arthritis

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    UC with inflammatory arthritis MEB/PEB

    I am a member of the nat’l guard with about 10 years of service. I was diagnosed about a year ago with moderate to severe universal ulcerative colitis with inflammatory arthritis secondary to the UC. I’ve been lucky and responded well to Imuran and Humira. I am meeting with our State Surgeon...
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    Does 8 year rule include time as a Cadet?

    Hello All, BLUF: Does the 8 year rule apply to time as a Cadet at West Point? Does obligation time count towards the 8 Year Rule? Quick background, I tore my ACL /LCL and meniscus in 2011 in high school. I attended West Point 2012-2016. I re-tore my knee polevaulting at track practice at West...
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    Can I start MEB process and get surgeries after seperation?

    Hello, Quick Background: Conditions: Right knee, Right Ankle, Left Shoulder. Right knee - I have had 4 surgeries, 2 ACL reconstructions, High Tibial Osteotomy, 2 PLC reconstructions, Full Meniscal Transplant. Current status of knee, ACL is torn again, Severe arthritis, Mensicus is a mess, very...
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    Arthritis ratings

    Hello all, I have a question which I have not found to be addressed regarding Arthritis ratings. I understand what the rating schedule is for arthritis. My question is, when ROM is not a factor and must be rated under code 5003 for 2 or more major or minor joints, do they rate each joint...
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    Spine - My Timeline

    Hey everyone here is my timeline so far. Navy active duty 8 years in. Two referred conditions DDD and Knee Osteoarthritis. 7 other conditions on the VA side. 13FEB17 C4 - C7 Decompression and Spinal Fusion. 21NOV17 MEB Referral submitted. 21NOV17 Met with PEBLO. 23NOV17 Briefing with VA...
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    Help with C&P Exam Results - Psoriatic Arthritis

    Hello all. Recently received my C&P exam results back, and I am going through them trying to get an idea of what I might expect... My MEB package was just recently sent to AFPC for review. I've been submitted for psoriatic arthritis. The VASRDs used for psoriatic arthritis rate the process of...
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    Help with C&P Exam Results - Psoriatic Arthritis

    Hello all. Recently received my C&P exam results back, and I am going through them trying to get an idea of what I might expect... My MEB package was just recently sent to AFPC for review. I've been submitted for psoriatic arthritis. The VASRDs used for psoriatic arthritis rate the process of...
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    Advice for New Folks; Auto-Immune MEBs and Recalls

    Warning: This is LONG, but well worth it. You might want to grab a beer or some popcorn before sitting down for this, or skip to the RECAP. I'm an AD AF pilot. I’ve been patrolling this site for a year now and I’ve learned some valuable lessons about both the DoD and VA systems. I wanted to...
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    Rare Autoinflammatory Disease/Biologic Therapy Rating

    I am AD AF/24yo. Last year, I was diagnosed with an autoinflammatory disease called Adult Onset Still’s Disease (AOSD) and an IRILO was initiated by my MTF, a MEB was initiated by HQAFPC Medical Standards requiring an IPEB (I did not want an IRILO/MEB to be initiated because I wanted to remain...
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    Bilateral IT band surgery, Arthritis, Hip Pain. Help!

    Okay, so this is my first post but I am currently in the MEB/IDES program. I have already had my C&P exams and my entire MEB package is up at AFPC/VA. I have had bilateral IT band syndrome for 4 1/2 years as well as surgery on each leg which failed. I limp everywhere and I have constant, chronic...
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    Need Guidance Sketchy Providers

    I will try to condense this in hopes someone will have some guidance. I just started my IDES/MEB process, after several attempts from my providers and specialist to diagnose me one came up with hypermobility disorder. I say providers because I had to request a change from my previous one for...
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    Could it move any slower?

    My husband has been on limited duty since February 2015 due to ulcerative colitis and UC-related arthritis. He's had two flares while waiting and has taken prednisone for each one. Since the second dose of prednisone and after regularly taking probiotics, he is doing better. He still has regular...
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    What are my chances

    Hello, I am currently undergoing an MEB for psoriatic arthritis. I am currently taking Humira and was on Otezla and Methotrexate for the past 2 years. I am about to have my CnP exams here in the next couple weeks but am getting very anxious about what is going to happen. Can someone just ease my...
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    Curious about retirement possibility with husband's condition

    Hi all, Sorry if this is not the right place for this. I'm new to the forum. My husband was diagnosed a year ago with Ulcerative Colitis. He was taken off his ship and placed on Limited Duty. He just finished his second round of LD and the doc wants to send his MED board to PEB. He is on a...
  15. Jwayne911

    Psoriatic Arthritis

    Hello, This is my first time posting in here, and so far is the only resource I have been told I could use for info on my MEB. I have been in almost 8 years and last December I was having chest pain and was admitted to the ER with symptoms of a heart attack. After getting an EKG and being sent...
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