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About Charlieg

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  1. Its been a long 2 years trying to claim IBS, Shoulder impingment, and tinnitus. Just received some money from va. But dont know what for. ebenifits will not allow me to register. What can I do to get more info.
  2. Was able to get the preferred choice doctors diagnosis. Which was K92.1 Hematochezia K58.9 IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) Hopefully this helps when I go the my vro in a few weeks. So even tho I hurt my shoulder in desert storm I cant claim it. It was not pre-existing before desert shield/storm. Also the psorasis that he says I have now is not the same thing I was treated for in the gulf. I had pustules oozing out of my feet and hands that lasted for years and was treated by the va in the early 90s. It is gone now but I wonder if it will ever come back.
  3. Denied Shoulder impingement syndrome with nexus letter. Denied IBS that was diagnosed by va and preferred choice gastro doctor Denied Psorisis that C&P doctor admitted is Psorisis. Maybe I don't understand the rules of the presumptives? How should I proceed? Here is the actual denials. DIAGNOSIS: 1. Left shoulder impingement [Icd10 code: m75.40]. Veteran has claimed a disability pattern related to (left shoulder pain) that meets TL10-01 criteria for a disease with a clear and specific etiology and diagnosis. Not caused by or related to GW environmental exposure. Not caused by rotator cuff weakness documented in 1991 and that pre-existed to deployment and active service at the time, as per medical records documentation. Veteran denied any shoulder condition on physical examination dated 1993. No functional limitations. Normal x rays. Condition is due to re petitive activity at or above the shoulder during work or sports as per medical literature. Dr. Herzog assessment/note, although full of advocacy, is inconsistent with objective documented data in medical records (STR's), and hence delegated to a personal speculation. 2. Claimed condition: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome". There is insufficient evidence to warrant or confirm a diagnosis of an acute or chronic Irritable Bowel Syndrome condition or its residuals. No medical opinion can be rendered as no condition is diagnosed. Veteran does not meet Roma III criteria for diagnosis. Veteran denied any gastrointestinal condition on physical examination dated 1993. Veteran reported symptomatology as likely as not 2ry to dietary variations, although the possibility of functional diarrhea, celiac or other malabsorption condition has not being entirely ruled out. 3. Psoriasis [Icd10 code: L40.0]. Veteran has claimed a disability pattern related to (skin condition) that meets TL10-01 criteria for a disease with a clear and specific etiology and diagnosis. Not caused by or related to GW environmental exposure. Not caused by or related to nickel allergy, nor by rash documented on 1991 that resolved after Lidex treatment. Veteran denied any skin condition on physical examination dated 1993. Condition as per medical literature, is genetically determined by the psoriasis-susceptibility (PSORS1) locus within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) on chromosome 6p21 (location of the HLA genes) I admit I may have said I had no issues out processing in 1993 but I was wanting to leave the airforce at the time and didn't want anything to stop that and did not know anything about compensation. I was told to go the the va and get treated for rashes from the gulf war and the va did treat until I stopped going.
  4. It appears that my preferred choice appt. with gastro is listed in my appts under the blue button but not any info from the appt. He diagnosed me with ibs.
  5. I was turned down for IBS and Rashes for no clinical diagnosis and for shoulder impingment because he didnt agree with the nexus letter from my orthepedic surgeon. Looking on healthevet i see where my problem code for IBS is k58.0 which when i look it up is a diagnosis for ibs but its not the 4 digit code for compensation. The same for the shoulder.. How do i get the diagnosis codes for compensation on my records? Im just confused
  6. I was finally able to access ebenifits but can't get a premium account because I can't get past the address part. Cant figure out what address va has for me. Although everytime I go its verified.
  7. Also he had me get xrays for shoulder and stomach and blood work while I was there. He specifically told me he does not write " in my opinion, or as likely or not" statements. I have a password and username for ebenifits but have never been able to login.
  8. After a year of waiting finally had c&p exam for shoulder impingment, rash on lower legs, and IBS. Had a nexus letter from doctor for shoulder, and IBS and rash were diagnosed by VA. The doctor did not seem to impressed and thought I had way to little testing for these and was shocked I had been diagnosed. Guess I just have to wait and see. The IBS and rash should be presumtive. He said he doesnt make the decision. Whats next? How do I hear whats next? He said I would get a letter, is this true?
  9. I filed for IBS, Shoulder impengment, and skin rashes on lower legs. So now I guess I'm waiting to here on date or dates of c&p exams. Any guidance on these exams? Got a nexus letter for the shoulder. Being treated for rashes and IBS by VA. Also, I will be moving from NY state to florida in july. What do I do about that?
  10. I filed for IBS, Shoulder impengment, and skin rashes on lower legs. So now I guess I'm waiting to here on date or dates of c&p exams. Any guidance on these exams? Got a nexus letter for the shoulder. Being treated for rashes and IBS by VA. Also, I will be moving from NY state to florida in july. What do I do about that?
  11. Thank you. I will send vro an email. I am assuming if I get anymore docs to help my claim I can send them in as I get them?
  12. So last july I filed a notice to file a claim or whatever its called, for IBS, skin rashes, and shoulder impingment. I have been seeing VA doctor which says I have IBS and skin rashes. Have had negative xrays but physical therapy for shoulder impingment in same shoulder as had it in military documents. Have gone to orthopedist and waiting on a letter connecting. Just got a call from perfered choice program to schedule an upper gi. I guess this was a result of gulf war exam. Should I file now or wait for more stuff? It seems like it will be ongoing treatment so why not file now.
  13. I now am able to be seen in my town by a VA approved preferred choice dr office. She is only a nurse practitioner, but approved and her husband is retired army with 33 years in. First thing she asked is have I filed a claim and do not hesitate to do it now for anything that might be related to the military service. I have started the process for skin rashes and shoulder impengment that happened in service. Think I should leave out IBS and CF since I dont have a diagnosis just being treated for it now. Went to gulf war exam and dr told me I should file claims and get checked for IBS and CF. So I may do that after filing for the others first. Does this sound right. According to the NGRC I shouldnt claim IBS or CF without a diagnosis.
  14. I have all of my medical records except my shot records and an appt. with my county va rep to put claim together next tuesday. The va clinic is treating me for IBS and skin rashes that they are calling psoriasis, but has been called contact dermatitis and eczema at other times. While researching GWI I ran across a study that showed 211 Gulf War I vets had burning semen. I had this and my wife paid dearly for it. It does not bother her anymore but just wondering if anyone here has had it. I figured the reason only 211 were known to have it was because others didnt say anything. I sure didnt and would never had thought it had to do with GWI.
  15. We do have insurance but its a Health Savings Account which means I pay the first 11000. So I need to use the VA. Although I did find a new clinic in town for my sons physical for school but she is only a P.A. My doctor here wants 175 to walk thru the door and he uses P.A.s its hard to get him to actually see me. We have a va clinic 45 mins away and a va hospital 2 hrs away. I dont know how this is going to play out but at least im back in the system now. Still curious where my records are.
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