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What is the likelihood of getting medboarded if I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia while in AIT? I have received x-rays, ultrasound, physical therapy, and multiple bloodwork panels to no avail. I am currently waiting on an MRI and Neurology consult. My pain is constant, I am suffering from depression and severe anxiety(currently in therapy with Behavioral Health), and am dealing with a plethora of other symptoms such as numbness/tingling, digestive/bowl issues, and short term memory and concentration issues.
Guardguy11
Guardguy11
Not good. You are so early in your enlistment it will probably be an admin sep
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brohner97
@Guardguy11 How will an admin separation effect future employment??
Guardguy11
Guardguy11
It shouldn't affect it at all. Worst case, other than honorable discharge. You only have to report dishonorable discharge.
Hi! I saw one of your posts and wanted to contact you. I am currently TDRL 70% for PTSD and Cyclothymic disorder. I have been divorced, dropped out of school, and unemployed. Did you attend school or work at all before your evaluation. I am applying to a radiation therapy program that starts in August but I don't want to jeopardize my ratings either.
Still trying get my Retired Pay Grade corrected ! AHRC/DFAS NOT COMPLYING WITH 10 USC 1372 !
Anyone else having this issue?
Hey man, I was digging through some of the decade old stuff just now and am very impressed with the professional quality of your posts. I recently applied to the NDRB and was granted partial relief (OTH upgraded to General); however, the narrative reason remained misconduct. I petitioned in Feb of 2020 and received my decision last week.

While this is an incredible accomplishment, I feel as if reapplying for further relief is warranted. Hopefully you wouldn't mind to weigh in?

I served in USMC Infantry from 2008-2012 and deployed to Afghanistan twice. I sustained a TBI that is documented in my Admin Sep paperwork. I never received any negative counselings or page 11 entrys. I was discharged due to possession of spice. Nothing else or additional to that. Simple possession of spice. During the required screening (simple yes/no questionnaire performed by a Physician Assistant) for mitigating PTSD/TBI, I only answered yes to having headaches. At the time of my petition, I had been service connected by the VA for Combat PTSD at the 50% rate.



My argument was that the discharge was inequitable because drug seeking behavior is a symptom of PTSD in the DSM-IV under the avoidance category. Additionally, the no answers were actually also evidence of my PTSD because they are also avoidant symptoms. This, in addition to the VA rating, is evidence that I did have a condition that mitigated the misconduct.

The board gave their decision and stated that full relief is not warranted because they do not feel as if the severity of my symptoms completely mitigated the misconduct.

During the time that I was waiting for their decision, I was reevaluated by the VA and my service connected issues now are:
Combat PTSD 70%
Traumatic Brain Injury 40%
Migraine Headaches 50%
Ulcerative Colitis Secondary to PTSD 30%
Degenerative Lumbat Arthritis 20%
Tinnitus 10%
Left ear hearing loss 0%
Bilateral Bunions 0%

Considering all of the above do you think that I have a shot at making a compelling argument for full relief? I would think that this qualifies as new evidence that hasn't been previously considered.

I also found that the USMC updated their Admin Sep order to state that those being discharged while having PTSD/TBI are supposed to have a mental health evaluation done by a qualifying provider. I obviously did not have this done. Would this stand to offer any sort of credible argument for upgrade? Perhaps an actual Psychiatrist might have been able to spot the signs of PTSD in me better than a PA who asked a short yes/no questionnaire.

Thank you for your time.
Hey man, I was digging through some of the decade old stuff just now and am very impressed with the professional quality of your posts. I recently applied to the NDRB and was granted partial relief (OTH upgraded to General); however, the narrative reason remained misconduct. I petitioned in Feb of 2020 and received my decision last week.

While this is an incredible accomplishment, I feel as if reapplying for further relief is warranted. Hopefully you wouldn't mind to weigh in?

I served in USMC Infantry from 2008-2012 and deployed to Afghanistan twice. I sustained a TBI that is documented in my Admin Sep paperwork. I never received any negative counselings or page 11 entrys. I was discharged due to possession of spice. Nothing else or additional to that. Simple possession of spice. During the required screening (simple yes/no questionnaire performed by a Physician Assistant) for mitigating PTSD/TBI, I only answered yes to having headaches. At the time of my petition, I had been service connected by the VA for Combat PTSD at the 50% rate.

My argument was that the discharge was inequitable because drug seeking behavior is a symptom of PTSD in the DSM-IV under the avoidance category. Additionally, the no answers were actually also evidence of my PTSD because they are also avoidant symptoms. This, in addition to the VA rating, is evidence that I did have a condition that mitigated the misconduct.

The board gave their decision and stated that full relief is not warranted because they do not feel as if the severity of my symptoms completely mitigated the misconduct.

During the time that I was waiting for their decision, I was reevaluated by the VA and my service connected issues now are:
Combat PTSD 70%
Traumatic Brain Injury 40%
Migraine Headaches 50%
Ulcerative Colitis Secondary to PTSD 30%
Degenerative Lumbat Arthritis 20%
Tinnitus 10%
Left ear hearing loss 0%
Bilateral Bunions 0%

Considering all of the above do you think that I have a shot at making a compelling argument for full relief? I would think that this qualifies as new evidence that hasn't been previously considered.

I also found that the USMC updated their Admin Sep order to state that those being discharged while having PTSD/TBI are supposed to have a mental health evaluation done by a qualifying provider. I obviously did not have this done. Would this stand to offer any sort of credible argument for upgrade? Perhaps an actual Psychiatrist might have been able to spot the signs of PTSD in me better than a PA who asked a short yes/no questionnaire.

Thank you for your time.
New here, and have a difficult and unsettling situation. At the time in which I was returning, readjusting was difficult. Coming home I started the VA claims process, approved 40%, and shortly after my Guard unit notice some behaviors that were not typical of me. I made them aware of some issues I was having, and long story short I didn’t finish out my contract. Was devastating the whole way it panned out and in a drop of a hat brother hood went out the door.

I’ve been made aware that I now can go about correcting all that was done wrong. I am now at 100% PTSD, in better head space when this all occurred 2015.

I have all the documents, emails, private doctor visits, will get statements, evaluations, certifications, awards etc etc. Any good way about getting representation or advice?
I was wondering if you could post an update to your TDRL re-examination. I was put on a TDRL (Combat PTSD) last year and this Covid situation really put a wrench in those of us that had therapy in Active Duty. If not, then I respect your privacy. Best of luck.
Opinion: It is best to post questions in an open forum rather than a profile page. Many do not review the profile pages as they are considered by some as merely social avenues. Posting in an open forum produces a higher number of replies and helps others having similar questions.

Speaking only for myself, I look at this area only a couple of times each year.

Ron
Hi and hope all is well. I was reading about timelines and I am over three years into an ABCMR to get DoD to recognize the VA disability. Do you still have that ABCMR number please?
So I’ve been in for just over 3 years. 3 years and 2 months actually. And my anxiety is just out of control. I finally said something 2 weeks ago to my COC. I tried to be the super soldier and I was, but in reality I was depressed and always worried and just kept pushing instead of saying something. And here I am, I barely eat and I just don’t focus on anything. I already went to BH and I have a lot of appointments coming up? Does anyone know what’s next or what I should do?
Hi everyone
I fell on the ship a year ago and I was put in Limdu due to back and neck pain. At the end of my limdu the orthopedist asked me if I want to go to a medical board process or a second limdu. I chose a second limdu because I wanted to stay and I am about to be a single mom, I needed stability.My second limdu will be up in a month and my condition didn’t get any better but now the ortho is telling me I am no longer eligible for a medical board and he will recommend admin sep under medical condition.my questions is will I be eligible for GI bill and Va benefit?
My diagnosis are:lumbar spondylosis, myofascial syndrome pain, radiculopathy cervical region, adjustment disorder with mixed depression and anxiety, and many more.
Thank you
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Coffeeaddixt
Why does your doctor consider your condition to be a medical condition?
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Usssailor
I’ve ask for a second opinion and got referred to a another doctor. I have an appointment with him next month.
Hello Ron...
Can you help?
I finally got my VA disability corrected and now i need to correct my DoD Rating. I was told by my FPEB assigned counsel that I would have a very good case once my VA disability came thru. Can you help or do you know of any lawyers that I can retain? Thanks
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Hello all Air National Guard member here. I am looking for some guidance on appeal of a Line of Duty. Last year February I fell while on orders and broke the 5th metatarsal bone in my foot and sprain my ankle. Ended up in a cast and boot. About Aug 2020 I started experience severe swelling and tingling when I wore my boots. Went back to doctor and after MRI I was diagnosed with S-1 nerve damage and treated for drop foot. An second LOD was submitted so that I would get treatment for my back but it was submitted as a disease and not an injury. Final determination was denial not in line of duty. I have received the final letter from NGB. I was told that I can appeal but no guidance given except that I will have to provide new information. Please point me in the right direction prior to this injury I had no problems with my back now am in constant pain and taking medications to help and I can't get the physical therapy I need. Thanks in advance
Guardguy11
Guardguy11
Welcome to the forum. I would make a post in a general forum as my response on the "wall posts" is limited. Bottom line, you will need a lawyer to be successful in this appeal. Don't do it on your own.
Hello Mr. Perry,
I am currently being medically retired with no service connection. I was on Title 10 orders for more than 30 days and was deployed to Kuwait. I am a Guardsman and Civil Technician at my unit. I am being denied service connection based on EPTS. I am looking into 1207a "eight year rule" and everything I find on it says that i have 8 years active service. But there is so much room for interpretation. I can't find any case law aside from i case that was denied because the eight year rule didn't exist at the time of the SM's injury. Basically, what counts and what doesn't and how do I prove that the days count to my FSS office and my Lawyer? Thanks for your Time!
Jason Perry
Jason Perry
TSGT4LIFE,

I am sorry to hear of your health conditions and their impact on your military career.

I don't have enough information about your case to provide much helpful input.

Any kind of BS about the eight-year rule not applying is flat out wrong. It was written into statute/ Federal law as an act of Congress on Oct. 5, 1999, so unless your injury occurred before that date someone is lying to you.

Jason
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TSGT4LIFE
Mr. Perry,

Thank you for your reply. The issue I am having with the "eight year rule" is proving what days of my service count. AT, IDT, ST, ADT... I have over 3000 points but getting anyone to help me figure out which ones count is the problem. Thanks.

Trevor
Guardguy11
Guardguy11
Trevor, if you are Air Force, try reading AFI 36-2910. It talks about the 8-year rule in more depth. Points don't matter towards it unfortunately. It has to be 8 years of title 10 federal service.
Good Day Mr. Jason Perry,
I have over 20 years in the National Guard and am a Title 32 Technician for 13 years. I like many other have sucked up the pain but it's at a point now that I had to report it. I am currently marked as MND and am going through the Med Board process. I have been told this can take a very long time. Is it possible to continue the MED Board and get out of the guard but stay in the Technician side until the Med process is completed? I have arthritis, Degenerative disease, Nerve damage, blown disk, bad knees, temporary paralysis, and hip issues. I believe they think I may have MS as they are requesting me to be seen by a neurologist because of some of the symptoms I have. I don't want to have to go to drills anymore as the 2 hour drive is painful for me and I have to make this same drive for my medical appointments. If I have to stay in do I have any options for not attending drill, as I don't get paid because I receive 90% from the VA?
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give to me, I'll be looking forward to your reply.
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Guardguy11
Guardguy11
You should be on some form of profile (AF 469) to be going through the IDES process. You should bring this profile and the current status of the MED Board to your commander. He/She can allow for you to have excused drills. You could also just say screw it and not go to drill. Worst case, it is counted as a "bad year". The technician retirement aspect is a whole different animal, especially if that technician position requires military status.
You seem very knowledgeable. I wanted to see if you could maybe answer a question for me. I got injured March of 2020 doing the deadline during a diagnostic ACFT. They never did imaging but I did do 4 months of physical therapy. After months of PT didn’t help I finally asked for the third time if they could do imaging. They did in Sept and found a wedge deformity with fragmentation and Schmorl nodes and I got sent for a MRI. It showed the “chronic” appearing wedge deformity, bulging disc with annular tear etc., and intervertebral discogenic disease. I tried a few other things that my PCM wanted and then was sent to pain management. The doctor there basically said my diagnosis was early age appropriate splondylosis. My PCM is discussing med board. If it’s considered age appropriate would I even get a DOD rating and do you think the wedge deformity went undetected due to them not doing images and now they are sweeping it under the rug?
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