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Got a call today from a company called LHI for a DBQ Review for PTSD.  Verified them and scheduled the appt for next week.  I am currently rated 50% for PTSD and had submitted a claim for Sleep Apnea due to the burn pits in Afghanistan.  Now this pops up after I get my letter from the RO stating my claim is denied because there is no SC for sleep apnea.  Anything to be concerned about with this?  I quit the VA BM program because there was a russian dr trying to kill me, or so it seemed, with all the meds she was throwing me on.  then my weekly visits with the shrink were all about her and I couldn't take it anymore so I canceled all of them.

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I had a doctor like that once.  Had me on so much medication that a civilian urologist told me I could be in serious trouble for complication of medications.  When I asked my VA doc she got so mad because I had a second opinion on her treatment.  She refused to treat me after that.

I went to patient affairs and was assigned another doctor.  You may want to try that before you walk away from the entire program.

To fully develop your claim they may be getting a medical opinion about the service connection.

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As always, you need these 3 things for service connection for any disorder:

1.  Current diagnosis

2.  In service event or aggravation

3.  Nexus or doc opinion that 1 and 2 are related. 

You can choose which doc for the nexus and diagnosis.  Either a private doc (IME/IMO) or a VA doc.  

Unfortunately, VA doesnt accept a PTSD Diagnosis from anyone but a VA doc.  However, it sounds like you have already been diagnosed with PTSD, so that isnt an issue.  


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I have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and issued a Cpap from the VA even though it is not service connected.  All of our FoB's had burn pits outside the walls and half our damn unit starting snoring like crazy in the tents while we were deployed (03/04 OEF)...I dunno...just worried they are going to say "all better" and rate me a 0% to be douche canoes.

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Got the appointment in the mail today. It says “DBQ psych ptsd review (1), CPT 90791 - psych dx interview dm (1), cpt 96150- bh assessment, initial, ea unit15 min, up to 6 units (4).” Wtf does that mean??!!??

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