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Pn How Is It Scheduled?


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As you know my VV husband was dx with DMII. He has multiple secondary problems, one of which is PN. He has fallen, 3 times during the past 2 months, due I believe to PN primarily drop foot on the left. Also, he has sharp stabbing pains in both hands. Unfortunately, he self medicates for pain w/ IBP and Advil. Way to many pills per day. But we are dealing with things one step at a time. This is one of the next things on the list. My question is: How does VA rate PN. All limbs? Each Limb? Upper body (hands)? Feet? Is everything seperate or is it combined once they make their rating determination?

As usual, you all are great and thanks in advance.

Jangrin :unsure:

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jangrin, I am TDIU, P&T for DMII and PN. My C&P consisted of the flexible test line that looked like thick fish line (kept poking me) and a lot of range of motion testing. My C&P examiner told me that the reason for my lack of balance is that the nerve endings on the botom of our feet are what control balance. I hate to say it but as the PN progresses the balance gets worse. I just try to be careful and slow down a bit. I also take Ibuprofin at bed time. The VA podiatrist prescribed Amitriplyne which really made me sleep, for about two days straight. I went back to IBP. Each limb is rated seperatly. Upper body left and right, lower body left and right. I made a mistake by not claiming my upper body till later in my claim. Do not forget to claim Bilaterial factors. All limbs are rated seperatly. I hope I have helped and there are many others on HADIT like y'all, Good luck and take care. One more thing, my wife wrote the VA a letter telling them what she saw in regards to my PN. She wrote that she wanted me to open a jar and because of the lack of strength in my hands I could not. Also I can not feel hot water. Terry Sturgis

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jangrin, I am TDIU, P&T for DMII and PN. My C&P consisted of the flexible test line that looked like thick fish line (kept poking me) and a lot of range of motion testing. My C&P examiner told me that the reason for my lack of balance is that the nerve endings on the botom of our feet are what control balance. I hate to say it but as the PN progresses the balance gets worse. I just try to be careful and slow down a bit. I also take Ibuprofin at bed time. The VA podiatrist prescribed Amitriplyne which really made me sleep, for about two days straight. I went back to IBP. Each limb is rated seperatly. Upper body left and right, lower body left and right. I made a mistake by not claiming my upper body till later in my claim. Do not forget to claim Bilaterial factors. All limbs are rated seperatly. I hope I have helped and there are many others on HADIT like y'all, Good luck and take care. One more thing, my wife wrote the VA a letter telling them what she saw in regards to my PN. She wrote that she wanted me to open a jar and because of the lack of strength in my hands I could not. Also I can not feel hot water. Terry Sturgis

Terrysturgis,

Thanks so much for the info. I have heard about the bilateral factor but i'm not sure what it is, if you could explain that would be great. Also, I thought for a while that it was my husbands age (61) why he was tripping and falling, loss of balance, etc. bUT I HAVE BEEN really keeping a close eye on him, and I see him constantly adjusting his stance, his footing, to get a better angle at whatever task he is doing. If he can't be "square" to the position, he will stagger or loose his balance. Are these signs of PN. I absolutely will write a statement if he ever gets notice of a C&P exam, maybe I should send it iin now before they send him off to the VA C&P doctors. We are still waiting to hear something about his original claim for DMII and secondarys. Three months now and no word yet. When we finally get him to these exams and such, after being on "hadit.com" , and learning all this really good info., we'll be ready for "em. :unsure:

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Jangrin :unsure:

PS- I know they have his claim, we got the letter about missing data and VA computer theft today.

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