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Since 2019 fighting for increase of GERD to include service connection for gastritis. I had gastritis with H pylori , prior to retiring but seem to ignore this one condition. Now It has gotten worse. I appealed, The RO (KY) reduced me back to 0% from 10%, after holding this rating since 2007. I filed for an increase to include this,(gastritis with h-pylori) but again only for GERD. The rater back in 2007 didnt forward my private doctor's documents and C-file to the examiner. Folks here say I dont have a CUE. Nothing said of my other conditions only GERD (7346) because I had a hiatal hernia. This time it is erosive esophagitis and erosive gastritis with multiple lesions, stomach polyp from prolong use of medication. I had the tests done at the VA hospital! Gave me an ACE, even tho evidence was there for a decision. CP Dr didnt even read my file, ignored the other conditions, rater ignored as well, gave me the 0%. Board gave my 10% back to me, but denied the increase, ignored the other info . I appealed to the Court of Appeals . Judge even stated case was problematic because of deficiencies in the opinion , C&P Dr (she didnt say too much at all) (rater didnt even say much) reviewed my whole file, and that BVA judge just copied info provided no rationale. Remanded back, and just learned that BVA, after two days (Per Ebenefits) remanded back to the same stupid RO. The same one who didnt even read my claim, who didnt go by the law, and a Dr whose online reviews are bad. I just hoped it wasnt the same BVA judge. I knew something was gonna get messed up, as the letter I received from the Board about additional argument I want to send- had a date they had for the decision was 7 Jun 2021 instead of back in May 2020, leaving me to believe now that they didnt read anything and just forward back to justify their stats. And who knows how long? I am 69 years old, and I am of the belief that they hope I die before this is settled. It states that for an increase- Where an increase in the level of a disability is at issue, the primary concern is the present level of disability. Francisco v. Brown, 7 Vet. App. 55 (1994) meaning as of 31 Jan 2019 my condition was worse, but with a new remand, they will give me another EGD and then deny again, saying I'm a super trooper, all in my head. Im just fed up!
I recently put in a claim for service connection with GERD and IBS. My main symptoms are as follows: constant stomach pain, weight lost (20 pounds in 1 year, mostly muscle), hurts and or feels uncomfortable to eat, take tums daily, use the restroom periodically through out the day (2-4 times daily), acid reflux (2-4 times weekly), heartburn (1-2 times a week), and yes i feel like it effects my day to day activities quite severely. My rating has not been determined yet, but did see the C&P examiner. Everything went pretty well and she seemed very caring and charismatic (I have ran into C&P examiners that just want you be done and out and care very little about you) which hopefully means good for my claim. Will update with rating.