you answered your own question, any weakness you provide the VA they will use to their advantage to deny you for as long as possible, the way they figure, they "might" have to Retro Pay you someday......or, because we ARE disabled, we may actually, you know, phukin DIE.
Get your Cfile, get all your Health/MentalHealth/Behavioral Health records and learn your shit. Hadit.com can literally change your outlook and your chances at a honest rating from the VA
without looking at your C&P notes, or knowing what you may or may not get at Service Connected, i still want to say something. If your C&P Doc put all this information down and it's all verified, then i say you have a case for 100% TDIU and P&T. no matter your scheduler %. if you get lowballed(i did and it's kinda standard for the dicks), or flat out denied, take all your information to a VA Accredited Lawyer, if they are willing to take your case let them.
Chris: I broke my crystal ball because it NEVER came up with the right answer when dealing with the VA..
I can appreciate your situation. Now that you had your C&P; I think that's a step in the right direction to get "service connected"
for Tinnitus. Not knowing anything about your Doctor or what he viewed in your C-File or what you said during the C&P; My opinion is the C&P results are hopefully "favorable" to get service connected for your other conditions.
Don't be scared about doing anything wrong. We all make mistakes.
Don't listen to those voices.....Remember,,, ,you have a hearing problem!!! (Sometimes I hear birds say " I don't give a shit"...well at least that's what it sounds like to me!! Other can't make out what they are saying!!!
Hang in there and keep fighting... Hope others chime in...