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Dfinnusmc

Filed sleep apnea secondary to PTSD

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Good morning,

I filed a Fully Developed Claim on May 16th for Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD.I included a DBQ from my Civilian Primary Care MD, a Sleep Study,a letter from my MD that the CPAP was medical necessary and an Independent Medical Opinion, claimed just moved to Prep to Decision .

 

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I hope I did everything correct? Any thoughts on if I missed anything.I will let everyone know how it goes

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On ‎6‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 11:12 AM, Dfinnusmc said:

Good morning,

I filed a Fully Developed Claim on May 16th for Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD.I included a DBQ from my Civilian Primary Care MD, a Sleep Study,a letter from my MD that the CPAP was medical necessary and an Independent Medical Opinion, claimed just moved to Prep to Decision .

 

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I hope I did everything correct? Any thoughts on if I missed anything.I will let everyone know how it goes

I really hope it work out for you. I did the same back three years ago but got denied. Maybe it changed.

 

Good luck. I sure would love to know the outcome.  

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hello,i had the C&p exam last week,with a contracted MD,she read both of my dbq's from primary and sleep md as well as my IMO,she quoted extensively on her computer and said i provided great evidence..fingers crossed

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Good luck! Pulling for you! I have the same claim in now. Same issues and same documentation sent in. Waiting for the C&P to be scheduled.

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For secondary S.A.to PTSD The Sleep ''specialist'' needs to go into FULL details  for a good IMO, He /She needs to opine a good ''related too'' PTSD Medications  for OSA From your S.C. PTSD and give his/her  experience (years) & credentials as a specialist.

Having a VA prescribe C-PAP will not win a claim there needs to be reasons for it and the Dr's Needs to go into great explanation as to what is the cause/cause/Related too being Medications prescribe  by the VA ...and name the medications and the Dr needs to examine you and read your medical records that per taint to this disability and state so.

Never count on a C&P examiner telling you  ''you have great evidence''

All T's and I's need to be crossed for a S.A. Secondary Claim.

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Thanks for all the comments, the sleep md  wrote it was at least as likely service connected and referenced 2 articles about S/A and PTSD and my primary MD  wrote more likely then not s/c, he included his resume/creds and number of years treating me both noted the CPAP was medically necessary and referenced my military and medical records. The IMO MD opinion said it was more likely then not was secondary to already s/c PTSD. My former platoon sgt from marines wrote a buddy letter about my snoring and day time sleepiness while deployed.  The C&P md wrote more likely then not s/c on her exam results. ebenefits says decision timeline in sept will let everyone know

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