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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Looking at the results in my file from the C&P.  Does this look favorable?  I know the degree of anything awarded goes off other particulars ect.

RESTATEMENT OF REQUESTED OPINION: 
 a. Opinion from general remarks: Is Veteran's sleep disturbance 
secondary to
 his stress related disorder?

b. Indicate type of exam for which opinion has been requested: psychological
 TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR SECONDARY SERVICE
 CONNECTION ]
 a. The condition claimed is at least as likely as not (
50% or greater
 probability) proximately due to or the result of the Veteran's service
 connected condition.

********************************

Intestinal Conditions (other than surgical or 
 infectious),
 including irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, 
 ulcerative
 colitis and diverticulitis
 Disability Benefits Questionnaire

11. Remarks, if any:
 --------------------
 GULF WAR STATEMENT:
 In reviewing electronic files in VBMS and CPRS in 
 conjunction with
 today's examination, the Veteran has a diagnosable, but 
 medically
 unexplained illness of unknown etiology. 
 * The disability pattern most closely correlates with a 
 diagnosed illness
 of unknown etiology.
 * He indicates he has intermittent episodes of
 diarrhea/constipation/bloating and pain.
 * It is my medical opinion that this condition at least as 
 likely as not
 (50 percent or greater probability) qualifies as a 
 presumptive condition
 from service in SouthWesttAsia per website
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/medically-
 unexplained-il
 lness.

***************************

RESTATEMENT OF REQUESTED OPINION: 
 a. Opinion from general remarks: IS THE VETERAN'S CURRENT 
 DIAGNOSIS OF
 OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AT LEAST AS LIKELY AS NOT 950 PERCENT OR 
 GREATER
 PROBABILITY) RELATED TO OR INCURRED DURING HIS MILITARY SERVICE?
 b. Indicate type of exam for which opinion has been requested: 
 OSA
 TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR DIRECT 
 SERVICE
 CONNECTION ]

a. The condition claimed was at least as likely as not (50% or 
 greater
 probability) incurred in or caused by the claimed in-service 
 injury, event or
 illness.

*******************************

RESTATEMENT OF REQUESTED OPINION: 
 a. Opinion from general remarks: IS THE VETERAN'S ERECTILE 
 DYSFUNCTION AT
 LEAST AS LIKELY AS NOT (50 PERCENT OR GREATER PROBABILITY) 
 PROXIMATELY DUE TO
 OR RELATED TO THE MEDICATION (PROZAC) USED TO TREAT HIS SERVICE 
 CONNECTED
 MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION? 
 b. Indicate type of exam for which opinion has been requested: 
 ED
 TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR 
 SECONDARY SERVICE CONNECTION ]
 a. The condition claimed is at least as likely as not (50% or 
 greater
 probability) proximately due to or the result of the Veteran's 
 service
 connected condition.

***************************************

RESTATEMENT OF REQUESTED OPINION: 
 a. Opinion from general remarks: IS THE VETERAN'S CURRENT 
 DIAGNOSIS OF
 SPERMATOCELE AT LEAST AS LIKELY AS NOT (50 PERCENT OR GREATER 
 PROBABILITY)
 RELATED TO THE TESTICULAR PAIN DURING ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE?
 b. Indicate type of exam for which opinion has been requested: 
 SPERMATOCELE
 TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR DIRECT 
 SERVICE
 CONNECTION ]

a. The condition claimed was at least as likely as not (50% or 
 greater
 probability) incurred in or caused by the claimed in-service 
 injury, event or
 illness.

*****************************************

RESTATEMENT OF REQUESTED OPINION: 
 a. Opinion from general remarks: IS THE VETERAN'S CURRENT 
 DIAGNOSIS OF
 PATELLOFEMORAL SYNDROME RIGHT KNEE AT LEAST AS LIKELY AS NOT (50 
 PERCENT OR
 GREATER PROBABILITY) INCURRED IN OR RELATED TO HIS RIGHT KNEE 
 PFS DURING
 ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE?
 b. Indicate type of exam for which opinion has been requested: 
 PATELLOFEMORAL
 PAIN SYNDROME RIGHT KNEE
 TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR DIRECT 
 SERVICE
 CONNECTION ] 
 a. The condition claimed was at least as likely as not (50% or 
 greater
 probability) incurred in or caused by the claimed in-service 
 injury, event or
 illness.

*******************************************

RESTATEMENT OF REQUESTED OPINION: 
 a. Opinion from general remarks: IS THE VETERAN'S CHRONIC 
 CERVICAL STRAIN AT
 LEAST AS LIKELY AS NOT (50 PERCENT OR GREATER PROBABILITY) DUE 
 TO OR THE
 RESULT OF HIS MILITARY SERVICE?
 b. Indicate type of exam for which opinion has been requested: 
 CHRONIC
 CERVICAL STRAIN.
 TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR DIRECT 
 SERVICE
 CONNECTION ] 
 a. The condition claimed was at least as likely as not (50% or 
 greater
 probability) incurred in or caused by the claimed in-service 
 injury, event or
 illness.

**********************************************

4. Erectile dysfunction
 -----------------------
 Does the Veteran have erectile dysfunction?
 [X] Yes [ ] No
 
 If yes, complete the following section:
 
 a. Etiology of erectile dysfunction:
 prozac (medication used to treat service connected mental 
 health
 condition)
 
 b. If the Veteran has erectile dysfunction, is it as likely as 
 not (at least
 a 50% probability) attributable to one of the diagnoses in 
 Section 1,
 including residuals of treatment for this diagnosis?
 [X] Yes [ ] No
 If yes, specify the diagnosis to which the erectile 
 dysfunction is as
 likely as not attributable:prozac (treatment for service connected mental health 
 condition)

*****************************************

GULF WAR STATEMENT:
 In reviewing electronic files in VBMS and CPRS in conjunction 
 with today's
 examination, the Veteran has a diagnosable condition (GERD), 
 but medically
 unexplained illness of unknown etiology. 
 
 The condition GERD is at least as likely than not (50 percent 
 or greater
 probability) related to his military service in Southwest 
 Asia.

********************************************

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