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Going For A Tbi Screening



Hello once again all of my Hadit.com friends! I just have a couple of questions that I was curious about. If you have seen my earlier posts, I was found 100% P&T for PTSD last year. I have begun to notice that I have many of the signs and symptoms for TBI. When I first started going to the VA clinic in 2008, I saw a doctor about being screened for TBI, and I believe they said I wasn't positive. They did however enroll me in speech therapy, in which I went to a few sessions, but due to the distance it is to drive for every appointment, and no compensation for the mileage, I couldn't afford to go. I was still in the service at this time and did not want to get discharged, so I think I might not have been as honest as I could have been. I feel that it's very possible I do have TBI, so I am asking them for another appointment.

Note: This is not a C&P appointment, I am only trying to see if I do have TBI, and if I can get it service connected, and recieve treatment for it.

My question is, what will they look at to screen me for this? What point do I need to get accross to them to make them see that I do have it? I have memory loss, depression, bad attention span, headaches and migraines, sometimes I have slurred speech, I lose my balance, have tinnitus etc.

I believe it is service connected because we had a tanker truck fire, I was running around it to get to the injured personnel by the front of the truck, when the tanker exploded and almost knocked me over and jarred me pretty bad.

Any help or advice or personal thoughts on the matter is greatly appriciated. Thank you all for taking the time to read my post.

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