I hope someone can offer a workable suggestion. I have been attempting for 9 years to file a claim for PTSD due to multiple incidents of MST. I've made slow progress. I placed a phone call which confirmed the worthiness of my claim. I tried to enter the VA hospital and failed. Next accompanied by a nurse i did enter, only to leave. Several years later I barely made it in to get a va card made and receive a Rx for PTSD (Zoloft). During this my marriage failed due mostly to the PTSD. Years later after I lost my job (due to PTSD). I managed again only with a nurse helping me; to continue to get zoloft. Eventually, after losing my home, I managed to have a few visits with the head of the MST dept. This only after rescheduling my initial visit many times. I would have to leave when I would have major panic attacks just trying to sit in the waiting area. Eventually I was allowed to skip the initial processing and see the Dr. I only lasted a handful of times as I began having many sleepless nights and increased anxiety it wasn't worth it. Now my question. I was able to give accounts of many of the incidents to this Dr. There were multiple but she heard the majority. I don't have a record of actual reports of the incidents as I did not want anyone to know. However I was seen multiple times for "stomach problems". I was even admitted to the base hospital and "surprise, surprise" My symptoms went away and the tests showed nothing! I was given 2 weeks conv. leave on release, which I recently read in my record was not for any "medical" reason. The Dr stated that he felt my symptoms were psychological in nature! I also have in record where I went to sick call and asked to be tested for std's. I stated that my "boyfriend" was rumored to have something. I did not have a boyfriend. To my relief the tests came back all negative. However ironically the Dr. had started me on antibiotics due to my "exam". I appeared in severe pain and what he did see was very "irritated". This Dr never suspected anything. Since my 9 years of service I have been admitted by ambulance to the cardiac wing for observation from the er, only to find that my heart was quite healthy. I think these were major panic attacks. This was when my Dr started me on zoloft. I also suffer from migraines (1st diagnosed in service) high bloodpressure and asthma. My stomach problems have also continued.
***Is it possible with current records and documents to file a claim without subjecting myself to the anxiety of once again visiting the VA? This is long but if anyone has any suggestions please help.(A major factor for me is that 1 indiv. involved retired near me, I barely leave my house for fear of seeing him.) I have lost basically everything. My marriage, job and home.