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 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.
What the heck just as I thought I was getting somewhere on Thursday it said prep for notice and that it would be completed 9/25. I just checked to see if maybe they happen to updat my rating or my letter and saw that it now went back to prep for descion!!! Ugh what the heck is going on does this happen all the time??
Look at it this way:
Appeal: You and VA are sitting at opposite sides of a table. Both of you have all of the same stuff in front of you, and there is a genuine disagreement as to what all of the stuff in front of you adds up to. The appeal process remedies the disagreement...whether or not you like the remedy is another topic.
Reconsideration: From your decision letter date plus one year, you can submit new evidence and have the claim worked as a reconsideration of the original denial.
Don't appeal unless the top scenario fits your issue. If there is any form of new evidence available, exhaust the year of reconsideration time that exists first.
PTSD meds and prostate meds are probably the culprits. You do need a doctor to say that your ED is caused by the drugs you are using to treat your PTSD and prostate meds. I would try and get an outside doctor who is not afraid of losing their jobs if they were to possibly support your claim for $100. About half the meds I take would put a horse to sleep. Get that $103 a month. You deserve it. All of us with these drug induced problems deserve it. Opiates and any of the Benzo's tend to aggravate OSA. This is what my VA doctors tell me. Do you have DMII from AO exposure?