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I have just seperated from my wife and she is telling me the main reason is that I have changed to much and that my PTSD worries her too. I have been in treatment for the last 3 years, however, somedays I don't feel like its helping. I am not a fan of the medication and I have stopped taking them over two years ago. I was told to add it to my PTSD as a secondary, but secondary will it fall under?     

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I am a bit confused on what you are trying to add as a secondary condition?  If you are asking if medication is a secondary condition, I do not believe this can be added.  Now if your PTSD has gotten worse then you can ask for in increase in the rating.

Or are you have another issue?

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Part of your problems with the marriage situation might well be due to you not taking the meds for PTSD.

If one med does not help, the VA could try some other med. 

I believe that when VA knows a veteran is not taking meds they prescribe, they might think the disability is 'cured'.

Of course there is no cure for PTSD, but anxiety reducing medications can help.

I agree with Shrek the Tank. I see no secondary condition claim is plausible.

With 90 % now are you still employed?




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I am not a big fan on meds also but I do encourage you to work with your doctor to find the right meds that can help. 

When my doctor first started prescribing meds, I let her know when I did not like the way it made me feel. She worked with me over several months to find the right meds for me, one where I did not feel like a zombie but one that helped me with my depression. 

You really need to talk with your doctor to find the right meds for you. Always remember that the same med works differently on different people, what works for you may not work for me.

Good luck!

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