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Have my medical tomorrow! needless to say im now *text deleted**text deleted*ting a brick as when going through my med history with my mom she reminded me I was given an inhaler in 2010! to cut a long story short i had bronchitis and he gave me an inhaler which was *text deleted**text deleted*, an i told him that the same week! so they did some test on the computer with me breathing in and out with and without the inhaler... it turned out they took it off me as it made me worse... im so worried im going to get TMU for another 3 years now!

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If you were prescribed an inhaler then you will be TMU from what I've seen on here. However you will be allowed to appeal.

Is it on your medical record that the inhaler made you worse?

When it comes to an appeal something like that will help. Maybe go to that same doctor and get him to write a letter explaining what you said and that you didn't need it etc etc and it's all brownie points for you.

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puts a downer on everything, just sure these doctors give you anything.... im training all the time and have never had a wheeze apart from that down to bronchitis! such a pain...
 

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Go to the docters mate and get a letter, is your medical early tomorrow because you could wake up early and just try and book an emergency appointment, tell them what the problem is and say the waiting time you could have to wait if you dont get a letter from your docter. Thats the only thing I could suggest, good luck with it though buddy and let us know what happends.
 

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Just to emphasise, the rules are that the individual needs to be free from asthma, asthma symptoms & asthma prescription for 4 years.

Asthma symptoms include asthma wheeze, whatever the cause, so that in itself cannot be appealed.

What can be appealed is the diagnosis of the symptoms, but a previous history of asthma usually means the medical examiner is likely to err on the side of safety in the case of this life-threatening condition.

It is far easier & quicker to provide the information from the outset, rather than waiting for a long, drawn-out process which involves letters to GPs, questionnaires, peak flow diaries & inevitably a protracted appeal process.
 

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My point is I didn't have wheeze thats why at the time i didn't know why he gave me an inhaler at the moment im *text deleted**text deleted**text deleted* off as i totally forgot that i had this inhaler being as I had it only less than a week! I has shortness of breath however this was because of bronchitis! surley if its asthma id still be getting inhalers now?! I wish I didn't remember and just kept it shut!

That's twice. Good luck with your medical.
 

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My point is I didn't have wheeze thats why at the time i didn't know why he gave me an inhaler at the moment im *text deleted**text deleted**text deleted* off as i totally forgot that i had this inhaler being as I had it only less than a week! I has shortness of breath however this was because of bronchitis! surley if its asthma id still be getting inhalers now?! I wish I didn't remember and just kept it shut!
Mate, keeping your mouth shut would not have been a great idea, as if it had came to light later, like at RT, you would simply have been dumped for submitting a fraudulent application and sent home at your cost.

I have a similar dilemna, I was prescribed an inhaler last year for a short term issue related to cat allergy, I spoke to my doctor and also enlisted her assistance to fill out my med forms, when this came up she gave me the details of my last asthma treatment, 1999 I believe, as after going over this she said I was never treated by her for asthma, now when she got the navy asthma questionaire, it's worded in a way that doesnt actually ask about asrhma but about medication, so she very rightly put that I had an inhaler, as she is required to do. She did however qualify this with a letter explaning why it was provided and that it is not required.

My suggestion to you is to do the same as me, drive on, the navy will do whats best for the corps, using the information provided, so just wait and you will know, for me a 4 year TMU will be hell as it gets me scary close to cut off for age, I don't know your situation, but it's only 4 years if you are TMU.

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TMU Peak Flow! best result i feel! 28days more to crack on with my fitness is the way im looking at it!! Thanks for your advice!!
 

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TMU Peak Flow! best result i feel! 28days more to crack on with my fitness is the way im looking at it!! Thanks for your advice!!
Good plan mate.

Go medical, do peak flow, deal with results.

You can't change your medical history, you can however use the past to plan the future, and if I am TMU for 4 years, it's just 4 years to become phys ninja *text deleted**.

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Went to Docs with the form he had to fill in an he ticked that i had wheeze in the last 5 years or since 16 however he wrote not asthma... Suppose thats it for 4 years.. wont matter really what my peak flow says now... gutted to say the least
 

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Went to Docs with the form he had to fill in an he ticked that i had wheeze in the last 5 years or since 16 however he wrote not asthma... Suppose thats it for 4 years.. wont matter really what my peak flow says now... gutted to say the least
Hey mate,

Done what you could, send the forms in, you don't know until you're told, so head up and hammer on.

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Went to Docs with the form he had to fill in an he ticked that i had wheeze in the last 5 years or since 16 however he wrote not asthma... Suppose thats it for 4 years.. wont matter really what my peak flow says now... gutted to say the least
Im not understanding! fill me in, from what i read you were ok and had to wait 4 weeks, why not? :(
 

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Basically even *text deleted** I got a peak flow, your GP has to fill a letter in saying why I had an inhaler, even *text deleted** he said it want asthma he said it was asthma symptoms and sport induced wheezing.... Which in other works means Game Over! Still keep my head up and hope for best!
 

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Basically even *text deleted** I got a peak flow, your GP has to fill a letter in saying why I had an inhaler, even *text deleted** he said it want asthma he said it was asthma symptoms and sport induced wheezing.... Which in other works means Game Over! Still keep my head up and hope for best!
Why dont you pay for a specialist and see what he says? i just did that a month ago and now im in my application mate, not game over until there are no more levels to try!
 

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i am in the same situation, thing is i asked for an inhaler myself not because the doctor wanted to give me one it is just for my medical box at home. So now i need to get a doctors note and im keeping a peakflow chart. Dont give up if its really what you want keep on with the peakflow for 6 months then go to see the doctor at your local recruitment centre as my local one is there every friday so it might be worth popping down every so often.
 

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Off to my resit now! Cracked on with my training still, peak flows results are looking good! Fittest I've probably ever been so fingers crossed I'll get the all clear an can crack on!!
 

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Didn't go well, waiting for an MOD doctor to make the final decision should get a call within the next day or two
 
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