Category Archives: Gulf War Issues

Interferon, HCV and Parkinson’s Disease research

Two years ago, I was given an abstract for this study:  Parkinsonism in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Treated With Interferons: Case Reports and Review of the Literature Wangensteen, Kirk J. MD, PhD*; Krawitt, Edward L. MD†; Hamill, Robert W. MD‡; Boyd, James T. MD‡ Clinical … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, AO, Camp Lejeune poisoning, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Gulf War Issues, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Interferon claims, non-va care, research, Uncategorized, VA Agents, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE– PTSD AND TBI SIMILARITIES

Found this great article in the NOVA monthly newsletter. The similarities between the two illnesses (PTSD and TBI)is so remarkable that VA admits they often cannot discern between the two. Ruh-oh, Rorge. Pyramiding is forbidden so make sure your nexus … Continue reading

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ILP–FOR HE WHO SHALL HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE (NOT)

Just when you feel you’ve heard the worst story about deprivation of benefits, another one floats to the top. Just when you think the VA could sink no lower than whale shit, they outdo themselves with another personal best. Today, … Continue reading

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VETERANS BENEFITS ADMIN CALLS IN ORDNANCE ON POSITION

In the last decade, I have been fascinated by just how long it takes to have your number called in VA Poker. In the pre-VBMS days of 1989, it took from July to October to get the shiny onion skin denial. … Continue reading

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WORKPLACE VIOLENCE IN IRAQISTAN

Here’s some pretty raw, unfiltered footage, certainly not on a par with the Daesh beheadings on AlGazebo TV. Nevertheless, it conveys to me why we’ll always have the greatest, best-trained professionals. It felt like this somewhat in Southeast Asia. We had air … Continue reading

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2016 New Year’s Fireworks in Japan

Sincere wishes for a Happy New Year for all future veterans stationed around the world and today’s veterans and their families.   

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PTSD CLAIMS–WHOA UP THERE, PARDNER

Cupcake would probably tell me not to post anything as contentious as this as it rivals politics and religion as the third rail in conversation these days. However, she pointed out one thing I concede grudgingly. When you sign up, … Continue reading

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About those urine samples

It’s hard for my old Marine not to get offended when every year his VA doc tests him for illicit drug use.  (His private docs NEVER test him for them.) The screening panel is extensive:   Amphetamines; Barbiturates; Benzodiazepines; Cannabinoids; … Continue reading

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DVA-WHAT ELSE COULD GO WRONG?

That question must ricochet around 810 Vermin Ave. NW day in and day out. If it isn’t someone with a conscience and an ax to grind filing a Whistleblower claim, it’s some unnerving revelation that the boys in Denver have … Continue reading

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VA– PTSD METRICS IN NEW DSM V vs. DSM IV

Lawbob Squarepants  has given me a new PTSD bible to roam through showing the new, improved Rand McNally© DSM 5 roadmap to the mind. Personally, being stark raving mad as the USAF described me, I have no interest in wandering … Continue reading

Posted in C&P exams, Gulf War Issues, PTSD, TBI, Tips and Tricks, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments