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Okay I am currently rated 40% for both knees (loss of motion, instability) both ankles are being reevaluated but will likely be (10% for loss of motion). These are all due to an incident in Iraq.

I have all the diagnosis of fibromyalgia ( long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues, insomnia, headaches, memory loss, depression, PTSD, and irritable bowel syndrome) which I see would be rated at 40%. However, if submitted seperately the severity of each diagnosis would create a higher rating. The VSO had me file for each individual diagnosis. I DO NOT HAVE TBI

What should I expect the VBA to do? Will they just rap all of these and my original into fibromyalgia? I greatly appreciate any responses.

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The PTSD/depression/memory loss and IBS will be rated separately. The other symptoms of fibromyalgia will be rated together as they are a part of the disorder. They would be rated separately if there was no diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

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Depending on how your claims were worded they can be rated separately.

5025 Fibromyalgia (fibrositis, primary fibromyalgia syndrome)With widespread musculoskeletal pain and tender points, with or without associated fatigue, sleep disturbance, stiffness, paresthesias, headache, irritable bowel symptoms, depression, anxiety, or Raynaud's-like symptoms:That are constant, or nearly so, and refractory to therapy40

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