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I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2010 as a civilian contractor in Iraq. I've was in theater since 03. I was escorted my medical staff from Iraq to point of origin. When I got home I couldn't recognized my family at all. I was admitted to a mental facility for evaluation and was confirmed to have PTSD. I was prescribed alot of meds. Which I hated how they made me feel. I noticed after my treating Dr took me off them my kids would say I was someone else. They love the new me. I'm just taking sleeping aid meds. My doctor has notice a major difference in my attitude and persona. Asking me how have I done it. He knows l have anxiety depression and all the stuff Ptsd comes with. I couldn't focus nor keep my mind at ease. I had nightmares of stuff that happened to me in iraq. Well, I would test myself. I went to ptsd meetings and all I heard was you need to do this you should try this get more care. But my friend who is an LVN Said to me, what is it that you want? What do you want the most? I told him I want to get better. I want to spend more time with kids without fearing public places. I want to eat at a restaurant and not having the feeling of leaving as soon as I walk in. I want to be a father. And would said good what else, I want to be better. I want to be normal. I want be happy. I want the old me but better. And he would say you can do it but it's what you want, NOT what they want. To be honest my parents would get mega scared of my nightmares screaming and yelling. No to mention my kids. Poor little guys they suffered the most. And image my mother. But folks my question to you is WHAT DO YOU WANT?
I attend group therapy meds and I try to help people here on medhelp that's what I want :) I was diagnosed in '95 it turned my world upside down I take Zoloft 200mg/day. try to write down what triggers your symptoms k
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