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Seizures from medication

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I am service connected for Major Depressive disorder and anxiety but am currently rated at 0%.  I started having erectile dysfunction about 7 months ago.  Primary care doctor said all of my blood work was fine and stated that it was due to anxiety which I now realize is correct.  I was placed on medication and started having mild seizures under specific circumstances with very little help with the ED.

I had a C&P yesterday for the first time since I got out 10 years ago and during the original C&P I downplayed my symptoms at the time because I thought it would prevent me from getting a job.  I told the truth yesterday and the C&P examiner said that his write up would say that I had Major Depressive Disorder, recurrent, severe and a type of anxiety (cant remember what he said) with manifestations of PTSD.

My question is, should I do anything further about these stupid seizures I am having?

Thanks for any responses.

 

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First, you should get treatment for the seizures.

To get compensation for seizures, you need to apply. 

You should also apply for an increase of any conditions that got worse.  

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Be careful with the VA testing you for seizures.

they actually use a strobe light and you have to look at it for 10/15 seconds at a time as they have you hooked up to a brain machine  that tells them that your getting ready to have a seizure and watch your brain waves  I am unsure why they do this.?? 

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4 hours ago, Buck52 said:

Be careful with the VA testing you for seizures.

they actually use a strobe light and you have to look at it for 10/15 seconds at a time as they have you hooked up to a brain machine  that tells them that your getting ready to have a seizure and watch your brain waves  I am unsure why they do this.?? 

I was sent for this testing by my neuro because I began having seizures which we thought were neurological and after the testing, which I had a seizure during the testing (they also make you hyperventilate like you kinda would during a panic attack) and I was diagnosed with dissacociative seizures which are psychiatric, I had no idea such I thing existed!! They are related to my severe PTSD, anxiety, depression which are service connected.  This testing was very important in diagnosing what was going on with me, I do have brain issues as well so it was key in diagnosing.

 

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14 hours ago, Saken said:

I am service connected for Major Depressive disorder and anxiety but am currently rated at 0%.  I started having erectile dysfunction about 7 months ago.  Primary care doctor said all of my blood work was fine and stated that it was due to anxiety which I now realize is correct.  I was placed on medication and started having mild seizures under specific circumstances with very little help with the ED.

I had a C&P yesterday for the first time since I got out 10 years ago and during the original C&P I downplayed my symptoms at the time because I thought it would prevent me from getting a job.  I told the truth yesterday and the C&P examiner said that his write up would say that I had Major Depressive Disorder, recurrent, severe and a type of anxiety (cant remember what he said) with manifestations of PTSD.

My question is, should I do anything further about these stupid seizures I am having?

Thanks for any responses.

 

ED is rated 0%, but you'll be eligible for Special Monthly Compensation due to loss of use of a creative organ. It's an extra $100.You'll need to be diagnosed with ED before claiming it.

Hopefully, you receive an increase for MDD.

As far as, seizures go. You'll have to weigh the benefits and risks of the medication you're on. That'll have to be discussed and determined with your mental health dr. I doubt the seizures are a benefit to you your current medication. 

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Please feel free to come back to Hadit if you have any questions or you need to find out something.

your always welcome here.

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