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  1. Rated 10% (SC) painful joints/Arthritis. When filed for increase unaware, but last week! diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Explains why my pain is severe. I need information. A condition caused or worsened by a SC condition is rated secondary to the SC condition. I don't know how to address acquiring after service a condition that aggravates existing SC condition. Am I stuck at 10% rating for painful joints or can I get compensation for the disabling pain either for effects on arthritis or as a secondary diagnosis? BTW I have SC conditions (IBD,PTSD,Migraines) which are common with fibromyalgia,... still getting Fibromyalgia SC is unlikely. Fibromyalgia alone is painful, but co-existing with arthritis is unbearable. Is there precedent to allow increase above 10% or allow secondary diagnosis? ANY SUGGESTIONS!!!!! I'm in constant pain. My claim is in reviewing evidence and will be decided soon. Any good advice is appreciated. Thank You
  2. I am at present, awaiting a decision for a proximately related S/C for a RT Hip. I am being told by EVERY doctor, that I require a THR. The problem is, that I cannot afford to pay surgical fees, hospital & medication, co pays, etc.. I DO have Medicare....no Medicaid. The questions: Do Veterans with a 30% (LT Hip) and 20% (Lumbar), have to pay for non service connected (RT) hip surgery? What is/are the fee(s) based on? Income? Total disability rating? Other? I am also pending a TDIU. A CUE claim retro 1976. Recently, I was informed that I have a worn polyethylene hip socket cup, thereby requiring surgery for my Lt. S/C hip..AGAIN! Boy...when it rains, it pours! Life SUCKS...I'm falling apart!
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