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Medication Questions
Last Post 16 May 2018 08:55 AM by CPORJM. 2 Replies.
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16 May 2018 01:36 AM
    Hi,
    I currently take birth control pills. Am I able to continue taking these if I'm accepted?

    I also take a very small dose of a mild anti depressant. I read somewhere that being on this medication could be a disqualifier, but I could stop it without issue if required. I also read that recently things have loosened up a bit in regards to this. I just want to know if I should be prepared to be disappointed if I apply while I'm still taking it or it's been within a year. 

    Thanks!
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    16 May 2018 07:59 AM
    The birth control I'm pretty sure you can take but I am not sure about the anti depressant. I guess it depends on your diagnosis. If I was you I would call a recruiter, schedule a meeting and talk to them.
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    16 May 2018 08:55 AM
    Birth control is OK. Anti depressants will be an issue, as well as the fact that you were diagnosed with a depressive disorder. Here's a link to the Medical Standards for Enlistment, the document MEPS uses to establish medical suitability for service. See page 47

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/fyomvwxotgrcapr/Medical%20Standards%20for%20Enlistment.pdf?dl=0
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