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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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RickyDee

Sleep Apnea

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Anyone have a problem with Sleep Apnea?

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Ricky,,, Ihave the Same thing Wife states I stop Breathing Quite a few times , During My 3 Hours a night If that .... Patrick

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I use a CPAP and it has helped me a lot.

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I too have sleep apnea. I've been told it is a rather common condition among overweight veterans. The CPAP machine is the most common treatment mode used by the VA. I personally could not use this because I am a restless sleeper and the air passage "mask" keeps coming off during the night... so I chose to live without it. That is probably not a good choice considering all the risks involved... but who knows??

I've seen a post or two where vets were able to get this service connected but I think they proved it was related to other SC ailments.

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I too have sleep apnea. I've been told it is a rather common condition among overweight veterans. The CPAP machine is the most common treatment mode used by the VA. I personally could not use this because I am a restless sleeper and the air passage "mask" keeps coming off during the night... so I chose to live without it. That is probably not a good choice considering all the risks involved... but who knows??

I've seen a post or two where vets were able to get this service connected but I think they proved it was related to other SC ailments.

Erich - check out my posts from earlier this year on SA and how I got it SC even though it was diagnosed AFTER I retired.

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I HAD A SLEEP APNEA DONE FOR THE SECOND TIME ON NOV 4, THIS TIME THEY ALLOWED ME TO USE THE CPAP. IS THERE ANY IDEA THEY WILL ISSUE ME ONE. I SLEPT A WHOLE LOT BETTER WHEN I WORE THE CPAP, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THE EXAMINER ASK ME ( HOW DID I SLEEP WITH CPAP). I'M JUST WAITING FOR THE DR. TO READ THE NOTES FROM THE EXAMINER. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THEM TO CONTACT YOU?

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