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Marion

Meniere's

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Hello

I'm trying to help a veteran with VA claim paperwork.

He was a pilot back in the 70's and lost his flying status because of "untrackable air sickness" He left the Air Force at that point.

Short story.....he was dieagnosed with meniere's in the 90's. I would like to "prove" that the air sickness was the early onset of meniere's

Is there any information on this.

Thank You for any help you can give.

Marion

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Hello

I'm trying to help a veteran with VA claim paperwork.

He was a pilot back in the 70's and lost his flying status because of "untrackable air sickness" He left the Air Force at that point.

Short story.....he was dieagnosed with meniere's in the 90's. I would like to "prove" that the air sickness was the early onset of meniere's

Is there any information on this.

Thank You for any help you can give.

Marion

Marion,

The vet will need a doctor that is a credentialed Audiologist or ENT specialist

to review their smr's - civilian or va continuity of care medical records,

make a firm diagnosis and state a nexus supported by medical rationale,

connecting active duty medical evidence to current diagnosis of meniere's.

In my opinion that is the only shot this vet will have at being granted SC for this

condition.

jmho,

carlie

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Thanks for helping a Veteran and Carlie gave you great advice. Very winnable if you stay after VA in my opinion. The key will be the Doc to put the case together. No Doc no chance.

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Marion,

Having this dreadful disease myself, I do have a couple of questions?

Your friend had to give up flying due to air sickness and this was in the 1970's.

He was diagnosed with his Meniere in 1990's.

What was his life like between the 70's - 90's.

Does he have medical records for these years to show continued treatment or

symtoms. Like a doctor visit for dizzy spells or perhaps E.R. Visits for that

horrible spinning. This would be for those 20 years before the diagnosis.

Prescription meds for Antivert, etc.

Just trying to help your friend, as I live it every day.

Betty

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Hi

We did a NOD and the fact that he has little or no records for the past 20 years hurts.

A family doctor did state the early symptoms were "more likely then not" to be the starting stages. He did not back this up with reasons etc....I'm trying to find facts to back this up.

I will contact family and have them contact the doctor.

He was removed from flying ststus...is air sickness a condition ?

Thank You

Marion

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Marion,

You began this thread topic as though the claim for SC was an

original claim.

Being that the vet has already filed a claim for the condition,

been denied and now a NOD has been filed, if VA continues the denial your vet

will need new & material evidence to re-open, or send a form 9 to BVA

In my non-medical opinion, airsickness is a symptom,usually referred to

when a person is barfing.

You posted,

"Short story.....he was dieagnosed with meniere's in the 90's. I would like to "prove" that the air sickness was the early onset of meniere's ."

Who diagnoised the veteran as having Meniere's ?

What are this doctors credentials, what type of doc is this ?

What treatment and what have doctors stated in writing, on this condition

and what employment has the veteran held since this diagnosis in the 90's?

Without the right medical evidence from the right specialist of doctor,

you will not be able to "prove" this to VA.

jmho,

carlie

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