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I just recently was told by my provider that I have fibromyalgia with the onset caused by my PTSD. Can I file for that as secondary to my PTSD? Has anyone had any expierence in filing for fibromyalgia secondary to PTSD? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the information provided. It looks like it might be an uphill battle. Will a Nurse Practitioner opinion matter as far as connecting it to my PTSD? I am sure she would send me to a specialist but then his opinion may not connect it to my PTSD. It is difficult for me to ask a provider to make a statement connecting it to my PTSD without it sounding like I'm doing it for more benefits. I have seen professional articles relating PTSD and fibromyalgia would it help to send those articles in with my claim? I dont want to send too much but I also dont want to send too little.

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I just recently was told by my provider that I have fibromyalgia with the onset caused by my PTSD. Can I file for that as secondary to my PTSD? Has anyone had any expierence in filing for fibromyalgia secondary to PTSD? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

What are your service connected disabilities? You might try to get fibromyalgia service connected to one of them or you might try to get fibromyalgia directly related to your military service.

Did you serve in the gulf?

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I did serve during the gulf war. When is the deadline that youcan apply for gulf war illness? Would it still be connected to Gulf war even if I just started showing symptoms and just recently diagnosed?

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Thanks for the information provided.

It looks like it might be an uphill battle.

Will a Nurse Practitioner opinion matter as far as connecting it to my PTSD?

I am sure she would send me to a specialist but then his opinion may not connect it to my PTSD.

It is difficult for me to ask a provider to make a statement connecting it to my PTSD

without it sounding like I'm doing it for more benefits.

I have seen professional articles relating PTSD and fibromyalgia would it help to send those articles in with my claim?

I dont want to send too much but I also dont want to send too little.

For SSA benefits a diagnosis for Fibromyalgia must come from a Rheumatologist,

but I do not know if that holds true for VBA disability purposes.

Articles and most medical treaties that are written, either relate to a study or research.

If the articles, etc. . . relate specifically to you, the individual claimant, they could be very helpful,

if not - IMO - it's just information at large,that relates to the public in general but not to you specifically.

For VBA purposes the medical evidence needs to relate specifically, to the individual claimant.

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