Into the military and just got out of an abusive relationship, mostly why i have depression to begin with. I am afraid tht wen i get to MEPS for drug test if they see it in my urine will i not be accepted??? Wondering if anyone has any advice? My medication helps me and i honestly dont want to stop taking it... but being a soldier is a dream come true so w/o question i will stop taking it if theres anychance of being un a beforeccepted??? If i should stop taking it how long should i wait before i take my drug test to make sure its out of my system?
I personally think these are questions that you need to ask your psychiatrist. I know nothing about military rules and procedures, but to me, if you can get through basic training and talk to the army psychiatrist (yes, the army has psychiatrists also as we are all human) you should be fine. The situation you now find yourself in is called, pardon me for being repititious, "situational depression". Remove thsituation, go onward and upward with your life, and "POOF", it's gone. Been there, done that myself a few times.
I'm sure someone else on here will have a more involved answer, but I think you'll be ok.
Peace and love,
First, the drug test will not be testing for antidepressants such as citalopram. Secondly, you have a legit prescription for it and should tell the examiner all the medications you take including any over the counter meds. Be sure to bring the script with you to prove you have one. If you have any further doubt about this, ask the recruiting office what you need to bring as proof that you are legitimately on this medication.
I think if you talk to the psychiatrist on base, or your seargeant, you will be fine. One of my son's just got out of the Army and he was on one before he went in, and the whole time he was in there. I think as long as you communicate it you shall be fine. God Bless you for supporting our country. Ruth
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