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    • No don't have DDII as for as I know never been tested for that? AO registry shows no AO problems. I had a Neuclear Heart Stress Test couple weeks ago and it came back with Abnormality's and have to go to the cardiologist the 13th for The Groin Catheter  (which I dread sensitive down there) My PCP recently put me on something Called ATORVASTATIN 20 MG 1/2 Tablet daily  to Reduce cholesterol plus 81 mg Asprin until I see the cardiologist. I will ask my Dr's about the ED my PCP Might help but she would not help me with my PTSD Claim either No DBQ  nothing...said I'll have a C&P for that. I think my best bet is just see a private Dr and see if he will connect it to my PTSD  Meds and go from that ...>IMO. They (VA) Can read my process Notes from my Healthyvet  and I can make copy's and send them.  if anything is said about the ED? I do need to mention it to them and see if my PCP will throw some Vi-agra pills my way. Is ED hard to prove for a claim? if I get a Specialist Dr to state likely as not caused by PTSD Meds and name those Meds?   b/c I doubt my PCP or MH Dr will help me. What about the PTSD  Meds They took me off of  & added new (damage has been done) correct? I'd Spend a little $$ on a private Dr. $ 103 Month Extra would sure help us out.          
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I have an appeal pending with the DRO. Depression secondary to Service Connected knees disability. Although the C&P doctor stated my knee disability exacerbates my major depression, I was still denied. Since then I have supplied a copy of my psych evaluation from when I was on SSDI stating pain caused my major depression. Since I filed a NOD for major depression I have been rated service connected for hearing loss 0% and 10% for tinnitus. I just had a PTSD test evaluation, although the doctor that administered the test stated I didn't me the qualification for PTSD I found an old military medical record where I was sent to the doctor after being physical assaulted. The SSDI doctor gave me a GAF score of 42 the VA doctor gave me a GAF score of 65. My question is would these documents help my case with the DRO? How do you write it up to present to the VA?

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Are you still on SSD? Are you working? Did SS have an opinion as to what caused your depression. I can't see how it is ossible that SSD would have a GAF of 42 and VA have one of 65, Well actually I do. The GAF is nothing but a WAG (Wild Ass Guess) and should not be used except to confirm that an award should be made and not used to deny a single claim.

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I have an appeal pending with the DRO. Depression secondary to Service Connected knees disability. Although the C&P doctor stated my knee disability exacerbates my major depression, I was still denied. Since then I have supplied a copy of my psych evaluation from when I was on SSDI stating pain caused my major depression. Since I filed a NOD for major depression I have been rated service connected for hearing loss 0% and 10% for tinnitus. I just had a PTSD test evaluation, although the doctor that administered the test stated I didn't me the qualification for PTSD I found an old military medical record where I was sent to the doctor after being physical assaulted. The SSDI doctor gave me a GAF score of 42 the VA doctor gave me a GAF score of 65. My question is would these documents help my case with the DRO? How do you write it up to present to the VA?

Was this evidence in your records when the claim was denied? Did you file for PTSD based on personal trauma? This may be a new claim.

When the doctor stated that knee disability exacerbates your major depressive disorder he is saying that the depression was there before the knee condition. You can file for aggervation of a nonservice condition.

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If you have a good depression claim as a secondary claim I don't think you should go off on a wild goose chase to get PTSD. Stick with the depression claim since you have such good evidence. PTSD is one of the hardest claims to prove. One psychiatric claim is as good as another so why reinvent the wheel.

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Was this evidence in your records when the claim was denied? Did you file for PTSD based on personal trauma? This may be a new claim.

When the doctor stated that knee disability exacerbates your major depressive disorder he is saying that the depression was there before the knee condition. You can file for aggervation of a nonservice condition.

My Phychiatrist at the time diagnosed me with PTSD, so it was in my VA medical records. AS for my depression in my NOD I ask if I was in pain while in the military, stayed in a military hospital for 4 months because of knee problems and pain and has been in constant pain since being out of the military, had 2 surgeries, have been diagnosed with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in both knees, if I had depression before my knee disabilities, when did it start?

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