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deyjason

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I recently recieved a decision from the rating board and disagreed with one issue. My IBS was service connected, but at 0%. The decision said that I had loose stool daily accompanied by abdominal distress. However, for 10% I would have to have frequent episodes of bowel disturbance with abdominal distress. What is their definition of frequent?

I filled out a NOD and asked for a DRO. Is this what I should have done? What happens next? How long does it take for somehting like this?

Thanks in advance your help and responses.

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Dey, What did your C & P say? Did it say that your IBS was mild, moderate or severe, that is what you need. Did it say that your IBS was constant. Are you taking in meds. like Dicyclomine? Do you have gas, constipation, stomach cramps when you eat, nausea, vomiting or bloating. Here are the ratings:

7319 Irritable colon syndrome (spastic colitis, mucous colitis, etc.):Severe; diarrhea, or alternating diarrhea and constipation, with more or less constant abdominal distress30Moderate; frequent episodes of bowel disturbance with abdominal distress10Mild; disturbances of bowel function with occasional episodes of abdominal distress

filing a NOD is the first step in an appeal, the DRO will review the decision and increase you or continue your 0%. Then it goes to the BVA, the DRO can take a while and the BVA is even longer about 2 years or so. May be wrong but DRO may be a few months to a year. Sorry for the bad news.

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Dey, What did your C & P say? Did it say that your IBS was mild, moderate or severe, that is what you need. Did it say that your IBS was constant. Are you taking in meds. like Dicyclomine? Do you have gas, constipation, stomach cramps when you eat, nausea, vomiting or bloating. Here are the ratings:

7319 Irritable colon syndrome (spastic colitis, mucous colitis, etc.):Severe; diarrhea, or alternating diarrhea and constipation, with more or less constant abdominal distress30Moderate; frequent episodes of bowel disturbance with abdominal distress10Mild; disturbances of bowel function with occasional episodes of abdominal distress

filing a NOD is the first step in an appeal, the DRO will review the decision and increase you or continue your 0%. Then it goes to the BVA, the DRO can take a while and the BVA is even longer about 2 years or so. May be wrong but DRO may be a few months to a year. Sorry for the bad news.

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Currently taken Imodium, yes I have gas and cramping as well. Normally occurs 30 minutes to 1 hour after eating. So I get diarrhea 2-4 times a day. The C&P service connected the IBS but C&P Doctor did not classify it as mild, moderate, or severe, just IBS.

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How does your doctor classify it? when was the last time you were treated? Do you think your doctor might classify it in you records at the VAMC. If so try to get him/her to classify it and send it in as evidence before the DRO review and make a decision.

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