Jump to content

Sponsored Ads



  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Advertisemnt

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • 0
Hardtyme

Adequate Letter For Sleep Apnea?

Question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

This letter appears to be a strong IME/IMO in support of your claim.  

You have at least 2 of 3 required Caluza elements:  Current diagnosis, and nexus.  

Now, only you can answer if you have an "in service event" or aggravation documented.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

  • 0

All I have is the diagnosis of hypertension and subsequent treatment, the inattentiveness and inappropriate responses at medical meetings which could be identified as  hypersomnolence and, after being on a CPAP for several years the hypertension vanished.  Meanwhile with the incorrect and erroneous diagnosis by a Physician Assistant, I have left ventricular hypertrophy, cardiomegaly, coronary artery disease, Chronic kidney disease, stage 2 and impotence.Additionally, major studies have shown that 1/2 of those diagnosed with hypertension (HTN) have OSA and one hale fo those with OSA have HTN.  Moreover, studies have shown that with successful treatment of OSA the HTN is eradicated.  

I believe that the studies comment is certainly warranted and carries a significant burden of proof in my favor since in applies to my condition.

And thank you for your honest reply!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Any chance you could post redacted copies of your SMR's that your Sleep Specialist refers to?

If not, was your BMI over 29%, was your neck in excess of 17 in? Who corroborated your Sleep issues back in 1983 thru 84?

I think you're going to have a tough sell for Direct SC of SA. What was the date of your 1st Overnight Sleep Study which resulted in a definitive SA DX? Oklahoma VMC, correct?

As to the "Incorrect Erroneous" PA's DX of Hypertension, appears that your BP was checked on at least (3) separate occasions over a one month span, 12/83 - 1/9/84 and 1/30/84. That's meets the Medical requirement for a Hypertension DX . What were your highest and lowest readings on the respective days? What was the documented reason for the 12/83 Sick Bay call?

I take it that upon discharge from active duty, you were still taking BP Meds, did you get a VA SC for BP? What was the date of your CAD DX?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • OK so I had pancreatectomy in 2003 due to an impacted goldstone 2/3 of my  Pancreas was removed I am type one diabetes with very large scars continued diarrhea stomach problems Constant back and shoulder pain I recently received a Nexus letter from my  endocrinologist related to my service in the gulf war.  Any suggestions or advice from anyone
    • I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

      I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  
      • 2 replies
    • Really?
      I am confused.  A few days ago I spoke to a person at a VARO who said if I die from something other than service-connected my husband gets zero, zilch, squat.  Hmmmmmm, it seems the rules change willy-nilly...I have been rated 100% P & T for over 10 years, MS is static, and I am 56 years of age.

      Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?

      Thank you.
      • 15 replies
    • Fund raising for HadIt.com
      The site is supported through ads and ad free subscriptions, we are also asking for any support you would like to send our way. You can give a $1 or more it all helps. Keep in mind though that it is NOT tax deductible and we are NOT a non profit. As the site grows so do the costs and ads and subscription do not always keep pace with the costs. Any help is appreciated, but not required.
      • 8 replies
    • Carol Ozanecki- Blue Water vet Advocate called me with this news:

      https://www.stripes.com/news/lawmakers-launch-new-effort-to-provide-agent-orange-coverage-for-blue-water-navy-vets-1.525395

      Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.

       

       
      • 9 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines