Ok confused some what. Have had few people reply to posts that if you
have a documented condition the VA can't deny. So here is the
Diagnosed with Bilateral ankle/knee/wrist/elbow/undiagnosed pains in
legs(including cramps)/chest/arms/severe pain adbdomen where i was
actually rushed to hospital for possible pendicitis), when they could
not figure out the cause they just said GERDS.
All these problems started around 1995, had the shots while in
Bahrain and in Chesapeake, VA since I was in a Direct Support Unit and
could deploy on short notice.
So they after long time of fighting awarded:
right ankle: 10pct service connected.
R elbow: 10 pct GWC
bi lat wrist: 20pct GWC
degenerative changes right foot: 0pct GWC
So confusion, they did give my right knee 0pct service connected, but
denied my left knee/ankle and elbow (and my medical records show
doctor diagnosed bilateral tendinitus). Now if they saying certain
joints are Gulf War Incurred, and diagnosed with same problem in all
the joints at the same time with same symptom(s). Then how can they
not give same classification for all the joints and totally deny my
left elbow if Navy doctor diagnosed it with tendinitus. And the
undiagnosed pains again are GW symptoms, and documented in my records
before people were even talking about Gulf War Syndrome.