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jasonc

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For years I probably had a case of it ,I had been told I did have it.

Now I must file a claim and seek a doctor ,stress has made the suicidal idealolations. More common and stronger
 

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PTSD is treatable but cannot be cured. The brain is permanently changed. Even after I found the Holy Spirit, I still got startled when someone got too close. But I have fewer nightmares and the Holy Spirit is always there to comfort me when I have an episode. And I am no longer ashamed. I have a disability. It is recognized in the American Disabilities Act, which saved my job once, and I am doing great with God on my side. Be hopeful. Be grateful. Love yourself. Do the best you can, one day at a time.
 

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A therapist or psychiatrist can be a big help. They can help you break down what you are going through so you can get ahead of an episode.
 

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Now I must file a claim and seek a doctor ,stress has made the suicidal idealolations. More common and stronger
Get help immediately. Meds can help. You don't have to feel like that.

Stress depletes serotonin, which leads to depression. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can restore your body's natural serotonin. I know people who take this med. Sometimes something else is prescribed, but meds help a lot of people.

When the stress calms a bit, your doc may take you off the meds. Blood tests of your serotonin level will let your doc know when its time.
 

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Get help immediately. Meds can help. You don't have to feel like that.

Stress depletes serotonin, which leads to depression. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can restore your body's natural serotonin. I know people who take this med. Sometimes something else is prescribed, but meds help a lot of people.

When the stress calms a bit, your doc may take you off the meds. Blood tests of your serotonin level will let your doc know when its time.
Ptsd ,may have swings ,often vets refuse meds and use helping others .I know a few rated at 100 percent that do that .

A busy mind on others can't be focused on the bad .it's hard when I work 7 days.once I reduce hours,it will be better .

Good luck jasonc. I hope you find someone who can help and relate.
 

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The vivid and historic like dreams with a subtle dark feel .these aren't bad while dreaming but when I wake up I feel heavy.

Case in point,the old homes with the white alluminum high powered lines being torn down,homes uncovered ,restored by coworkers who I knew and actually,went,to fpl or retired .why that bothered me idk.this is daily .all military ones are bad ,despite how mundane it is.none dies,only leadership ,soldiering ones.days at the range,training .familiar faces ,names yet bothersome
 

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Other than nightmares my biggest embarrassment is my startle response. It seems to scare people but I can't help it. If I am caught by surprise I jump back and scream and sometimes start shaking. I am terrified of going out after dark. People tell me to quit acting like a "big baby" over something that happened in the past. Lack of sympathy is a big problem for me.
 

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Other than nightmares my biggest embarrassment is my startle response. It seems to scare people but I can't help it. If I am caught by surprise I jump back and scream and sometimes start shaking. I am terrified of going out after dark. People tell me to quit acting like a "big baby" over something that happened in the past. Lack of sympathy is a big problem for me.
Sadly many in the church dont understand .

I have one who is saved but doesn't quite get how ptsd can lie dormant and then come back or understand that bad trauma is something you work on functioning afterwards and no God doesnt erase bad memories of loss ,he empoweres you to move on.

I praise God despite the hurt .says the mother who lost her oldest son and second youngest daughter .she can be thankful but says it wasn't her ability to make it but God.

I can see in that she had bad days.
 
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not to go me-me-me- on this, but...

I kinda wonder how many "Schizophrenia" and "Bipolar I" patients would be better treated with PTSD techniques. I guess...

under bad conditions, the mind can break. how it breaks...depends on the individual. my mind broke, and now its called 'Schizoaffective.'

many, many other peoples' minds broke, and they call it PTSD. sometimes Bipolar I. psychotic depression. on and on and on...
 

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