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I need help with extreme PTSD, can anyone help me out who has had this

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Im sorry to hear that you're going through all this bud. I dont know anyone with that problem and what they do to overcome it or else I would help you out somehow. All I can say is don't ever bring the taught that maybe it was better that you should have died in that accident, that didn't happen for a reason, you're still here because it wasn't your time to go. What happened with the burglar is something that had to be done, who knows what might had happened if he was able to do something to you or your family, maybe one of your family members or yourself would not be here if it wasn't for you stopping that criminal. There is something out there for you, someone needs you thats why you're still here. My best bet is do the best you can to go see the doctor or whatever the psychologist recommends. Try going out there and explore different places with your loved ones, get your mind off of those things, those bad memories and thoughts are what's bringing you down. Spend time with your family and do what you love to do or want to do. Sometimes we have our own cure and we dont even know it, by the sound of it its all in your mind and you gotta open it it up and let all the bad things out and bring good in it. Try different things ask your loved ones to make time to arrange some kind of vacation or trip to somewhere where yall haven't been and make new memories and spend time with them since you got a second chance in life. There's so many things out there that can change your life man, with the right help and support anything is possible. Cheer up bud there's still a reason you're here someone loves you and you're gonna get better soon man. If anything we're here for you.

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There's really no words that express what's going through my mind after that read...I have no advice but offer up prayer for you btother... God has things happen for reason so your still here...

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Prayer can be a powerful thing. I'll keep you and your family in ours. I work with the disability office and have seen, first hand, the effects of PTSD. I battle with schizoaffective disorder myself, which produces similar symptoms to PTSD, so I know how overwhelming these types of things can be. I think 1BadNtmd8r's advice is sound about trying to do things with your family and go places that you haven’t been to attempt to build new, and positive memories. I don’t know what kind of financial situation you are in right now, but if it would be possible, you could consider moving to a different place, so that you don’t have to constantly look at the scene of where the traumatic events occurred. I moved away from the place where a lot of negativity from my past happened, and it helped. Not that it makes you forget, which is impossible, but it removes the constant reminders…

 

I know that may not be a financial possibility, and I understand it can be a double sided sword, where on one hand, it does present constant reminders, but on the other hand, your home serves as somewhat of a comfort zone, so what helps one person may not help another. I know with my condition, I become extremely anxious with most any change, so sometimes I have to really force myself to make changes, even when I know they are necessary. I will say though. Even if you would financially be able to do it, if you don’t feel like you are equipped to cope with something as major as moving to another home, then I wouldn’t recommend it.

 

I really hope you are able to get the help you need, in whatever form. I take anti-anxiety medication, which helps with the schizoaffective issues immensely. It will take some work to find out what helps you the most, so don’t become frustrated if, say, the first thing the doctor wants to try doesn’t work. Everyone is different. Some benefit the most from distractions, some medication…some with discussion. What will help you cope the best, could be one thing, or a combination of several. It’s never easy, but hang in there. We’re all pulling for you.

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I am adding you to my prayer list Mike. If you are a church goer, a good pastor can be a real friend.

 

One thing that you might try and pursue is the type of help that returning active duty service men are getting as your symptoms sound pretty similar to some that those folks exhibit.

 

Remember to keep that safety on Brother.

 

All the best.

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I wish I could go on vacation, but my seizures arent under control, all of this/childhood, and then this in the last 3 years and the last week wouldnt work. I have to see neurologist quite often with medications. The treatments my Psycholgist mentioned all have long wait times unless I tell them Im a threat to myself or someone else. I even went to the ER with no help other than a long wait time. Unfortunately I live about 40 miles from my Drs. With medical bills over 100,000K I coudnt event think of a tanking a vaction.

 

 

Thanks for the thoughts guys, Ill figure something out. I have a great brother in law who is trying to find places near me to help me vent.

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Always remember there is someone a whole lot worse than you. You should feel blessed that you are still alive, and I hate to sound so cold hearted but you need to suck it up. You remind me a lot about myself reading your replies, and it seems you need some tough love. Growing up my folks always told me when id feel down or stressed, "everything in life has a solution, the only thing there isn't a solution for is death." I suggest you find yourself a new purpose in life, whether your children or wife, or mother. A man's life is determined based on how many time he's willing to get back up, not how hard or how many times you get knocked down. If I were in your shoes id think about my children and their future, you and I both know, that no other human being is going to care and love for them like a father or mother would. So if you're not there for them then who do you expect to play your role? Some times in life we need to take a step back and not just think about ourselves, but those that honest to God need us. Because believe it or not, they are the ones who suffer with you now, and they are the ones who will suffer the most if someday you're gone.

As a man, you should feel empowered to play your role, and strive to conquer you're illness for them. Good luck.

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Suck it up really???

Edited by Blown 346

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"Sucking it up" is usually the worst thing you can do. It's exactly what I tried for a long time, and the repression caused just as much damage as the actual events. If you ignore your issues, they basically cook inside your head up until the point they boil over. When that happens, is when you end up doing stupid things to either yourself, your loved ones, or other people. One good thing that Blown 346 has going for himself, is he is at the point where he realizes he can't deal with his issues on his own, and that he is willing to seek help from other people, which is exactly what he needs to do.

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wonder if you could talk to the same people that help veterans? there are plenty of places to help us, and maybe they might be able to help you. I lost a good friend last year to his fight with PTSD. He took his own life and weeks later had another friend contemplating the same fate. None the less, its a serious issue and your on the right path. Knowing you need help and seeking it, are steps in the right direction. Keep moving forward in your search for help and dont give up.

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Always remember there is someone a whole lot worse than you. You should feel blessed that you are still alive, and I hate to sound so cold hearted but you need to suck it up. You remind me a lot about myself reading your replies, and it seems you need some tough love. Growing up my folks always told me when id feel down or stressed, "everything in life has a solution, the only thing there isn't a solution for is death." I suggest you find yourself a new purpose in life, whether your children or wife, or mother. A man's life is determined based on how many time he's willing to get back up, not how hard or how many times you get knocked down. If I were in your shoes id think about my children and their future, you and I both know, that no other human being is going to care and love for them like a father or mother would. So if you're not there for them then who do you expect to play your role? Some times in life we need to take a step back and not just think about ourselves, but those that honest to God need us. Because believe it or not, they are the ones who suffer with you now, and they are the ones who will suffer the most if someday you're gone.

As a man, you should feel empowered to play your role, and strive to conquer you're illness for them. Good luck.

 

kaze_V8; You need to delete this post to keep more people than have already seen it from realizing what a fool you are.

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Wow Mike my prayers go out to you and will pray with the life group at church for you, keep your faith strong and God will help you through this, wish you lived here I would come visit you.

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Im guessing you missed the other half of my post.

With all due respect ill ask for a sincere apology, as I didn't mean to come on as some ****.

One thing I can say is I understand depression is a serious issue, and its something ive seen can tear people down like nothing else.

 

All ill say is God bless you Sir, and ill keep you in my prayers. You have been through many battles, and this is just another one, in which I am sure you will conquer.

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wonder if you could talk to the same people that help veterans? there are plenty of places to help us, and maybe they might be able to help you. I lost a good friend last year to his fight with PTSD. He took his own life and weeks later had another friend contemplating the same fate. None the less, its a serious issue and your on the right path. Knowing you need help and seeking it, are steps in the right direction. Keep moving forward in your search for help and dont give up.

I did eventually find some help in town that my wife found, right after the Dr heard I was in the office in a hour. Had my evaluation, she deals with Vets, Police, Fire etc. She has tons of vets that come in after there initial PTSD eval before they are released. I was seen once and was told Im a danger to myself and others in my stage since Im unstable. So I might be going to Texas for a few weeks to a Extreme PTSD clinic to get away from this area for as long as it takes.

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Hey buddy, I will start off with saying I don't have any experience with PTSD. All I can say is you are in my thoughts.... Stay strong. Keep trying. You can beat this! Sounds like you have a very supportive wife, don't shut her out of your life.... PM me if you want my number. Thanks brother....

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