Aspergers and joining up?

#1
Well, i have been diagnosed with if for a few years and am on fluoxitine for the hand tremour, which has gone now, and i have nearly came off the medication. The JSP 346 states that i cannot join up with this condition, but i have been told by a MO that it shouldnt matter as long as im not totally weird which i am not.
My doctor is willing to write letters etc. to people to explain that i only have a very mild form that only needed treating during adolescence. Can i gather some opinions please?
I have looked at other threads, but none answered it solidly.
Regards, SiD
 
#3
If it's been diagnosed and is on your records (which it obviously has been and is), then I do not believe you have the proverbial cat in hells chance of getting accepted. Sorry.
 
#4
Tiddle said:
Fucking no hope.


Sorry and all that.
Like he said, taking Fluoxetine (anti-depressant) is a no-no. And plus, if you do get in and the tremor comes back, say when your in charge of a weapon, could have disastrous results.
 
#5
FYI - Joining the Forces doesn't get you out of being deported to the USA for computer hacking.

It's a fecking joke OK everyone - SMILE!
 
#6
Well i a cadet atm, joinig up as a adult soon to do an RCO course, with the hand tremour i got an 82mm grouping at 300m.
I expect to be slapped for bring up cadets now :L
And CC_TA, i not that good, but if you want me to post your name and address on here i can? XD
 
#7
Unless the original diagnosis was erroneous (you were just a really eccentric teenager with an underactive thyroid, hence the shakes), then I doubt it. Sorry.
 
#9
sid101 said:
Well i a cadet atm, joinig up as a adult soon to do an RCO course, with the hand tremour i got an 82mm grouping at 300m.
I expect to be slapped for bring up cadets now :L
And CC_TA, i not that good, but if you want me to post your name and address on here i can? XD
Post away, not really fussed. In fact, feck it - pop round; kettle's on! Tea or coffee? :)
 
#10
Nice to see your support LMAO
Urm, wasnt diagnosed by my GP, so me knows jack all about it, maybe just something not to be said, i asked the person who diagnosed me, and it keeps its own records, so ignorance is bliss at a stretch?

Coffee, give me a bit, i cant remember how to do it through a forum :L
Im in the process of trying tho :L
 
#11
There was a point last year when the Army was recruiting all sorts of fuckwhits but, now we are getting towards being fully manned again, you have no chance.
 
#13
so you have aspergers syndrome? you should be OK in joining up.

As for Fluoxetine is it link to any OCD? opposed to being used as a mood stabiliser?
 
#14
Fluoxetine was used as my hands shook like a bitch, nothing OCD. Im sure i can blag my doctor to write that off as a 'teenage thing' if it'll assist.
Im really no different to any of you except i dont start converstions :/
 
#15
sid101 said:
Fluoxetine was used as my hands shook like a bitch, nothing OCD. Im sure i can blag my doctor to write that off as a 'teenage thing' if it'll assist.
Im really no different to any of you except i dont start converstions :/
Good luck - what job you thinking of going for?
 
#16
Even if its not on your medical records, you should declare it; it's one thing to be in the cadets with such a condition, its a completely different ballpark, to be in theatre with it, and its up to the MO to make that call; It's not just your life you could be putting on the line - its the people around you too.
 
#17
sid101 said:
Fluoxetine was used as my hands shook like a bitch, nothing OCD. Im sure i can blag my doctor to write that off as a 'teenage thing' if it'll assist.
Im really no different to any of you except i dont start converstions :/
Dont take this the wrong way but the army is somewhere where you have to be able to talk to all sorts of people ..... are you going to be that happy if you don't start conversations?
 
#18
part of aspergers and the social interaction?

if so expect slow promotion:) just be honest with your application, if they find out whilst you are at phase 1 they may boot you for false attestation.

The army though does not subscribe to the mental health act - so good luck. If you do get in work in the offrs mess as a barman. i bet your cocktails are to die for
 
#19
Well i hope to be doing a degree course in nuclear physics or bio-chemestry, i cant decide but i will need to soon but the odd bit is i want to join the light dragoons.
 

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