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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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I started taking Cymbalta last 12/15/2010 and Gabapentin in 1/15/2011. By 3/2011 the Gabapentin was cause such great side of effect. I had a hard time working or doing anything. They put me on lyrica to replace the big G, the problem continue and they increase the Cymbalta. By May an June I was down to 25 hour work week and about to quit work. My Doctor at MD anderson told me of the problem the Cymbalta. I quit the medicine two weeks ago and I'm back to almost a 40 hour work week :smile: . They are increasing my Lyrica. The electrical storm in my body is worst causing great pain and having problems with breathing and my shaking a worst. Papa need's fine a tooth brush and tooth paste i can use. I know my problem is not same. Forget the AO prostate cancer I can work with a limp and a shake, and it feel good to work. ***** My point is always have one Primary Doctor incharge of your med's. Have a great life. I should shutup!

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My PCP had me on Gabapentin, but the side effects were too much. I saw a private neurologist who prescribed Topiramate. My PCP concured and wrote a VAMC script. I have severe PN of both upper and lower extremeties and the Topiramate controls the pain very well.

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My PCP had me on Gabapentin, but the side effects were too much. I saw a private neurologist who prescribed Topiramate. My PCP concured and wrote a VAMC script. I have severe PN of both upper and lower extremeties and the Topiramate controls the pain very well.

We talk about this before. I will ask my Priv. neuro about this. thanks!

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