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.
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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?
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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?
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In overdoing it, the first day I spent outdoors, doing things around my place, I must have inadvertently hurt my spine is some form or another. I have had a numb feeling now for three days of my left frontal area of my thigh, from just below my waiste down to my knee with out any relief or abatement of the symptoms.
I've been told from a couple of sources that say that I have possibly caused a pintching of my sciatica nerve or any number of disks in my spine. It doesn't hurt anyplace but that doesn't make me feel all the better for it. Walking isn't a problem either, except for the noticable feeling like my thigh is being sprayed with a mist of cold water and trying to sleep with your thigh feeling like something is crawling up your leg is a bit disturbing at times.
I have a C&P exam for unrelated secondary issues of a SC condition and I am hoping I will be able to be seen either by my PCP or their NP, so I can get any tests, CT, Xrays, MRI, or a nerve conduction test, to determine if I did injure my spine is some shape or form.
I was so looking forward to a summer of no new problems, but I guess my body is just to messed up or banged up for anything like that to grace my life with.
Time to lay my weary head down and hope for sleep to overtake me before my body can react to its quiet slumber. LoL
Rockhound Rider B)
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