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    I was diagnosed with Asthma ever since I was one year old pretty much so in middle school I learned how to control it. Now at High school and running 6 miles without any asthma problems at all I feel like I should probably be cleared off asthma.

    I'm doing a lung capacity test next month and my doctor(A specialist in the area) in the past test said if I kept this up or gotten better he would clear me completely.

    I'm currently 17 and will still take 6ish years before I enlist for 800 Div and possibly BUD/s do you think by then if I keep my condition up I will be able to get a pass.

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    First of all, don’t keep anything from the recruiter or medical staff. Waivers are obviously case by case, and I have two friends trying to get asthma waivers in other branches so I think my little insight may help. They will require a lot of paperwork to make sure your asthma is no longer acting up or even a condition you have. Also, depending on the medical office, they may take an extremely long time(multiple months) so make sure you stay on top of them. Asthma is serious obviously because of the consequences of having an asthma attack in training without the proper help nearby. Nobody can say you are guaranteed a yes so just make sure when you go to enlist and get a waiver you have copies of everything so that if there is an issue it is not your fault. I like to stack the odds in my favor by having done everything I needed on my part. Good luck in 6 years!

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      Originally posted by Bryanst1129 View Post
      First of all, don’t keep anything from the recruiter or medical staff. Waivers are obviously case by case, and I have two friends trying to get asthma waivers in other branches so I think my little insight may help. They will require a lot of paperwork to make sure your asthma is no longer acting up or even a condition you have. Also, depending on the medical office, they may take an extremely long time(multiple months) so make sure you stay on top of them. Asthma is serious obviously because of the consequences of having an asthma attack in training without the proper help nearby. Nobody can say you are guaranteed a yes so just make sure when you go to enlist and get a waiver you have copies of everything so that if there is an issue it is not your fault. I like to stack the odds in my favor by having done everything I needed on my part. Good luck in 6 years!
      Thank you for your honest answer and I hope both of your friends make it because asthma is a real bummer but we can't let it limit us by any means, I'll try to keep an eye out if it acts up, I'm thinking in two years or so if I do get cleared to take a methacoline test and get the results. If all goes well should be a major boost to the case

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