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I need help any advive would be greatly areciated

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  • Posted By: ksuesmith
  • October 18, 2012
  • 00:43 AM

I am a 41 year old disabled vet. I was medically discharged about a year and a half ago for a knee injury. After my discharge I started seeing PA's at the VA, they have yet to fix my knee. They ended up putting me on 15 different meds. I have been very active and in great shape, I have never had any health problems. My bp has always been great, my pulse, cholesteral, everything, never had weight problems like I said, tip top shape. I have been on crutches since April 2011, I was discharged in May 2011.

Since April which is when they started me on meds, and kept adding drugs, pain meds, antidepressants, anti inflamatory, neurotin for nerve damage, like I said I ended up on 15 different meds and multiple changes in my doses, I ended up overdosing on May 24 on vicodin, I took aprox 20-30, I do not remember that day or weeks before or several days after. Since my over dose, I have developed a skin rash that they don't know what it is, even after a biopsy, I am rapidly gaining weight, my bp and pulse put me in hypertensive area, my cholesteral is off the chart, I am now deficient in Vit D, I have insomnia, and am always very tired and I have no energy, I also am experiencing muscle weakness, and nothing has changed in my diet or life style. I discontinued all meds after the over dose.

I am very angry and tired of them putting me through one test after another. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to stay positive as my husband has been disabled since 2009. Thank you.

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