amylynn2113

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I am currently in the middle of the Med Board process. My diagnoses on my NARSUM are chronic migraines/headaches, Lordosis, Scoliosis, and Kyphosis (all with worsening curvature over the 7 years of service). I experience severe headaches nearly every day and migraines weekly which after many failed medications, they started me on BOTOX injections. I know with my migraines, VA ratings look to be around 50%, but I was wondering what the DoD ratings looked like for those who went through something similar. I am fairly confident I will get a fair rating with the VA, but the ultimate DoD rating determining whether I will be medically SEPARATED or RETIRED is what stresses me out a bit. I should be finding out my rating from AFPC any day now, but wanted to engage with you all on here to try and calm my nerves! I am obviously trying to go for medical retirement but am still a bit clueless to this whole med board process and hope you can help me!
 

oddpedestrian

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The migraine rating on the VA side is probably some of the most appealed claims I see over the rating being incorrect but attached are some guidelines. The C&P exam needs to go smooth no matter what your records state.
 

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chaplaincharlie

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Since you are under 8 YOS, I think the issues with spinal curvature will be what percentage of the abnormal curvature was preexisting.
 

Bulletandgrunt

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I have a referred conditions of migraines. Not DOD disqualifying in my case they say. NARSUM said meets retention standards.
 
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