I am diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The sleep study test was done to confirm the same. I am usually exposed to highly polluted particulate matter, which I have read in multiple medical studies as a contributing factor to OSA. I am also diagnosed with Odontoideum, straightening cervical lordosis, and straightening cervical spondylosis.
I am usually exhausted during the day. I developed heavy snoring during military service. My wife noticed me waking up gasping that I could even stop breathing while asleep. I also developed migraines which often began in the mornings. I am taking multi-vitamins and CPAP.
I developed OSA while I was active but never sought medical treatment for it until I got out in fear of getting kicked out of the military. The VA is giving me a difficult time because I was not diagnosed with OSA while active, and I need a medical opinion letter to help make my case. The letter needs to read, "the veteran's OSA is just as likely not to have been caused or made worse by his military service."
Please help. I do not want to lose compensation because I want to continue serving my country.