New to the board, but glad I found this! I have asthma, migraines, and TMJ that all developed while I was in the Navy. Been on meds for the asthma for almost 18 years and it is well controlled. When I had my C&P exam, the female doctor told me that my asthma was not severe because I was able to carry two pregnancies to term without any problems. You know, if I stopped my medication (oral corticosteroids and inhalers), my asthma would probably put me in the hospital. Is there any way to prove this without putting myself in danger of respiratory failure? Currently rated at 30%. Migraines - currently rated at 30%, as well. Any help on getting either of these increased would be appreciated. Also, my VSO advised me today that I actually have 2 claims in for the TMJ - one for mandibular retrognathia and one for TMJ - effective dates are different. Now, I have no idea where mandibular retrognathia is different from TMJ - I had surgery to try to correct the TMJ (as a civilian) and have a completely numb chin from that surgery - any ideas on the different conditions? Thanks so much and thanks to all who served!