fibromyalgia

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    While I wait

    So my NARSUM was sent to AFPC last week and I'm waiting to hear back now if it'll be an RTD or full MEB. My CC recommended an MEB in the statement and said that while I was a hard worker I had missed over 100 days of work due to being sick (fibromyalgia, bad IBS, anxiety) and had been off and on...
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    MEB just initiated. What now?

    Hello, My PCM called 2 days ago and said that he would be initiating an MEB for me. So I'm curious, what's next? Background: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in Oct of 2017 and have been on and off (most on) pt and mobility profiles since then. I've had 2 full workups with rheumatology, 2 full...
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    Fibromyalgia MEB

    Hello, I have been diagnosed with fibro for over 2 years now and on and off profiles/mobility restrictions and I guess I'm just looking for someone else to give me info on what to expect with an MEB for fibro. My PCM says that fibro isn't a boardable condition but it's on the list of conditions...
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    Fibromyalgia Diag. from Rheumatologist, new PCM & DAWG lead refuse to take any action

    Sorry this is a bit long, but I really need some input here. 11 year enlisted AD AF. 6 years after a deployment, increasing joint, shoulder, leg and ankle pain lead to 3 years of only PT testing on pushups/situps/waist. Constant pain, shoulder muscle spasms, hand tremors/shakes, headaches, bad...
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    commanders statement help!

    Good day all, I was told that the commanders impact statement is a part of my MEB packet. He was given ten days to send a response and I don't think he will because he is currently out-processing. The ten days are up so I wanted to maybe write one and have him sign it due to the fact that he...
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    Fibro MEB

    Hello, I’m going to try to keep my story short but I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 6 months ago and my doc said that my name came down for an MEB. I was first told that I had to be on a profile for a year and then was just told a few days ago that they’re starting the paperwork for an...
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    Agree with unfit finding, disagree with how IPEB changed unfitting conditions.

    BLUF: I am unfit. Dx ME/CFS, which is the unfitting condition that sent me to the MEB. Form 356 rated fibro as unfitting and rolled up ME/CFS into it for a total of 40%. Will an FPEB address this? Background: USAF O5, 17 years, previously deployed to gulf war region, unfitting for ME/CFS (dx...
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    Getting awarded Permanent and Total

    I was medically retired after 21 years in the Navy via PEB in April of 2016 and received 100% combined rating from the VA (11 Conditions rated 60, 50, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 10, 0, 0, 0). Two of my conditions, hidradenitis suppurativa 60% and fibromyalgia 40%, were not permanent ratings and...
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    Preparation for FPEB

    Initially put on LIMDU June 10, 2016 for “Paresthesia”. IDES initiated December 2016 when my Neurologist determined a second LIMDU period would not benefit me. Referred conditions by my Neurologist include Small Fiber Neuropathy, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Migraines...
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    PCM not initating MEB?

    Hello, Im not really sure I understand all of this. I feel as if my PCM feels that I am trying to scam the system. I'm almost at the end of my enlistment but was going to try an extend or go ARC but now with these diagnoises of Fibromyalgia, Tension Headaches, Idopathic Hypersomnia, skeletons in...
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    Fitness, Demotion, & MEB (PsA)

    Hello everyone. I am fairly new to the forum, and have been canvasing this site a little while, educating myself on the various processes. I wanted to take some time to share my story with other AF personnel, to shed light/compare stories. I have 14 years in the service; 2 on active duty, and...
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    Neurology vs. rheumatology fibro diagnosis

    Hello all, I'm new here. I was diagnosed with posttraumatic fibromyalgia last month by a civilian, non-DoD neurologist. It is a solid diagnosis; we eliminated all of the fibro mimics (MS, Lyme disease, thyroid issues, ANA, B12 and Vit. D deficiency, ESR, uric acid, et al.), RA, nerve damage, the...
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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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    Anyone have similar case and what was the outcome?

    Hello, I found out this morning that my PA just wrote a recommendation for a MEB/PEB, after a long journey. First symptoms started 3 year ago but I was pregnant. I have had all the symptoms I am currently experiencing for over 2 years. It took over a year of going back and forth to the PAs...
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    Demoted for PT fail-lack of diagnosis/will not MEB

    First of all, thank you all for reading this. I want to give you a little background information to see if you can point me in the right direction with my questions at the end of this letter. I am hoping this demotion action stops at the FW level, but I want to be prepared to fight it no matter...
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    MDRP Memo

    Hello , After year long battle with several PAs I was diagnosed with celiac disease and dermatitis herpitformis over a year ago and kept going back to the pa with symptoms of pain everywhere to include numbness and tingleness, I have extreme fatigue, forgetfulness, changing of hand color and...
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    MEB stated Fibroymalgia EPTS

    Greetings, BLUF: I am in the IDES process, I was denied s/c for Fibromyalgia by the MEB (Army). The facts are as follows: March 2011 - November 2011 I was deployed to Iraq December 2011 - September 2012 I was in the WTU for shoulder and ankle injuries September 28, 2012 I was REFRAD to the...
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    Got my Sec AF appeal. Lying sacks of S%#T!!!

    I got my response to my SAF appeal & they have blatantly incorrect information. A little background info...... my primary condition is PTSD from sexual assault while deployed. I want/need to have my Fibromyalgia & cubital tunnel listed as primary (Cat 1) so that I won't be returned to duty...
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    Potential med board

    I am currently in the army on recruiting duty and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. After I talked with my PA she said I was NOT med board able and if I had questions to call the MEB Clinic. I waited a few days and decided to call them. They stated that I was (I checked AR 40-501 so I knew that...
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