Do i need to provide medical records that im allergic to those 2 things or will they just take my word for them because if they need records I'll need to go get a allergy test to make sure otherwise I probably won't be able to get the records.All answers are appreciated.
Yes get the records... Here's the million dollar question... How do you know that your allergic to penicillin/codeine? The moment you stat to say that I was treated for _______, and had an allergic reaction, your gonna get temporarily disqualified
Originally posted by soldierscredit: Yes get the records... Here's the million dollar question... How do you know that your allergic to penicillin/codeine? The moment you stat to say that I was treated for _______, and had an allergic reaction, your gonna get temporarily disqualified
When I was really young I think about 3 I got some penicillin and got mild hives (well thats what my mom says), but I didn't need to see medical treatment and after that we just began telling doctors I was allergic.I never was diagnosed so I would have to see a allergist to check and see if I have out grown it.Thanks for the information I'll see a allergist and get this taken care of.
Yes, do this and don't let any recruiters scare you out of telling this to MEPS. I actually had a recruiter tell me over and over not to mention that I was allergic to aspirin/nsaids because as long as I don't take it no one has to know. I told MEPS anyway. I was 28 years old and far more aware of the consequences of lying. It was not a big deal as I suspected and I am glad I told because in basic the first line of pain meds they give you is ibuprofen, everything is ibuprofen and I am allergic to it because it's an nsaid. So when I was injured they gave me tramadol instead. And I didn't even have to get medical records or a waiver over that allergy. I told them when I was younger I had been given aspirin and my hands and feet swelled up to where I couldn't even turn a door knob and I had major hives. He let me through. Not everything is as detrimental to your enlistment as it may sound. Sometimes it may take a little longer to get your medical approved but it's better to be honest. Of course this was the Army too and everyone says they're more lenient on that stuff so I'm not sure.
When I was really young I think about 3 I got some penicillin and got mild hives (well thats what my mom says), but I didn't need to see medical treatment and after that we just began telling doctors I was allergic.I never was diagnosed so I would have to see a allergist to check and see if I have out grown it
There's the reason right there... Consider the Recruiter/Station Commander in thie scenario. We often encounter people who have self-diagnosed themselves into believing they have a medical issue. The reason the Recruiter told you to say that you were not allergic, is do to the fact that you don't have any proof that you are in fact allergic, and having you produce medical documents to prove it would be impossible. Thus delaying your processing for weeks on end. I have done the same thing under similiar circumstances. A lot of time the Recruiters are simply looking out for the best interest of the applicants but you guys just don't realize it....
Depends on the MEPS. Definitely list it. If you can't get the medical records from the diagnosis, have your parents write a note about when you were diagnosed and by whom. For standard medicine allergies, some MEPS won't require documentation but it's always better to have it with you in case they do.
I was diagnosed allergic to ampicillin and penicillin (the hard way, while fighting an infection, alcerated tonsil) while in the Reserves. I still have the red dogtags with my allergies on them from 28 years ago.
What I was saying is your recruiter should have known that and not sent you. It's a minor thing but annoying to have to go back to MEPS when you could have waited until you were completely qualified, right?
On the plus side, now you know where you stand and what you need to do to complete medical and enlist.
Yeah your're right. Not to thread jack, but got measured by 2 different recruiters today, came in at 21.9 bmi. So going back on monday. Gonna keep up the exercise and good eating and hopefully at meps they get the same measurement.