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Had my initial PTSD on the 1st and doctor told me that should would have it completed by the 8th. I called her on the 12th and she said something to the effect that she sent my file off for a diagnosis. I wonder if this means she sent it off for an IME. I have had so many different dx's over the years, I know it's standard practace for the VA to try and reconcile the different dx's, but I thought that would be down by her. Any ideas?

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Had my initial PTSD on the 1st and doctor told me that should would have it completed by the 8th. I called her on the 12th and she said something to the effect that she sent my file off for a diagnosis. I wonder if this means she sent it off for an IME. I have had so many different dx's over the years, I know it's standard practace for the VA to try and reconcile the different dx's, but I thought that would be down by her. Any ideas?

I've never known anyone to contact the C&P examiner after the exam,

unless the examiner instructed them to do so.

Perhaps you could call again and ask what the heck she is saying.

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Carlie,

Yep, she gave me her card, told me it would take about a week to write up the report, and to call if I had anymore information for her, or if I had any other people for her to talk to. I don't think the exam went very well for me. The doc that was suppose to do the exam went home sick that morning and she had only received my file about 5 minutes before the exam. I wish they had done the exam before I had went into the hospital in April because she would have seen me at my worst. I went into this exam really not wanting to drag up the past because I just started feeling better. Oh well, I would rather feel better. I sometimes think I would have been better off never having filed the PTSD claim because it made me so depressed.

I'm going to have to call her today and see what is going on because my attorney wants to see a copy before she files a motion to move out of state with the court regarding my daughter. My ex is dealing and using meth, and has had no contact with my 10 year old daughter in over two months. Gotta do a little bragging about my daughter here. Moved in with me full time last October, and has made the honer roll both trimesters. Too cool! She's my rock.

Gotta run. Kids want sausage and eggs.

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Carlie,

Yep, she gave me her card, told me it would take about a week to write up the report, and to call if I had anymore information for her, or if I had any other people for her to talk to. I don't think the exam went very well for me. The doc that was suppose to do the exam went home sick that morning and she had only received my file about 5 minutes before the exam. I wish they had done the exam before I had went into the hospital in April because she would have seen me at my worst. I went into this exam really not wanting to drag up the past because I just started feeling better. Oh well, I would rather feel better. I sometimes think I would have been better off never having filed the PTSD claim because it made me so depressed.

I'm going to have to call her today and see what is going on because my attorney wants to see a copy before she files a motion to move out of state with the court regarding my daughter. My ex is dealing and using meth, and has had no contact with my 10 year old daughter in over two months. Gotta do a little bragging about my daughter here. Moved in with me full time last October, and has made the honer roll both trimesters. Too cool! She's my rock.

Gotta run. Kids want sausage and eggs.

This exam you refer to, was it a C&P exam that the VA scheduled you to attend

and they paid for this exam?

Why does your attorney want copy of this exam?

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Carlie,

Yes, she is a C&P pyschiatrist. As for way my attorney wants to see the report, my mental health problems have caused a great deal of problems when I have had to face a judge, and this exam is the most current. It's a long story but both my attorney and I felt it would be best if we reviewed the results of the C&P exam before filing any motions with the court.

I recieved a copy of the exam yesterday and I decided this morning to contact a VSO for some advice. At this point, I am not sure if I should send the VA a statement regarding the C&P exam or wait for a decision on my claim. Last year I had a mental health C&P and that exam found that I did have PTSD, bipolar disorder, and major depression, and that it was realated to the depresion that was diagnosed in-service. That doctor also noted total social and occupational impairment. Seems to me two conflicting C&P exam would fall in favor of the veteran.

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