Quote from raskolnikov
That is why that information he gave me raised a red flag. I was talking to my mother and we were thinking I should go to my doctor, see what she has to say about my asthma.
I would take the lung capacity test or whatever it is called, but I have heard people say on the internet either a) do it, it will make the process easier b) don't do it until asked, as it raises red flags.
I definitely don't want to lie on paper but don't want to get DQ either.
My suggestion is to get documentation from your doctor what your "diagnosis" was, especially if it was only Childhood asthma and was resolved by the age of 13.
I was told that one of my things would be a major hassle and it was not even an issue. The Meps physician merely asked me a question about it and after I answered he wrote it on my physical with his initials authorizing his consent behind it. I think if you bring a COPY, of your own doctor's releasing form with your diagnosis listed and you can show it to the Meps physician when you meet with him/her and s/he asks you about your childhood asthma, you can say that you brought a copy of your diagnosis/release with contact information from your doc. Hopefully that will satisfy. Oh, sure, you "could" give it to your recruiter first but, I say, keep a copy for yourself so that you can show the Meps doc for certain.
p.s. besides, it is a bureaucratic process anyhow and can takes months as it is, we are going in as officers, not enlisted, the recruiters who are used to enlisted might think our packets take forever anyhow, so what, they do sometimes! mine took months and months, what is a couple more moments? right?