Can You Take Prescriptions? | Boot Camp

Can You Take Prescriptions? | Boot Camp


“Welcome to the first and only episode of
“”What About My Prescription?””. I’m your host Sgt. Volkin, and in this episode I’ll be fielding
questions from a fake audience today. Alright, thank you very much. So, what will happen if you bring your prescription
medicines to Basic Training? Very easy answer. It’s going to be taken away from you. If you require medication you most likely
won’t get passed MEPS, or the Medical Entrance Processing Station. Once you’re at Basic Training and you need
to obtain medicine, you can go to Sick Hall and get it there. Sick Hall’s not that much fun though. If the medication is strong enough that you
can overdose, you’re going to have to take the medication with your Drill Sargeant, and
that usually comes with contingencies like doing push-ups so that’s not fun. So, let’s go ahead and go to the questions
from our fake audience. Question number one: “”Can I bring my birth
control with me to Basic Training””? The answer is ‘No’
Question number two: “”Can I bring my asthma inhaler?”” The answer is ‘No’ In fact, you can’t even
get into the military with asthma, so the answer is still ‘No’. Question number three: “”Can I bring my heartburn
pills?”” The answer is ‘No’. Another question from our fake audience is
“”Can I bring my heart-worm medication?”” Not unless you’re a canine and if you’re a
canine, you can’t get into the military, so the answer is ‘No’. Another question: “”Can I bring my Viagra?”” ‘No’, not sure why you’re going to want to
bring that to Basic Training anyway. Thank you for joining me on the series premier
and the final episode of “”What About My Prescription?”””

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100 Comments

  1. If you get clearance from a doctor or physician you can. You have to document to the recruiter that you are well enough to join.

  2. You can join if you have asthma. But asthma has to be gone along with the medication a the age of 12 or under.

  3. I have read online that you can get into the military with athsma, but you have to be able to control it without medication, sucks for me.

  4. You can make it through with ADHD. Two of my brothers have it and both of them are in the army. One of them is a highly decorated soldier who is a qualified sniper. All you have to do is stop taking the useless medication.

  5. "you can't get into the army if you have asthma"
    what about if you have diabetes or any life threatening disease like that?

  6. So, let me get this straight: they've lowered recruitment standards so much that you can now get in with a criminal record and low aptitude test results, but you can't take prescription medications?

  7. I have asthma but it hasn't cause me any problems in about 11-12years I'm now 18 does that still fuck up my chances of joining the army if so fuck my life!

  8. It was my dream to join the military when I was younger then I found out I was partially deaf in my ear so I can't join.

  9. Does anyone know if there is anyway to join if i have asthma this is what i really want to do im in 10th grade and its not that bad

  10. For the women asking about cramps, they will give you medication. They also have options for birth control. You cannot bring any medication whatsoever with you to basic training. If you need anything, ask for it, including a tampon.

  11. People with asthma can join,but if they haven't had problems with asthma at age 13 and up then yes,if they did have problems with asthma at age 13 and up then they can't join

  12. What if u did get in with a history of seizures and didn't tell anybody about it of did not think it was important

  13. I have ADHD, How do I get into the military? I have been dreaming of the military since I was five years old. Then I got diagnosed with ADHD at age eight. I requier medication from my parents, but I feel and act just fine without them. Do I need a weiver?

  14. I have Restless leg syndrome which only bothers me for sleeping ( I'll stay up late but will usually fall asleep if I don't take it) so I take a prescription a couple hours before bed. Does anyone have any knowledge or know of any cases where this type of medication was allowed?

  15. Legit I can't find any answers for this. I have anxeity that I've taken multiple prescriptions for in the past, including benzodiazepines. Can I still join the navy?

  16. What if I have blood pressure meds that were prescribed by a military doc because I am a military spouse? you didn't mention that. plus meps saw my medical read that stated my history of hypertension and the name of the medication I was taking and I was able to go to meps. I know that my meds won't be a cause a burden on the military because they are already paying for them anyways…

  17. what about my thyroid medication. it doesn't get you high nor is there a reason you should over dose on it

  18. Can i still get in if I was given an inhaler at 14 but did not need it at all i mean can I talk to a recruiter about this so that I can get away with it and if i pass the asthma test can I get in this is my dream. I'm 16 now I'll be here so please if you have any knowledge give me some feedback.

  19. I have medicine to help with my bone strength. And I need to take it like every day to help me not break my bone easily my bones are some what weaker than everyone else’s but I still ca run jump and do all that stuff can I bring that into the military/ into basic training

  20. I had a broken leg my themur to be exact and I had surgery probably from my hip to almost my knee can I still join the millitary

  21. I have a question, so I called a recruiter and he asked if I ever took any medications, so I admitted that I took Anti anxiety medication over a year ago, but I only took them for 3 weeks, and I don't take them any more and I don't need them at all right now. Would I get disqualified for taking meds over a year ago?

  22. Yep. Epilepsy ruined my life. The medication keeps me from ever having a seizure but… good to know that I can't join. :

  23. But the military doesn’t discriminate right? Lol what a joke. I’m tougher than anyone of you, but because of epilepsy I’m not allowed to serve. Disgraceful after all my entire family served, but I and many others get the boot because we were born with pre-existing conditions.

  24. Are you aloud to join marines infantry if you have a tree nut allergy? Doctor gave me an epipen, never had to use it for years. When I was having my reaction, I was given benadryl and my reaction went away.

  25. I was given a waiver for my hypothyroid and listed on my medical form that I take levothyroxine and birth control pills. I’m going to Basic next week. Apparently the rules changed and allowing people with these conditions to join.

  26. Please only answer if you have accurate info.
    I've heard that was the the medical condition of auto immune insulin-dependent diabetes you cannot join the military, true or not?

  27. I know someone with OCD. Masters in criminal justice with digital forensics knowledge. Very intelligent. Is there anyway to get a waiver for the fact that he/she takes antidepressants for OCD? He/she wants to either join the reserves for the coast guard or Air Force as an officer.

  28. I take meds to sleep if I don't have them I don't sleep and I also take meds for clinical depression would I be declined

  29. Idk how old this is but I’ve read recently that you can take medication but they re-evaluate it and then re-prescribe it if they have it at the pharmacy’s. I’ve also heard you can bring birth control but it’ll be redistributed also

  30. Okay but what about transgender individuals who use patches (not taken orally – just a bandaid-like clear patch)?
    Not taken just in basic training but the military in general.

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