C&P exam results are worrying me

CPHwarrior

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I was diagnosed with a headache condition, not migraine but obviously it’s being rated as migraine. my headaches happen 12-15x daily, duration of ~15min each with a severity of ~8. because of that it makes working incredibly difficult but the physician marked me as shown on my exam. I am worried that this is not enough to be retired. it is my only unfitting condition. what are your thoughts?
 

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Two key points are checked both prostrating and severe economic inadaptability although frequency of the attacks don't match the severity the rater will probably see what your medical records look like to help with the rating. 30-50% but I'm leaning more towards 30%.
 

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Someone on another thread had mentioned a spouse letter, among other things, as additional submissions for migraine re-evaluation. My question is what should I bring to my exam other than medical records? I have a migraine diagnosis by a neurologist with CT scans from 2010. I have several ER visits when I wasn't able to get to my Meds. I have been on abortive meds for 5 years. I have a migraine journal for the last 4 months. What else should I bring to the exam to help with a favorable outcome?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Re-evaluation? were you denied before? Is it in your STR records?
 

dlz11

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no, I'm in the early stages on an MEB but the post I was referring to was someone fighting his ratings. I was just trying to ensure that I got a favorable rating on the first evaluation. Apologies for the ambiguity
 

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Just familiarize yourself with the DBQ they ask you these questions almost verbatim. The DBQ has to be perfect to match the highest rating which rarely happens so many vets have to appeal to get it.
 

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Ok thank you! So basically the diagnosis, the frequency and the severity are what they are looking for. I think I have the boxes checked but I've heard a lot of people mention how they have been low balled and I'm really nervous about this whole process
 

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My question is also related to Migraines among other things....After a year and a half, 5 hospitalizations, 20+ visits to ER (transported from base on several occasions including during a PT test even though there was a Dr. note for exclusion), a boatload of testing, and accusations of malingering, a MEB has been put in motion.

Diagnoses that have been given by specialists outside of the base (and are well documented) are: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (diagnosed 3/2019), Non-epileptic seizures (diagnosed 8/2018) , Migraines (diagnosed 8/2018), small fiber neuropathy (diagnosed 10/2019), and Mast cell disorder (diagnosed 10/2018). All of these are being treated w/medication by specialists. Most of these seem to fall under that "other" category. In the MEB visit w/PCP it was mentioned that only 1 diagnosis (namely ventricular tachycardia due to the POTS) would be used in the MEB/PEB process and others would be reviewed at a later time by VA if found unfit and VT was chosen because it is seen as the most prevalent. The MEB process is just started and I want to make sure I am following proper steps.
My questions:

Was I provided correct information re: 1 main diagnosis or Should ALL diagnoses be presented for review at the initial PEB? Is information re: additional diagnosis information only needed for VA review if found unfit?

Can I see what is submitted on the NARSUM for review? If so, how do I obtain and who has the last touch before it is released? (Can you tell I might have a bit of mistrust :(

At what point are the DBQs to be filled out? Is it beneficial to have them during initial PEB review?

There are some inaccuracies/accusations in the military medical file, entered by base medical staff. Is it beneficial to go through the process of requesting corrections or is it not worth holding up the process?

Who is the person(s) that can be most helpful to navigate through this process?

Thanks so much for any help and thank you for your dedication to being morally sound! I can surely see why people are hopeless and give up before they get to this point!
 

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Someone on another thread had mentioned a spouse letter, among other things, as additional submissions for migraine re-evaluation. My question is what should I bring to my exam other than medical records? I have a migraine diagnosis by a neurologist with CT scans from 2010. I have several ER visits when I wasn't able to get to my Meds. I have been on abortive meds for 5 years. I have a migraine journal for the last 4 months. What else should I bring to the exam to help with a favorable outcome?

Thanks in advance!
What were your claimed conditions and separate finding if you dont mind me asking?
 
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