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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    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

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As stated on prior posts, the VA prescribed this for treatment of my PTSD. Being totally unmonitored for 10 months, I gained 75# - Yes, one of the nasty side effects. When I moved, my new VA Psych said I should have never been put on it. It never helped me, so I weaned myself off. I still get the pills to keep them happy. My question - How long before the body slowly gets back to normal? My eating habits never changed.... :rolleyes:

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I was on GABA (Gabapentin) for about a year. I stopped taking it, because it made me sick. I stopped taking GABA for about 1 year now. I kept falling down. My neck problem coupled with GABA is horrible. My doctor took me off of the Diclofenac replacement, and the doctor put me back on Gabapentin recently.

I forgot that I stopped taking GABA, and why I stopped taking it. I ended back in emergency after starting it back up. Then I remembered it causes me to have breathing and falling problems. I have stopped it again. The VA just loves sending me this --expensive medication (as per my Doctor).

The VA said I was anorexic (??) a few years ago. The GABA put 25 pounds on me, just like that. The weight will slowly go away over a year if you stop taking GABA.

I was being given Gabapentin for nerve damage.

Guess it effects everyone differently.

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I take 4000 mg of Gabapentin per day for Dejerine Roussy Syndrome due to my stroke. Now weight problems but it does make me useless in the thinking department. Couple that with the cymbalta, oxy and others and man o man what a day.

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I don't know how I would survive without gabapentin. When I miss a dose 800 mg 3 x a day my feet feel like they are on fire. I also believe it helps my depression and panic. Tell me more about the meds that they use when they take you off gabapentin

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:rolleyes: Pete, I was taken 400mg x 4 (not monitored), and 50mg Citalopram for my treatment of PTSD. I think it was for depression, and having suicidal thoughts. My new Psych is slowly weaning me off. She has me down to 2 a day - taking one dose away every three months. I gained the 75#, and can't budge the weight. I weaned myself off two months ago, because I never saw any changes since I started them. When she totally weans me, I told her that I want medication that doesn't have weight gain as a side effect. So I got to wait for her next move...

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