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Currently have an overall rating of 80% for Lumber Spine Herniated nucleus pulposus (10%), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD (50%)

Left knee Patellar chondromalacia (10%), Osteopenia(10%), Recurrent dislocation of left shoulder (20%). I also just had arthroscopic left shoulder surgery with relation to the service connected left shoulder in April 2011. Will receiving 100% hard from here? I heard that receiving the surgery should increase my 20% to maybe 50%. Also my VA Mental Health got me a Sleep Apnea machine last month - which I believe is secondary to my PTSD.

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With 80% now this could bring you TDIU award. Could- one never knows what the VA will do.

Did you formally claim the sleep apnea as due to PTSD?

That will take a supporting statement from the VA doc or from a private doctor with a full medical rationale.

Did you list any side affects from your SC meds that would prohibit employment-on the TDIU form? Or in an attached response to Question # 25 (Remarks)

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@Berta - Thanks for the follow-up - I did not do a formal claim for the sleep Apnea (secondary to PTSD) but I did have a claim in for sleep apnea before the VA Mental Health gave me a sleep apnea machine - I was dx with sleep apnea from a civilian Dr and turned that paperwork to the VA and am waiting to hear back from them on that claim. I was waiting to hear what the claim will bring in before putting a claim for sleep apnea secondary to ptsd - I'm sure I can get my mental health Dr to state that I have sleep apnea due to secondary to ptsd because he suggested and put in the referral for the sleep apnea test but I told him I already have 2 done and both stated I needed a machine so he got me a machine from the VA. I did list a number of side affects from the meds, depression, etc on the TDIU form. plus with the shoulder surgery I should be going from 20% to 40 or even 50% - but like you said the VA are in their own world lol

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but I did have a claim in for sleep apnea before the VA Mental Health gave me a sleep apnea machine

You should get a copy of this record and have it added to your c:file so they can consider it for evidence. Other wise, their not going to know they gave you the cpap.

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@Cooter - Thanks - I'll do that on Tuesday

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