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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class

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    MM2 (SS) Submariner

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  1. Thank you Vync and Broncovet. My VSO helped me and then we sent to my representative out of the regional office. (Probably cost me a month) I will go through the checklist you provided.
  2. I opted into the BVA approximately 6 weeks ago. Will it be listed on vets.gov or ebenefits at any time?
  3. Thank you, it is in the physicians own terms. I just couldn't see posting it all.
  4. When obtaining an IMO from a specialist or family practice physician, is it advisable to include more than 1 reasons as to why the doctor thinks your issue is SC? My example is the following: the doctor uses a fall you took in service documented by lay evidence and says your migraines are at least likely secondary to the fall and then adds that your SC PTSD is at least likely a trigger for migraine headaches.
  5. I pray this Aimovig is the real deal. I've been given everything from verapomil, topamax and gabapentin. I wish I had started a migraine log many years ago. I am going to submit the log with my appeal to the BVA.
  6. Thanks for the replies; Yes I have had a sleep study with a CPAP necessity letter. My SMR says that I suffered from "acute migraine headaches due to stress "on my exit exam. My pulmonologist states in his letter that my deviated septum along with stress from service (as stated on exit exam) are backed up with medical lit and more likely than not cause my sleep apnea. I suppose this should say PTSD and not just stress. I have had these headaches 29 years and the neurologist I have been seeing this past year had me start keeping a log. Also gave me Aimovig which seems to have cut 30% of my headaches. Still have 10 a month with 2 to 3 instead of 5 knocking me on my butt.
  7. Hello, Please bear with me for I don't want to confuse anyone. I usually do but can't help it. I was recently rated for PTSD which I filed for in May of this year with a July decision. I have a claim for migraines and sleep apnea in since 2014 and have been denied twice. My neurologist, pulmonologist and ENT doctor all believe my issues were caused by a fall I took of 6' in which I jolted my head plus hit my face and nose area AND now also from my PTSD. The only proof I have of fall are 3 buddy letter, one being from the corpsman who responded. Should PTSD be listed as a contributor in any Independent Medical Opinion/Nexus letter for migraines or SA at this point? PTSD was a recent rating and I've been fighting for the other 2 issues for 5 years on the basis of the fall and don't want to seem wishy washy with the BVA even though it was recommended that I include PTSD as a contributor.
  8. I tried the regular blue button on vets.gov but to no avail. I had a feeling since it wasn't conducted at the VA hospital or facility that these would be tougher to retrieve. Thanks. I will respond when this adventure is concluded.
  9. How do I obtain copies of my C&P exam results that were performed by contractors? One of these was 5 weeks ago and the other 3 weeks.
  10. I never was scheduled the exam. My representative told me on 12-19-18 that I was awarded the exam but my claim was mistakenly closed out and took several months to reopen. Now they send out a packet with a decision within 3 weeks of the claim being reopened. I have the form the HLR officer typed up ordering a new exam. Says " Establish EP 683 with claim label RAMP-HLR-DTA Error. USing ERB and ERRA submit a new exam and MO request for headaches.
  11. No not as of yet. I am sorry for the confusion. I am afraid I was denied because I didn't get the exam that was ordered for me by the HLR officer. Should I have received the exam for migraine headaches.
  12. My migraine claim from RAMP was finally reopened after it was lost for 5 months and then closed just yesterday. My C file has an order from the higher level review officer from my RAMP that I was to receive another exam due to an error for migraine headaches. I did not receive that exam. I have also showed the 3 Caluza elements for this claim and it appears that they were ignored which is against regulations. Should I have received this exam? Also; if ebenefits has me down as not SC still that pretty much means that I am to receive a denial in the coming days; Correct? Just want to get ready for my next step ahead of time. The VA is not going to degrade me or keep me down. Will see what happens but I think my next step is my lawmaker due to facts in my C file that were ignored.
  13. I have done that with all of my issues and the VA did not take them into consideration. This is just my situation though. It may work for others.
  14. my mistake LOL think I'll edit the question
  15. LOL That was a typo Broncovet . Thanks
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