I am preparing to file a claim that include GERD and IBS. I am SC for GERD (10%) but believe my rating should be higher. While at my C&P exam for GERD, the Examiner stated that I should file a claim for IBS. The Examiner was very clear on the differences between GERD and IBS. I have read Court of Appeals cases (on Hadit) where they awarded the Veteran for both GERD and IBS separately. I have also read other cases where it states that rating them separately would constitute pyramiding. So with that said, how do I file the claim? Separately or An increase rating for GERD with IBS. Any tips for file a GERD / IBS claim is greatly appreciated.