I have been 70% PTSD for 7 years, Tinnitus 10%, left ear loss of hearing 10% - all service-connected. I am 69 and was in Vietnam in 1972. My question is, I just applied for a new claim, presumptive Hypothyroidism, AO. Will that open up a can of worms for my PTSD or are they just focused on a new claim, which says Hypo only? I have C&P soon. Thank you so much.
No, you won't cause any problems with your current benefits. It's my experience that often enough the Vietnam veteran will suffer from hypothyroidism and diabetes concurrently. While you didn't mention diabetes I want to alert you that the combo of DMII and hypothyroidism can be a deadly combination. Keep an eye on your blood sugar particularly if you are diagnosed with thyroid disease. Good luck.