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Can i join the army while on medication?
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Can i join the army while on medication?

i'm on 120 mg a day of Fluoxetine which is an anti-depressant Rx drug that i am using to treat ocd anxiety dissorder. when i am off medication i can still function, i just worry about things a lot. i have been off the medication before and i was fine for a few months, but after a while i decided i needed it again. i really want to join the army but i'm wondering will this affect it?

also, if it does affect my joining, i can get off my meds, but will they still want a guy who worries?


Mr Puma
You are automatically Disqualified.

Military Medical Standards for Enlistment & Commission
Neurotic, anxiety, mood, somatoform, dissociative, or factitious disorders
The causes for rejection for appointment, enlistment, and induction (without an approved waiver) are an authenticated history of:
a. Admission to a hospital or residential facility.

b. Care by a physician or other mental health professional for more than 6 months.

c. Symptoms or behavior of a repeated nature that impaired social, school, or work efficiency.

Lying to Get Into the Military is a Felony
Let's get straight to the point. Knowingly giving false information or withholding required information on any recruiting form is a criminal offense (When the information would have made an individual ineligible to enlist, or would have required a waiver to enlist). It's not a misdemenor, it's not the same as getting a speeding ticket. It's a felony offense, punishable by a $10,000 fine and three years in prison. If you lie to get into the military, you are committing a felony. It's that simple. If you get away with it long enough to actually enlist, and are caught later, it's also a "military offense." You can be prosecuted for a violation of Article 83 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which states:

"Any person who--

(1) procures his own enlistment or appointment in the armed forces by knowingly false representation or deliberate concealment as to his qualifications for that enlistment or appointment and receives pay or allowances thereunder; or

(2) procures his own separation from the armed forces by knowingly false representation or deliberate concealment as to his eligibility for that separation; shall be punished as a court-martial may direct."

currently on those types of meds is a PDQ. you must be OFF the meds and function NORMALLY for at least 12 months before a waiver will be considered.

once you cannot easily get back on them after enlisting, specially with a history.. they will most likely discharge you if you cannot function without them.

It wont happen if your on antidepressants. Sorry.

Antoine B
depending on what your taking and why your taking it !!! once you get to MEPS the Doctors thier will asses you and look at your medical records. Make sure you tell the recruiter what kind of medication your on

Good Luck

BC outside
i wouldnt join the army at all, your crazy


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