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No TBI, but did get MSA Awarded Secondary to CAD. My Non VA Sleep Neurologist completed a DBQ with the "More Likely Than Not" linkage. CAD DX 01/2006, MSA DX 09/10. Very difficult for a VA rater t

To answer your 1st post, I have TBI rating, which was an in line of duty injury/ service connected in 2003, OEF/ OIF. I developed central apena this year. The VA prescribed a BiPap.  I did my home wor

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Thank you so much @pete992

I really do appreciate the battle buddies on this site, so my intention here is to maintain or improve the high quality that exists here!

As for the CSA, I will do whatever I can to get it SC bc if the apnea were to kill me in my sleep, my wife would revive me just to say "I told you so" 😆

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@pete992 I got the denial letter today. Even though the decision was dated March 18th, they somehow did not get my DBQ and physician's notes that were sent on March 5th. So, a supplemental claim will be on it's way and we shall try again!

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There is literature which supports the connection of CSA to TBI.

Damage to the brain steam can impact automatic functions like breathing which will cause you to experience CSA.

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27 minutes ago, Fat said:

There is literature which supports the connection of CSA to TBI.

This is what my TBI neuro doc sent me: https://www.dovepress.com/traumatic-brain-injury-induced-sleep-disorders-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-NDT

I added it to my previous supplemental, but it appears that they made a decision prior to receiving my DBQ and positive nexus, so I should be good to go on this next supplemental.

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