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jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
yeah thats what i thought, thanks for the information

i have been clear for over 2 years and the last time i was prescribed them was 2017 but I didnt take them,basically i orginally took them in 2012, but never again, but it shows as i was prescribed but yeah regardless, i have not been prescribed them for over two years and im clear of my *low mood* for over two years, see from what i understand, low mood is a depressive episode, not actual depression, looking back i wish i never went to the doctors, as i would of been ok, it was more so that i needed time from work to get over being upset, that is all it ever was, i was upset not actual mental health, the gp was so quick to give me drugs instead of a chat then seeing i was just upset and give me time off work to get over it
Didn't take them? Those pesky GP's prescribing meds willy nilly...
Don't start a career with evasion and half-truths. @theoriginalphantom
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
I was prescribed them in 2012 and i had a months worth, i took them for about 3 weeks It wasnt a feeling i enjoyed, and it was just me being upset, so i slowed them down coming off them completely after the months worth, i was just upset for one reason, after a few weeks i was back to myself, then a few more episodes of low mood after that,i would always be prescribed them, it was after a relationship breakdown off 5 years and also 4 years that caused me to be upset, i have no reason to lie on here?
So more episodes of depression? Come on just be honest, you can't cover up what's on your medical records.
 
Hi Guys, Is there any difference between the medical at the assessment centre and the one at basic training ? Not worrying about anything just curious if they are going to do all that stuff again. Thanks
 
hi I have recently been medically rejected due to adhd which I was Diagnosed at around 10 which I never even took medication and also conduct disorder with violent behaviour problems it also mentioned that a history of animal cruelty in my recorded is of worry I’m going to appeal as I haven’t had any treatment for mental health and don’t suffer from any of the symptoms to date and I never actually harmed any animals there was an incident which was misunderstood and the police detained me but never charged me so I have no evidence on actually hurting animals what can I do to appeal this and whah are the chances of the appeal being successful
 
hi I have recently been medically rejected due to adhd which I was Diagnosed at around 10 which I never even took medication and also conduct disorder with violent behaviour problems it also mentioned that a history of animal cruelty in my recorded is of worry I’m going to appeal as I haven’t had any treatment for mental health and don’t suffer from any of the symptoms to date and I never actually harmed any animals there was an incident which was misunderstood and the police detained me but never charged me so I have no evidence on actually hurting animals what can I do to appeal this and whah are the chances of the appeal being successful

I wouldn't be getting your hopes up too high
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
If your medical records state all of that then you will need evidence that there is an error or some other evidence that suggests your circumstances have changed so that you meet the standard.

Given what you have said, you are very unlikely to convince the army that you are a person they should recruit. Sorry.
 
If your medical records state all of that then you will need evidence that there is an error or some other evidence that suggests your circumstances have changed so that you meet the standard.

Given what you have said, you are very unlikely to convince the army that you are a person they should recruit. Sorry.
What if I’m able to get evidence that I don’t have adhd or any other mental health issue
 

amnesia

Old-Salt
Is the urine sample in PULHHEEMS a Compulsory Drugs Test?
The urine sample isnt part of PULHHEEMS.

The "U" in PULHHEEMS stands for Upper Limbs.

The urine sample at the medical at AC is not a CDT, it is used to look for blood and excess glucose etc.

You are a civilian, and thus it is not appropriate to test for drugs.

The CDT comes during your Basic Training. I believe around week 6, but I'm happy to be corrected if somebody knows differently.
 

amnesia

Old-Salt
What if I’m able to get evidence that I don’t have adhd or any other mental health issue
If you have had issues with conduct disorder, and violent behaviour problems I would struggle to see a basis for an appeal.

Just because you dont like a decision doesnt make it an incorrect decision.
 
The urine sample isnt part of PULHHEEMS.

The "U" in PULHHEEMS stands for Upper Limbs.

The urine sample at the medical at AC is not a CDT, it is used to look for blood and excess glucose etc.

You are a civilian, and thus it is not appropriate to test for drugs.

The CDT comes during your Basic Training. I believe around week 6, but I'm happy to be corrected if somebody knows differently.
While it isn't a drugs test it was part of the run ups to every routine* pulhheems I ever did... So much urine in my life...


* Except for review of specific conditions that don't require urinalysis.
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
What if I’m able to get evidence that I don’t have adhd or any other mental health issue
If you have evidence that your medical record is wrong then present it. The person who is arguing that your doctor is wrong will need to hold a higher or more specialist qualification than your GP.

You, your teacher or mum’s mate won’t count.
 

Keajt

Crow
Alright lads first time post, I’ve been training for selection & unfortunately I suffered a knee injury which I now know is patellofemoral pain syndrome, I’m now fit & been discharged from physio I was just wondering whether this is a P8 or P2 ? Thanks in advance.
 
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If you have evidence that your medical record is wrong then present it. The person who is arguing that your doctor is wrong will need to hold a higher or more specialist qualification than your GP.

You, your teacher or mum’s mate won’t count.
I’m going to talk to my doctor about my medical as I have had no treatment for any of these nor have I seen anyone for it I was a child in care who behaved badly at school I’ve sorted myself out become a better person I wasn’t mentally ill just an idoit who thought he knew everything
 

DocSavage

Clanker
Alright lads first time post, I’ve been training for selection & unfortunately I suffered a knee injury which I now know is patellofemoral pain syndrome, I’m now fit & been discharged from physio I was just wondering whether this is a P8 or P2 ? Thanks in advance.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is not a diagnosis as such it simply means you had pain at the front of your knee. If it was an acute injury that settles with no recurrence then you may be ok. If it was longer lasting or there was evidence of internal damage to structures like the joint surfaces then it is probably going to prevent you joining. Chronic / long term anterior knee pain is a significant problem in the forces and so any pre existing problem will be looked at closely
 

Keajt

Crow
Alright lads first time post, I’ve been training for selection & unfortunately I suffered a knee injury which I now know is patellofemoral pain syndrome, I’m now fit & been discharged from physio I was just wondering whether this is a P8 or P2 ? Thanks in advance.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is not a diagnosis as such it simply means you had pain at the front of your knee. If it was an acute injury that settles with no recurrence then you may be ok. If it was longer lasting or there was evidence of internal damage to structures like the joint surfaces then it is probably going to prevent you joining. Chronic / long term anterior knee pain is a significant problem in the forces and so any pre existing problem will be looked at closely
Thanks for the reply luckily for myself it genuinely sorted it self out once I was given some exercises to do, I’m not back to full fitness & no problems so fingers crossed I hear back soon thanks again
 

DocSavage

Clanker
You may be told to wait for a few months or a year to show it is truly a one off but put the application in and see what comes out. Good luck
 

Keajt

Crow
You may be told to wait for a few months or a year to show it is truly a one off but put the application in and see what comes out. Good luck
Thankyou as I was already in the process I’ve had to send all evidence of too the medical team so just waiting on a reply now fingers crossed all goes well thanks again
 

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