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    • 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.  -CHD505
    • Buck                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?                John
    • Overpayment letters can come from several sources. There can be overpaid Education benefits, such as keeping benefits from classes not taken or poor self-reporting habits. Overpaid C&P benefits can come from hospitalization with both Compensation and Pension, and usually bad dependent maintenance comes back to bite people on Compensation, such as forgetting to inform VA of a marriage or divorce. Also, overpayment letters can come from unpaid medical bills. The first paragraph of the letter will tell you where the debt was issued from, right before the amount.  -CHD505
    • Well I have Lost interest in sex  B/C of ED, wife trys but not enough  it won't stay erect so leaves her frustrated. I have problems talking like this to my female Dr's  if they say I ain't much of a man because of it  I will be very depressed then.  My  MH Dr (Phyistrist) is a bit rugged  she eyes balls me from head to toe every time I see her.( a flirt) she is the one that would not help me with my ptsd claim probably b/c I show no flirting back with her.  I believe its the PTSD Meds and Prostate Meds doing  it or the cause of it?  before I started taking these meds  I was fine down south no problems with premature or errections. No Dr has said but I never Ask? I have an ITF claim good until Jan 2017  3 months left. was going to file secondary Sleep Apnea  to PTSD but changed my mind on that when my MH Dr mention to me that the Meds I currently take for PTSD Depression / Anxiety, Will not cause sleep Apnea  she up my Anxiety meds about 6 months ago to higher MG and more to take each day if I need them. take as needed. Hell I thought about just taking the whole damn bottle and end this shit. I'll list some of my PTSD Meds on here  but right now I take 19 different Meds.  I need to sort through all my Meds anyway. ........Buck
    • So let us say a Vietnam vet was at a firebase,    support base or airbase that was under ground attack but who did not have 11B MOS.  I guess he must relay on After Action Report.     We had no combat action type badge and since I was not in an infantry outfit I could not get CIB even if I got shot at all day long.  I know back in the day there were vets who claimed PTSD from being under mortar and rocket attacks.  The VA fought this and the vet almost had to get wounded to get the PTSD claim unless he was in direct combat with the enemy.  From what BCMR told me was that a soldier had to be in an infantry unit; have an infantry MOS and have proof that he was in combat eyeball to eyeball to get CIB. 
       





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Just went in the hospital and they found out that I have coronary artery disease also known as bradycardia ( slow heart rate) Should I file a claim for AO ?

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sorry I meant heart disease,not artery disease.

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3.309(e). Presumptive ao for heart:

Ischemic heart disease (including, but not limited to, acute, subacute, and old myocardial infarction; atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease including coronary artery disease (including coronary spasm) and coronary bypass surgery; and stable, unstable and Prinzmetal’s angina)

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Is Ischemic heart disease the same as Bradycardia

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CAD (coronary artery disease), IHD, and bradycardia can be related. CAD can cause IHD. High blood pressure can be related to both IHD and CAD.

Actually, cause and effect of these are intertwined. Bradycardia can be the result of a silent heart attack, or when it is very mild, normal under certain conditions. Since my at rest pulse rate is about 57, I technically have Bradycardia. It's really a minor issue, in comparison to other's, such as CAD.

CAD can be the direct cause of IHD. The big question is what is your left ventricle efficiency, since you do have evidence of damage to your heart.

An LVEF of less than 30% can result in a 100% schedular rating. I assume you fall under the A/O exposure rules.

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