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I am 50% PTSD, 10% endometriosis, and SC for migraines 0%. I would like to file for an increase in my endometriosis because when the VA awarded me the 10% they stated that...

"VA examinnation shows that you continue presence of emdometriosis and dyspareunia. You having abnormal uterine bleeding which may or may not be related to endomtriosis and is not clear. The examiner stated that the current plan is to proceed with prolactin and review sonogram and discuss the results. If the saline sonogram is negative, they will with a endometrial biopsy. At this point it is not clear if your endometriosis is responsible for the abnormal bleeding, but may be responsible for the dyspareunia, which is currently under evaluation. At this time we cannot grant an increase in your endometriosis as we have no clear diagnosis of this being the cause of your abnormal bleeding. If endometriosis is found to be the cause of your abnormal bleeding you may reopen your claim."

DO THEY PROOF READ THESE BEFORE PRINTNG?

First, I didn't have a C&P exam from Gyn for the endometriosis. The VA had to cancel it because the Gyn doc was not avaliable. The prolactin that is mentioned sounds like it is a drug I am on, but it was something that my gyn wanted to check because if a woman's prolactin level is off it can cause her to have uncontrolled uterine bleeding. I have done the prolactin level blood test and it is normal and the saline infused sonogram (ouch) was normal also. My VA gyn said the pain and bleeding is from my endometriosis and gave me options to help control it. I can have a proceedure done where they burn off your endometrial lining to stop the bleeding, I can be put on meds to put my body into menapause, or have a hysterectomy. I am only 36 and we would like to have another child, so the doctor suggested that I wait to do anything because all of the treatments prevent the ability to conceive. We decided to wait until Nov. to have anything done. If you baby by then, Joel will be an only child. Is this all that I need to reopen the claim? And if I reopen the claim will it have the effective date of when I first applied for the increase or will it be from the reopen date?

Also, I want to apply for IU. I have applied for it before and was denied. I haven't worked since I had that unneeded surgery at the VA in 2003. Right now I can't work because of my PTSD (I rarely leave the house) and the pain from the endometriosis, but do I have a chance.

Suprise, the migraines are back. I went for a long time, years without having any, but I have started having them again with dizziness. I am to

have a CT scan and MRI scheduled to rule out anything else, but my PC doc tells me it is migraines again and put me on meds for migraines and pain and naseau.

It has been suggested to me to file for the loss of a creative organ since endometiosis is known to cause infertility. And if I have to do one of the treatments it will assure my uterus will not ever carry a child.

I should file for an increase in my PTSD because I meet the requirements, but the thought of another C&P with a twenty something is terrifying to me.

Any help of who to word my claim would be helpful. I did have a SO, but he isn't any help and is not the greatest to deal with since my injuries stemmed from a rape. He can barely make eye contact with me and I can't bring myself to go downtown to meet with him or any of the SO's.

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My VA gyn said the pain and bleeding is from my endometriosis Looks like this statement meets the requirements set forth by the VA. Have your GYN provide a letter with his rationale on this diagnosis and I think you will be ok.

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A few thoughts for you.....

I am 50% PTSD, 10% endometriosis, and SC for migraines 0%. I would like to file for an increase in my endometriosis because when the VA awarded me the 10% they stated that...

A. What does your C-File say ? For example, my Cfile stated once that I cancelled an important appointment, but didnt reschedule, an untruth.

"VA examinnation shows that you continue presence of emdometriosis and dyspareunia. You having abnormal uterine bleeding which may or may not be related to endomtriosis and is not clear. The examiner stated that the current plan is to proceed with prolactin and review sonogram and discuss the results. If the saline sonogram is negative, they will with a endometrial biopsy. At this point it is not clear if your endometriosis is responsible for the abnormal bleeding, but may be responsible for the dyspareunia, which is currently under evaluation. At this time we cannot grant an increase in your endometriosis as we have no clear diagnosis of this being the cause of your abnormal bleeding. If endometriosis is found to be the cause of your abnormal bleeding you may reopen your claim."

DO THEY PROOF READ THESE BEFORE PRINTNG?

B. When you read your C File , does it say this also? If you have a copy of your C File, has your private doctor seen the information for treatment?

"First, I didn't have a C&P exam from Gyn for the endometriosis. "

"The VA had to cancel it because the Gyn doc was not avaliable. "

"My VA gyn said the pain and bleeding is from my endometriosis and gave me options to help control it. Is this all that I need to reopen the claim? And if I reopen the claim will it have the effective date of when I first applied for the increase or will it be from the reopen date?"

"Also, I want to apply for IU. I have applied for it before and was denied. I haven't worked since I had that unneeded surgery at the VA in 2003. "

C. Clear diagnosis will be in your C FIle, if you need increased support, get help at VA or somewhere. Keep documentation and if possible, get IMO.

"Right now I can't work because of my PTSD (or MST?)(I rarely leave the house) and the pain from the endometriosis, but do I have a chance."

D. Yes, Prescription meds are important!

"my PC doc tells me it is migraines again and put me on meds for migraines and pain and naseau."

E. I am not sure, but if you reseach, I think creative organ isnt "Lost" yet.

"It has been suggested to me to file for the loss of a creative organ since endometiosis is known to cause infertility.Second opinion if you are concerned about any medical treatment.

F. I once had a second C&P, less intense and I was more prepared with paperwork.

"I should file for an increase in my PTSD because I meet the requirements, but the thought of another C&P with a twenty something is terrifying to me."

G. Regards your SO nonresponding to your needs, maybe they are right down uncomfortable or just dont know what to say or do. Is there a rape crisis center nearbye? Most have valuable experience and support. If SO doesnt help much or maybe somewhat, your choice and your POA. God Bless,cg

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