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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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Muscle spams, and gerd (acid reflux).

Had 'em for a long time, but the trick is gonna be proving they are related to my prominent anxiety. Which I know they are, because of the timing almost always taking place right after anxiety attacks.

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Muscle spams, and gerd (acid reflux).

Had 'em for a long time, but the trick is gonna be proving they are related to my prominent anxiety. Which I know they are, because of the timing almost always taking place right after anxiety attacks.

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I'm almost certain, you will need a NEXUS from a medical doctor. ~Wings

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Ryan,

I have had bad muscle spasms and reflux for a long time which started after my health took a turn for the worse. I am not SC, but the VA sends me Omeprazole for $8 per month co-pay. That's lot cheaper than getting it on the outside. Ask your VA primary care doc to prescribe something like that and it will help to tide you over until you can make it SC. Also, watch out with the muscle spasms. I have a lot of 'lumbar strain' and spasms in my service medical record, but the VA keeps denying SC. Wings is right. A nexus letter is probably the only way to get SC. Be sure to see an orthopedic doc or neurologist about it. In my case, it developed into disc herniations which can be totally agonizing. Get them checked out before you get any worse.

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Omeprazole is good but the old one the VA used to give me was better. Don't neglect a med like this cause it could kill you left untreated.

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