I searched the board and I couldn't find anything on this, so I hope it's not a duplicate topic. Anyway, here's my problem: I am a US Army veteran who was medically discharged for what turns out to be fibromyalgia. I put in a disability claim for fibro (well, it started out as back pain, but I was diagnosed with fibro and that's what it says on my disability paperwork now) and also a stomach ulcer (which I may or may not have- there's something going on there but I don't have a diagnosis). I got 40% disability for my fibromyalgia, which pays about $500 a month, but I got 0% disability for my stomach problems. I want to appeal the 0% decision but I'm not sure how to- I certainly can't afford private medical examination on $500 a month, so I don't have any actual medical records to wave at them. All I have is my statement that I've missed work several times because I was vomiting, and I have no idea if they'll just take my word for it. Does anyone have any advice for how to deal with the VA? I'm not sure how to go about this. Do I just write them a letter describing my symptoms or what?