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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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Hadit family, any one know about these medicines? Just started. Heart Dr. says rest of my life.

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Reveals the medication warfarin (Coumadin) a drug used to inhibit the synthesis of clotting factors, thus preventing blood clot formation.

It was originally a pest killer rats to be more precise.

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure, angina and certain heart rhythm disorders.

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Hadit family, any one know about these medicines? Just started. Heart Dr. says rest of my life.

Your gonna really enjoy the warfarin. You will feel like a pin cushion in about a month. That will be the hardest because the drug has a "theraputic level" that you will have to be in. They will set a range and make adjustments until they dial your level in. You should get an info handout with diet changes and other changes. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker used to control heart rate and rhythem.

Hope this helps,

Bergie

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Pete provided interesting trivia.

Bergie is absolutey correct here. Due to warfarin, you will not be able to clot normally. Even when they take blood samples, it might take a bit before the bleeding stops. If you need any medical procedure which involves piercing the skin, including dental work, it is a good idea to let them know up front. This also holds true to people who take other blood thinners, like Plavix or even daily aspirin.

Here is some other information about these meds. Be sure to also read up on the side effects.

Warfarin

http://www.drugs.com/warfarin.html

Diltiazem

http://www.drugs.com/diltiazem.html

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vync, "bergie", pete53, thanks for all the info. All this is scaring the crap out of me, but can't tell e cause he's kinda anxious right now. I'm not a crier, e calls me the sagrent, but I know this is serious. Carolyn

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