1. J

    Migraine C&P

    So I’m looking over my C&P for my migraine condition and he describes my migraine as occurs g weekly lasting typically 8 hours with abortive Rx medications. Pain is left side pounding, throbbing sharp stabbing pain experienced primarily on the left side of head. She endorses associated features...
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    Does my case deserve a MEB? What else do I need to do?

    I have been being seen for back pain, migraines, and sleep issues all for over a year now — all recurrent. However, the back pain is the most prevalent and most pressing issue. I have several bulging discs, cartilage degradation, spinal canal narrowing, and nerve compression which causes pain...
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    Possible DoD Ratings? Migraine, Back/Neck

    I am currently in the middle of the Med Board process. My diagnoses on my NARSUM are chronic migraines/headaches, Lordosis, Scoliosis, and Kyphosis (all with worsening curvature over the 7 years of service). I experience severe headaches nearly every day and migraines weekly which after many...
  4. K

    Navy and VA should of ordered a Head CT, now I’m having brain surgery, 8 years later

    I need some tips and/or reassurance that I’m heading in the right direction with this... 1. Complained of migraines many times while active, it’s all documented. It also included an ER report “patient states of DAILY headaches, in tears” No head CT, refilled medication. 2. Prescribed the good...
  5. C

    PCM started MEB for headaches instead of Migraines?

    Hello all, So I just got my permanent profile printed off today. I am a P3 with the condition reading “Bilateral Intractable Headaches” has anyone else had this happen? If so let me know how it went. Kind of shocking.
  6. S

    How do additional disabilities get added to PEB

    So I am more than likely going to be referred to a PEB here soon for chronic migraines. With that said, it looks like if my case gets sent to a PEB they will evaluate more than just what I’m being boarded for. Is this correct? I also have sleep apnea (with CPAP), depression, and anxiety. What is...
  7. S

    Have any Marines been found unfit for chronic Migraines?

    Ok guys I’m about 1-2 months from my dr referring me to a PEB if the current round of migraine treatments don’t work. At the moment I am taking propranolol, sumatriptan, receiving Botox, and receiving occipital nerve blocks. I have been having these for the past year and my doctor said what...
  8. S

    Can you be referred to a PEB because of adverse side effects of meds?

    I posted a slightly longer version of this elsewhere, but thought the length might have scared people off. Basically my migraine meds might work, but I gained a lot of weight and can’t meet pt standards due to shortness of breath with even the slightest it of running. Am I still looking at a PEB?
  9. S

    Residual side effects make me unable to meet physical fitness standards. How could this affect me?

    Hey everyone, I have been reading this forum for a while now and decided to post a question of my own. For the last year I have been with 15-20 migraines a month, and as of July have been on LIMDU. I have been told that if I am not better by January they will initiate a PEB. That part doesn't...
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    Hello, my name is Ryan and I am in the army. I hit my head on a jump a year ago and shit hit the fan. I was diagnosed with PCS (Post Concussion Syndrome) and Migranes. Also cognitive impairments such as memory loss and depression/anxiety as well as PTSD. They’re talking about sending me through...
  11. J

    Waiting for ratings

    So to start off, I was referred to MEB on 23 Jan 19 for Lumbosacral DDD and it all went pretty quick up until now, I got the call that the PEB found me unfit on 22 Mar 19 and was told Im pretty much just waiting for ratings at this point, I know the VA takes some time to get ratings back, Im...
  12. S

    Provider won't help...where do I go next?

    I have been going in and complaining about frequent migraines and tension headaches for the better part of 3 yrs. They recently sent me to get a MRI which came back normal. They then sent me to a neurologist off post who put me on a daily medication to try and control the migraines. It worked...
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    Vestibular Conditions (Including Meniere's)

    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum but about half way (maybe) through the IDES process. I am USAF AD. I was an F-15E WSO for 6.5 years and transitioned to AFOSI after severe barotrauma in Afghanistan while flying. I have served for 11.5 years and am going through a full MEB. I am stationed at...
  14. H

    Medication managed migraines

    How does the VA and DOD rate migraines that are managed by medication? There is a difference in the frequency and intensity Pre medication treatment and post treatment. I began getting migraines after a mTBI and was getting an average of 2 attacks a week with an avg intensity of 9/10 over a...
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    Referring Conditions

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to read my post. My MEB packet has just been completed. I do not agree with my referring conditions. I need help to understand if this is something I can dispute, and how. My initial meeting with the PEBLO there was an immediate red flag on my paper. I was...
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    18 years Active Duty possible Chrohn's candidate for WTU and MEB

    Good Afternoon I have 18 years active Army and currently am stationed in Germany. For the past 4 years I have had Gastro issues that have been Documented. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Chronic Proctitis, Gastritis, Chrohns Disease, and Encopresis not due to a substance or known physiological...
  17. H

    PTSD And then some

    I am a 17 year guard member. Joined in 2000. I have 10 years of AGR and deployment service. I was sexualy assaulted in 2003 at an AT, and again in 2007 while I was traveling with a pre mob team. I kept it a secret until 2012. Around 2010 I started to see my primary care giver for anxiety and...
  18. S

    Unfitting Conditions?

    Good afternoon all, I am pretty new to the forum and have been reading a lot here. But needed some advice from the "pros" on the forum. I know you guys can not give me 100% correct answers but personal experience will help ease my anxiety some. The "barracks Lawyers" all have different opinions...
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    Denied MEB and need HELP.

    I was recently denied a MEB. The reviewing doctor denied me based off of psychological testing that indicated possible Malingering. I fall below AR 40-501 standards for chronic migraines. I still have them and am still being treated. I'm unable to get assistance from trial defense services...
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    Just starting-- Help Please

    Hi there, This may be the wrong place to post, but here goes. I am just now starting the whole MEB process. I am a flyer and requested my RILO to be held off last October since they were about to DQ me for migraines. They initiated the RILO and my Waiver for the Migraines was denied so I am now...
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