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My C&p For Sleep Apnea Secondary To Ptsd Went Bad.. Doctor Was Crazy.

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Had my c&p exam today

i had everything

- imo from dr. anaise for the nexus

-several buddy statements as lay evidence to vouch for sleep apnea starting in service

-sleep apnea diagnosis and all the paper work

- all relevant medical literature/studies/bva decisions identical to mine

first thing doctor says is:

" i will not grant you sleep apnea secondary to ptsd because that means that your ptsd caused your sleep apnea and that is false"- her

i said "sleep apnea secondary to ptsd means it causes or aggravates sleep apnea"- me

"no it doesnt" - her

"why does ebenefits allow me to file a claim for "sleep apnea secondary to ptsd then if that "term" only means that it causes it? why are veterans allowed to file it? why does this bva decision show that secondary means "causes/aggravates"?

"i dont know"- her

" if you wanted to file it under ptsd aggravates sleep apnea, then you should have done that, because secondary means "causes" and your ptsd did not cause your sleep apnea.

then she began to ask for proof on how ptsd aggravates my sleep apnea and where is the proof, i about lost it.

i am at a loss of words and i guarantee her opinion will not be favorable, but hopefully the rater sees all the evidence i put in... i did my homework and gathered every single thing that has worked for other people.

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oats,

Just curious, was your C & P examiner a sleep disorder specialist (ENT doctor or pulmonary doctor) or a PTSD specialist (psychiatrist or psychologist)? I would be surprised to learn that your C & P examiner is an expert authority on the relationship between PTSD and sleep apnea.

GP

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georgiapapa:

Frankly, you ask a very good question about the exmainer and it's probably unlikely that she was a sleep or ENT Specialist but it will be interesting to find out? I have a few conditions that the CP Nurse had no clue about but was able to make a diagnosis about it anyway? That's when I first learned that they don't have to be certified in the areas that they proivde diagnosis for which still does not make sense to me about. However, their diagnosis like this generally sticks until the BVA makes their call and may grant service which could take some time until then?

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oats;

So sorry to hear about this and it seemed like you had your ducks in a row? I have a severe case of OSA and know that it really sucks to have it. I'm sure that it will eventually go your way in the future.just keep working on it..by the way would you share how much the D Anaise letter cost you?. I'm considering using him for something else in the future...

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you needed to show her the Dr reports that dx your sleep apnea.

Did she read any of your medical records?

sounds like this C&P was predetermined to deny.

I had a C&P Doc like this...you just have to prove them they made a wrong decision. (Disagree) with IME/IMO board certified in this field of medicine.

just wait and see what the outcome is? or go look at the report from this C&P......See what she said?

jmo

...........................Buck

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you needed to show her the Dr reports that dx your sleep apnea.

Did she read any of your medical records?

sounds like this C&P was predetermined to deny.

I had a C&P Doc like this...you just have to prove them they made a wrong decision. (Disagree) with IME/IMO board certified in this field of medicine.

just wait and see what the outcome is? or go look at the report from this C&P......See what she said?

jmo

...........................Buck

1- gave her every single thing

2- i dont know what she was but on my sheet it showed her in general medicine section

3- her main contention was that

"sleep apnea secondary to ptsd"

means that PTSD causes sleep apnea!

she said it does NOT mean that it aggravates it.

i was like wtf?

why would that be an item on a drop down that you can claim if that was the case?

im so livid right now....

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