sensitive as this topic is, if I may Buck, just request to have your T levels checked out. Speaking for myself, I was embarrassed to talk to my private doc as well, similar situation, young attractive doctor, made the situation worse for me, however, it is a matter of health. Whether male or female issues such as these, the topic should be brought up with your primary doc, it can be discreet, Drs are human beings, if they are professional and respectful it makes it easier. I get the T shots by my pain management doc when I have a pain med consult. Just my thoughts on the subject, take care.
"Question to all: do I do an appeal (NOD)? i am passed the one year mark. Do I initiate a new claim?"
You need to re-open this claim with New and Material evidence.
"Today, my doctor decided to write a letter indicating that my vertigo and dizziness condition, in her opinion that is more than likely not that this was from the Mefloquine (Lariam ) medication."
That letter would be new and material evidence.
The letter should state that the doctor had ruled out any other etiology but for the Lariam for the vertigo and support their conclusion with any strong medical abstracts that long term use of Larium can cause this disability.Someone else recently posted a Larium topic here, as well.
One of it's side affects can be dizziness and vertigo:
I mentioned no 'other etiology' because I assume your hearing has been thoroughly checked to rule out ear problems as a cause.I think that link even mentions larium can cause tinnitus.
Can you tell us exactly why they denied the claim?
Did you raise the Larium issue when you filed it?
I changed it on ebenefits and va hospital I just don't think I called the 1000 number to confirm my address change I thought updating ebenefits would do the job but it didn't thanks for the info I'm just glad this madness is over I was stressed beyond any stressed point I have ever been
I emailed my PCP ask her if she can help me with it Just mention to her that I lost interest in sexual actitivy since taking the PTSD Meds and maybe possible other VA prescribe Meds.
I just mention a few things and ask if she could help me with it? I never mention anything about filing a claim to her....yet anywayz.
I will file a claim for it but I want my sex life to came back which I have my doubts. with a VA Diagnose of Chronic PTSD I don't much think the V blue Pills will help?