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I have been dealing with heart palpations, dizziness, and agina for the better part of a year. I did see an off base docotor (in the UK), and found that I have a bicuspid aoritc valve with severe to moderate reguritation. I was told I could not lift more tha 40 pounds, but did not need any type of surgery right away. I was told, at my MTF, that there was no military cardiologists in country, and that I should take 800 mg of ibuprofin, three times a day, until they know what to do. I am supposed to be refered to a specialist in Germany, but he local Tricare office told me they're still trying to figure out how. I'm at the point where I am dizzy and in pain more often than not. I'm considering taking leave, to go back to the US, to seek urget care. Has anyone had any expereince in doing this, and is it allowed?