Migranes possible MEB

Twheels14

Registered Member
Good evening everyone.
I am newish to the forum I have been a lurker since may of 2018.
Background:
Car accident on my way to work loss consciousness for 20 min, injured lower back, neck, nose fracture and right arm/thumb. Following my accident I had migraines daily and nothing seemed to work. I now have them 2 times a week sometimes three in my left side of the head lasting hours 6-8 hours. I also have an cubital tunnel syndrome (dominant hand) that could require surgery its moderate at its current stage.
Today the TBI clinic mentioned again the possibility of sending me to neurology and she once again (second time ) brought up the possibility of a meb board if botox does not work. I have tried feuracet, amitiptaline and one other med. I for the most part can perform most of my duties (work in lab) I only have problems with physical things due to hand/headaches/lower back pain.
Questions
  1. I ETS in January 2019 and want to know if it is wise to ETS and take my chances with the VA or stabilize guarantee 18months at current station continue to have physical therapy/nurology and possibly undergo a meb in 2019 or 2020?
  2. From what I been reading each MEB is different however do you feel like April-August of migraines is enough evidence to support my case.
  3. Is a car accident on my way to work service connected?
Thank You
 

mxridr

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Good evening everyone.
I am newish to the forum I have been a lurker since may of 2018.
Background:
Car accident on my way to work loss consciousness for 20 min, injured lower back, neck, nose fracture and right arm/thumb. Following my accident I had migraines daily and nothing seemed to work. I now have them 2 times a week sometimes three in my left side of the head lasting hours 6-8 hours. I also have an cubital tunnel syndrome (dominant hand) that could require surgery its moderate at its current stage.
Today the TBI clinic mentioned again the possibility of sending me to neurology and she once again (second time ) brought up the possibility of a meb board if botox does not work. I have tried feuracet, amitiptaline and one other med. I for the most part can perform most of my duties (work in lab) I only have problems with physical things due to hand/headaches/lower back pain.
Questions
  1. I ETS in January 2019 and want to know if it is wise to ETS and take my chances with the VA or stabilize guarantee 18months at current station continue to have physical therapy/nurology and possibly undergo a meb in 2019 or 2020?
  2. From what I been reading each MEB is different however do you feel like April-August of migraines is enough evidence to support my case.
  3. Is a car accident on my way to work service connected?
Thank You
1. I would say the MEB is the best bet because it give you the chance to get retirement benefits versus just the compensation from the VA.

2. From what I hear they want a year of history but I will let someone else chime in on the migraines aspect of it. It took me 4 years to get a MEB (I have a rare autoimmune disease that attacks your nerves in your nerves, my medication is what finally initiated my MEB).

3. Anything that happens when your active duty is considered service connected.
 

chaplaincharlie

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Accidents while on AD are SC unless you were committing a crime, AWOL.... You should have known long before now if something related to the MVA was considered NILOD. May I suggest, you start a migraine log.


Date and time of first symptom
Your response
When full migraine began
When it stopped
Was it completely prostrating or prostrating




This is how the VA rates migraines:
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Not that the VA compensation is based on intensity and frequency. The recording of the date of each attack will suffice for frequency. What you did to ameliorate will go to severity. A good migraine log may also be helpful to a specialist in terms of treatment.

For most members under 20 YOS the only substantial benefit to retirement is insurance (Tricare). Insurance on the outside is very expensive, so Tricare is a huge benefit. Base on the cost of insurance; I'd chose MEB over ETS.

More importantly, getting your health squared away allows you to leave the service and move on with life. Best wishes.
 
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