First visit to the VA

Post your experiences dealing with the VA Disability Filing Process for GWS, issues with VA diagnoses, and so on.
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tricky89
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First visit to the VA

Post by tricky89 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:00 pm

Well, what can i say? I showed up for my first apointment,it went ok i guess. I left there with 9 bottles of Pills and a puckered ASS. Im not even sure what all these pills are for.I dont know about all this,..... I think i'll pass. Nice place though.
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Re: First visit to the VA

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:41 am

Sounds like my 2nd visit, I had high cholestrol, hypertension (high bp), and was diagnosed as depression and with PTSD. Left with 6 different meds and was told to stop and pick up a bottle of aspirin to take daily too. Now I am down to just my Head meds through the VA. I suggest taking your meds to your civilian doc and let him do a physical on you and verify the meds, you may actually need all of them, verify what can be taken with each other and what needs to be taken seperately.
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