• Reply to: Obstructive Sleep Apnea rating   2 months 4 days ago

    I congratulate you on this very illustrative, sensitive and compassionate information about the diseases sleep apnea waived for those veterans who suffer it. It is not easy to get used to sleeping with a mask and you know you have to wear it the rest of the days of life THANKS, THANKS, THANKS.

  • Reply to: Applied for comp and was denied...   2 months 3 weeks ago

    The team at StatesideLegal also recommends that you check out the following link to find a VA-accredited attorney.

    http://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp

    You can go to the link by clicking the link underneath "Find Local Help" at the top.

  • Reply to: Is the VA doing random drug tests?   3 months 4 days ago

    Our SL staff spoke with a Veterans Coordinator at a VA facility about random drug testing. He assured me that there is only random drug testing for veterans that have signed a “Narcotics Agreement,” because they are medically prescribed certain drugs.

    There are two reasons for the random drug testing when you are on medication: to make sure there are no other drugs in your system other than what has been prescribed, and to make sure the medication is in your system. Some veterans might not be taking their medication. Some veterans might be at risk from a combination of medications they are not telling their doctor about.

    If your behavior is suspicious while taking the medication, a drug test or pill count can be given at anytime.

    If you fail a random drug test, you will be taken off the medication currently prescribed but you can still receive health care from the VA for other matters.

  • Reply to: VA Blood tests and drug screening   3 months 4 days ago

    Our staff spoke with a Veterans Coordinator at a VA facility about random drug testing. He assured me that there is only random drug testing for veterans that have signed a “Narcotics Agreement,” because they are medically prescribed certain drugs.

    There are two reasons for the random drug testing when you are on medication: to make sure there are no other drugs in your system other than what has been prescribed, and to make sure the medication is in your system. Some veterans might not be taking their medication. Some veterans might be at risk from a combination of medications they are not telling their doctor about.

    A drug test or pill count, can be given at anytime if your behavior is suspicious while taking the medication.

    If you fail a random drug test, you will be taken off the medication currently prescribed but you can still receive health care from the VA for other matters.

  • Reply to: VA Blood tests and drug screening   3 months 2 weeks ago

    Why is the VA performing drug screens on patients urine when having a routine physical performed or some complaint the patient may have that requires just a normal urinalysis eg."electrolytes, cbc, wbc, rbc, hb. etc.