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Cue For Graves Disease Hyperthyroidism-Hypothroidism

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goldenchild7801

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I put in a claim for Graves disease (Hyperthyroidism) which my medical records clearly stated I had, but I was granted SC for (Hypothyroidism) at 10%. The symptoms/issues are totally opposite of each other so I dont see how i can get a rating of 10% and I know that my rating would be higher as per the rating schedule for hyperthyroidism.

***I did take a radioactive pill for treatment so now I am hypo and have to take synthroid***

I really wish I would have paid more attention and taken care of this before the appeal window closed.

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Without seeing the code sheet (and seeing the precise Diagnostic Code that was used) for your Rating Decision, it's somewhat hazardous to guess at what happened.

However, this is what I suspect has happened ....

You are service connected for Grave's disease (hyperthyroid). After treatment with a radioiodide, you are now somewhat hypothyroid.

Because you are now hypothyroid, I am guessing that your 10% is given under the analogous DC of 7900-7903 because you require continuous medication. It is unlikely you'd receive even a 10% at this moment under DC 7900 alone.

However, if the Grave's rears its head again, the evaluation could possibly return to 7900 alone.

I put in a claim for Graves disease (Hyperthyroidism) which my medical records clearly stated I had, but I was granted SC for (Hypothyroidism) at 10%. The symptoms/issues are totally opposite of each other so I dont see how i can get a rating of 10% and I know that my rating would be higher as per the rating schedule for hyperthyroidism.

***I did take a radioactive pill for treatment so now I am hypo and have to take synthroid***

I really wish I would have paid more attention and taken care of this before the appeal window closed.

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