Need Guidance Sketchy Providers

#1
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 being the stereotypical army doctor. My issue is Hypermobility Disorder is a genetic disease which there is no trace of in my family. I am not double jointed and have no excessive mobility. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromialgya, Venous Insufficiency, and Hypermobility are always misdiagnosed since at early stages it is identified based on symptoms. With the obvious fact that visually and physically it is not Hypermobility how and what do I need to do to have the diagnosis changed since I know I have been misdiagnosed. The process started on "hyper mobility syndrome in bilateral unspecified area" thats guranteed to be a waste of my time for something that has been affecting me for years now. Please advise on how to challenge provider, or means to have this diagnoses reavulated through different channels since provider most likely wont listen to a person who isnt a doctor.

Also I have read the regulation and description for a fit vs unfit rating. However I am confused on what determines that criteria. How much missed work is enough missed work? how many er visits qualify? how many profiles, exams, appointments, and clear problem is enough? I ask because it makes no sense why they would start a medboard from oconus to go conus to go through the meb and get found fit. I would imagine if this all started in the first place I would be unfit. It stated ability in grade mos etc what if your mos is a pac clerk were you just sit around all day would you having real lower extremity issues not make you unfit since you just sit there? I guess I need clarification.
 

tony292

PEB Forum Veteran
#2
I was misdiagnosed with "somatoform disorder" with "no evidence of a neurological disorder". A few months later, I was diagnosed with myasthenia Gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease...

I was able to get my misdiagnosis of somatoform overturned based on the new diagnosis of MG. without a new diagnosis, it is hard to overturn a misdiagnosis.

It is nearly impossible to advise you without knowing more about your symptoms and more details about how those symptoms effect your ability to carry out your duties on a daily basis.
 
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#3
I'm not looking for a diagnosis more on advice on how I can have the provider look at my conditions, it didn't help that I switch because he doesn't have a clear picture on how long it's been going on. They pretty much threw out rheumatoid arthritis based on blood test that aren't reliable and they never brought up fibromyalgia which is what I realized it could be because I refused to accept the hypermobility bs so I did research and it seems more like fibromyalgia than rheumatoid arthritis but then again both of those are definelty in the ball park compared to hypermobility. I just want to have him reavaluate my papers work from the past and if he still refuses then I want to know what course of action I can take because I refuse to go through all this based on something I don't have and that in the end is just gonna get me discharged with minimal compensation if any at all
 

wduke14

Registered Member
#4
You can go to patient advocacy at your military treatment facility and request to be seen off post. You have the right to a second opinion at any point during your care.
 

Pac942

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#5
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 being the stereotypical army doctor. My issue is Hypermobility Disorder is a genetic disease which there is no trace of in my family. I am not double jointed and have no excessive mobility. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromialgya, Venous Insufficiency, and Hypermobility are always misdiagnosed since at early stages it is identified based on symptoms. With the obvious fact that visually and physically it is not Hypermobility how and what do I need to do to have the diagnosis changed since I know I have been misdiagnosed. The process started on "hyper mobility syndrome in bilateral unspecified area" thats guranteed to be a waste of my time for something that has been affecting me for years now. Please advise on how to challenge provider, or means to have this diagnoses reavulated through different channels since provider most likely wont listen to a person who isnt a doctor.

Also I have read the regulation and description for a fit vs unfit rating. However I am confused on what determines that criteria. How much missed work is enough missed work? how many er visits qualify? how many profiles, exams, appointments, and clear problem is enough? I ask because it makes no sense why they would start a medboard from oconus to go conus to go through the meb and get found fit. I would imagine if this all started in the first place I would be unfit. It stated ability in grade mos etc what if your mos is a pac clerk were you just sit around all day would you having real lower extremity issues not make you unfit since you just sit there? I guess I need clarification.
If you feel your doctor is not diagnosing properly or not considering all information, you can ask hi/her for a second opinion or a referral to a civilian doc. If the referral is not granted, fill out an ICE comment card in writing or online and seek the aid of a patient advocate.
As far as what determines fit VS unfit there is no certain amount of missed work or er visits ect that tip the scale one way or the other. Each case is decided individually on its specific circumstance and the conditions impact on your overall ability to preform your duties. In some cases, a service member can be found fit but have a restrictive profile to accommodate the disability. In either a fit or unfit finding the service member has the right to rebut the finding.
 
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