Jump to content
  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
djanis

No more Xanax while taking Narcotics

Recommended Posts

18 hours ago, Vync said:

I wanted to add one more thing. Xanex and other benzo's do have medical uses outside of treating anxiety. A friend of mine has a rare condition (can't think of the name of it right not) and has been taking daily Xanex for years.

Ambien for sleep and Xanax for panic attacks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

Is anyone else concerned (or angry) that the politicians decided that this was necessary, not the doctors? I just went in and talked to my doctor and he disagrees with this new medication policy. People are prescribed these medications because they are needed, not for fun. His only solution is to talk to my congressperson. Great. That's reassuring. What has anyone else heard?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your reply guys. I have tapered down from 5mg of xanax a day to 1.5mg per day. I am having withdrawals, the VA said they would help me with this but I am still waiting on them to respond. I have an appt with my civilian dr in the morning to see if he can help me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep no more Xanax if you take pain killers as they are finding out this is what is overdosing veterans and civilians alike. I have left over Xanax and whenever I know I am not going to get a good night's sleep I won't take my pain meds and replace it with Xanax. I don't do this that much but I don't my PM doctor that unless they give me something to help me sleep I am going to keep taking it or whatever I have left. If they don't want me to start drinking they best give me something to help me sleep at night. I tried Melotonin, doesn't help whatsoever. I get sleepy but I cannot sleep.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't tried that rpowell.  But I am on the 15mcg butrans patch.  I'm allowed up 50 mg of Percocet. Though my private doctor warned the same.  If a panic attack is ensuing replace one the doses of Percocet for a Xanax.

Some of the herbal teas have helped, but I still do take the sleep aids when it is bad.

Im sure you have probably tried but have you tried breathing and relaxation techniques while on either of the two? That approach has worked most times for me.  JMO

Edited by ArNG11
type o
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask
      Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask. Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog 

      <br style="color:#000000; text-align:start">How to Hire an Attorney For Your VA Claim or Appeal Free Guidebook available on the Veterans Law Blog

      I got an email the other day from a Veteran.  It had 2 or 3 sentences about his claim, and then closed at the end: “Please call me. So-and-so told me you were the best and I want your help.”

      While I appreciate the compliments, I shudder a little at emails like this.  For 2 reasons.

      First, I get a lot of emails like this.  And while I diligently represent my clients – I often tell them we will pursue their claim until we have no more appeals or until we win – I am most assuredly not the best.

      There are a LOT of damn good VA Disability attorneys out there.  (Most, if not all, of the best are members of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates…read about one of them, here)

      Second, I don’t want Veterans to choose their attorney based on who their friend thought was the best.  I want Veterans to choose the VA Disability attorney who is BEST for their case.

      In some situations, that may be the Attig Law Firm.

      But it may also be be Hill and Ponton, or Chisholm-Kilpatrick, or Bergman Moore.  Or any one of the dozens of other attorneys who have made the representation of Veterans their professional life’s work.

      There are hundreds of attorneys that are out there representing Veterans, and I’m here to tell you that who is best for your friend’s case may not be the best for your case.

      How do you Find the Best VA Disability Attorney for your Claim?

      First, you have to answer the question: do you NEED an attorney?

      Some of you don’t...
      • 1 reply
    • VA Emergency Medical Care
      VA Emergency Medical Care
      • 3 replies
    • Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      • 0 replies
    • Thanks Berta for your help. I did receive my 100% today for my IU claim on 6/20/2018. It only took 64 days to complete and it is p&t. Thanks for your words of wisdom. 
    • Thank you Buck for your help. I did receive my 100% for my IU claim today June 20, 2018 and it is p&t. The claim only took 64 days. Thank you so much for your help. 
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines