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mjs2000us
03-09-09, 11:49 PM
1. Start eating 3 pieces of fruit and at least 1 cup of yogurt a day... this will help you with your metabolism and in turn helps with your exercise pre bootcamp.

2. Do not bring anything except your id, glasses, hairgel and the clothing on your back...otherwise it goes in a brown paperbag for 3 months.

3. Either practice gelling the crap out of your hair and sockbunning it or cut it short! I cut mine short and loved it...it stayed out of the way and the DIs didn't bother me.

4. Practice running pre bootcamp....get good running shoes.

5. Remember slow is smooth and smooth is fast...so just take a breath and try it because if you get it right the first time you won't mess up.

6. Stop at 5!

Achped
03-10-09, 08:54 AM
Good advice, I've obviously never been to female recruit training but Ive always heard the stories about what females brought to boot camp...lol...

Marine84
03-10-09, 12:36 PM
mj - you a reservist?

mjs2000us
03-11-09, 01:00 AM
Ha, Achped it was hilarious when we went to pick up our stuff at the end. Some people packed the entire house which was pretty crazy...

Marine84 I signed up for active duty, didn't want to go the reservist route!

shnon89
03-12-09, 12:56 AM
question...what about birth control? I was told that you can continue taking it during boot camp because if they make everyone stop taking it their hormornes will go crazy. So do you take it with you or will you get it prescribed by a doctor there?

Petz
03-12-09, 02:33 AM
I'm sure it's for medical reasons only... just 'cause you don't want to get all emotional doesn't mean the DIs give a rats asz... besides... when you get a bunch of women together, your time of the month starts to become the same time.... imagine that... 80 women ****ed off at men... and they wonder why they seperate them!!!

mjs2000us
03-12-09, 09:52 AM
question...what about birth control? I was told that you can continue taking it during boot camp because if they make everyone stop taking it their hormornes will go crazy. So do you take it with you or will you get it prescribed by a doctor there?

You can bring it with you, but unless it's for a "health" reason, you won't be allowed to take it. As far as the "hormones go crazy" thing, that happens anyway, no amount of bc is going to help that.

They will prescribe bc at bootcamp for you but you won't receive it until the end of 3rd phase.

Petz
03-12-09, 10:03 AM
for obvious reasons....

SGT7477
03-12-09, 10:08 AM
question...what about birth control? I was told that you can continue taking it during boot camp because if they make everyone stop taking it their hormornes will go crazy. So do you take it with you or will you get it prescribed by a doctor there?
Why would you need birth control in boot camp?:D

Petz
03-12-09, 10:19 AM
you need to start taking it for a week or so before it's "effective" it's intended for AFTER boot camp knuckle head.

Achped
03-12-09, 11:59 AM
I've always been sure that any female has been taking it for 2 months before I try anything.

But then again I learned my lesson and I just wrap it up anyways. Women are all liars.

agwilliams
03-12-09, 12:47 PM
all women are not liars...keep it wrapped everyone knows barrier method is most reliable
i was curious about the birth control thing myself...i need it to maintain my cycle...so you dont get it until 3rd phase? Dang i sure hope the di's scare me and stress me bad enough that it doesnt come around until 3rd phase.

Petz
03-12-09, 02:33 PM
... if it's medical you'll be able to take it, but talk to your recruiter about what kind of documentation you'll need...

as for barrier methond... my daughter was concieved using the barrier methond... and it didn't break either. it really does say on the package that it's 94% reliable......

sooooo, do both if you're for real.

agwilliams
03-12-09, 05:58 PM
I was meaning for STD's not preventing pregnancy...my fingers type and send messages faster than my brain can read it. But once again thanks for the advice. I have been looking for females on here to help me with this.

Petz
03-13-09, 01:38 AM
Um, well we were talking about birth control... not STD control... so you can see why you confused us.

stay on topic!!!! damn you woman! hahaha... you can get great information from the motivated COMMDOG7.... she's a Sgt and can give you fleet knowledge of how things go... while the motivates MJS can give you great up-to-date training info.... for women on both counts.

Achped
03-14-09, 12:10 AM
all women are not liars...keep it wrapped everyone knows barrier method is most reliable
i was curious about the birth control thing myself...i need it to maintain my cycle...so you dont get it until 3rd phase? Dang i sure hope the di's scare me and stress me bad enough that it doesnt come around until 3rd phase.

You're lieing right now! Women are liars! They lie about their weight, their age, number of partners, and if they meet that guy with a meal ticket...their birth control usage.

Petz
03-14-09, 12:17 AM
and only a sucker believes a woman Achped.... lesson learned, move on.

Marine84
03-14-09, 11:35 AM
Marine84 I signed up for active duty, didn't want to go the reservist route!

Just wondering cause when I checked your profile the first time, your occupation wasn't mechanic. And I see your profile pic has changed - do you not have one of yourself in uniform to post?

As far as needing the pill to control your cycle - if you're like most women, your period is going to stop while you're in boot camp anyway so you won't be needing to control your cycle. You sure as hell won't need it for birth control while you're there.

shnon89
03-14-09, 01:55 PM
Wow this post turned out different than I expected...but thanks for the replies. As far as my intial post...thats just what I heard. I don't care either way but its nice to know what to expect.

Chali Jam
03-16-09, 06:37 PM
question...what about birth control? I was told that you can continue taking it during boot camp because if they make everyone stop taking it their hormornes will go crazy. So do you take it with you or will you get it prescribed by a doctor there?

If they don't let you take it after that, you will probably start your cycle, but you really won't care about any hormone changes. I didn't have my cycle again until three months after I graduated.
You should start taking BC again immediately after graduation, even if your not cycling. Last thing you need is to get preggars on your first leave.

shnon89
05-06-09, 02:08 PM
I know its been awhile for this post but I found this on http://www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil Recruits receive both medical and dental exams throughout the week. All prescription medication will be re-evaluated by a military doctor upon arrival. If the doctor determines that the prescription is necessary, the civilian medication will be taken away, and the recruit will be re-issued the medication by the military pharmacy. This includes birth control pills. Women are usually encouraged to continue taking birth control pills while recruit training, if they took them before coming to the depot, to ensure that their system maintains its regular cycle.