For my age I'm in fairly good condition other than that my BP has been slighty elevated for some years. At a medical last year it was way up and the (civilian) doc thought he detected an irregular beat. I was downgraded from P2 to P7r and sent off for EGC, echos etc. Both showed no problem, ECG fine etc. I've now got the BP under control with a mix of meds and low salt, sod all fat diet etc -its stable at around 130/80 according to both official measurements and one of the battery powered meters I bought for my own use. At a recent medical the ( again a civilian contractor) Doc would still only grade me as p7HO, despite saying my BP was "excellent" . When I asked why HO he said that the direction was that no-one on medication was to be deployed to Iraq therefore he would only give me HO, so I'd not be deployed .... After a fight he graded me as P3HO which is even more wierd.... I thought that the Pulheems grade was based purely on medical condition ? My meds are fairly standard I'd have thought and I'll not conk out there and then even if I was seperated from them. Any thoughts ?