I have been diagnosed with moderate to persistant asthma in February. Due to this I have been separated from the military for a disqualifying condition (through an option of a voluntary discharge). I am not allowed to join the military with asthma, I didnt have it when I joined but 9 1/2 years later I get diagnosed with it. It is a breathing problem that I have had for years, slowly felt like it was getting worse every year... thats when I went to get it checked out.
Questions that I have.
1. I contracted some nasty bronchial sickness while in bootcamp in 2004, I was sick for a few weeks on several medications while attending. I have heard this could have been something that caused me to develope my asthma. Is this factual? Where I can I get some information regarding this?
2. I was in the Navy from 2004-2008, thinking this is where I may have developed something to aggrevate the sickness. Any thoughts?
2. Is it possible to connect my asthma to my military service since I didnt have it before and now have it 9 1/2 years later?
I am constantly hacking, coughing, and trying to clear my throat... most of the time to hack out a little flem. I alwaysdo this when I lay dorn for the night, most of the day, and It usually is worse after excercise like running. I have a slight shortness of breath, and feels almost like I am decongested like my inhale doesn't go very far.
I have had this for a very long time! I would say a few years.
Also, when I went to bootcamp in 2004 I got very sick, for about 3 weeks I was coughing loudly, coughing up flem, I couldnt sleep on my back anymore after it, it was on overall bad time. I was on several different pills for about 3 weeks. Ever since then it seems to have gotten a little worse every year.View Thread