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flyfisher

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flyfisher last won the day on June 15 2014

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About flyfisher

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    E-3 Seaman
  • Birthday 04/13/1967

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  • Service Connected Disability
    100%
  • Branch of Service
    Air Force
  • Hobby
    Fly Fishing

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  1. Just received my total and permanent rating for fibromyalgia and PTSD! I had letter from my providers stating that each was static and permanent! My vet rep notified me this morning but I am still waiting for the official documents from the VA!
  2. Just received my notification T&P approval thru my vet rep! I had a letter from my provider saying that my fibromyalgia and PTSD were static and permanent. I am still waiting to get the official document from the VA in the mail!
  3. I agree make sure you document everything! I have also been through acupuncture but that was useless for me!
  4. Hi everyone! Sorry I have been signed off for so long! I have been on Lyrica for several months and I am having decent results. I still have pain but it is not the level it was before this all started. I have never seen a rheumatogist for the fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed by by primary care doctor and by the pain clinic NP. I am currently rated at 50% for the fibromyalgia. I had DBQ's filled out by my primary doctor and that was enough for my claim. My pain provider told me to excercise until I sweat and also keep my mood up! There is new studies by the VA that show antidepressants helping also so don't be surprised if they recommend that also. As a VA RN I would tell you to try one med at a time and see how it goes because they can always add something a few visits later.
  5. Yes Ray I was diagnosed probably about 2 years ago. They have me on the upper limits of Lyrica but my pain still runs around a five. If there is change in weather or I have been overactive it will go to a 6 or 7. Sorry about the late reply.
  6. Flyfisher still here! Seems like pending claims are stuck in a machine somewhere! I am 100% and still trying for permanent status on a couple of conditions. Love this site! I am ready for summer and fishing on the boat! Welcome Home Everyone and good luck!
  7. The pain is chronic and widespread. Most often and including compensation regs you need to have pain located in several pressure points on your body. Example pressure points are front / back of neck,elbows, upper/lower back, top of legs right your butt and knees. Other symptoms can be sleep problems . Fibro is often associated with depression , anxiety and PTSD . You can have pain but if you don't have pain in those pressure points then it's hard for diagnosis to be made. For service connection you have to have pain in a certain amount of those pressure points. There is a lot of good info on the internet. I am a RN so if I can be of further assistance let me know. NOT professional advice just a little help from a fellow vet! LOL That's my disclaimer.
  8. I am a Registered Nurse and I made no bonus! But you look at my leadership and you see $10,000 bonuses. It is sad that some of those who got the bonuses lied to get it and also put veterans lives at risk. 98% of new veterans got a new patient appointment within thirty days!!! Go call your local doctor and see how soon they can get you in as a new patient! I am proud to say I work for the VA and I am proud to serve my fellow veterans!!!
  9. Fibromyalgia is one of the presumptive conditions of the gulf war syndrome. I didn't even have a rheumatologist diagnose me and I was approved first time. I now see a pain specialist routinely and I on medication which has helped some not a complete cure.
  10. This is a really good article that shows "hidden list" in a whole new light. As a VA employee I get up every morning ready to go to work because I love my job helping fellow veterans. NEJMp1406767 - My Hidden List (3).pdf
  11. I already have a combined 100% service connected for several health issues. When applying for permanent rating should I link it to specific diagnosis on the statement in support of claim. Or should i just make a basic statement like " I am writing to request a permanent rating" and let them decide which diagnosis I am referring to. I just dont want to write too little or too much. Any help on this matter would be appreciated.
  12. I am going to put in for P&T disability. Is it a good idea to get a lawyer to assist with this? Does someone have the contact information to a lawyer that helped them out with this same issue. I would like to get some names to contact.
  13. Yes it says since there is the likelihood of improvement the assigned evaluation is not considered permanent and is subject to future review examination. So even though it is a chronic and no cure known it is not considered permanent? No need to appeal this decision of non permanent?
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