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I had a C&P exam for TBI the doctor listed my condition at least likly as not related to TBI. Is that what I needed the doctor to say?

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He or she meant the residuals of TBI are at least as likely as not related to the TBI.

Do you have a strong nexus (link) of the TBI due to your service?

Is the event that caused the TBI documented in your SMRs or service records and also on your discharge certificate?

Such as concussion from IED of (date)

Did the doctor make any statement at all that the TBI was directly related to your service?

I see you get 20% now- what is the 20% for?

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Yes, the doctor needed to say at least as likely as not.

I'm assuming you must have something in you records that show a possible head injury, as Berta asked. The VARO doesn't like to schedual C&P's unless there is already something in your records.

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I fell 8 feet head first and split my head open. I was takeing to the ER and they stitched it up. After my discharge I got in trouble after trouble and the VA shrink told me I have TBI from the fall. I am 20% for sinus issues and I scar from when i fell. I got copy of nero phyc test. That doctor said I appear to have LD ADD and not the result that be consitant with TBI. My c&p doctor said that it is at least likly as not resudues from TBI. My shrink put in her report she can't say if my behavioral change is from TBI from the fall or PTSD from a assult I had in service. I called the 800 number and they said that my claim is for TBI secondnary depresion and ptsd. But I did file for ptsd when I did my new claim so not sure y they added that on this claim.

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They should rate the PTSD separately from the TBI residuals.

The blank TBI C & P should be here at hadit-

Lots to it

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The ptsd from the assult keep getting denied because the army destroyed the unit records and also the Mp's. So I cant verify the stressor for the ptsd. I found my old drill sgt and she wont write a letter about what happened. She said she would but than backed out. The c&p doctor put that my fatgue, servere depression, headaches are at least likely as not from TBI. But he told me during the exam ptsd and tbi show alot of the same symptoms. but never stated that in the c&p report. Also since I am on meds for depression and ptsd will that mess my nerophyc test off? should I request a test and stop takeing the meds for awhile if they will mess with the results? Also I was hung over really back the day of the test and its noted in the test will that mess up a test? I just can't figure out how they are saying its just LD when I had to other doctors looking at the same info and comming up with either TBI or PTSD.

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