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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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vistagirl81

Why Does The Va Do This?

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My husband was in the Navy he was deployed this last time from March 08 to Oct 08,In Dec 08 he went to the va to seek help for his depression.( he was told he could not go there until he go out of the military) He was sent to a hospital for 7 days. He is always depressed and in pain. He has bad headaches 3-4 times a week for hrs at a time, knee problems, he always walks with a limp, the va gave him an x-ray and said everything was fine, but his knee is always swollen. What i am not understanding is why wont they give him anything for his pain. they gave him Ibuprofin 800mg, which does little to help.I understand he has had suicidal idealations but he is getting worse, the miliraty gave him Vicodin why wont they help him now? I just don't know what to do , how to help him,,, it makes me so mad, when he goes to see his PRimary care Dr he tells him its all in his head and when he starts to do things he enjoys he will feel better...?? I think not,

My husband is no longer in the military he got out Dec08 , served 8 yrs. thank you all for the reply's

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Welcome to Hadit. I am not sure how to answer your question but your husband needs help.

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Welcome to Hadit. I am not sure how to answer your question but your husband needs help.

i agree...with pete .... he needs help..and that a touch thing to give advice on when playing with someone life..... if you fill like the va dr is doing his job...CALL PATIENT AVACOTE person at your va hospital ...

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To answer your question "Why does the VA does this?"....Because most of them suck.

Since your husband is still active duty, is there a base or post nearby that he can go to for medical and psychiatric help? Of course in an emergency, get him to the nearest facility.

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Do what ever you have to do, but get him some help. I went thru a depressive period back in the 90's and the things I thought about doing to myself still scares me today. Depression is dangerous and needs to be to be checked into immediatly. Demand help, don't ask and tell the va if they don't provide it they are looking at a lawsuit. Good luck

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