Manchued

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About Manchued

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  1. Thank you for your help! Also, now that the claim has been submitted just I just stand by and wait? Can I find more evidence to contribute at any time? Can it be anything? How do I submit it. I could readily find an article in the news or some other documentation of my friends death.
  2. Can I go to the VA hospital I took the exam at and simply request a paper copy of the C&P exam?
  3. I went in for my PTSD exam today. I explained my primary stressor was my roommate killing himself, and from being deployed as an infantryman (although I have no CIB, PH, ETC). When discussing my friend I became very emotional and began crying (which I have never done, although this is the first time I have really discussed what happened). He asked me the name of my friend and when he died. He told me he thinks I meet the criteria for having PTSD, and then immediately gave me paperwork about getting help at the VA, and then called me a few minutes after the meeting and said he had given my name to some kind of info session at the VA hospital for PTSD in a few weeks. The guy did not seen hostile and acted very sympathetic, which makes me optimistic. I was very embarrassed that I was crying like a girl. Outside of not having any chronic sleeping issues I am suffering all the VA listed symptoms of PTSD. I have been formally diagnosed with ADD and OCD by the VA and am being medicated. I have no prior diagnosis of PTSD from the military or the VA, as I presumed only those with direct combat trauma are eligible (until loved ones and a VA rep told me otherwise and encouraged me to investigate it). I also have been diagnosed with ED, and received a bunch of tests and exams well before filing a claim (definitely have it, no "organic cause" and they give me Viagra ). I also saw a C&P guy about that presuming it was related to emotional issues (claiming it was due to PTSD, this was the same day as my PTSD C&P exam). Do you think my odds are looking good? If your C&P doctor straight up says you meet the criteria, then give you guidance on seeking help (even making a call for you to arrange something) will I be in the clear? Since I cited stress from deployment and my friends suicide, is there a chance I be denied because I will be told after the fact I need more substantiation? My VA advocate filed the claim for PTSD under the "fear of hostile action etc", but half the appointment was discussing my friends suicide.
  4. I went in for my PTSD exam today. I explained my primary stressor was my roommate killing himself, and from being deployed as an infantryman (although I have no CIB, PH, ETC). When discussing my friend I became very emotional and began crying (which I have never done, although this is the first time I have really discussed what happened). He asked me the name of my friend and when he died. He told me he thinks I meet the criteria for having PTSD, and then immediately gave me paperwork about getting help at the VA, and then called me a few minutes after the meeting and said he had given my name to some kind of info session at the VA hospital for PTSD in a few weeks. The guy did not seen hostile and acted very sympathetic, which makes me optimistic. I was very embarrassed that I was crying like a girl. I have been formally diagnosed with ADD and OCD by the VA and am being medicated. I have no prior diagnosis of PTSD from the military or the VA, as I presumed only those with direct combat trauma are eligible. I also have been diagnosed with ED, and received a bunch of tests and exams before filing a claim. I also saw a C&P guy about that presuming it was related to emotional issues (the VA has been giving me Viagra). Do you think my odds are looking good? My VA advocate filed the claim for PTSD under the "fear of hostile action etc" , which I was unaware of as I really am more concerned about the guilt from letting my friend take his life.