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nono50    2

I have had IBS since the 1st Gulf war and I have submitted to va 2 times now for it and have been denied both of those times, The VA hospital has diagnosed me with IBS. I was denied back in 2007 and reapplied this year and thought after the ruling stating that IBS is a presumed condition there would be no problem. I received a memo today stating that in order to reopen my claim they need new and material evidence. They are stating that my claim was previously denied because on the examination there was no specific pathology found to render a daig. Therefore, the evidence you submit must be new and related fact. I served in southwest Asia during the Gulf War. I reapplied because I know the presumed conditions was passed for Gulf War veterans. How do I attack this?

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Navy04    677

Jeep,

I had Parasites In OIF/OEF and South America. The VA at first tried to say that I had Crohn's due to defects in DNA, WTH!

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Jeepgirl43    3

Defects in DNA, that's one i have never heard of! Me getting pancreatitis couldnt be explained, like you, I figured i just has the Iraq craps like we all had at one time or another over there. I know this, having diarhhea constantly, throwing up with an IV, in Iraq was not fun at all, esp in June!!!!! I hate porta-potties!!!

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ArNG11    855

Defects in DNA, that's one i have never heard of! Me getting pancreatitis couldnt be explained, like you, I figured i just has the Iraq craps like we all had at one time or another over there. I know this, having diarhhea constantly, throwing up with an IV, in Iraq was not fun at all, esp in June!!!!! I hate porta-potties!!!

Ah porta potties of Iraq, memories. Not good. I wonder how hot those things were when it was 130 degrees plus, even with the white roofs those things were a sauna. I remember those days.

Have you found any diet or supplements along with RX's that have helped?

I'm currently on 80mg of omepeazole, 10 billion CFU of probiotics, and 2 grams of colestipol a day to control the reflux and chronic runs.

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Jeepgirl43    3

Hot and very stinky is all that i remember!!!! I was so happy when i was Medevac'd to Baghdad, that hospital had real toilets, they flushed and i didnt have to walk a country mile to get to them!!!

I take Protonix along with Mesalmine-also have a steady diet of mirilax cocktails!!!!

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ArNG11    855

Hot and very stinky is all that i remember!!!! I was so happy when i was Medevac'd to Baghdad, that hospital had real toilets, they flushed and i didnt have to walk a country mile to get to them!!!

I take Protonix along with Mesalmine-also have a steady diet of mirilax cocktails!!!!

Man I remember those days. That stuff is awful. I think it compares to the berium they make you drink when they examine you. Cherry and banana flavored. Lies. It still tastes like crap. I really haven't found the right combination of rx's, diet, and OTC to fully get rid of my symptoms or make a significant difference, it is a daily battle. Some days are good and some days are really crappy, *no pun intended*

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Jeepgirl43    3

Me too, good days and those even better crappy ones!!! I know what foods bother me, usually after i eat them, just something ya gotta deal with ya know.

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