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    Medicare pays (usually) 80%, and your secondary...

    Medicare pays (usually) 80%, and your secondary insurance usually covers the 20%. As above, Medicare A only covers inpatient care, not outpatient. Medicare also does not pay for eye glasses, dental,...
  2. I would encourage him to go to the VA, even as an...

    I would encourage him to go to the VA, even as an outpatient. He will be able to get much better DME there, and follow-up care through the SCI clinic with SCI expert physicians on-going. The PVA NSO...
  3. Well, first of all, tell him it is not "phantom"...

    Well, first of all, tell him it is not "phantom" pain. That term should be reserved for a particular type of neuropathic pain that occurs in amputees. What he has is probably central neuropathic...
  4. D's Locks: http://teamhoc.com/ (KLD)

    D's Locks: http://teamhoc.com/

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    Medicare A only covers inpatient hospitalization...

    Medicare A only covers inpatient hospitalization and care. Medicare B covers outpatient care (doctors visits, PT, OT, home health care, etc.). Medicare D is drug coverage, which you are also required...
  6. Lack of a profile for you would discourage many...

    Lack of a profile for you would discourage many members from taking you seriously or doing business with you when this is your first post.

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    This was not set up by the company. It was a...

    This was not set up by the company. It was a condition of FDA approval for sales & prescriptions in the USA.

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  8. Some information about gabapentin (Neurontin) and...

    Some information about gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) abuse:

    https://drugabuse.com/library/gabapentin-abuse/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24760436
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    Your profile says T6. People with lesions at T7...

    Your profile says T6. People with lesions at T7 or above are considered the risk group for AD; although it has been reported in those with lesions as low as T10.

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    We were working with the company about getting...

    We were working with the company about getting Peristeen available to our SCI Veterans in San Diego (one of 24 VA SCI Centers) when I retired in early 2017. Not sure if they have it now. The...
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    We recommend anesthesia for any cystoscopy...

    We recommend anesthesia for any cystoscopy procedure for those who are at risk for AD, as it is common during this procedure. Doesn't make a difference if you are complete or incomplete.

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    As funklab says above, it is all a scam. One...

    As funklab says above, it is all a scam.

    One consideration is the need for anesthesia for these procedures. Most colonoscopies are done with moderate sedation (IV) which does not require an...
  13. Has your dad tried Lyrica instead of Neurontin? ...

    Has your dad tried Lyrica instead of Neurontin?

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  14. I am not quite sure what you are referring to....

    I am not quite sure what you are referring to. Autonomic dysfunction, by itself does not tend to kill people unless you ignore the signs and don't do anything about it. For example, low blood...
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    I totally understand your feelings about surgery....

    I totally understand your feelings about surgery. Just so you know, the suprapubic tends to lead to less complications than an indwelling and the procedure is fairly minor. That being said, it does...
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    A bone density is a good idea. Menopause was not...

    A bone density is a good idea. Menopause was not bad for me but I have some friends who felt like they were drowning from sweat an heat. Depending on your level of injury you might feel the same...
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    New equipment can always be troubling. Glad to...

    New equipment can always be troubling. Glad to hear that you are better.
    ckf
  18. We have not used that product so I can not...

    We have not used that product so I can not comment on it. Let us know if you do go ahead with it and how it works.
    ckf
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    The above would be my suggestion, too. ckf

    The above would be my suggestion, too.
    ckf
  20. All responses are related to the original...

    All responses are related to the original question. I don't see this as "hijacking". If you want to start a different thread to address questions you don't think were responded to appropriately, you...
  21. Autonomic dysfunction in persons with SCI is...

    Autonomic dysfunction in persons with SCI is generally not something that occurs in "attacks" but is persistent following the injury. It is responsible for problems with temperature regulation,...
  22. No, autonomic dysreflexia (AD) episodes causes...

    No, autonomic dysreflexia (AD) episodes causes suddenly high blood pressure. Low blood pressure in people with SCI is due to autonomic DYSFUNCTION not autonomic dysreflexia. Related, but not the...
  23. By definition, AD requires a rise in blood...

    By definition, AD requires a rise in blood pressure of at least 30-40 mm. Hg. systolic over your baseline. If your normal systolic blood pressure is 80 (not uncommon in people with higher level SCI)...
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    This is especially true if you are flying to a...

    This is especially true if you are flying to a foreign destination. Even within the USA, finding a supplier, and supplies that may require a prescription, especially on a weekend or holiday, can be a...
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    Are you taking an anticholenergic medication like...

    Are you taking an anticholenergic medication like Ditropan, Detrol, etc.? This can help to prevent or reduce bladder spasm with an indwelling catheter.

    Are you securing the catheter to prevent...
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