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Problems Secondary To Ptsd


jeffperry1134

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Is it possible for me to file claims for problems associated with PTSD like psychosis, stomach problems, memory problems and headaches? I also noticed that the doctor had written rule out schizophrenia. If they diagnose me with that should I apply for that as well?

I also have severe sleep apnea but was told by the VBA rep that if I had no proof of diagnosis while in service that I would be wasting my time. I wanted to see if that was possible once my appeal is finally done I have more to apply a claim about (knee, ankle).

I figure that if I apply for it all at once it would be easier. Right now I am gathering information for my knee and ankle since the VA won't do an MRI, I have to foot the bill. My ankle has already been fixed so all I need is the medical records, but the knee is still damaged. I figure if I do all of the leg work for the other stuff it might go faster.

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VA will lump all mental health issues into one rating.

"I also have severe sleep apnea but was told by the VBA rep that if I had no proof of diagnosis while in service that I would be wasting my time."

Many vets have proof of SA symptoms in their service records...and they also get buddy statements.

If you claim secondary conditions due to an established SC condition, that will take a nexus from a doctor.Unfortunately not all C & P doctors will provide a strong nexus,.if any nexus at all, so you might need to get an IMO for a secondary disability claim.

Do any of your MH issues fall under the Chronic presumptive regulations




"I also noticed that the doctor had written rule out schizophrenia. If they diagnose me with that should I apply for that as well? "

Was that statement within a C & P exam???? Have they done anything to rule out thr schizophrenia yet?

Yes ,you can claim it ,if they diagnose you with schizophrenia, but you will need an inservice nexus for that.

Have they formally diagnosed you with any MH disability yet?

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