Question about possible adsep....

Spearfshnjnke

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On top of dealing with mental health for adjustment disorder stuff I have also had knee issues since 2012. They always tell me its patella femoral syndrome and just put me on light duty. In 2012 they did an x-ray and found something wrong and recommended an MRI but they never told me that. Now in 2014 I have complained about knee pain again and they want me to go through physical therapy first before getting me an MRI.

Right now because of recent investigations for hazing allegations I made on the command I am on the radar. They are starting to dig into my knee issues and possibly trying to adsep me for a condition not disability for my right knee.

If I am being treated for adjustment disorder and they try to adsep me for a condition not disability for my knee issues, can they do that? Doesn’t the mental health stuff affect that somehow?
 

gimartin

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Definitely read that thread that Mike linked for you! If there is one thing I've learned from over 15 years of active duty and a subsequent med board all the while being under a microscope by the unit leadership it's that you are your own advocate. Spend time on this site and learn about your medical conditions and how they fit into the Standards of Military Fitness regulations. Knowledge is power, dude!
 

Spearfshnjnke

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Just found out today that my Battalion Commander (LtCol) thinks I am just scamming the system and trying to get a medical discharge. I found out because the substance abuse counselor that sees me told me that him and the LtCol talked and that was the commands perspective of me. How am I suppose to go into work and work with these people and try t seek help if thats what everyone thinks of me!!! I sent that letter and the link to that article to my company commander and my doctor and they are still trying to tell me my options are to get adsep'd or get treament or just not get treatment at all......
 

grizz13

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Keep getting treatments, all of this screams an EO complaint to me at Brigade level. Just because of a threat that you are "scamming the system" does not mean you need to stop seeking treatment for your knees. You need to go see a specialist at the hospital, not the Aid Station, the guys there basically look at WebMD.com to try and diagnose things (not all but most I have met.)

Most leaderships do think that people are trying to get out on medical discharges are trying to do some sort of scam. Typically the ones that really are injured, like myself were treated horribly by their CoC, they try to get Soldiers to blow up on them so they can ADSEP them and make them loose their benefits. Keep your cool and spend time researching and do everything you can to stay away from endangering your military career.

I went through a bunch of that same stuff, where other NCO's would tell their Soldiers that they needed to stay away from a faker like me and never to listen to me because I hated the Army and wanted to take people down and so on... Never let them bring you down at the fact that you are trying take care of yourself!
 

maparker

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IF you have DES referable conditions then you require a MEB. See the attached memo from the Navy.

Mike
 

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