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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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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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