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I'm hooked on opiods for 8 years and determined to stop if I pay will I get the medication I need to get through wiyhdrawls? I'm disabled vet fixed $$
Treatment: If someone is a vet and has limited resources the VA may be their best bet as many centers have addiction medicine programs. I would also recommend checking with the link I posted previously for resources. Also, NA and Smart Recovery do online meetings. I misunderstood your post as a request for general information not treatment. I do not think addiction treatment is possible through HealthTap. ...Read more
Shooting pain from my knee going to my ankle and up to my hip one constant throbbing. Disabled vet tore tenders that held one cap center 8 years ago.
Knee Hip Ankle Pain: Post traumatic changes at your knee appears to be affecting the linked joints above and below it (ankle and hip). Your gait has most likely been off over time too. Can even involve other structures like the lowest part of you back. Talk to your PCP about reassessing your knee first and work up the other linked structures from there. ...Read more
35/36 wks, Last wk had bad contractions 35 in 3 hrs., Sat. dilated 1cm. Wed. loss mucus plug. back/pelvic/hip pain & disabled vet w/120-heart rate.
Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot
Definition check: Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful. What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because it's fun: Traveling to new places and meeting new people can be fun. If you are disabled you will need a little advance planning to make sure your adaptive equipment will work well. Many helpful websites can give you ideas about destinations and handling disabilities while traveling. ...Read more
Be a brother: People like your brother may be neglected, and may be ridiculed. You can resolve to spend time with him and try to find out what makes him happy. If someone gives him a hard time, talk nicely and say, "He is my brother. He has trouble with things, but he is nice. I know you didn't mean to..." If that doesn't work, report this as you should. Generally, you're the best gift you can give. ...Read more
Psoriasis: If the psoriasis is extremely severe and the treating physician feels that the skin ailment prevents you from working, then speak with the doctor. Psoriatic arthritis can cause disability but this would best be discussed with your treating rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer