Hi, I went through the MEB in 2014 and the DOD rating was 20%. While I was getting out, I started experiencing symptoms of a rare endocrine disease. One was weight gain, which the army does not look upon favorably. I actually gained 40# in two months and when I saw the 'army doc' about it, he told me to lay off the french fries and that I was what was wrong with the army these days, etc. After getting out the VA immediately ordered labs and I underwent diagnoses of a rare disease that not many people have, and I had never heard of it in my life. I was finally diagnosed in November 2016, but the VA took time to rate and I was granted in March 2017. The VA granted me 'service connected' because it is undeniable that I was affected while in service. To be honest it bothers me because I feel like I was wronged in the MEB process. I'm lucky I am alive at this point because without the medication I would not be. However, being eligible for tricare would be huge. Right now the closest va facility that can 'treat' me is over 2hrs away. And I'm not eligible for 'va choice' because I have a facility that's 20miles away, however that facility has stated whenever I go in, that they can't treat me.. But after dealing with that messed up mess, tricare would be nice. I did receive a severance when I was MEB, and I did not have to pay it back due to combat codes. So I'm not sure how that would play out, or what my best thing to do at this point is.