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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



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Question About Fibro?

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If it helps my claim I have dx already I had and EMG like 3weeks ago. I was wondering it was an abnormal EMG and I have fibrous he did front back.upper and lower. And he said it was bad plus I have bad cts. Any help would do.

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8516​  Paralysis of:

 

​Complete; the “griffin claw” deformity, due to flexor contraction of

​ring and  little fingers, atrophy very marked in dorsal interspace

​and thenar and hypothenar eminences; loss of extension of ring

​and little fingers, cannot spread the fingers (or reverse), cannot

​adduct the thumb; flexion of wrist weakened ​60​50

​Incomplete:

​Severe ​40​30

​Moderate ​30​20

​Mild ​10​10

 

This might be close due to the nerve effecting the the ring and pinky finger.

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There is no etiological link between CTS and FMS, so a secondary claim would fail from the getgo.

File the CTS separately, but the question shall remain of whether or not it's related to (caused or aggravated by) military service.

EMG tests have nothing to do with FMS either; if you're having problems related to your nerves, there is a separate cause.

Do you have spinal or joint issues, or perhaps diabetes?

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There is no etiological link between CTS and FMS, so a secondary claim would fail from the getgo.

File the CTS separately, but the question shall remain of whether or not it's related to (caused or aggravated by) military service.

EMG tests have nothing to do with FMS either; if you're having problems related to your nerves, there is a separate cause.

Do you have spinal or joint issues, or perhaps diabetes?

Well i do have joint issues all majar large joint both shoulders hips knees ankles i do have mucle fasciculations all over the L-R back, L-R chest, in both arms front and back thighs calfs hands and feet. the doc i am seeing is a MS/ALS doctor best in neuro hands tremers it is getting anoying. He said my EMG is realy bad he was thurogh did left and right sider front and back and stuck that needle front and back told me to move a body part.

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Well i do have joint issues all majar large joint both shoulders hips knees ankles i do have mucle fasciculations all over the L-R back, L-R chest, in both arms front and back thighs calfs hands and feet. the doc i am seeing is a MS/ALS doctor best in neuro hands tremers it is getting anoying. He said my EMG is realy bad he was thurogh did left and right sider front and back and stuck that needle front and back told me to move a body part.

I have joint issues too...but some of it can be attributed to chronic muscle spasms.

For example, spasms in my lumbar and hip region caused a tilt in my pelvis documented by an x-ray.

Based on my experience and success at not only my own claim and helping others, I suggest you read up more and educate yourself on the conditions you have. That way you will be in a far better position to communicate to the doctors and/or C&P examiners as to EXACTLY what it is you are experiencing and going through.

The better you communicate that, the more accurate the C&P examiner's report will be (and ultimately be written in your favor).

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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

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      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

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