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

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.
It was lumbar lodosis xray showed i was fine it was due to poor posture and lazy lifestyle. Which was over 3 years ago and haven't taken any meds since, o ps thanks for your support (NOT) are you a doctor? how do you know i'll never win my appeal? im not giving up, now again is there anyone out there who got some serious knowledge on how to gather evidence to support my appeal.
 
Morning all,

Quick one just for anyone who is looking about Blood pressure stuff.

I recently got a 3 month medical deferral for suspected high blood pressure with 3 readings at the medical in the range of 150/90 --- 145/95
I have never had any issues with this in the past so as you can imagine it came as a bit of a shock.

Despite this I had to organise a 24hr BP test my with local GP, this became very tedious, as there are limited spaces for 24hr tests were I live, and I was not a priority.
My doctor actually rang capita and insisted i have another medical before doing this test, they refused.

I eventually after 2 months on the waiting list managed to book the test. Received the results, average BP over 24 hours was 121/73 with a resting heart beat of 58.

Long drawn out process for a little bit of white collar syndrome. And its good to know there is nothing wrong with my blood pressure, and also found out you have to pay a doctor
£50 for a signed letter. The joys.

Back on track now, but still waiting for the Army to update me.
 
It was lumbar lodosis xray showed i was fine it was due to poor posture and lazy lifestyle. Which was over 3 years ago and haven't taken any meds since, o ps thanks for your support (NOT) are you a doctor? how do you know i'll never win my appeal? im not giving up, now again is there anyone out there who got some serious knowledge on how to gather evidence to support my appeal.
Michael

a) You have already lost one appeal - the chances of you winning the next level of appeal are in the single percentages. You will need to come up with some pretty impressive medical evidence to get the two previous decisions overturned - i.e. - it was a misdiagnosis and you never actually suffered from lumbar lombrosis. Just because you don't like the decision doesn't mean that it will change.

b) No, I'm not a doctor, but I do work in Army recruiting and have done for several years, which does mean I speak from a position of experience, and have worked with a number of candidates who have been turned down because of prior back problems (and subsequently lost appeals)

c) I'm not your Dad, it isn't my job to give you support. You came onto a public forum asking for viewpoints from people with knowledge and experience of submitting medical appeals to the Army. That is what I have, and that is what I've given you.

Just because you don't like what I am telling you doesn't mean it isn't correct.

I wish you every success with your second appeal.
 

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It was lumbar lodosis xray showed i was fine it was due to poor posture and lazy lifestyle. Which was over 3 years ago and haven't taken any meds since, o ps thanks for your support (NOT) are you a doctor? how do you know i'll never win my appeal? im not giving up, now again is there anyone out there who got some serious knowledge on how to gather evidence to support my appeal.
Not a doctor but a surgeon.

Has anything substantial changed since your initial application, your last appeal and now?

What medical evidence do you have to support any such changes? IE evidence of a misdiagnosis, letters from a consultant of a recent examination stating you never had the condition that you were suffering from before.

Lordosis is the natural curvature of the spine, was yours hyper or hypo lordosis? Who diagnosed it as due to poor posture and lifestyle?

Have you read what JSP950 states about back problems, either currently suffered or in the past? Do you come under the categories that preclude your entry into service? If so, then you are not going to pass your appeal.

That's about as supportive as I get.
 

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