my army application, I'm just wondering if it will affect my marine application or what I need to say and that. Thank you in advance and sorry if it's a bit wordy.
     
  12. Ninja_Stoker

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    It should not affect eligibility to join the Corps, just avoid declaring incorrectly self-diagnosed conditions ;)
     
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  13. wackojacko544

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    Ok, so when I do the questionaire and triage nurse call I shouldn't say anything about the migraines. I don't want to not say it and then they find out from the army or something, so it looks bad.

    Thank you as well.
     
  14. arny01

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    I don't think its really fair to ask somebody what "You" declare during a triage medical, but from the sound of the advice given?

    If it's not on your med records with your Gp, it isn't going to be an "Official" condition. Weather or not you declare it, is up to you tho?
     
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  15. Chelonian

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    Ninja's post #212 above couldn't be clearer about the hazards of "declaring incorrectly self-diagnosed conditions".

    But as @arny01 states, it's your medical and it's your declaration. Best of luck.
     
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    I've seen my medical records and it says in 2013 that I have ADHD but then there is a letter 10 months later saying I don't meet the criteria or threshold for ASD or ADHD. What do I do and what does this mean? Also I went doctors because my achilles hurt after a cadet weekend and on my records it says achilles tendonitis due to military footwear. Surely this won't do me any favours?
     
  17. Ninja_Stoker

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    The Medical Examiner will invariably want to know the background to both issues, so you should declare them. You should advise your GP that you're joining-up and that Capita will require the details below and write to him/her shortly.
    Make sure you get copies of your medical records so that you can show, at your face to face medical:

    1. ADHD/ASD was misdiagnosed and you are free from any treatment/problems since dd/mm/yyyy.

    2. The achilles tendonitus is fully resolved without recurrence and treatment-free since dd/mm/yyyy.

    Why do you need copies? In case the originals go missing (it happens more often than we like to think) and so that you know exactly what your GP has stated.
     
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  18. stumpylegs

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    Got my medical examination today and have been ill with the flu, just over 2 weeks with it today, should I let the doc know I'm recovering from it?
    @Ninja_Stoker
     
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    It'll do no harm to mention it.
     

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