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Housebound From Ptsd Or Meds?

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Hi all:

Okay.

Looks like I gotta NOD denial for SMC Housebound.

C&P results were 70% to 100% ptsd, agoraphobia secondary to ptsd, no breakdown of what was rated what.

Sent a letter of reconsideration. No response yet.

Want to NOD before my year runs out to do so.

My question is: Is the PTSD making me Housebound or is it the Meds??

Meds: Zoloft (depression), Neurontin (anxiety 1500 mg/day.....VA Docs tell me it is the max allowed), Temazepam (sleep), Propranolol (effects on body from anxiety).

Thanks,

Mike S

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Hi all:

Okay.

Looks like I gotta NOD denial for SMC Housebound.

C&P results were 70% to 100% ptsd, agoraphobia secondary to ptsd, no breakdown of what was rated what.

Sent a letter of reconsideration. No response yet.

Want to NOD before my year runs out to do so.

My question is: Is the PTSD making me Housebound or is it the Meds??

Meds: Zoloft (depression), Neurontin (anxiety 1500 mg/day.....VA Docs tell me it is the max allowed), Temazepam (sleep), Propranolol (effects on body from anxiety).

Thanks,

Mike S

I'm going to appeal the denial for smc housebound from my original claim for smc housebound.

Mike S

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It's from the PTSD w/agoraphobia. If you can get a doctor to say that your PTSD w/agoraphobia, keeps you from leaving the house often enough to keep you from earning a living, (ie: working 5 days a wk, 8 hrs a day), you'll have it made.

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If you keep after them you should get it. SMC for agoraphobia is another thing that the VARO does not seem to get.

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It's from the PTSD w/agoraphobia. If you can get a doctor to say that your PTSD w/agoraphobia, keeps you from leaving the house often enough to keep you from earning a living, (ie: working 5 days a wk, 8 hrs a day), you'll have it made.

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My VA doc and the c&p doc say exactly that. Actually, they also say that I leave my home area for no reason.

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If you keep after them you should get it. SMC for agoraphobia is another thing that the VARO does not seem to get.

I'll help them to understand.

Thanks

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