I take medications for a service connected illness that are making my cholesterol levels out of whack. Can I get secondary s/c for hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) since I am now having to take a statin indefinetely. This condition is not disabling but I have to pay for my Statin which I shouldn't have to if my service connected medications are the cause of the condition. My hyperlipidemia isn't disabling but my doctor said that I have a higher chance of getting heart disease or pancreatitis down the road.
Also my service connected medications are causing diarrhea and abdominal pain. I have about 3 to 4 diarrhea episodes everyday with stomach pain. How do I go about pursuing this as Secondary? My doctor has discussed to me that one of the service connected medications I take are causing the diarrhea.