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    • Jato, the VA DBQ has been around for many years, Vet's didn't have easy access to them until about 12 or so. The VA Rating Dept decides what C & P Exams, if any, are necessary. The request is then ordered for a C & P Examiner usually a Dr (MD/DO, Specialist or PA) to complete the Condition Specific DBQ. A 4 page IMO, as long as addresses all the VA DBQ Specific Questions and is supportive of your claim, can only help. As to the Dr writing the IMO, his Credentials are very important. Is a Board Certified Specialist in the condition your trying to get SC'd? You mention an FDC, if it's already filed and you subsequently provide additional Evidence, that can and probably will move your FDC to the Reg A$$ Claim Line, maybe not, you tell us. Semper Fi
    • Buck, have you googled the unit you were in, when in Germany? It amazes me how many units are on line these days and many contain unit histories, times and dates, as well as forums and even Reunion areas whereby one might find a buddy. I also assume you searched for any Arrival and Destination logs in your personnel file but then again those entries might not help in every case.  
    • I remember I had to bring my c-pap back in after the 1st 30 days of use, I took the machine to the sleep clinic and told he clerk I was suppose to bring the machine back within 30 days  its been 30 days as of yesterday  so here is the machine, she took it and  got the sims card out and that was it  she said thats all just take the machine back home and use it every night...so I am guessing there's another card in the machine some where? then after a few days I looked on my progress notes and seen where the sleep tech wrote my dates of usage/ (hours used nightly) and the apneas I had and how long they lasted and listed them as moderate...since then I ain't heard a word from the sleep clinic  thats been about 10 moths ago. I too sleep better with the machine. keep it clean change out filters about ever 4 or 5 weeks  because when I do the filter still looks clean  i guess we can't see the dust in the filter? because some times I can see dust on my dresser. As for as intimidated veterans with c-pap I don't mean it that way  I just want to make sure vets get a fair deal and be wise to the VA ..If you use your machine every night  then you should not worry. and especially if it helps you sleep better  that's the main reason.
    • Mike I guess I don't understand your post?  what is it that your asking? Is it you don't want to have a PTSD Diagnoses?  With PTSD Claims you will need to verify your  in service stressor's  this is the reason you have PTSD. Do you want a MH claim? or to have your MH Claim not to have you listed with PTSD?  They are other means of MH not to be consider PTSD like MMD or Depression, Unspecific Disorder's  ect,,ect,,, ''On statement  in support of claim''   this is where you can write down your stressor's use extra sheets of paper if needed attach it to the form  tell your story of the event time and place. you don't need to answer  each and every question on the form  just leave it blank or just put''does not apply''  Use buddy statements they will help verify these events  or  records of morning reports, Duty reports MOS Any type of Gov document that puts you in the time a place of the claimed event. PTSD is nothing to be Ashamed of  it happens to millions of soldiers, and you should be compensated for your service & sacrifice to your country.





Dave

C&p Exam For Peripheral Nerves

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I am serviced connected for diabetes and filed a new claim for peripheral neuropathy (PN) secondary to diabetes (burning feet and hands). The VA is sending me, according to the VCAA letter, for a C&P Exam for Neurologic Peripheral Nerves and Endocrine Diabetes Mellitus at the local VA hospital. Does anyone know how the VA tests for peripheral neuropathy?

Thank you

Dave

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yes, they will prick your feet to see if you feel it and ask you about your symptoms. They should have done an EMG before the C&P exam. They want to see if your feet and hands are numb. If you have pain tell them you have burning and tingling pain. It is pretty subjective.

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They may do a nerve conduction test where the put a needled in one place and a second needle zap you and measure how long it takes for electricity to go from A to B

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They may do a nerve conduction test where the put a needled in one place and a second needle zap you and measure how long it takes for electricity to go from A to B

I had one from a civilian doctor and it came back as "normal"; the reflex test where they take the mallet and hit you on the knees was abnormal. :P

Still I am on neurotin for the burning and tingling in my leg and feet.

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When I had my C&P for PN, the examiner checked for range of motion, strength of grip in my hands, sensitivity of both upper and lower body and how I walk. I believe the walking is called gait.

My outside doctor also wrote a letter saving PN is a known secondary condition of DMII and I have it.

Also use the search funtion and find the VA DMII training letter to see if you have any other secondary complications, HBP, eyes, etc.

Take care. Terry Sturgis

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Thanks for the advice. My private diabetic doctor also wrote that my PN in my hands and feet was caused by my service connected diabetes. I provided that statement to the VA. Should that at least service connect the PN as secondary to DM II, but probably at 0 percent? How is PN rated?

Thanks

Dave

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