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Aug 22 10 9:22 AM
Aug 22 10 7:38 PM
NavyArmy wrote: Ok. Is GWI a seperate diagnosis???? I just read some of the illnesses listed under it and was a little shocked. But it MIGHT explain some of the problems I'm having.I served inthe Navy from 1996-2001 and was in the Gulf AOR from 1997-1998. I served in the US Army after 2001 and was diagnosed on Army AD with alot of the illnesses listed under GWI. These include Chronic Costochondritis(tietze syndrome), Joint pain, back pain, Neuro-psych sympstoms (anxiety,depression,adjustment disorder,insomnia), and psoriasis. Oh, add an abnormal EKG/heart rythym to that list.Please see my other post regarding my initial VA claim. SHould I be claiming GWI or something??
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I did not have the joint pain while in the Persian Gulf. I started having the joint pain after my last deployment to the Persian Gulf. I received my denial August 4th 2010. They stated that I do not have a dx which I do not.
It states “Qualifying Chronic Disability Less than 10 Percent. In order to qualify for service connection, the qualifying chronic disability must have become manifest either during active duty in the Southwest Area Theater during the Gulf War or to a degree of 10 percent or more after the date on which the veteran last performed active service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War.”
What are the criteria for the 10%? Can someone cite the source? I have 10 more months to file NOD.
I have a VSO but with the help from this site have been able to file my own claims. Like others have said, it’s my claim and no one else cares more then me. VSO is a vet and I feel down plays my disabilities stating her’s are worse.
Does the VSO get papers I do not get about my claim? What is the process of releasing my VSO of duties? I have trust issues. Meeting with VFW to look into joining. I hear they have really good VSOs. I have MH issues that do not help matters.
Doctors say this might be the start of arthritis. The pain is in both feet/ankles and hands/wrists.
I am not overly concerned about the 10% compensation, I would just like to have sc to cover future medical expenses. I appreciate the VA medical care and with this economy and the cost of health care rising this worries me.
Thank you to everyone for the help. This site has helped very much and I thank each and everyone for making this site what it is. I hit an all time low a fee months ago and just now getting back on my feet.
Sorry for the rant but I am truly grateful for this site.
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Oct 19 10 11:28 AM
branman wrote:Hey JimHow are you? I have a claim in for SC Disability for PTSD and my skin condition which is pretty severe, Vitiligo (it covers about 20% of my entire body). I also have a lot of the other symptoms listed by law which are headaches, joint pain,and muscle pain.How do I tie those into my claim that I have in now? Do I have to wait until the first 2 are approved or denied or do I I add those other multi symptoms to my claim? It seems like we are playing with language here instead of the veterans real problems. If you would, please help. By the way, I have a copy of all of my medical records that I have from the VA, since they are my doctors and to be quite honest with you the doctors do an excellent job at taking care of me. I hope that they look at the records and don't try any tricky business with saying that I my conditions are diagnosed illness and don't fall under the undiagnosed illnesses and I don't qualify. I need clarity on the steps to take.PeaceBryant
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Jun 12 11 11:24 PM
Can anyone please help me. My dad has Gulf War Syndrome and seems to be getting worse. He is in alot of pain and is always tired even when he has had sleep. Doctors don't appear to be very receptive to GWS and the last hospital that my mom contacted told her it was all in his head. Isn't there anything out there to help with the pain and the tiredness. What type of doctor should he see???Signed,Very worried daughter
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Thanks for your help with this. I’ve filed for 11 disabilities and I’m now seeing VA docs for them. I’m going to a local outpatient clinic with a primary care physician there that seems to be the first person to listen to me. I’m now seeing a psychologist who diagnosed me with PTSD and a psychiatrist who put me on meds for the PTSD and chronic pain. They have also already done a hearing test and diagnosed me with tinnitus and therapy for it. My claims status is still in stage 1 but things seem to be going better with the help from this site.
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Oct 14 11 12:04 PM
gulf war vet 1991 wrote:I filed a claim for gulf war illness back in 06-20-2010 and it went to the rating board on 08-25-2011.I called today 10-12-2011 and they told me it went to the rating on 10-06-2011 that they had to get something that was missing from my file.my question is does it mean that they are ready to rate my claim or is it going to take even longer.my claim has about 7 different issues to rate and the last one is i.u.
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Oct 19 11 3:01 PM
Keithn101 wrote:It applies to all that served in that theater, it does not apply to those that served in Afghanistan
Oct 19 11 3:05 PM
Groovy Lo wrote:Say Jim, would a TINS UNIT be considered the same as regular meds, ifgiven too vet for treatment by va doc,...
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