Jump to content

  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Donation Box

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

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    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
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

Advertise Here contact us

Recommended Posts

  • Patron

My wife had been on opioids for over 25 years because of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.  About a year and a half ago, there was concern because the drugs relax your breathing and can raise you blood CO2 level to dangerous levels.  She went from a CPAP to a CPAP style home respirator.

We live in the sticks, not quite, but are nearest town does not have a stop light.

So, we traveled 4 hours to a University Hospital for advice, etc.  Their pain clinic has been using lidocaine infusions for about 10 years, but only at their facilities.  My wife tried it and it lasts about a week, so every Monday she gets an IV infusion of lidocaine.

After about 4, 8 hour round trips, my wife made enough phone calls to get a nurse certified to give them 6 miles away.  Thanks God.

Anyway, she has cut her opioids in half and move forward in that effort.

There are no side effects to infused lidocaine.  And Medicare pays for it because its given in a hospital setting.  I would think the VA would pay for it also, but I don't know.

Its a God send, she no longer has her restless leg syndrome.




Edited by Hamslice
cause I can
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 9
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

My wife had been on opioids for over 25 years because of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.  About a year and a half ago, there was concern because the drugs relax your breathing and can raise yo

There is a difference between addicted and dependent,  yes they seem like the same thing but here is the difference......addiction is when you are using something other than how it is prescribed to yo

  • Moderator

Oceanbound, what have you found that is organic and actually works? I'm sure others would be interested as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Opioids are addicted but I understand why people take them for pain. Personally I am scared to get addicted to them, my mother became addicted to them when she had cancer. I take tylenol 500mg which do not really help and I try not to take alieve very often since they are also bad for you. I have been going to pain management now for about 1 1/2 years and really only get a little relief. My doctor has tried performing "nerve oblations" which should last 1 - 2 years, the first one I had only lasted a little over 6 months. Like most here I am tired of hurting and nothing seems to help. 

18 hours ago, Hamslice said:

so every Monday she gets an IV infusion of lidocaine.

I need to research this, for if it works and there are no side effects (at least none known of at this date), I might try and see if I can have this done. I also need something that does not make me drowsy during the day since I am still working, my work is so boring as it is.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Finally heard back that I received my 100% Overall rating and a 100% PTSD rating Following my long appeal process!

      My question is this, given the fact that my appeal was on the advanced docket and is an “Expedited” appeal, what happens now and how long(ish) is the process from here on out with retro and so forth? I’ve read a million things but nothing with an expedited appeal status.

      Anyone deal with this situation before? My jump is from 50 to 100 over the course of 2 years if that helps some. I only am asking because as happy as I am, I would be much happier to pay some of these bills off!
        • Like
      • 13 replies
    • I told reviewer that I had a bad C&P, and that all I wanted was a fair shake, and she even said, that was what she was all ready viewed for herself. The first C&P don't even  reflect my Treatment in the VA PTSD clinic. In my new C&P I was only asked about symptoms, seeing shit, rituals, nightmares, paying bills and about childhood, but didn't ask about details of it. Just about twenty question, and  nothing about stressor,
    • This is the latest Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide dated 20180719. The only other one I've seen is dated 2002, including the one on this website and the VA website. I got this from my claims agent, who got it from the VA.

      VA Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide 2 Final Corrected 20180719.pdf
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 7 replies
    • I don’t say thank you enough to all of you...
      You, yes you, are the reason HadIt.com has remained a resource-rich resource. Thousands come each month to read, ask questions, or to feel a sense of community.

      Last month June 2020, we over 50k visitors they viewed over 160k pages. Veterans and their advocates, spouses, children, and friends of veterans come looking for answers. Because we have posts dating back 15 years and articles on the home page, they usually can find an answer or at least get pointed in the right direction.

      You all made that possible. Thank you.
        • Like
      • 8 replies
    • Help HadIt.com stay online buy a subscription
      If you can afford it and want to help hadit.com consider buying a subscription this gives you as free viewing of the site and allows me to budget in subscription payments.

      You can try it for 1 month for $5 or get a monthly subscription or a yearly subscription.

      Subscribe here https://community.hadit.com/subscriptions/
        • Like
      • 6 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines