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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After 18 months, I finally received a C & P exam which is scheduled in couple of weeks. VA has all my records about my HTN(Hypertention) since originally claimed(part of AO) on Y2004. I appealed since early Y2008.
1. Should I bring also a private doctor's IMO indicating how serious my HTN is in the private side versus in VA records, it is not that bad? See, I take my pills(losartan & Atenolol) before I head to VA appt. Thereby, my high blood presure reading is close to normal as per my VA record file was updated by a nurse or LVN prior to seeing my VA PC doctor.
2. Or, should I not worry at all as this is just to confirm that I have an ongoing HTN as part of my C & P exam?
3. Been a while since my last C & P. Is this a good sign that after my C & P exam, my appeal claim could be completed for processing?
Thanks for your time in advance!
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