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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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Just got prescribed 20mg of citalopeam. Read the side effects. Trying to keep an open Mind on the drugs, but a little Leary. Anybody else taking thus, and your thoughts?

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T8r...I've been on Citalopram for about 9 months now and I started out on 20mg now I'm up to 40mg...I still have suicidal thoughts but not as any as I use to before - can't really say I have many side effects. I also still have anxiety and depression.

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I will be taking it for anxiety. From what ideas on here fir treatment of anxiety...we will see.

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People react different to meds, so its hard to tell if you are going to have the same side effects as someone else. That said I took celexa for almost two years, it started out on 20mg and topped out at 60 eventually they took me off of it. It did work for awhile and then not so much. I took something else for anxiety though I took clonazepam and hydroxizine. I don't take the hydroxizine anymore but I do take the clonazepam still. The only side effects I can remember having were dry mouth, and feeling sleepy. Keep in mind that you have to take most psych meds for about six weeks to feel most bennies, so its good like you said to be open minded and give it a chance. hope it works for you.

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Been taking it since July...up to 60mg daily. No severe or major side effects to report. It helps some with my anxiety (PTSD related) but I'm finding out there's no "magic pill" for this. It's just something that I guess we can try to manage day to day but not sure if, in my case at least, it will ever go away. Give it a shot and maybe it can help you out...One day at a time brother- You're not alone in what you're going through if that's any consolation.

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