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I’ve recently applied for the RAF however I have asthma. It was diagnosed with a child however I’ve never had any reviews etc on it. A few month ago I was randomly prescribed an inhaler which I collected thinking it was my antibiotics. I queried it and they said that they thought I’d asked for one. Will this now stop me joining? I also however have hyper mobile. I know this is seen as a straight red card however I’m under no specialist care, haven’t been to the doctors for it and am on no long term medication. It’s a condition that affect every individual on a different level so will my health assessment been seen on a case by case basis or will they just ignore all I have to say and say no entry?
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Prescription of an inhaler will normally see you classed as unfit to join for a 4-year period.

Hypermobility precludes entry to the RAF. There's no grades for this condition in a military medical, and this is based on studies and experience of the training and job itself. Living with this on a day-to-day basis doesn't mean you could cope with being in the Armed Forces.
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I've never been diagnosed with asthma though I was given an inhaler at the age of about 6 years old. Since then, never used it. On no where on my records does it say I have asthma, but it does show I got one prescribed when I was younger. Would this restrict my chances of getting into the RAF?
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Prescription of an inhaler will normally see you classed as unfit to join for a 4-year period.

Hypermobility precludes entry to the RAF. There's no grades for this condition in a military medical, and this is based on studies and experience of the training and job itself. Living with this on a day-to-day basis doesn't mean you could cope with being in the Armed Forces.
It seems rather unfair that a 21 year old diagnosis made that has never been reassessed nor deemed enough that it’s ever needed any treatment or care through the nhs and having none of the symptoms of the condition can write you off instantly. Would having a couple of specialist letters stating that the diagnosis is “outdated” or incorrect help?
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It seems rather unfair that a 21 year old diagnosis made that has never been reassessed nor deemed enough that it’s ever needed any treatment or care through the nhs and having none of the symptoms of the condition can write you off instantly. Would having a couple of specialist letters stating that the diagnosis is “outdated” or incorrect help?
Hypermobility is on your records for a reason, so you could claim it is incorrect, but the next question would be "then what medical condition do you have?"
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