Joining the army with a childhood gluten insenstivity.

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I was "diagnosed" ( I am not even sure it was an official diagnoses) at around the age of 7 with a gluten insensitivity (not coeliac),, I am aware that the army grades all candidates "with a history of gluten insensitivity" as P8/unfit for service. However I have been eating a regular diet for the past 5 or so years with no negative symptoms, I also had a blood test to determine if I was gluten insensitive as recently as 2019 and it came back as negative for any gluten intolerance. It still absolutely true however that I do have "a history of gluten insensitivity", how strict is this rule though?, considering it was an early childhood allergy that I grew out of relatively quickly it would be very disappointing to be rejected for this, to say the least.

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Hi all

I was "diagnosed" ( I am not even sure it was an official diagnoses) at around the age of 7 with a gluten insensitivity (not coeliac),, I am aware that the army grades all candidates "with a history of gluten insensitivity" as P8/unfit for service. However I have been eating a regular diet for the past 5 or so years with no negative symptoms, I also had a blood test to determine if I was gluten insensitive as recently as 2019 and it came back as negative for any gluten intolerance. It still absolutely true however that I do have "a history of gluten insensitivity", how strict is this rule though?, considering it was an early childhood allergy that I grew out of relatively quickly it would be very disappointing to be rejected for this, to say the least.

Cheers
Welcome to the site. Firstly this would find a better response in the medical question thread (not the Officer Recruiting thread, even if you after a Commision.) Link below in red.

https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/all-medical-chat-and-queries-in-here-please-dont-start-a-new-one-for-every-single-medical-question.257388/page-178#post-10316520

No two people are the same, so even if somebody who has had a case like yours pops up here with an answer, there is no guarantee of anything. This is something that can only be solved between your medical notes your GP or specialist and the Army Doctor that examines you.

Not a particularly weloming answer, but there it is.
 
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