This is the shitty part about being in the military. I was in iraq, and got run over, I fractured my skull and had to get my head stapled shut. I got medivac'ed and all that good stuff. I got to LRMC, and had to battle with my doctor (whatever the navy's 0-5 is) to get off 800mg ibuprofin and upgraded to 325mg percocet. My skull was broken, and they were telling my to buy otc pain killers.
Get a profile, LLD, waiver, whatever the army calls it.