Fighting Meps Disqualification!!!!!!! What Should I Do Next?
I Went To Meps, Last Week And I Passed Everything But My Recruiter Called Me Friday, He Said That My Results Came Back And I Failed My Urinalysis Because Thc, Was In My System. The Day Before I Went To Meps My Recruiter Drug Test Me And It Was Negative So That Is Literally Ridiculous! That Is Impossible, I Have Spoked Weed (2 Times) In High School, And Thats It! Im 23 Years Old Now, And I Dont Associate With People That Smoke, And If I Do See Anyone Or A Group Of People Smoking I Dont Ever Bother Stayin In The Area....I Just Leave. So I Dont Go To Clubs, Sports Bars, Or Lounges That Allow You To Smoke Weed. The Only Prescription Drugs I Have Been Taking Is Adipex, A Dietary Supplement, My Recruiter Also Told Me Not To Write That In My Paperwork When I Got To Meps, Or I Would Be Disqualified. And To Top It All Off My Recruiter, Has Sent Me Pictures Of Him (Not Nude), And Have Been Making Inappropriate Comments To Me Through Text Messages, And So Ive Kinda Play Along, Because I Dont Want Him To Feel As If Im Not Interested, And I Dont Want Him To Disqualify Me On His Own Account, Because With Him Being My Recruiter He Has The Upper Hand In This Situtation. Since He Called Me And Told Me That I Have Been Disqualified Because Meps Said They Found Thc In My System, I Have Gone To The Clinic To Get A Drug Test And Im Currently Waiting For The Results. But Until Then What Should I Do?? I Just Want To Start My Career, And I Dont Want To Jeopardize My Recruiters Career, But My Career I Want, Has Been Jeopardized And Thats Not Fair At All........ Someone Please Help???????
well, IFit happened like that, your recruiter cnbe in hot water. a recruiter can weigh you, but i havenever heard of a recruiter that has drug tested anyone. a recruiters office is hardly a lab, and they are not going to have the supplies, controlls, etc in the officev for that. unless things have drastically changed since the last time that i talked to a recruiter.
2nd - i have no doubt there are some recruiters that may 'encourage' selective memory when it comes to filling out paperwork, but i hope they are few and far between. a recruiter can (and would) be subject to prosecution under the UCMJ toactively encourage a recruit to falsify and paperwork, and could lose their CAREER over doing so - and with recruiting as good as it is right now, i can't imagine a recruiter would tell you to omit something. not all dietary supplements are disqualifying. you ALWAYS list a PRESCRIPTION because if a test comes back positive, they will look at what you filled out on the form, and if the prescription is listed (and it is a valid prescription), then they take that into consideration and will usually get a 'pass' (assuming it is not a DQ'ing prescription - and you can't be taking ANYTHING in basic, exception: women can continue to take birth control pills). but since you put NOTHING on your form, it looks like you are a drug user and was lying about it, and they don't HAVE to give you a secondary test (because then everyone that HAS been doing drugs will claim 'false positives'andv waste resources by goingback agsin and again).
i will give you the benefit of the doubt however, since 'false positives' do happen, but to be completely honest wth you, as much as drug tests have advanced, 'false positives' are pretty rare anymore. they are that sensative.
i am sure following up to get your own drug testmay give you peace of mind, but understand it will NOT help you in trying to get another drug screen at the MEPS. the MEPS does not factor in any outside drug screens for enlitment purposes. they cntract out screening to a local, licensed bonded lab, but all collections for enlistment purposes are done at the MEPS under their controlled environment. as i metioned earlier, you can have your recruiter ASK, but the MEPS is under no obligation to give you another test. when it comes to drug screening, it is pretty much a 'one and DONE' these days at the MEPS. about the only hope you have is probably working with the recruiting area supervisor an seeif there is ay hope of pursuing a 'false positive' angle. you may have better luck with a 'contaminated test' angle. do some digging, see how many other positive tests they had that same day (if you can get it), if that number falls within normal range,falls within the margain of error, or if the lab had a contaminated fieldand all the test resuls are suspect (this is rare because it wuld require retesting everyone). all of this leg work falls on you.
hope for the best, but a retest -although not impossible - is pretty tough to get, just keep plugging at it.
lastly, something doesn't sound right withthe whole text message thing. i a going to go out ona limb here, but i would guess 99.5% of the time, once the MEPS notifies the recruiter of a failed drug test, and that is then passed on to you - that is the end of all contact, because unless the recruiter believes it may hav been a false positive and is working that for you, there is nothing further he can do for you at that point, so for him to 'stay in touch', send pictures of himself (is he that vain?), and text messages at all would be highly unusual. even if these pictures and 'inappropriate' text messages were sent before he said you failed....i am left to ask WHY? until you failed, he had every reason to believe you were a viable candidate, so it would not make ANY sense for him to send 'inapproprisate' text messages...and pictures of himself???? just doesn't add up.
even if he were benefitting from DADT bein suspended, recruiters are not allowed personal contact with recruits (outside of business related) anyhow.
this is why if you are going to wor the false positive angle (don't get your hopes up), work with a diferent recruiter. i'd go to the recruiting area supervisor, and tell him you are concerned about the text messages and pictures (and show him), and state your case. as far as "my recruier toldme not to list this on the paperwork" - forget it. unless you have proof, hewill deny it to save his own rear end and it stll would have been on you to list it anyhow. if your recruiter was engaging in unethical behavior, and you have proof, te biggest favor you can do is turn him in, becauseit could be a UCMJ violation. would you sleep well tonight if you knew he was holding up a candidate to get a female recruit to sleep with him first?
Are There Any Women Out There Who Eat 3 Balanced Meals A Day And Are Not Overweight?
It Seems Like Every Woman I Know Is On A Diet... And The Ones Who Aren't On A Diet Are Overweight To Obese. Are There Any Women Out There Who Actually Eat 3 Balanced Meals A Day, Are Not On A "Diet", And Are Not Fat??? I Am Not Overweight, But I Probably Eat Less Then What Is Considered Healthy, So That I Don't Get Fat. If You Eat 3 Meals A Day And Are Not Overweight, What Is Your Secret? What Is A Typical Day Of Eating Like For You (What Do You Eat)? Thanks!!
I eat what I want, when I want. I don't count calories, I eat after seven, even after ten most evenings. I eat whole real foods. I don't eat animal or animal products. I'm six feet, 156. I try to avoid foods with enriched flour (fancy wording for white), corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup (yes, the commercials say it's good and natural, but they are put out by the National Corn Processers or something like that), partially hydrogenated oils, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, artificial colors, anything that looks fake. I think that's my secret. I know people who are heavy on the meat and other processed foods and wonder why they have health problems. I know somebody, who in one minute, complains she's fat, but the next will have a candy bar, cookies (for breakfast, even), etc. I know a woman who is overweight with cholestoral problems and pops pills for it, but doesn't change her diet much.
I got to this point from reading, research, etc. I feel called to this lifestyle, to take care of the earth, others and myself. Two good books are "Fast Food Nation" and "The Way We Eat Why Our Food Choices Matter" (formerly titled "The Way We Eat Why Our Food Choices Matter; I found it at the library under that name,but bought the book under the new name.) I found "Fast Food Nation" a couple of years after I went veg and the latter book earlier this year. I renewed it a few times (having a baby, even one who nurses frequently, doesn't always leave time for reading) at the library before we had to move, so my husband bought me the book with our Amazon credit card points.
These sites might be of some interest to you:
http://www.veggieboards.com (This is a message board site, obviously, and with helpful people.)
What Is The Best Multivitamin?
I'M 13, Turning 14. And I Have Been Diagnosed As Being Depressed. My Doctor Told Me To Start Taking Multivitamins Because The Diet I Am Eating Leaves Out A Lot Of Vitamins Since I Am A Very Picky Eater. I Hate Salad, Vegetables, Some Fruits Are Okay, But The Good Stuff I Normally Don'T Eat. I Also Have Spina Bifida Which Is A Physical Birth Disorder Which Effects My Blatter And My Bathroom Functions... I Am Incontinent And So The Only Way To Go, Is By Enima, Every Other Day. I Also Have Been Taking A Lax Powder Disolved In A Bottle Of Water Which Has Helped Like A Mirical, And Also A Pill That Helps Move My Intestines To Push The Bowls Out.
Anyways,,, To Much Info...
Basically I Need To Find A Multivitamin That Is Gummy :) And That Tastes Good Like Candy If Possible :),
Thank U !!!!
This is going to sound funny, but I am a 27 year old with spina bifida. I take Flinstone vitamins. I know funny. However, they are going to be the best thing. Also, you might want to look into some of the surgeries for the incontience issues. I have the ACE and mitrofanoff and they have made my life so much better! You don't have to live with the problems if you don't want to. You should also look into getting on an antidepressant. Unfortunately for us with sb, the depression is always going to be there. I was diagnosed at the age of 12 and have been on Paxil ever since.
Can I Lose Weight By Doing This?
Current Weight 130
Ideal Weight 115-120
Im Planning On
Running/Jogging For About 20-30 Minutes Every Other Day.
Hoola Hoop, Everyday (I Have The One That Have The Balls On It) Whenever I'M Watching Tv
Do Crunches Here & There
But Thats About It, I'M Not Really Planning To Change My Diet By Much.. But Would This Do Anything?
Or Would Me Eating Regularly, Equal Out?
Any Other Suggestions?
honey if you want to lose weight you have to change your diet to a healthy one. its not going to fall off if u eat fatty food and do that weasly amount of exercise. who are you trying to kid? if u eat like... a big mac and then u say ohh ill just do some exercises here and there (crunches) u really arnt going to lose weight because that big mac had more calories in it that u burnt during exercise. crunches are nothing. sorry. U are just going to stay fat. But... I am a personal trainer and am happy to give u top advice. Im releasing a new diet book in NZ soon and i would be happy to help u out. One of my secrets is to use a diet product called Trimspa which was what anna nicole smith used to lose 69 pounds. its a diet pill. there is a whole collection. Im on the trimspa ultra but there are others like the main one called trimspa x32. I think the X32 might be better for you as you can take more pills on that one. u can take 6 pills where as ultra u can only take 3. but the pills are different. i prefer the ultra but other prefer the x32. so try the x32. u take about 2 (maximum) before every meal so 2 for breakfast, 2 for lunch and 2 for dinner. u take it 30 mins before dinner so it reduces your apatite so u will eat less and in your case les fatty food so u will lose weigh then and if u eat healthier food u will loose even more weight. its a miracle pill! also take some colon cleansers to flush your body out (you will lose weigh by that too) and just exercise for more than 30 mins because it takes about 30mins for the boyd to warm up so warm up and then go for a run or go for an hours jog/walk (you will burn more) maybe tan alittle too, it looks better. haha use tanning beds. well thats alittle advice. sorry for writting informal and spelling mistakes. cant be bothered. cya i hope trimspa works good for u. u can buy it off amazon (be quick because they are going out of stock) thanks.
Weight Loss Pills?
So My G/F Wants To Buy Those But I Think Weight Loss Pills Dont Work Http://Www.Orovostore.Com/Detox.Php Tell Me What U All Think.
I am quite the opposite. I love things that ARE NOT fda approved. But those pills are junk. It is just a mix of many foods. Might as well get on a good diet, excersize, and take good supplements like multi-vitamins, essential fats, and maybe an effedra based product since they are back on the market now. Ill even go as far as to say Clenbuterol can be obtained online, but isn't recommended for anyone that doesn't know a thing or two about nutrition and medicine. I can honestly tell you, there is NO magic pill, cause you have to be at least 90% on with diet for a pill to really work. Any type of detox pill or cleansing will make you loose a few initial lbs, but it wont be fat.
Things I know to work:
Clenbuterol (the size 0 pill)
DNP (DO NOT try if you havn't researced at least 3 months into it)
Diet (100% fool proof if you do it)
Excersize (really works when mixed with diet)
T3 or T3 (synthrol, cytomel) but can really f-up your thyroid if you do this wrong.
After reading the other responses, and also being in the medical field... There are many things that speed up detox. EVEN up to a 200% yeild
just wanted to give some idea of the things I posted
A fat burner like Lipo 6 will increase metabolism 2% with pristine diet.
Effedra to 6%
Clenbuterol mixed with cytomel to about 14%
and DNP to about 150% because it uses your bodies ATP in the cellular lvl. Don't beleive me, do a search on google for DNP and weight loss. NO ONE has not lost weight on it. Even up to a pound a day on a moderate to high dose, but at a cost. It makes you run a fever (deadly if you go into it thinking more is better), you will dehydrate youself if you don't drink at THE VERY least 1.5 gallons of water a day.
Does This Weight Loss Supplement Work?
I'Ve Read Many Reviews On Acai Force Max And I'Ve Read Nothing But Positive Reviews But What I Couldn'T Find Was After The Results Are In, Will Those Results Disappear Or Will They Stay As Long As I Maintain My Workout Daily/Weekly?
Serious Answers Please.
You CAN’T lose weight with cellulite creams, lotions, wrap treatments, diet/fat burning pills, butt enhancement supplements or any other money wasting scam that sounds to good to be true. Deceptive marketing companies take advantage of advertising loopholes that allow them to lie to you in the media and internet. They don’t care about you at all. They just want your money, nothing else.
I graduated high school at 240 pounds and at 5 foot 3 that made me about as round as I was tall. I was one of those overweight teenagers who ate anything and everything without any regard to the effects it was having on my own body. Therefore, I began the diet pills, which did not work; I ate the special diet foods and even began drinking diet beverages. None of this stuff worked for me, just as it does not work for millions of overweight people. Eating less did not work and I was not one to work out or even get up and do anything remotely related to exercise. I knew I would look silly and it would hurt. I never thought or really cared about the health effects this would have on me, back then.
A year ago after a successful weight loss plan, now at 120 pounds, it is a major difference. I've lost 30 pounds in the first month. The most significant change in my life is the amount of energy I now have and the way my clothes fit loosely. Everyone close to me and people I haven’t seen in a while are amazed and tell me that I look really good. This is a life changing experience for me although at first I was skeptical about the weight loss plan.
Our own metabolism system play a vital part in controlling the amount of body fat burned in the process of providing energy to the body. Knowledge about our own metabolism function is the mother to all weight loss programs. With the knowledge you not only reduce your weight but able to maintain an ideal weight and living a healthy life. Best of all you can eat what you most enjoyed without gaining any weight. The success has inspired me to help others and i am sure you won't be disappointed. The link is at the source below and learn how you can become noticeably thinner in 11 days by eating in a way you'll actually enjoy.
Why Do People Still Ask How To Lose Weight?
I Swear Not One Minute Goes By On Here That A New Person Asks How To Lose Weight
Eat Less And Move More
It'S The Dieting Secret To End All Dieting Secrets.
If You Are Eating Clean Foods And Burning Calories, You Get Thinner. That'S It.
I could not agree with you more. The people on this forum have no clue as to how their bodies work or how to maintain them. Most of this is taught in elementary school and we all had to go there. Everyone thinks there is a magic pill to lose weight. They forget they are the ones who put the weight on in the first place and there was no magic pill do that. But now they want a quick fix. Absolutely, no common sense. I think they like to embarrass themselves in asking this type of question besides showing their ignorance.
What Can Cause Weight Gain Besides,Unhealthy Diet,Retaining Fluid And Thyroid?
Certain drugs can cause weight gain, particularly those that change your hormones (birth control pills, some antidepressants, etc.).
Too much sodium can cause a temporary weight gain.
And even exercise can cause a gain, again temporary (and not real weight). When you start exercising, your body holds on to the water. It balances out by 6 weeks and you'll start to see weight loss.
Questions About A Sprained Wrist?
About Four Weeks Ago I Jammed My Wrist Into A Tree And Sprained It. I Have/Am Icing It And Using Heat, But It Isn'T Getting Any Better. What Else Can I Do To Help It Heal, And Should I Visit A Doctor? I Have No Health Insurance Atm (I Am 18, And Hunting For A Job, A Really Hard Task) So I Would Like To Avoid Going To A Doc As Long As Possible, Or Until I Can Get Insurance Again.
Any Home Remedies You Might Have Will Help Me Greatly!
Heat actually isn't good for sprains. Heat expands the muscles, which you don't want. Continue to ice it if it hurts, but what you're really trying to fight is inflammation. The three best ways to do that (without having to take a pill) is icing, wrapping and eating.
Get an Ace bandage or something like that and keep it on your wrist as much as you can. Not too tight to cut off circulation, but tight enough to give it support and keep swelling down. It's a bit far away since your injury, but that kind of preventative care still helps. (Trust me, I wrecked my three weeks ago).
A big thing that people barely think of is their diet to prevent inflammation. There are some core foods you can eat to keep swelling down all over your body. I recently came across this slideshow this health site put together. It's pretty good. Check it out: http://www.healthline.com/corporate/rheu...
So, keep icing, stop heating, start wrapping and eat healthier and your wrist will be better before you know it.
Condom Broke Help Me!≫?!?!?!?
I Had Sex Thursday Night, And The Condom Broke While Having Sex.. I Am Not On Birth Control, Or Never Took The Morning After Pill..Not A 100% Sure If He Did Come, Or Not? I Start My Period Next Week! Should I Be Worried???
Why not take the morning after pill now just in case. My friend said she got her's for about 75 bucks. You have 5 days or 120 hrs to take it. This is some info I snaged off line from this"Ask Alice" link. If you want to know more info click on this site:
Good luck. Advice for later, start taking birth control now if you aren't pregnant!!!
Also known as emergency contraception, the "morning after pill" is a high dose of birth control pills taken within 120 hours (or five days) after unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy. But note: The sooner it is taken, the more effective it is. Emergency contraception (EC) is not to be confused with RU-486 (mifepristone), a pill that causes medical/chemical abortion in pregnant women within 49 days from the first day of their last menstrual period.
There are two forms of EC, and they may work in several ways: by delaying or inhibiting release of an egg (ovulation), preventing the egg and the sperm from meeting (fertilization), or keeping a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall (implantation). If started within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, progestin-only EC is more effective (89% efficacy) than combined hormonal pills that contain estrogen and progestin (75% efficacy). Users are also less likely to have nausea and vomiting from taking progestin-only EC than from the combined regimen. The most common form of EC is called Plan B, and it contains progestin as its only hormonal ingredient.
It's normal for some women to have irregular periods or unexpected bleeding after using EC. Women who don't get their periods within three weeks should visit a health care provider. Temporary side effects of using EC may include:
weight gain or loss
Plan B is available from pharmacists over-the-counter to women and men 17 and older. Because it's important to take EC as soon as possible after unprotected sex, this is a critical advance. If you're 17 or older, you might want to think about buying a package to have on hand, just in case. If you're under 17, you can ask your health care provider for a prescription before you need EC to avoid having to wait for an appointment. It's important to note, however, that EC is not intended to be used as a regular form of birth control. Columbia students under 17 can obtain prescriptions for emergency contraception by making an appointment with Primary Care Medical Services at x4-2284 or contacting the clinician-on-call (nights/weekends) at x4-9797.
For more information on EC, check out Health Services: Emergency Contraception or call the EC phone hotline at 1.888.NOT.2.LATE (1.888.668.2.5283). You can also find information in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic at NOT-2-LATE.com.
Knowing that you have options if, for any reason, you have unprotected intercourse can provide a tremendous sense of security. If you missed the 120-hour window, you can take a pregnancy test. If you're pregnant, talking about your options with a health care provider may help you decide what to do next.