My Timeline

Kpepperpots

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My timeline thus far is pretty soon into the process. I have 2 referred conditions, one of them unfortunately is POTS which none of my providers have really had too much knowledge on. The VA provider didn't understand that my sx were all linked due to the autonomic disorder and as there is no VA code for it that was a pain. Hopefully I end up being rated fairly but we will see.

38DEC2018 - Referred by Specialist for MEDBoard
31DEC2018 - Conference call with Attorney
04JAN2019- One on one meeting with Attorney
25JAN2019 - Completed all physical assessments with VA
 

chaplaincharlie

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The rating code for POTS depends on your major symptoms. Below is a link that provides more details:
 

Warrior644

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@Kpepperpots,

Welcome to the PEB Forum! :)

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer!"

Best Wishes!
 

Kpepperpots

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The rating code for POTS depends on your major symptoms. Below is a link that provides more details:
I actually have read that article before and it was helpful to have that information before I did my PE. I feel like with a provider who understood what POTS was it would have gone over better because to her the collection of seemingly random transient symptoms didn't make since and she offered that it ''was probably because the weather is different here then Texas'' even though I had test both confirming small fiber nephropathy and a positive tilt table test. I understand there is still a lot that we don't know about the disorder and it presents vastly different from person to person but I feel like there has to be a better way to rate it. My lawyer said that of the four cases for POTS that he has seen they all were rated relatively low even though the symptoms that the patients present with can be completely debilitating. That being said I work as a corpsman so I understand that no provider is perfect and that POTS is still very mysterious. I am hopeful that the outcome will be good.
 

chaplaincharlie

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I hope your outcome is good also. POTS is not understood clearly by the medical community. While no one doubts it exist, there is no adequate understanding of its etiology. As you said, it presents very differently from patient to patient. I agree the current rating system could short the member.
 

Kpepperpots

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They just submitted my information to the Medical Board so not yet but I will update the information as soon as I get it :)
 
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