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I'm disabled vet on fixed income can't afford to just chat, sorry thank you.

I'm disabled vet on fixed income can't afford to just chat, sorry thank you.

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

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Long time chronic pain disabled vet. Take a delay release and acute opioids. Ambien for sleep. Just starting Valium and not certain how long in betwn?

Long time chronic pain disabled vet. Take a delay release and acute opioids. Ambien for sleep. Just starting Valium and not certain how long in betwn?

Chronic pain: Long time chronic pain disabled vet. Take a delay release and acute opioids. Ambien for sleep. Just starting Valium and not certain how long in betwn? ANS: you have a difficult problem and I would rely on the VA pain specialist to guide your treatment. Keep a careful diary of when you take things and how they make you feel. Show to your Dr. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Call your OB: This is clearly a situation that is best to call your obstetrician where you are getting your prenatal care. If you're not getting prenatal care, go to an ER where there is obstetrical support. Hope this helps, and good luck with the rest of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Why should I continue to travel if i'm disabled?

Why should I continue to travel if i'm disabled?

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

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How can a pet help a disabled person?

How can a pet help a disabled person?

Pet for disabled: Many disabled persons suffer from loneliness and depression. A pet that can give unconditional love to its owner can be of great benefit and improve the quality of life for the diabled one. The proper pet can give hours of joy to its owner and tnns of love. ...Read more

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How can I help my mentally disabled brother?

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

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How do I manage the stress of being disabled?

How do I manage the stress of being disabled?

Stress: Joining a support group with other people with your same disability can be very helpful as well as individual psychotherapy. Best. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be disabled from psoriasis?

Is it possible to be disabled from psoriasis?

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 more

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How can I be more social as a disabled person?

Get out and have fun: Many communities have adult social centers and shuttles to get to them. Or you could look online for a local group doing something you enjoy. Once you know the members, meet up with them in a public place (carefully!). However you do it, to be social you've got to meet people, and that means getting out of the house. If you need help, find a buddy to go with you, or alternate several for backup. ...Read more

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How can I feed disabled children water & food?

How can I feed disabled children water & food?

Disabled child: If the child is totally unable to eat, as an infant, then a feeding tube is usually placed, through the nose, into the stomach. If the problem turns out to be something that is not going to resolve quickly, then a feeding tube is placed, surgically, directly into the stomach. Occupational therapy should also be a part of care. They can help your child to learn to eat, if developmentally possible. ...Read more

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Do schools have to accommodate for disabled kids?

Do schools have to accommodate for disabled kids?

Yes, to a point: Through state and federal laws, there are mandatory accommodations that need to be done, such as access to school facilities, testing and learning accommodations, and travel to and from school. However the school does have latitude in how to do that. Rather than fit a bus with expensive equipment for instance, they could just send someone to pick a child up. Parents need to be flexible too. ...Read more

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What resources are available for disabled veterans?

Many resources: Here are some that may help: www.Va.Gov (can apply to va and receive care), disabled american veterans, veterans of foreign wars, http://www.Halfofus.Com/veterans/, http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/benefits/a/vetbenefits.Htm good luck! ...Read more

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Do schools have to accommodate for disabled adults?

Do schools have to accommodate for disabled adults?

They try: Schools, and all public buildings, have to be designed to accommodate physical disabilities as set forth in the americans with disabilities act. Schools for adults are not required to accommodate for learning disabilities but most do to the best of their ability. Ask a school what office you should talk to for your disability and they will tell you what help/accommodations they can provide. ...Read more

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How can I stay safe in my home as a disabled person?

How can I stay safe in my home as a disabled person?

Accomodation: Depending on the type and extent of your disability, there are a number of things that can be done to modify your home to allow you to continue to live there. There are also companies that can provide home-health services to help care for you. Your doctor should be able to point you in the right direction if this is what you want. ...Read more

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What is 'accessible accommodation' for the disabled?

What is 'accessible accommodation' for the disabled?

Checklist: For those interested, here is a link to the ada checklist for accessibility. http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/checklist/a16.html. ...Read more

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How am I vulnerable as a disabled person in my home?

How am I vulnerable as a disabled person in my home?

Vulnerable to ??: What? Falls? Injury? Infectious disease? Crime? Probably yes, but with precautions and appropriate assistance there is no reason that you can't be safe healthy and happy on your home. ...Read more

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