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About Riplip

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  1. Just figured I'd send an update in case anyone else has the same backwards ED instead of the typical can't get it hard type. They awarded me 0% SC and the SMC for not being able to ejaculate. It was a quick case as well. Had my C&P only a couple weeks ago. So if the meds you are taking for a SC issue are making your sex life more difficult then you can shoot for ED even though you can still get aroused.
  2. It was kind of funny. I hope i win the prize I was shooting for haha
  3. Hearing loss is tough and yes you pretty much need to be deaf for the VA to recognize. I'm 70% bilateral for hearing loss. Without my custom hearing aids in I am useless when it comes to communicating. With that being said everyone who has answered is correct. You might need to use an independent audiologist that follows the same guidelines to get any type of higher rating. Even if you can get them to SC the right ear it'll be worth it in the long run. It sure is a battle but it it is one you can win if you stay in the fight. Don't get discouraged and give up because that's what they want. Goo
  4. Thanks GBArmy that is exactly what I had when I went there. This place was a dump that the VA sent me too. The two women were talking through every question together like it was there first time. It was really weird. It seems like one nurse was an interpreter for the other. With my hearing I couldn't understand anything this doctor said. I was glad there was a second person. When they had to inspect my gear it was really uncomfortable. They were both down there talking to each other about and looking it over for a long while. Very strange. I denied their request to check my prostate haha. If
  5. Quick little update to this issue. Its been since May and I've been through 4 different medications some adding crazy side effects like cold sweats , bad dreams, more anxiety and that type of stuff. Still have the ED and today I go to a C&P for it. I'm trying for SMC K since the research I've done and what the fine people here think I believe I should get it. If I have to stay on these meds. and they can't find one that works then ED it is I guess. Kind of sucks. As soon as I hear back or have more info., I will add it in here. Maybe somebody else has the same issue and this could help the
  6. SPO it can take forever with everything else. I requested mine in March and they are still gathering information. Nothing you can do. Its the painful process we have to deal with. Hope it comes in soon for you. I'm not expecting much since i've been trying to get my medical records since 2010 and they can't find them. Good luck
  7. OK I have read all of that. First I'd like to say I am not trying for an increase in hearing because I just got that a couple months ago up to 70%. My hearing is really bad. The next step is implant which I don't want to do. I also have the peripheral disorder at 30%, tinnitus at 10% and MH at 50%. I have all those symptoms stated above but I have been on so many medicines and supplements and have completely changed my diet to help with the symptoms I don't get the full rotational vertigo as much. Meaning maybe once a week now but constantly get dizzy and lose my balance and catch myself almos
  8. Wow that is some outstanding information right there. Thank you Broncovet and Vync. The Meniere's would not change the MH rating at all just the other three. I need to find those documents online so I can print them out. Thank you
  9. I read that. I also agree with you and feel the people here are to be trusted more than the VSO. I have not had my disabilities for 5 years yet. The way he explained it to me was I have hearing loss 70% peripheral disorder 30%, tinnitus 10% and MH 50%. If I go for Meniere's which includes hearing, peripheral, and tinnitus then whatever I would get for Meniere's would replace those 3 rating? Meniere's has 3 ratings 30, 60, and 100. If I don't get the 100 rating then I would be losing money. Does that make sense or since my other 3 are more together then they would side on that instead even if i
  10. Vync, I don't think it goes under a increase because it would be its own disability. I could be wrong but I was told it would be better if I left well enough alone at the moment.
  11. That is good advice. My DAV rep just answered me and he said If I claim Meniere's and they grant it at 60% then my three 70%,30% and 10% will be dropped resulting in a reduction. He said If i'm not confident I fit the criteria for 100% Meniere's confidently with medical documents to prove it then it may not be in my best interest. I think I will hold off and start a diary/log as well and keep it on the back burner. I'm still waiting for my claims file that I put in for in May so I hope to find something in there as well. Thank you for the replies.
  12. I have a question about how to read this schedule of ratings. The notes part of Meniere's has me confused. I feel I am in the 60% category most months but some months I end up in the 100% with the amount of attacks. On the other hand I have 70% hearing loss, 10% Tinnitus and 30% peripheral Vestibular disorder. If I pursued the Menieres and they put it at 60% or even worse 30% would they all be thrown together and I end up dropping to 60% or 30% total? Seems like I could lose some ratings if I try for it. Am I reading it wrong? Thanks Meniere's.pdf
  13. I was thinking that myself. I enjoy working and I have a good job. They work with me on all these issues since I've been here for 20 years and I am a good employee. I think i'll have the DAV setup a intent to file.
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