Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery”instead of ‘I have a question.
Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
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I have so many thoughts, emotions, and physical responses to all that my neuropsychological tests will tell me. I wouldn't be in such a termoile if it hadn't been for my ENT Dr. sticking it to me by not clarifying a few points on his IMO report.
I've had to increase certain meds to keep on an even keel, but they leave me somewhat, the word I want to use is stupify. All my action and responses are slowed down and people might think I'm retarded or something. I've already had to correct this post at least half a dozen times because my letters in words are backwards or I completely misspell words I would not normally do otherwise.
Got to go get ready and make sure I feed my companion Tom, he's my cat and if I don't feed him he gets cranky and bites and I got the scars to prove it. LoL He can pur while he's stll biting you.LoL But if I don't breath or I am breathing to shallow, I think when he bites me when I am asleep, it is to wake me up and not because he is hungry.
Got to go, have an early call for my ride or I won't get all I have to do today done.
p.s. let you know how the appointment works out or at least the results theire of.
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