i got infectous mono while stationed on guam in 1966-67 ever since then i have never felt vibrant or myself since,i am now 63 yrs old have lived with this burden since,i have asked the VA about this and they deny it has any effect on me now...can you tell me anything that may help?
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i have been on so many vitimans and minerals,i tried martial arts to gain my confidence back!...at age of 24,i was discharged at 22,when i was discharged and returned to Tampa fl,i visited the VA hospital in st. pete to complain about my tiredness all the time and the constant headaches i get!...as the years passed by i would join different health spas to make me feel better but nothing helped....i dident realize that mono could of been the cause untill a few years ago talking to a md. that i was told that it could of had a life long effect on me contracting infectous mono. HELP
The question is what are the current residual effects of your infectious monucelosis? If (1) you have current symptomology, (lung problems, fatigue, Epstein-Barr, for example) and (2) you can show that you incurred mono during service, and (3) you can present medical evidence linking your current symptoms to your in service incurrence then you may have a feasible claim for service connected disability compensation. see for example: 4 Vet. App. 399::Kronberg v. Brown::March 22, 1993 Your benefits should go back to date of application; hopefully you ahve applied; if not you should consider applying as soon as possible; you can do so on line here. http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
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dear sir....the medical evidence for my mono is in my naval medical records,also the records should show the visit to the va hosp. in St. Pete fl. a few weeks after my Discharge in 68. You mentioned lung problems ? i have had cronic broncitis ever since i can remember ( im sure it began sometime while i was in the Navy,also i have been diagnosed with C-O-P-D (cronic obstrocted polmanary disorder) a few years ago by the VA hospital in willmington De. My question is that the broncitis and now the copd ....is that proof ? does mono give these (possible)) problems afterwards?if so then i have been living my life after the military with dissabilities due to infectous mono....please advise...thank you very much charlie
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