Re: Frustrated and confused
i think what you should do is to countact you county veteran representative they are usually there are the va clinics... or you can contact people at the american legion or the people at the dept of disabled veterans (DAV). the DAV, i have seen a representative sitting like at module 3 at my va hospital waiting or vets to talk to them. my county vet rep has an office at my va hospital, but usually has set hours. when you go to the va hospital/clinic go ask the info help desk if you have one there...
i had th sameproblems when i wastellmy va doctors when my problems were not so bad, they told me it was all in my head... i got tired of it, and stopped going to the va hospital. i starteed going to kaiser permanente. they startedlistening to me... got tested and the same test that VA did got results... i still have problems today where i would take the same test & the results varies..
i go to both hospitals now, but when VA gets me ticked off, i go back to kaiser doctors..
i used to take tons of meds..oxicotin, valium at the same time.. etc.. but i do not like them... you know VA has this thing call FEE BASIS.. where your primary doctor can request for you to see an outside doctor like: CHIROPRACTOR, MASSAGE THERAPIST, ACUPUNTURIST, PHYSICAL THERAPIST, ETC... if your clinic do not have it..
i have gone to all... chiropractors, massages, and acupunturusts are my 3 must haves.... VA PAYS FOR THEM ALL IF YOUR FEE BASIS GETS APPROVED..
ONES THAT GETS STARTED, YOU WILL HAVE DOCTORS SEEING/LISTENING TO YOU... YOU WILL ALSO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE VA PAIN CLINIC... cause it will have to get approved through there.
Hope this helps... GOD BLESS.. GOOD LUCK!!!!!