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.
Knowledgeable 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 massive, 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.
Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
Rephrase the question: I was involved in a 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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Had my hearing C&P, results, Alcohol abuse. The Dr a PHD hammered on a DUI I had in 1971. I admitted to 1-2 drinks a nite to sleep sometimes. He wrote that I drank as much as I could every nite. I was given two tests and he said results I was faking symptoms. The tests were facial recognition. He said I was uncooperative. The C&P was at Gainesville Fl with a PhD. Roger Davis. My VA Health records show 1-2 drinks on occasion, or 1 8oz glass of wine. He did not ask me anything about my problems. He made me feel I was a criminal. Since my Honorable D in 1971 from the Marines I never missed a day of work, drank in bars, lost a job or hurt anyone. Has anyone else met with this treatment? I would like to PM with you. During my service one tour in Nam , Awarded a CAR and a good cookie medal always 4.5 and above made E5. Put two kids trough college.. Married 39 years with no problems there. A civilian doc the same. . A VA primary care gave me a diagnosis of PTSD. Have 10% service related, bladder cancer due to Camp Lejeune water. VA is treating it. Had to quit work in 2009 due to stress related issues. PTSD started to act up then. Any one can help me understand and what to do next I would be appreciative.
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I would suggest you gather as many statements in support of claim from others who know you well and know you do not have a drinking problem but do know you are experiencing the symptoms of PTSD. Stat
Did you get a copy of the psychologist's C&P exam report? If so, and if you are comfortable posting excerpts from it, I (and others) might be able to offer some more specific suggestions. Do
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