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Hypothyroidism- Medication in Basic
Last Post 04 Nov 2010 10:01 AM by chukles. 1 Replies.
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03 Nov 2010 09:05 AM
    Okay so this is my question: Has anyone here experienced basic, or known of someone in basic, who had to take a medication daily?

    I have hypothyroidism and I have to take replacement hormones every morning an hour before I eat or an hour after I eat. I can take it when I wake-up or right before bed.

    This question is not to be confused with "Will I be able to get into the Coast Guard" or "will I be discharged". I have already been to MEPS and been approved AND my recruiter did a lot of research for me including going to MEPS himself to speak with the Dr. to make sure that I was going to be okay in Basic and that I wouldn't be sent home. So that is not an issue, I am fine I can go to basic, I just want to know how they are going to handle that. When will they let me take my medicine--should I start taking it at night before bed? I know that the morning isn't always going to be consistent--they're not going to let me walk over to take my medicine in the middle of a fire drill LOL


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    04 Nov 2010 10:01 AM
    You will have to wait and see what Cape May says. You will see a doctor while at Cape May and new prescriptions will be written. Morning is a crazy time. Personal opinion is to take in evening prior to bed when you have an extra minute or two. Your prescription will dictate when to take.

    I wish you the best!
    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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