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Old 05-02-2018, 05:31   #6
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Originally Posted by rr123 View Post
Thank you very much for the advice. I really appreciate it. I will keep this in mind and see what happens with the current med waiver requests.
Not in the medical profession,, BUTT

I think you should spend time determining the cause of your fainting spells, and less on the use of Benadryl to mitigate the symptoms.

Dizziness/fainting, be it physical or mental, is a NO-GO in SF,, and for most Infantry assignments.

When the time arises, and we are about hop over the wall and do bodily hard to the bad guy(S),, I would not be happy with a troop that says,,

"Hold on, I need my Benadryl and may need to wait 20 minutes for it to kick in before I can join the fight"

or call in CAS
or the HALO jump
or set the demo charge
or start the IV and triage
or lock-out of the dive chamber
or peel the potatoes in the mess
or .........

Go raibh tú leathuair ar Neamh sula mbeadh a fhios ag an diabhal go bhfuil tú marbh

"May you be a half hour in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead"

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