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Watch more Boot Camp: Learn about Basic Training videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498618-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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bob barker (2 months ago)
What about a small tube of lotion for acne it’s not prescription
Marcus K (3 months ago)
What if you need to inject a medication? Would you just go to sick call?
Jordan Dude (3 months ago)
Yep. Epilepsy ruined my life. The medication keeps me from ever having a seizure but... good to know that I can't join. :\
Josiah h (3 months ago)
I'm guessing thyroid to
Y Yeezyy (1 month ago)
Chandler Allen you can't i just tried to join last week i talked to 2 recruiters for the army they both said don't even try and in a "friendly" way tried to get me out of their office ASAP well... one of them was friendly hypo and hyperthyroidism is a instant DQ
Chandler Allen (1 month ago)
Josiah h I have hypothyroidism would be great if someone answered this question l.
Tom Swift (4 months ago)
This video can be summoned up in one word: No!
Jared Walters (5 months ago)
Why are you such a dipahit?
Cloudy PaNdA (5 months ago)
Yes you can have birth control !
Andrew Shuster (7 months ago)
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?
Tori Belcher (8 months ago)
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
Tori Belcher (8 months ago)
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
Cletus And friends (11 months ago)
But I have to take ADHD meds
Denny Wolf (11 months ago)
Can I bring my OCD pills
wolfangblade (11 months ago)
Lies u can get into the military with asthma but it cant be serious u can get a waiver
I Aim To Please (11 months ago)
I don't understand why do people has to do the Asvab to join the military.
Jonathan Vasquez (1 year ago)
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Jonathan Vasquez (1 year ago)
It's called a app
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Jonathan Vasquez (1 year ago)
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Jonathan Vasquez (1 year ago)
procare. Com manegement
Jonathan Vasquez (1 year ago)
Shil Rock (1 year ago)
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.
Kayies M (1 year ago)
SNL skit right!!!?!😂
Cass (1 year ago)
does anyone know if i can get in to the military with seasonal allergies if i take a prescription for it
autumn koger (1 year ago)
I would have to have my anxiety Medican or I pass out
Louis Greenwood (1 year ago)
what about my thyroid medication. it doesn't get you high nor is there a reason you should over dose on it
My Own Kind Of Beauty (1 year ago)
Louis Greenwood they allow thyroid medication
Alex Robinson (1 year ago)
I wish I could join so badly.
Cheese (1 year ago)
Can you get OTC drugs in bmt or naw
Preston Payne (1 year ago)
I'm epileptic and on depakote. Guess I'm not going in the marines??
My Own Kind Of Beauty (1 year ago)
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...
Rebecca Roberts (1 year ago)
Inaccurate. You can bring birth control... You just need to bring a copy of your prescription.
Y Yeezyy (1 month ago)
My Own Kind Of Beauty actually you cannot take thyroid medicine otherwise I would be in basic training right now it's stopping me from joining and that alone is
My Own Kind Of Beauty (1 year ago)
Rebecca Roberts yeah you sure can! You can even have thyroid meds too and you can also be on meds if you were given a medical waiver
OfficerAPC (1 year ago)
Who brings viagra to basic training?
Squad Sector (1 year ago)
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?
Jeff George (1 month ago)
Don’t take it and lie
Ferrit Rat (7 months ago)
I also have anxiety but from what i have heard you need to be off for at lest a year and in the army you need to be off for 2 years and i don’t think they can check your med history
Emily S (8 months ago)
Squad Sector- Apparently you need a waver for that. As it is difficult to enlist with any mental conditions. A recruiter may help you out, but may just do the exact opposite.
Alex Talavera (1 year ago)
Aww I can't join the marines . I have a heart condition.. I've always wanted to go to war
SEAN (1 year ago)
in bootcamp
SEAN (1 year ago)
do you have to swim in the army
stevie Velasquez (1 year ago)
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?
Nicholas Steiner (1 year ago)
What about antidepressants?
Sonny Flak (8 months ago)
If you have mental health issues you're recruiter will have you go to the surgeon general and its up to their discretion if you can join
OfficerAPC (1 year ago)
Nicholas Steiner The answer is no; any health problems may preclude you from enlisting in the military.
there like alot of k9s in the military right as i speak german sheperds
RubberChicken Studios (1 year ago)
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?
Blake Whitfield (10 months ago)
Or atleast not taken any medication for 12 months
Blake Whitfield (10 months ago)
jesusbandaxD (1 year ago)
what about my adderall...
Wes Maricle (11 days ago)
Joseph Moon (6 months ago)
Justin MC by that time he should be in control...
Justin MC (1 year ago)
Dude are you freaking serious?
The Russian Phoenix (2 years ago)
Can I bring my Hay Fever pills?
none none (2 years ago)
what if your getting over being sick and have 1 day of antibiotics left?
Brian James (2 years ago)
can you join with a mental illness?
Sonny Flak (8 months ago)
Your recruiter will have you go see the surgeon general and its their discretion
Bryan Gregorio (2 years ago)
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
Bryan Gregorio (2 years ago)
Can you join if u had a history of seizures
Cameron Meagher (2 years ago)
what about a prescription for acne
Timothy Murphy (2 years ago)
can I join with ezcema
Marivi Rodriguez (2 years ago)
In my country asthma waivers in the military doest exist asthma crushed my dreams
Marivi Rodriguez (2 years ago)
+Emmy Love i have no choice I'm joining the Philippine national police
E (2 years ago)
Mine too. I want to join the navy or air force but I have asthma. It makes me sad seriously. I don't know what I want to do because I've always wanted to join. I get it though you can't have an asthma attack when your in combat.
jbreeasy d (2 years ago)
can I join if I have depression ive stop taking meds last years because it was making me sick. but is all
Oumar Traore (2 years ago)
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
Josh Howell (2 years ago)
Can I join the military with an IEP
Bittah (2 years ago)
Will they give you an inhaler in sick call?
Kris Gordon (2 years ago)
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.
Kitevid101 Vids (2 years ago)
will that be taken away
Kitevid101 Vids (2 years ago)
what about vitamins like zinc
gage west (3 years ago)
Asthma, you crushed my dreams😖😩
Showemtheropes9 (3 months ago)
gage west if you had it before 13 and don’t anymore you can get in (after 13 you can’t)
Barry bee benson (7 months ago)
gage west Same here
Blake Whitfield (10 months ago)
Sorry man.
cool math kids (3 years ago)
I want to know do they provide like everything for u? and lol Viagra and heartworm medicine hahaha
LOOL Viagra
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
This channel is nothing dont sub watch cylatflipos video about it it should tell you
+Sulfen thank you
Sulfen (2 years ago)
If you don't require any medications for your asthma you doctor can put that on your file and they will know that it's not active anymore. Otherwise you'll be denied.
Brandon Audia (3 years ago)
What about pills for ache because thats not serious health problem
Christian Morgan (3 years ago)
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.
Andrew Joseph Hasty (1 year ago)
+Christian Morgan i am sure that military will accept your one deaf ear & i joined in the Fort Wayne Fire Department in March 22nd 1992 & i got the job.
Vahnny ENT (3 years ago)
Are prescribed eye contacts allowed?
Neal Kelly (10 months ago)
Kyana Alexis What you mean not anymore?
K Alexis (1 year ago)
TheRoyalProductionYT | Graphic Designer | not anymore
+ImaginaryXxXShadow They will have glasses for you and they are nicknamed "Birth Control Glasses" due to their bad looks.
ImaginaryXxXShadow (3 years ago)
Many people told me to not bring contacts. They said it's much better to bring glasses because the environment apparently isn't good for contacts.
EmoBurrito123 (3 years ago)
can i join if i get migraines? 
The Moon Bear (3 years ago)
+EmoBurrito123 Only if you haven't had a migraine in the past 3 years I believe is what it is. Sucks I know I'm in the same boat sort of. I am having difficulty joining because I was given an inhaler once when I was shortness of breath (allergies or something) I was never diagnosed with asthma.
Faythe Crosby (3 years ago)
Can you join the army with bad credit
Sulfen (2 years ago)
+Crystal Robinson If you can prove to them that you have made the steps to avoid future financial issues, you can. But it makes it very difficult to prove it.
Crystal Robinson (2 years ago)
Yes you can lol... ^^^^
Sulfen (2 years ago)
mbyard87 (3 years ago)
Yes you can. My credit is horrible and I'm getting in. It just limits you on certain jobs because you can't get a security clearance with bad credit.
Tommy Dew (4 years ago)
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!
Ben Woodford (2 years ago)
+Tommy Lee If you have been clear of asthma for 4 years and have no medication for it you can join.
Kalmahavak (3 years ago)
+TheMexiChannel  Just ask the recruiter to give you a medical review form to send in to MEPS. It'll take a few months (Mine took 2) but you'll get a response of whether MEPS will look at you or not. Then, you'll either be cleared, denied, or have a waiver request sent out. This usually takes about a week. Also, make sure you get your ENTIRE medical record to submit.
LuzaGunner (3 years ago)
+Andrew Holstein I got asthma when I was 6 and never had asthma attacks and I stop using medication when I was 17. In 2012 I tooked the pulmonary function test and passed (lost the doctor notes so im gonna take it again in a few weeks) Would I be able to get a waiver?
Kalmahavak (4 years ago)
+Shiloh Kingston Well it depends on what branch you join. Even if you've had asthma after 13. For instance, the Army requires you be off your Asthma meds for 1 year, and submit ALL your medical documentation to MEPS. From the date you were born, up until when you reported for recruitment. For the Air force it's 2 years, and for the Navy I believe you just have to pass a Pulmonary Function Test.
It's Shiloh, Hoe (4 years ago)
+Andrew Holstein Waiver is only possible if you haven't had an asthma set-on or issues after a certain age. Maybe like thirteen. If you run and still get weezy after age 13 then the waiver is still no good.
christina edgell (4 years ago)
I was gonna join but i have asthma like really bad :/ sucks!
Matthew lewellyn (4 years ago)
Well thats fucked what if i have mild asthma this is all ive wanted to do all my life
E (2 years ago)
Mine too. Its depressing.
adastar17 (4 years ago)
I have eczema and I got in the Army. But I think it's cause the only think I use for it is lotion like everyone else lol.
John Hill (2 years ago)
+adastar17 was your eczema documented in your medical history?
J Thomas (4 years ago)
Yea I did too. 
Johnny YK (4 years ago)
viagra relly?
Johnny YK (4 years ago)
seriously who bring Viagra
Will George (4 years ago)
What about headache meds?
It's Shiloh, Hoe (4 years ago)
As he said; no. If there's no underlying condition for the headaches you can join the military. If there's a medical condition why you have headaches it's probably on the disqualifying list.
shontay primm (4 years ago)
Why can't u have asthma in the army
+shontay primm Because you're constantly exercising and they don't want anything like asthma that can cause you problems.
Jun Yi (4 years ago)
in case of someone as clueless as you joining them
Krill156 (4 years ago)
It would be very bad if the person was deployed and was unable to obtain the medicine in time. Last thing i want in my unit is some one with asthma.
Itachi Uchiha (4 years ago)
Awe man I have asthma
Bobbatron808 (4 years ago)
Yep definitely won't survive the weeks of bootcamp without my daily medication.. Shit
Hol Dek (5 years ago)
The medication is what prevents you from becoming sickly. But there's no pill for stupid or for criminal.
TheTwinkiefoot (5 years ago)
I have sleep apnea? Can I bring my CPAP machine to OCS?
Moonlightsweetner (5 months ago)
TheTwinkiefoot im not interested in joining the army but im curious bout that too cause i use a cpap. i take 12 pills already so i couldnt join even if i wanted too
Hol Dek (5 years ago)
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?
Mikayla Pratt (3 months ago)
Kapinder123 (5 years ago)
"you can't get into the army if you have asthma" what about if you have diabetes or any life threatening disease like that?
Aaron Meadow (5 years ago)
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.
Bapat Lal (5 years ago)
How about ADHD medication?
jamestheawsome100 (5 years ago)
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.
Brianna J (5 years ago)
You can join if you have asthma. But asthma has to be gone along with the medication a the age of 12 or under.
Ross Spragg (5 years ago)
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.
GenBadGuy (5 years ago)
Like Asthma, its highly unlikely they will let you into the military with ADHD.
MrAboor88 (5 years ago)
yes. yes they are
manonfire215 (5 years ago)
they're dogs in the military though.
U.N. Owen the Sandvich (5 years ago)
Is it documented by a doctor?
Kuohwa Ni (5 years ago)
you can only get a waiver if you had asthma as a kid and lieing in your application is fraudulent enlistment and is punishable by law
Mixed Nation (5 years ago)
airsoftalex100 (5 years ago)
Seriously they need to let people with asthma in the military it's not a huge illness in fact there are many people with asthma who are in the military I wanna join so bad but I have asthma this such. Bs
AbnormalPairRS (5 years ago)
You can get into the Military with Asthma, my dad has a few buddies in the Army/Marine Corps that either got a waiver for it or lied about it and they've been in 10+ years.
Riley Lendabarker (5 years ago)
What of your asthma is controlled
toxyoxin (5 years ago)
actualy. if your a canine you can get into the military.
B-Mill (1 month ago)
toxyoxin thank you
John Doe (5 years ago)
at 1:15 another question from our FAKE audience LOL
jzuz de leon (5 years ago)
Cause you will be a liability.its military not a social club....*runing for ur life....oh shit asma attack...fak my liiife..
Lance Fairchild :] (5 years ago)
not true there are many dogs in the military
191145acpcolt (5 years ago)
try marines im waiting on a phone call back they take waviers
ItzZell1029 (5 years ago)
I thought they can Waiver Some Asthma Cases, Cuz I Have Asthma And Want To Join The Army n I'm Not Lettin Annoyin Get In My Way
killer231233 (5 years ago)
at this point im glad he didnt read that last card o_0
FUZZYBEARIVAN99 (5 years ago)
What if your asthma is controlled
Kayla Coleman (5 years ago)
What about cramps? Can we bring Advil or something?

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