fibro and military

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acscr9
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/8/2009 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Just curious if anyone has ever tried to join the military after having the fibro diagnosis or knows anyone that has tried.
 
I am STRONGLY entertaining the idea, but am concerned. Any help is appreciated.
24. Diagnosed with Fibro in Aug. 08 and Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder in December 08. Gluten free since Nov. 08.
 
Surgeries: Compartment Syndrome/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Dec. 05; Lap Nissen Fundoplacation Aug 06; Exploratory Lap Feb. 08.
 
Played college soccer. Going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian.
 
"I control the disease, it does not control me."


acscr9
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/8/2009 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I should mention that I am not concerned about being able to do everything, I am concerned about the entry process with the diagnosis because there are no test to prove I have it or that I can "test positive" on.

I believe I am mentally and physically capable of doing my job and have had my fibro under control for months now.
24. Diagnosed with Fibro in Aug. 08 and Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder in December 08. Gluten free since Nov. 08.
 
Surgeries: Compartment Syndrome/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Dec. 05; Lap Nissen Fundoplacation Aug 06; Exploratory Lap Feb. 08.
 
Played college soccer. Going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian.
 
"I control the disease, it does not control me."


nmma
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 4/8/2009 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
If you have been med free - I would say it's a go - I mean - like you said, there's no "proof pos" .
 
My son joined the Army - I was concerned because he'd had some issues with anxiety and depression and had been on meds - recruiter said - as long as no meds for a year.
 
Good luck ! :)
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