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Hello everyone,

 

   Just posting this question now after talking to Gastone in another forum. I have an NOD in from 2016, for PTSD and Migraines , both of which were denied in 2016 which is why I did the NOD. While being treated for my PTSD I was sent to have a Sleep study done as I have horrible sleep patterns, it showed I have Sleep Apnea, therefore I now use a CPAP machine etc... The head of Sleep at The Philadelphia VA as well as my provider filled out DBQ's for me as well as wrote Nexus letters stating that my OSA was directly related to my PTSD and PTSD Meds. I did an FDC and the VA connected it secondary to PTSD, so on ebenifits under the Pending Disbalities where PTSD is, there is an Arrow that says sleep apnea secondary to PTSD.

Here are my questions:

1. I have my NOD in for PTSD as well as Migraines and have DBQ's , Nexus letters etc... for both. Can they or will they still deny my PTSD if they have already connected my Sleep Apnea secondary to it.

2. If they do approve me a rating for PTSD, will I then be rated for Sleep apnea as well?

 

Any thoughts would help. thanks

 

Semper Fi

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I am just as interested as you haha. I have Nexus letters from my Psychologist for my PTSD as well as Initial and Review DBQ's for my PTSD. The DRO requested more information from her and she sent ano

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Well even if you don't get the PTSD  S.C.  THE VA has diagnose you for PTSD and OSA so taking the medications for the PTSD is related to your OSA  

I think they will S.C. your PTSD with evidence shown and rate it to your symptoms and S.C. your OSA (Sleep Apena) Secondary to your PTSD & PTSD Medications.

Hopefully!!!

 

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3 hours ago, Buck52 said:

Well even if you don't get the PTSD  S.C.  THE VA has diagnose you for PTSD and OSA so taking the medications for the PTSD is related to your OSA  

I think they will S.C. your PTSD with evidence shown and rate it to your symptoms and S.C. your OSA (Sleep Apena) Secondary to your PTSD & PTSD Medications.

Hopefully!!!

 

I hope you are right Buck

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On ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 9:44 AM, Rootbeer112 said:

Hello everyone,

 

   Just posting this question now after talking to Gastone in another forum. I have an NOD in from 2016, for PTSD and Migraines , both of which were denied in 2016 which is why I did the NOD. While being treated for my PTSD I was sent to have a Sleep study done as I have horrible sleep patterns, it showed I have Sleep Apnea, therefore I now use a CPAP machine etc... The head of Sleep at The Philadelphia VA as well as my provider filled out DBQ's for me as well as wrote Nexus letters stating that my OSA was directly related to my PTSD and PTSD Meds. I did an FDC and the VA connected it secondary to PTSD, so on ebenifits under the Pending Disbalities where PTSD is, there is an Arrow that says sleep apnea secondary to PTSD.

Here are my questions:

1. I have my NOD in for PTSD as well as Migraines and have DBQ's , Nexus letters etc... for both. Can they or will they still deny my PTSD if they have already connected my Sleep Apnea secondary to it.

2. If they do approve me a rating for PTSD, will I then be rated for Sleep apnea as well?

 

Any thoughts would help. thanks

 

Semper Fi

 

On ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 9:44 AM, Rootbeer112 said:

Hello everyone,

 

   Just posting this question now after talking to Gastone in another forum. I have an NOD in from 2016, for PTSD and Migraines , both of which were denied in 2016 which is why I did the NOD. While being treated for my PTSD I was sent to have a Sleep study done as I have horrible sleep patterns, it showed I have Sleep Apnea, therefore I now use a CPAP machine etc... The head of Sleep at The Philadelphia VA as well as my provider filled out DBQ's for me as well as wrote Nexus letters stating that my OSA was directly related to my PTSD and PTSD Meds. I did an FDC and the VA connected it secondary to PTSD, so on ebenifits under the Pending Disbalities where PTSD is, there is an Arrow that says sleep apnea secondary to PTSD.

Here are my questions:

1. I have my NOD in for PTSD as well as Migraines and have DBQ's , Nexus letters etc... for both. Can they or will they still deny my PTSD if they have already connected my Sleep Apnea secondary to it.

2. If they do approve me a rating for PTSD, will I then be rated for Sleep apnea as well?

 

Any thoughts would help. thanks

 

Semper Fi

I have been following the thread for Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD.   I am in a similar situation I am on TDIU and was just diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea.  I am trying to get sample nexus letters to my doctor so I can file claim.  Do you have any sample nexus letter I can show my civilian doc. He asked me how it needed to be formatted etc....    Let me know how your case wound up

 

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On ‎9‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 4:21 PM, smith22 said:

 

I have been following the thread for Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD.   I am in a similar situation I am on TDIU and was just diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea.  I am trying to get sample nexus letters to my doctor so I can file claim.  Do you have any sample nexus letter I can show my civilian doc. He asked me how it needed to be formatted etc....    Let me know how your case wound up

 

I will , I will also try and forward you my Sleep nexus letter also. I had my Sleep DBQ done from the Head of Sleep at the PHilly VA as well

 

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Just sort of curious as how this turned out. I am in the same boat. My sleep pattern is garbage. Went to a sleep doctor a few years ago and was recommended a CPAP Machine (a messy divorce) side tracked me. Now I am trying to chase this down. I have PTSD and asthma-need a sample Nexus Letter. Where can one find it as I have an appointment with my doctor in a few weeks. Thoughts and advice are appreciated

 

 

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