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Should I have my wife and adult children fill out lay(buddy) statements in support of claims for PTSD, knee, foot pain and/or migraines increases?


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I have 4 C&P exams this Friday. All for increases. (Migraine, PTSD/depression/anxiety/chronic pain/agoraphobia, bilateral foot pain and knee pain increase [including VA issued knee brace and civilian issued AFO foot brace]).

Should I have my wife ad adult kids who both witness and suffer from my mood swings, depression, anxiety and antisocial like living on a daily basis? They can also talk about my constant leg pain and migraines.

I also want my supervisor to do one regarding my migraines that have me leaving work early, alot. But that is a touchy subject, because I don't want me asking him to affect my employment.  Also I hide a lot from them, to keep my job, like  just suffer with headaches and migraines at work. Or fake my way through the day, pretending to want to be around people. 

 

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I sure would!  I would also do one myself!  Also do a month of headaches and document each day so they can see your pattern.  

As for the boss you could just leave them out.  Do you have a co-worker who would fill one out?  I did my own chart and was just fine.  

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To add to what @shrekthetank1 said, he was referring to a migraine diary. Note how often, the type, and the impact of each headache. Do you take meds? Do you have to lay down in a dark room? Do you become nauseated? Etc...

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1 hour ago, JaeT.21 said:

Should I have my wife ad adult kids who both witness and suffer from my mood swings, depression, anxiety and antisocial like living on a daily basis? They can also talk about my constant leg pain and migraines.

If you feel that this would support your claim, absolutely.

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Continue getting PTSD treatment at the VA with the shrinks. You boss/supervisor isn't going to do that, but everytime you leave work or have a margarine fill it out on your 99 cent store composition book. Looks like you need to start seeing a neurologist for your margarines.  And for your joints go see a physiatrist. So when you see these docs you can show them this composition book and have them initialized it on the day of your visit.

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