Good afternoon; I just wrote this letter on my behalf in my own words and I would like to request opinions on if I should include this letter, when I opt into RAMP(supplemental). I also have a previously submitted nexus from neurologist and additional letters from buddy’s with regards to headaches as well. Will this letter help me? I plan on having it notarized as well
Please note that I have been on appeal since March of 2016 with my denial in April of 2015 in which a CP examiner stated SMR’s absent of headaches when it in fact it’s there.
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is and I served on active duty in the US Navy from March of 1990 to April 1997. I have previously written a statement with regards to my diagnosed migraine headaches. In addition to listing headaches on questionnaire and complaint on exit exam; I have previously mentioned that I was seen in the fall of 1997 and again in 1998 for headaches by nurse practitioner at (treating hospital) which disposes of records in 10 years. I also submitted private records on my initial claim that cover various dates from 2003 to 2009 including an emergency room visit in 2004 that were not listed on evidence considered in my initial denial.
With regards to my headaches, they have increased in intensity and I have had to miss work on numerous occasions due to my headaches. I have approximately 15 headaches per month and this includes weekly prostrating (physically and emotionally exhausted; incapacitated) headaches in which I must lay down in a dark room. They can last anywhere from 1 to 2 days and cause extreme nausea and very bad fatigue after the headache is gone. I can’t be exposed to light or noise. I also keep a waste basket by the bed and must use for when I throw up due to the nausea. Up until the last 2 years I had 2 prostrating headaches per month for approximately 15 years but in the last 2 to 3 years they have increased to 4 to 5 per month. It has affected my ability to work affecting me and my family economically to the point where I have been laid off of jobs due to missing time. It has also been noticed when I am unable to perform certain duties at work after a headache due to extreme fatigue the next day. My family and social time is affected as well but I fear one day my headaches might get bad enough to where employers will not hire me severely affecting me economically.
I swear that this statement is true and correct under penalty of lying under oath.