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Taken To Civilian Hospital For Emergency


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this afternoon I lost conciousness and my brain lost function for a matter of time, I lost all control of bodily functions (at least I didn't get yelled at like the cat does) my wife called 911 and had me taken to the nearest hospital I was discharged about 2200 hours and told to go see my primary care doc at the VA tomorrow, the doctor said my blood pressure had bottomed out probably due to medication it was something like 55/40 and the cat scan and lab work didn't show anything, no heart attack that was what my wife thought.

Who do I call at the VA about the bill since I am a 100% P&T and they are my only healthcare provider? Help I an going to hate to see these bills coming glad I am still here to bitch about them lol

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Same thing happened to me today but by the time we reached hospital I felt a little better. I had dizzy and severe aching in my neck and shoulder and when I stood up I started to crumble. Anyway it lasted on and off most of the morning and I was actually loaded up to go to the hospital. I know my bp was low but by the time it was measureed I felt much better and up to 93/47 with 107 pulse.

You can contact Fee Services and advise them of what happened as soon as they are open. Call the 800 number on your pill bottle hit 0 and ask for fee service.

You might get hassled but the VA has to pay and you probably should get copies of your medical records for this event.

I have appointments thursday and I am going to ask what is going on. I personally believe that they are giving me to many meds for BP

Good Luck

Pete

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Thanks Pete, I went to the Augusta VA to see my regular PC doc, turns out they have changed walk ins again now they want you to call before coming into the clinic or LSU and let the call center decide to have you come in or have the doctor call you back or make an appt within the next few days, they bitched at me but the new DR saw me anyway and he was going to pass me off to another brand new VA doctor but after he got into my files he decided I have so many problems, he wants to keep me for the excitement it usually isn't the same thing 2 times in a row with me...... I am like you I think there are to many meds that lower blood pressure and the different doctors aren't paying attention to the interactions even today without any meds my pressure is 102/55 so he cut 2 meds in half and told me to start tomorrow and monitor my pressure daily

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