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Fibromyalgia highest ratings

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Does anyone know the highest rating you can receive for Fibromyalgia?  I have 40% and want it higher.  I know Gulf War Vets do not have to prove this condition but I was just prior to the dates of that.

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Welcome to Hadit!

Unfortunately, it looks like 40% is the maximum rating for fibromyalgia:

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?rgn=div5;node=38:1.0.1.1.5

5025   Fibromyalgia (fibrositis, primary fibromyalgia syndrome) 
With widespread musculoskeletal pain and tender points, with or without associated fatigue, sleep disturbance, stiffness, paresthesias, headache, irritable bowel symptoms, depression, anxiety, or Raynaud's-like symptoms: 
That are constant, or nearly so, and refractory to therapy40
That are episodic, with exacerbations often precipitated by environmental or emotional stress or by overexertion, but that are present more than one-third of the time20
That require continuous medication for control10
Note: Widespread pain means pain in both the left and right sides of the body, that is both above and below the waist, and that affects both the axial skeleton (i.e., cervical spine, anterior chest, thoracic spine, or low back) and the extremities.

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With widespread musculoskeletal pain and tender points, with or without associated fatigue, sleep disturbance, stiffness, paresthesias, headache, irritable bowel symptoms, depression, anxiety, or Raynaud's-like symptoms

The crazy one here, like any other disability if you are service connected for fibromyalgia you can claim secondary conditions.  Fibromyalgia is a catch all disorder that can be broken down without pyramiding.  The key words are with or without.  Example of secondary conditions; Headaches rated as migraines 50% max rating, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) max rating 30%, Depression/Anxiety max rating 100% and any other disability your doctor can state that is caused by or as a result of your service connected fibromyalgia.

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I almost forgot if your doctor state that fibromyalgia aggravates any non-service connected disabilities those non-service connected disabilities can be granted as aggravated service connected disabilities.

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