Rejoining with hypothyroidism?

Resung

Clanker
I'm rejoining the TA after several years off doing other stuff and have been invited to my ADSC and asked for my medical records. Since i left i've developed hypothyroidism and now take 1 pill a day at the Drs advice, will this DQ me from rejoining?
 
I assume you are on Levothyroxine, but what strength ?

25mg, 50mg, 75mg or 100mg ?

Levothyroxine is prescribed for an Under Active Thyroid. As far as I am aware, this shouldn't prevent you from any activity but you need to consult your GP.

I started on 50mg, and have since been prescribed 75mg and last week 100mg. But there again I am 61-pushing 62, so I tend to bimble along and ignore it.
 

Resung

Clanker
Levothyroxine, 100 micrograms once a day. Never had any symptoms - with or without the drugs - but it got spotted in a blood test for something else and the Drs were insistent that i should start on it.
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
4H.05. Hypo-thyroid disease. Successfully treated hypothyroidism poses little health risk from
short-term failure to take medication. Its association with a number of health risks in the longer
term and the requirement for continuous medication and regular monitoring would normally result
in a grading of P8
. However, after consultation with a single Service consultant occupational
physician responsible for the selection of recruits, candidates may be graded P2 if they are
euthyroid on a stable dose of medication for at least 1 year and following exclusion of associated
autoimmune conditions
 

Datsun 120Y

Old-Salt
Levothyroxine, 100 micrograms once a day. Never had any symptoms - with or without the drugs - but it got spotted in a blood test for something else and the Drs were insistent that i should start on it.
Stop taking them, you'll smash a 4 minute BFT
 

Resung

Clanker
may be graded P2 if they are
euthyroid on a stable dose of medication for at least 1 year and following exclusion of associated
autoimmune conditions

Does this mean if there are no other autoimmune conditions, or if the hypothyroidism itself is autoimmune?
 

Datsun 120Y

Old-Salt
Sorry, what's a P2 grading mean?

PULHHEEMs rating. If everything is OK, you get "1", if something is a bit below par, then you get a "2". Your "P" rating is the lowest figure. Shaggeed knees gets you P2 (L2) signifying lower body is rated 2
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
P1 hasn't existed for years and was only for 'them'
P2 is the highest you can get, P8 is unfit for any form of military service (also the RAF)
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
Does this mean if there are no other autoimmune conditions, or if the hypothyroidism itself is autoimmune?

there are certain conditions that are often associated with hypothyroidism. if your condition is stable and managed well that itself won't stop you from rejoining as long as the 1 year has expired. Not having been tested for, or actually having any of the associated conditions will.
 

Resung

Clanker
there are certain conditions that are often associated with hypothyroidism. if your condition is stable and managed well that itself won't stop you from rejoining as long as the 1 year has expired. Not having been tested for, or actually having any of the associated conditions will.

It's been stable for over a year, but it is autoimmune hypothyroidism. So is that a DQ?
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
I've only dealt with civis with hypothyroidism or those who developed it after joining so their situations were different to yours, all I can say is apply and see what happens when you inevitably get knocked back on the online system and have to put an appeal in.

edited to add - go and see your GP/specialist and ask them?
 

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