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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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The pain clinic doctor I saw yesterday said it was a mistake to have kept me on opiates for the last 5 years. So is the VA admitting malpractice? When I first went to the pain clinic I asked for celebrex and they said I should be on morphine. Now they say that was a big, fat mistake.

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WAs it the same Pain Doc or someone else. With the turnover you get differing opinions.

Go back in a couple of months and they will tell you something different again.

You have heart disease. You do not need to take Celebrex or you may have a MI.

Don't do it John.

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John,

Did you get a copy of the progress notes from that visit? I'm curious if the doc logged that statement.

So, if the doc does not want you on opiates, what type of pain treatment do think they have in mind?

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Topomax and a glass of warm milk.

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