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Last Post 20 Nov 2012 08:50 PM by FloridaGirl. 6 Replies.
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20 Nov 2012 05:09 PM
    Hi All-

    I'm going to be sending in my paperwork application tomorrow for USCG Reserve here in Philly. When I was in high school (6 years ago) I was prescribed Adderall XR for ADD. My doctor wanted to see if I'd have a better time focusing in class on the meds. After about 2 years of taking it on and off, I decided it doesn't work and actually made me feel sick so I stopped. 

    I've been off the meds for 2 years now. My grades all throughout college are good. 3.0 GPA. I took a practice ASVAB and scored in the 99th percentile. I had an accounting internship and a large firm this past summer and secured a full-time offer. Obviously, I didn't need the meds to succeed. 

    Will MEPS let me pass?
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    20 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
    In all honesty, no, they won't qualify you. There are two reasons I say this.

    1. You were on medication for two years past the age of 14.

    2. By taking yourself off the medication, you are still on it in the eyes of MEPS. Only a doctor can end your treatment.

    There won't be any ways past this, and there are no waivers. Sorry to break the bad news.
    You can meet the standard, or you can set the standard. It's your choice.
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    20 Nov 2012 05:34 PM
    I do have a doctor's note saying I'm off.
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    20 Nov 2012 06:54 PM
    The two years after the age of 14 will be what disqualifies you. Im afraid the Coast Guard isn't in your future.
    You can meet the standard, or you can set the standard. It's your choice.
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    20 Nov 2012 07:30 PM
    Ugh. This is very, very frustrating.
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    20 Nov 2012 08:31 PM
    Frustrating indeed...MEPS sucks and they do not play with ADD.
    I want to finally set it free, So show me how to see what Your mercy sees, Help me now to give what You gave to me...Forgiveness, Forgiveness
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    20 Nov 2012 08:50 PM
    Unfortunately, this is quite common and we know it is frustrating. Good luck with whatever you decide to pursue.
    Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it.
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