Possible outcome of MEB?

SgtRockyBoulder

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Hello All,

I am RegAF with 21 years of active duty service. However, I still have a few years left on my enlistment due to an ADSC. My psychiatrist will be referring me to the AMRO for a medical board soon (mental health issues). I am at a point where I can't do my job anymore and have issues with isolating myself from everyone (including my wife and kids). I have been dealing with my mental health issues for over a decade now.

Any idea on what my medical board outcome would possibly be? (Example: DoD, VA percentage, TDRL or PDRL, etc.)

My issues that I plan on submitting for a VA disability claim are as follows (all service connected):

- Major Depressive Disorder, recurrent severe with chronic insomnia and anxiety (suicidal ideations on a regular basis and one recent suicide attempt requiring inpatient hospitalization). Also, had partial hospitalization treatment recently as well.

- Erectile dysfunction (while being on antidepressants).

- Dislocation fingers closed right thumb MCP (torn ligament). Arthritis and gripping issues with right hand.

- Pseudofolliculitis barbae since basic training (face). Shaving waiver required throughout my career.

- Keloid bumps on back of neck and head that developed after haircut in basic training.

- Tendonitis flexor hallucis longus (right foot injury).

- Eczematoid dermatitis/Lichen simplex chronicus.

- Borderline glaucoma open angle with cupping of optic discs both eyes.

- Acute recurrent maxillary sinusitis.

- Headache syndromes.

- Lower left lip and chin paresthesia (numbness and permanent nerve damage) after wisdom teeth extraction (6 teeth).

- Mild osteoarthritis of the right temporomandibular joint. Issues with bruxism (teeth grinding) and clenching teeth.

- Prostatitis chronic bacterial.

- Flat foot acquired (pes planus).

- Periodontitis (neglected hygiene during a deployment due to major depression/insomnia). Deep cleaning required every 4 months for teeth.

- Hypertension (as high as 144/97).

- Lower back injury pain that flares up on occasion.
 

chaplaincharlie

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A percentage take a lot more information than you have shared. But given you are over 20, PDRL is likely.
 

chaplaincharlie

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Every condition has criteria. It may be lots more information than you want to share. For example, MH can be 0, 30, 50, 70, or 100% depending on "social and occupational functioning."
 

SgtRockyBoulder

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Every condition has criteria. It may be lots more information than you want to share. For example, MH can be 0, 30, 50, 70, or 100% depending on "social and occupational functioning."
That makes sense. I have suicidal ideations on a daily basis. Totally isolating myself from everyone including issues with my memory (familiar names/places) and concentration. I am unable to do my job and I no longer have any friends or any social life. And that's just my mental health. I appreciate your reply.
 

USNMarv3lg3mh33l

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Thank you, SgtRockyBoulder, for sharing. I have a very similar issue to yours. I was placed on LIMDU (second period) for Major Depressive Disorder and psychological trauma, on 29 March 2021. Mine existed prior to service and is assessed (by a Navy Mental Health provider) to have been aggravated by combat duty.

Question for any staff member or forum veteran: what can I expect to be the outcome? It doesn't help that I have anxiety issues. I am afraid that because I have 'EPTS' attached to my case, that I will be left with nothing after having gone through this process.

Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated. I can share more details about my case if it helps you assess the outcome. I was about to paste the exact verbiage from my LIMDU paperwork but I wasn't sure if that was either allowed or encouraged, because of HIPAA.
 
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