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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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Colon Removal/chronic Diarrhea

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Hello again. I need to see if anyone else has had colon removal which resulted in chronic diarrhea. Th VA tried to get me tincture of Opium or Percogisic (not sure on spelling), however it's not in their formulary. They want me to try a drug called Octreotide. Has anyone used either of these drugs? I understand the Percogesic is almost impossible to get, but works good slowing down the frequency. Any comments please. Thanks.

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percogesic works great. slows things down and no side effects. it tastes nasty and no one will prescribe it. don't know if it's hard to find because I can't get a script. besides codine (nobody prescribes that either) it was the best. immodium works also but you have to take a lot of it and it has side effects.

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I found the correct name of the drug-Paregoric. I'm at 8 immodium and Questran powder and they also are ordering morphine to slow down things, but not sure how well morphine will work.

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I've had the surgery, and watch what I eat constantly. Please be careful with the use of the narcotics for obvious reasons. Diet had a huge impact on my 'predictability', so I have to time what I eat, and how much at any given time. Also, you may have had the flora in the colon and active/positive bacteria destroyed by antibiotics after the surgery. How long has it been since? I've had this happen on a frequent basis, depending on the antibiotics. Suggestion - a yogurt a day should help get your system back into balance.

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