Medical Question

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  1. Hi everyone,
    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I'll try my luck.
    I just applied to the British Army Reserves in hoping to become a REME Weapons Systems Engineer.
    My worry is that they might not let me on because when I was 15, I had 2 random epileptic seizures in the space of 4 days. I am now turning 22 and haven't had any seizure since. Those 2 seizures are the only ones I've had in my life. I was healthy and had no signs of anything before those seizures. I am not photo-sensitive or anything. I go to raves and concerts quite a lot and I have never felt like I was going to have a seizure considering how flashy those places can be. I can live my life normally and have permission from my doctor to do whatever I like in my life as he believes I'm safe from the seizures.

    My question is, is there a possibility of the Army being lenient and letting me join? I understand it's a bit of a vague question however it's been bugging me for a long while.
     
  2. take a look for JSP 950
     
  3. oh sod it, here is the answer you don't want

    p8 = unfit for any form of military service
     
  4. I read that but was hoping there would be exceptions since I only had two random seizures in a short space of time which I believe the reason to be because I did a 48 hour gaming session non-stop without sleep or hydration a couple of hours before the first seizure. Haven't had any since. Would they let me on if they had permission from my doctor?
     
  5. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Apply, get rejected, appeal. Only way to know for sure, but I wouldn't put money on a positive outcome.

    Your "reasons" are unlikely to make a differenxe.
     
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