All medical chat and queries in here. Please don't start a new one for every single medical question.

There are a lot of contributing factors. Young males are at the highest risk, being many times more likely than females to experience one. Also, smoking vastly increases the chance. I was a young man, who led a sedentary lifestyle and smoked heavily. I haven't smoked for 11 years, and have an extremely active lifestyle.
As I said to another poster - no-one (at the NRC) cares. They only care about what is written in your medical records.

This is why my question regarding the report from the respiratory specialists is pertinent - if, upon examination, they can categorically state that the chances of recurrence are the same as having never had it, would it be grounds for overturning the decision? If I am at a higher risk still then so be it, I'm just trying to manage my expectations.
I would encourage you to try it, because otherwise you will always wonder “what if”. Don’t worry about wasting anyone’s time, the army won’t worry about wasting yours! But if the text of JSP950 says anything like “any history of...” then they will apply that literally. Good luck.
 
Today I smashes all the army selection tests except the run, that should be tomorrow. I have however been given a straight fail on the medical because I'm slightly lactose intolerant. I still consume milk and cheese a lot but they make me fart, apparently that's to much for the army though. Just as a warning to other candidates, if you've been diagnosed with lactose intolerance then don't bother applying, if you've never been diagnosed but you suspect you might be intolerant, keep that to yourself...
 
Sounds like bollocks. I'm lightly lactose intolerant, makes me let off some right stinkers if I drink straight milk. Occasionally when I've made a brew, too.

Reckon you should look into that.
 
Check the rules here. Many conditions aren't necessarily a guaranteed ban, there is some wiggle room- look carefully at the wording.

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My medical has been accepted and I’ve been invited to the Assessment Centre. However, as I have “anxiety/intrusive thoughts” on my records back in 2017. I’ve only just been allowed in and have to have a medical straight away at the assessment centre. I was 16 at the time and finished my school exams and was literally doing nothing with my life just sat around.

Anyway, What sort of things will the doctor be asking me?

Thanks
 
Can i have some help with an appeal please.
I have been turned down on basis of ADHD with behaviour of hitting people. Yes i do have mild ADHD but I have never hit anyone and so i dont understand how i can be turned down for this, what do i need to do to appeal. I havent had any symptoms in years either. My mum is trying to get me an appointment with the dr to try and get a letter but has anyone appealed on this and what should i get dr to say? Thank you for your help, im absolutely gutted at the moment.

I have now submitted my appeal, however my Dr has read through all my notes and cannot find any reference to violence. He has stated in his letter for the appeal that i have no history of violence. My head of year at secondary school has also written me a letter saying i have never had any violent issues at school and no exclusions/detentions etc for bad behaviour. I tried to speak to the med team to ask where they had specifically seen a mention of violence but was told by my CRM the med team wont speak specifically to candidates so does anyone know if my appeal is unsuccessful will they give me more information about where they have seen this so i can ask my dr to rechallenge? The original letter of rejection was very generic and so quite hard to challenge if i dont know where they have picked it up from and my dr also cant identify it?
 
Hi all,

I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis at the age of 6. I received treatment until the age of 10. Haven't had any treatment for it since the past 9 years. Does the 4 year asthma rule also count for asthmatic bronchitis? Will I be fine joining in?

Many thanks

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Just found out my appeal was upheld so through to the next stage now (assessment centre). Was very quick, sent appeal on thursday by special delivery. acknowledgement received on Tuesday and result received today. Im so happy.
 
Has anyone managed to successfully appeal a rejected application due to knee cruciate ligament surgery?
Had mine done in 2017 and is stable. I run and do Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu without problems.
 
Congrats on your appeal, i had a text last friday that they have received my appeal just waiting on a decision. When is your assessment date?
Probably find out in next few days. Friday afternoon they rang asked me for my 2km run time and my nearest train station. Good luck with your appeal hope they process it quickly like mine!
 
Hi All,

Does anyone know if a prescription to Finasteride - a hair loss inhibitor, sometimes marketed under the brand name of Propecia - is likely to trigger an automatic fail at the online medical questionnaire stage?

I will be putting it down regardless so the OMQ is accurate, just wondering if the seemingly over-zealous OMQ is likely to automatically reject or defer me at this very early stage.

Also, if it is an issue, then would anybody know if I can just elect to discontinue the prescrption? Given the choice I would rather continue with the application than continue with the prescription.

Thanks.

Edit: forgot to mention I have already searched the JSP950 (no mention of this or anything related as far as I can see) as well as the archives on here (a post from 2010 which just advised the original poster to be sure they included it which I am going to do).
 
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Has anyone managed to successfully appeal a rejected application due to knee cruciate ligament surgery?
Had mine done in 2017 and is stable. I run and do Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu without problems.
Very unlikely to succeed I am afraid. Knee ligament reconstruction used to be accepted as a trial for a few years but those who joined after surgery generally had more problems and did not serve for as long as other recruits. The decision to allow people in post acl surgery was reversed a couple of years ago and is now very robust.

As others have mentioned before you need to appeal something that can be reassessed or is factually incorrect, not that you disagree with the rules. Whatever else you can do you cannot alter the fact that you have had a knee ligament reconstruction which is now considered incompatible with military servive
 
Very unlikely to succeed I am afraid. Knee ligament reconstruction used to be accepted as a trial for a few years but those who joined after surgery generally had more problems and did not serve for as long as other recruits. The decision to allow people in post acl surgery was reversed a couple of years ago and is now very robust.

As others have mentioned before you need to appeal something that can be reassessed or is factually incorrect, not that you disagree with the rules. Whatever else you can do you cannot alter the fact that you have had a knee ligament reconstruction which is now considered incompatible with military servive
Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought to be honest. The recruitment website, maybe 2 years ago stated it was a complete bar to serving, now just says menisectomy within the last year, no mention of ACL repairs until you start reading the medical standards document. Genuinely gutted but don't want to waste anyone's time if there's no chance of success.

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Been rejected for the second time absolutely gutted, they said even tho im in a good Physical & mental state now, my previous past is which is let me down, i can try 1 last appeal in the first appeal i gave them a letter from my gp and a cover letter from myself and the said there was no compelling evidence anyone know how to collect good evidence i was thinking of sending my map my run reports would that help?
 
Been rejected for the second time absolutely gutted, they said even tho im in a good Physical & mental state now, my previous past is which is let me down, i can try 1 last appeal in the first appeal i gave them a letter from my gp and a cover letter from myself and the said there was no compelling evidence anyone know how to collect good evidence i was thinking of sending my map my run reports would that help?
what are you appealing against? Your past medical history?
 
Yes chronic back pain im appealing against,
now don't take this the wrong way, have you read the relevant section of the JSP on medical stuff?

with your medical history do you meet the entry criteria?

If you don't what you are attempting to do is change the entry criteria, this is not an easy* task




*it is in fact very, very, very difficult
 
Yes chronic back pain im appealing against,
If you have suffered from chronic back pain in the past then that is a fact, and no amount of appeals will change that fact.

Just because you claim to be fine now doesnt alter the fact that you have suffered back pain in the past and thus wont win your appeal.
 

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