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Pete posted this today so I am pinning it as a topic. Hate to tell you all but your local pharmacy has nothing to do but fill new prescriptions. The VA has centralized all the mails by med for better efficiency . They have a new 800 number (800) 983-0933 8am to 4;30 pm CST.
ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE FOR MEDICALLY COMPELLING CONDITIONS July 14, 2008 1. Purpose. This Information Letter solicits the assistance of each facility Director in providing appropriate care for veteran patients having a medical condition negatively impacted by poor oral health, and provides information that may assist facilities in providing a consistent standard of dental care throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). 3. Evaluation a. Veterans with a medically compelling need for dental care may be treated as either a Classification III or VI, depending upon whether the medical condition is service connected. b. The following conditio…
http://www.pbm.va.gov/NationalFormulary.aspx VA Prescription Benefits Many veterans prefer to have their prescriptions filled at the St. Louis VA Medical Center to take advantage of the pharmacy benefit available to veterans. The VA Medical Center Pharmacy cannot fill prescriptions written by non-VA physicians. Patients are eligible for medications only for those conditions for which they are receiving active treatment at the VA Medical Center. The VA Medical Center will not provide medications that are not listed on the VA Medication Formulary
I’m moving to a state that is ok with marijuanna usage as a recreational drug However I want to use it as a treatment for my panic attacks to get off my benzodiazepines. Will the Va terminate my adhd controlled substance if I test dirty for marijuanna? I mean it’s legal state wide but the federal government doesn’t approve of it. How does this work? Granted I will talk to my dr before I start treatment. I prefer the gummies at 5mg as 10mg is too much. Has anyone experienced this before?
If any vet gets meds by mail and the meds get lost in transit the VA is going to blame you. I was delivered an empty sack of pain meds to my mailbox. I had to do a police report as required by VA. The cop said there was no way in hell he could determine if the drugs were lost or stolen. My doctor demanded the report just to cover her ass. What about my ass I asked the doctor? Now I will have to drive 20 miles to get my meds from the pharmacy because the VA and USPS are so incompetent. VA ships narcotic pain meds by regular mail. No signature required or proof of delivery. I wrote my congressman about this but no real response.
About a week and half ago I had what I am guessing was a pain flare up. I felt it coming for a week prior to it happening. During the event I was working and the pain moved and crossed every muscle and join in my body. It last for 14 hours. I am waiting on a doctors appointment next week, but I have messaged my doctor about the event. What I am wondering is can I talk to my doctor at the VA about CBD oil? The reason being is I do not want to become another vet that get 50 different prescriptions. I want something that will manage my pain and other issues without the very bad side effects.
How bad off do you have to be to get a scooter paid for by the VA? I have 40% combined on each of my feet. I have a hell of a time walking around the VAMC in Tampa. I don't even use it any more if I have to go to the main hospital because it means lots and lots of walking.
I get insulin for my diabetes from the VA. Every month it is a struggle to get them to prescribe enough for me. I think they want me to measure it with an eye dropper. Does anyone else have this problem with the VA? I was in the hospital for DMII for a week two years ago. Then the VA just dumped my care in my lap. If not for my wife I think I would be dead by now. I am on a pretty rigid schedule for my injections. The VA is really failing me on my HBP and the DMII. I know it is my responsibility to take my insulin, but I get zero support from VA expect infrequent mailings of insulin if I beg for it. That stuff is expensive. Nobody supervises my care. I see the…
I went for an eye exam yesterday and I was very happy with the results. I know I have been down on them in the past but the service is just as good as a regular clinic now days IMO. I am still not crazy about the dental service but maybe that has improved as well. I need to see a podiatrist and maybe a back doctor. I will use the VA probably. I just got to get my PCP to refer me.
I have been taking Ambien for a few weeks. That stuff is starting to depress me. I noticed that I sleep but don't feel rested. I think that stuff interrupts REM sleep. I feel really cranky. My poor wife is catching it. I am going to stop and just stay awake all night. All that sleeping med is really bad news as are tranquilizers. Addictive and they mess with your mind.
Just love the VA (insert sarcasm here) and docs in general who don't pay attention. I'm on 12 different meds currently. I went to a web-site I use to check interactions and found the following...I'm pretty sure this is why I have been feeling like crapola for so long. Warning....this is a long post, but I encourage everyone to check their meds!!! Just put "drug drug interaction" in Google and several sites will come up. Here's mine: <H2 itxtvisited="1">Interactions between your selected drugs</H2>traZODONE and Maxalt-MLT (rizatriptan) (Major Drug-Drug) MONITOR CLOSELY: Concomitant use of agents with serotonergic activity such as serotonin reuptake inhi…
Hi All, I'm not sure if this is posted in the right place, but I have a question about seeing a therapist at the VA for mental health treatment. I called the VA mental health clinic where I live, for a therapist, and they want me to see their psychiatrist/prescriber person also. Can I choose to keep my own psychiatrist for my medications, and still see a VA therapist? The reason is I like my Nurse Practitioner, and I have Anxiety, ADHD, and depression. I just found out about ADHD. So I started taking atomoxetine and we have been increasing the dosage as I went off effexor. I really don't want to see a different doctor while we are in the middle of …
Has anyone had multi organ failure after taking the generic brand of Zoloft. I have hubby in hospital now. He was put on the med in nov/dec. he was on it about 2 weeks and he had seizure. Since then liver enzymes started back bad, and just kept getting worse. Then his kidneys started going from third stage to dialysis noe. His heart is going too. He has a replacement valve and it is a pig valve, but it is 10 years. And is not opening properly. Doc just ignore me when I ask if this could be due to the generic Zoloft.
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Two kinds of blood pressure medication recalled for possibly too much of a carcinogen. Two kinds of blood pressure medication recalled for possibly too much of a carcinogen (yahoo.com)
I am currently appealing to the US court for my denial of increase in GERD to include Class C esophagitis, erosive gastritis. I am currently being rating for 10% since 2007, up from 0% in 1998 or over 13 years, even though Ive had GERD, gastris with H pylori in service and then again with the claim I made in 2007. I didnt know of the bad C&P until I got my C-file in 2018. It is very important to get yours, as you can find out a lot of things. Like they didnt forward your VA file and your civilian paperwork to the examiner. I was very lucky the examiner noted this, as rater said he did in the decision. Had an ACE in 2019 which examiner stated she reviewed, but omit…
Certain Philips Respironics Masks for BiPAP, CPAP Machines Recalled Due to Safety Issue with Magnets That May Affect Certain Medical Devices: FDA Safety Communication Certain Philips Respironics Masks for BiPAP, CPAP Machines Recalled Due to Safety Issue with Magnets That May Affect Certain Medical Devices: FDA Safety Communication | FDA
Well good luck getting your express scrips now through your FPO box. Or VA letters or getting any follow up papers about a claim or anything else important if your living overseas. (UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just got a call, it will be effective 23 August 2022 NO MORE FPO!!!! PROPOSED DISCONTINUATION OF FPO PRIVILEDGES From Jack Walker, Director of RAO SUBIC. We have all received this news with much chagrin and trepidation. And as always lots of rumor attached. After much research and input from some un-named friends, here is a possible way forward on the subject. History-----A change was published to the Navy Order covering FPO services. T…
Greetings all, For the hadit members that uses myhealthevet, be aware of the new log in changes that is being implemented on April 11. You can no longer use login name and password. You must us I'd.me or ds login.
Apology and Thank You I apologize in advance if my first-time post is not in the correct place or forum for my question. But I sincerely thank anyone in advance who might be able to help someone at their wits end. Scenario My mother is 91 and has out-of-this-world severe back pain (lumbar pinched nerve). The only medication she takes for anything is 10mg Prednisone. The doctor prescribed her oxycodone (Percocet) 5mg which made her uncomfortably dizzy. And, taking a half dose (2.5mg) doesn't touch the pain. Question Does there exist a strong pain medication that does not cause dizziness? Unimportant commentary I have tried to find the answer on my ow…
Just got this email from the VA. Recall on some Philips CPAP or BiPAP Respironics Positive Airway Pressure devices used for sleep apnea Your safety is our top priority. VA has learned of the recall on some Philips Respironics Positive Airway Pressure devices (CPAP or BiPAP) used for sleep apnea. If you do not have a Philips Respironics device, it is not part of the recall and you can ignore this email. Why did they recall this device? Philips Respironics recently recalled some CPAP and BiPAP devices because very small foam particles may bre…
Ok. I serendipitously found out what a dental bone graft was when my outside assigned by VA dentist was denied authorization but put one in anyway. After that I begin messaging through the secure messaging system my dentist who for 30 days and over 15 messages and 15 replies (approx) Told me every which way to Sunday that “VA does not authorize bone graft.” During the last 32 days of questioning through the messaging system about this to the same dentist, it was revealed that this was local VA policy. So I asked about how stranger possibly cruel that was, that a veteran could move to another place and get a bone graft! IF said Vet KNEW IT WAS HAPPENING!!! then a…
Has anyone ever tried the stellate ganglion block treatment for PTSD and how did you go about getting it through the VA? Pill medications and medical marijuana do not work for me and am looking for alternatives.
On June 14, 2021, the company issued a recall notification (U.S. only) / field safety notice (Outside of U.S.) for specific affected devices. The notification informs customers and users of potential impacts on patient health and clinical use related to this issue. Possible health risks include exposure to degraded sound abatement foam, for example caused by unapproved cleaning methods such as ozone, and exposure to chemical emissions from the foam material. High heat and high humidity environments may also contribute to foam degradation in certain regions. https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update Has anyone heard from his o…
I HAD A NUCULAR STRESS TEST DONE AT THE VA HERE IS SOME OF THE REPORTS AND CONCLUSION/IMPRESSION ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS??? FINDINGS: The baseline ECG demonstrates normal sinus rhythm. The stress test was negative for chest pain or ECG changes diagnostic of ischemia. The heart rate went from 72 to 96 BPM and blood pressure from 141/70 mmHg to 111/64 mmHg, indicating good response to pharmacologic stress agent. The patient reported dyspnea which resolved completely during the recovery phase. Quality assurance review shows good alignment of emission and transmission data. Stress tomographic images show a small, mild reversible defect is noted in the di…
Tbird posted an answer to a question,Further Reading from VA.gov
How do I upload evidence online to support my disability claim?
If you’ve filed a claim for disability compensation, you can continue uploading more evidence for up to one year to support your claim. Evidence may include supporting documents like medical test results, doctor’s reports, and other records. Upload your evidence online now.
If you’re waiting for a decision on your disability claim, you can upload evidence to support that claim using our claim status tool.
Upload evidence using our claim status tool
Note: For any other type of document you’d like to submit online to us, please use the QuickSubmit tool through AccessVA.
If I filed a standard disability claim, when should I upload evidence?
Upload your evidence as soon as you can.
You can continue uploading documents for up to 1 year from the date we receive your claim. But, if you don’t provide any evidence or give us the information we need to help you get evidence within 30 days, we may make a decision on your claim earlier.
If we decide your claim early, you’ll still have the rest of the 1-year period to provide more information or evidence.
What happens if I upload more evidence after I’ve submitted a fully developed claim?
We’ll remove your disability claim from the Fully Developed Claims program and process it as a standard claim.
If we decide your claim earlier than 1 year from the date we received the claim, you’ll still have the rest of the year to provide any additional information or evidence.
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broncovet posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,Let's begin with the regulation on CUE:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/20.1403#:~:text=Clear and unmistakable error is,different but for the error.
The Cue error, therefore, needs to be all these things:
2. Outcome determinative.
3. Based on the records VA has in their possession at the time of the decision. If VA was/is missing critical evidence, consider filing a 38 CFR 3.156 (new evidence) instead of CUE.
4. May be filed at any time, such as after the one year appeal period expired.
What CUE is NOT:
Rattler posted an answer to a question,Let me give you some guidance. But first I have to ask some questions.
Did you file an "intent to file" with the VA. What this means is you filed with the VA saying I want to file a claim for XX. An "intent to file" claim basically says you are going to provide the VA with more information with in one years time. (Service Medical Records, Doctors Reports outside of the VA Etc.)
If you did not do an "intent to file" you filed a direct claim and you have started the claims process. Each can be time sensitive.
Hopefully I can give you a step by step on how to do this.
1. If you have not done so you will need to get your military records including you military medical records.
You need to do this now. You military records can take 1 to 3 Mo.
Your VA records can take 8 to 9 Mo.
Without them you are kind of shooting in the dark.
You need to sign-up with the VA at https://www.va.gov/?next=loginModal .
I recommend you use Login.gov to get your login above the others as it seems to work better than the others
This way you can track you claims, apply for other VA benefits'.
2. Go to the Non-VA doctors that have diagnosed you with XXX and get there medical records. Go through the records and pull out ONLY the ones that say you have XXX and submit ONLY THE RECORS THAT PROVE YOUR CLAIM. I can not stress this enough. The VA people who review your claim do not have the time to read through 500 pages of your medical history to pick out the 2 pages that says you have XXX. This will hopefully speed up your claim.
3. The quickest way to submit stuff to the VA is at this address. https://eauth.va.gov/accessva/#forVeterans . This is why you need to get the VA access through Login.gov.
Use the Quick Submit button and follow the instructions.
This should get you going in the right direction.
Two words to the wise.
1. Do not rely on Youtube or other videos on the internet. There is a lot of misinformation out there. There is a lot of old information that doesn't work in today's VA.
2. When seeking a VSO with a veterans service veterans service organization the first words out of your mouth should be, "Do you have VBMS access." VBMS access is real time access to your VA claims file. There are a lot veterans service organization that have suto VSO that kind of only do intake for veterans service organization. What I mean by this is they are not "VA Certified Claims Agents." they are only trained by the veterans service organization to fill out forms and submit them via fax or mail. Only "VA Certified Claims Agents" have VBMS access.
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