Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
This thread is over 365 days old and has been closed.

Please post your question as a New Topic by clicking this link and choosing which forum to post in.

For almost everything you are going to want to post in VA Claims Research.

If this is your first time posting. Take a moment and read our Guidelines. It will inform you of what is and isn't acceptable and tips on getting your questions answered. 

 

Remember, everyone who comes here is a volunteer. At one point, they went to the forums looking for information. They liked it here and decided to stay and help other veterans. They share their personal experience, providing links to the law and reference materials and support because working on your claim can be exhausting and beyond frustrating. 

 

This thread may still provide value to you and is worth at least skimming through the responses to see if any of them answer your question. Knowledge Is Power, and there is a lot of knowledge in older threads.

 

spacer.png

Recommended Posts

Hello,

I am service connected for a mental condition.The problem is that I have tried a lot of different medication such as Risperdal,Zypreza,Seroquel,Haldol and Abilify. The problem is that these medications caused me side effects that I can't tolerate such as tremors,confusion,agitation and inability to stand still. What I am worry about is that they will decreased my compensation because I refuse to take these medications and my pdoc is very frustrated with me. I go to all my appointments but I am worried they will take my compensation away for not wanting to take those nasty meds. Can anyone please tell me if this is possible? Thanks!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 16
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • HadIt.com Elder

You asked some questions that are not easy to answer. Some of the meds you identified are in the news for not being as effective and having worse side affects than some of the older ones.

You have the right at any percent to have an input into your treatment. You are actually part of the team. Its my opinion but I think that you would have a low risk of being changed unless you get a lot better.

So that said I think that you better do some good research and come up with something you might be willing to take. I think that you are well within your rights to ask for more talk therapy and less meds.

Good Luck

Link to comment
Share on other sites

xbor,

If the side effects are such as you say you are certainly within

your rights to refuse to consume the medications.

To be truthful you don't ever have to take any medications you

do not want to take - and you really don't HAVE to provide a reason.

There are many people with health problems be it either mental or

physical - that simply do not want to load their bodies up with a bunch

of chemicals.

Even if your doctor is frustrated with you just keep going to your appointments,

you can try to get a different doctor if you want.

What is your percentage of VA Disability ?

How long have you had this percentage ?

Keep your symptoms on daily life documented.

jmho,

carlie

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder
I am 100% service connected since march 2008

Is this 100% Permanent and Total, is it "schedular", is it all 100% due to psych problems?

Mo InFo?

More specifically - What KIND of "psych problems" (that's a pretty broad range of possible problems, ya know.).

My MDD (major depression) has responded somewhat to years of taking Welbutrin.

I still have suicidal thoughts - but I realize that that is part of my "psych problems".

I do have to be very careful though, and keep constant reins on my feelings/thoughts/emotions or I'll go off on a "manic episode" and then "crash". It's when I'm between cycles that I am most dangerous. The Welbutrin keeps me depressed (but, believe it or not, that's GOOD...'cause before that I'd want to do "bad things").

Am I cured.....NO!

Will I ever be cured....NO!

Does the VA ever believe I'll be cured...NO!

So, I don't, at least, have to worry about "losing" my 100%......am I living la vida loco...NOT!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

    CHAT NOW

  • Advertisemnt

  • question-001.jpegLooking for Answers? Here are tips for finding the answers you seek.

     

    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. To post, you must register. Registration is free. You can register for a free account here.

     

    You can read the forums without registering.

     

    Tips on posting on the forums.
     

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question.
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

     

    Leading to:

     

    Post straightforward questions and then post background information.

     

    Examples:
     
    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    • I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
       
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
        • I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

     

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

     

    Note:

     

    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed.
    • This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines

<——>