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    Cool Do I have options?

    I don't mean to divvy far from from the specific FF & Military topics, but this is more of a general military-related question...So any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I'm interested in joining some branch of the Military, but here are my "fears" (for lack of a better word) preventing me from enlisting:

    -I'm not in the best physical condition (especially listed on their websites health requirements). By no means am I "fat" or completely out of shape, but overall I can't cumulatively do (just random example) 50 push up consecutively or run 2 miles in 14.7 min and 60 sit-ups. HOWEVER, I am working out & mild-diet (trying to get in better shape).

    -I'm not crazy, however I take something like Prozac daily and from what I understand that would be a conflict with their medical history section.

    -Probably not important, as I don't plan to fly jets, but I'm mildly red-green colorblind.

    So are there any options that would 'suit' me (especially something pertaining to FF & EMS in the military)?

    Thanks!

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    Go check with a recruiter. They can set up a physical and then you'll have the answers. Next best suggestion would be to get the intake requirements for whichever branch you decide and get a private physician to do the evaluation. You should be able to get those requirements from a recruiter or find them online.

    Good luck.

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    How dependent are you on the prozac? You will not be able to take any prescriptions in basic training, so that is likely a no go right off the bat. Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
    How dependent are you on the prozac? You will not be able to take any prescriptions in basic training, so that is likely a no go right off the bat. Good Luck.
    That was my concern. I don't know how "dependent" I am on it, however, I'm sure I could talk to the Dr. and perhaps 'come off of it' if need-be.

    thanks guys for the prompt responses!

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