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About soriol36

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    Wellington, FL

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  1. Yes I only get 10%. Yes I have been getting treatment at VA since 2012 and civilian doctor prior to 2012 for those disabilities and I have been on medication since I left the military for hypertension and migraines.
  2. I submitted a claim with a few new disabilities and to reopen the following disabilities shown below that were non service connected (as rated in 2007). To my surprise, I found the following statement on one of my C&Ps resutls. INCREASE CLAIMS: The veteran is claiming an increase in her service connected: " Hypertension " Asthma with allergic rhinitis " Migraine headaches " Mitral Valve Disorder " Right knee PFS " Lumbar Back Strain **Please note that the record currently does not show the veteran as service-connected for headaches, heart condition, right knee, or lumbar condition. However, errors were found in a previous rating decision, and service connection was warranted in 2007 based on her C&P exam completed within one year of service. Therefore, these issues will be treated as increase exams. Please have the examiner evaluate the current level of each disability, perform all tests as needed, and include results in the examination report. My question is how do I go about this? How do I get a copy of my C&P for 2007? I cannot believe that they made a mistake and never contacted me about it. My ebenefits still showing those disabilities as non-service connected.
  3. Got it. Thanks for the advice. I will get the letters and will write a statement. My claim stills under review so I think I have time to submit this evidence. Thank you so much for your advice :)
  4. Hi thanks for your input. Yes I can two or three per week, it varies. But I was very clear when I told him than I also use Excedrin because I feel like it works better on me sometimes and he neglected to add that statement to the notes. The problem with the medication is that I do not take every single day I only take them when I get the attacks.
  5. Tell me what you guys think. I told the examiner that I take my medication as needed when I get my migraines and for the duration of the attacks and that I also take Excedrin. But he got nerves to insinuate that I lied about my medications!! and then look at my results. He marked less than frequent attacks when I specifically told how often I get the attacks. The examiner was very rude... 1. Diagnosis ------------ Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever been diagnosed with a headache condition? [X] Yes [ ] No [X] Migraine including migraine variants ICD code: 784.0 Date of diagnosis: is SC for that 2. Medical History ------------------ a. Describe the history (including onset and course) of the Veteran's headache conditions (brief summary): Veteran states that she is taking the Butalbital every day every 4-6 hours or 4 times a day. However, this is not consistent with the prescription refill. I asked her twice if she was taking the Butalbital 4 times a day every day and she replied in the affirmative. She states that her headaches last from 1 day to weeks. Veteran states that she misses 2-3 days a week due to headaches. This is her statement. 10/27/14 (Mail) released 10/28/14 RENEWED FROM RX # 4676332 2/5/15 (Mail) released 2/6/15 3/27/15 (Mail) released 3/30/15 5/3/15 (Mail) released 5/5/15 7/2/15 (Mail) released 7/2/15 b. Does the Veteran's treatment plan include taking medication for the diagnosed condition? [X] Yes [ ] No If yes, describe treatment (list only those medications used for the diagnosed condition): Fioricet 4 times a day every day 3. Symptoms ----------- a. Does the Veteran experience headache pain? [X] Yes [ ] No [X] Constant head pain [X] Pulsating or throbbing head pain [X] Pain localized to one side of the head [X] Pain on both sides of the head [X] Pain worsens with physical activity b. Does the Veteran experience non-headache symptoms associated with headaches? (including symptoms associated with an aura prior to headache pain) [X] Yes [ ] No [X] Nausea [X] Vomiting [X] Sensitivity to light [X] Sensitivity to sound [X] Sensory changes (such as feeling of pins and needles in extremities) c. Indicate duration of typical head pain [X] More than 2 days d. Indicate location of typical head pain [X] Both sides of head 4. Prostrating attacks of headache pain --------------------------------------- a. Migraine / Non-Migraine- Does the Veteran have characteristic prostrating attacks of migraine / non-migraine headache pain? [X] Yes [ ] No If yes, indicate frequency, on average, of prostrating attacks over the last several months: [X] With less frequent attacks b. Does the Veteran have very prostrating and prolonged attacks of migraines/non-migraine pain productive of severe economic inadaptability? [ ] Yes [X] No 5. Other pertinent physical findings, complications, conditions, signs and/or symptoms ---------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- a. Does the Veteran have any scars (surgical or otherwise) related to any conditions or to the treatment of any conditions listed in the Diagnosis section above? [ ] Yes [X] No b. Does the Veteran have any other pertinent physical findings, complications, conditions, signs and/or symptoms related to any conditions listed in the Diagnosis section above? [ ] Yes [X] No 6. Diagnostic testing --------------------- Are there any other significant diagnostic test findings and/or results? [X] Yes [ ] No If yes, provide type of test or procedure, date and results (brief summary): CT of the head in October 19, 2015 was totally normal 7. Functional impact -------------------- Does the Veteran's headache condition impact his or her ability to work? [X] Yes [ ] No If yes, describe the impact of the Veteran's headache condition, providing one or more examples: Per veteran statement, she states that she misses 2-3 days per week due to her headaches. She works for the school district at Palm Beach County School district. 8. Remarks, if any: ------------------- The veteran states that in the last month, her left eye twitches when she has a migraine attack.