PTSD/ severe anxiety

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Anyone else dealing with  anxiety from PTSD ? Thinks thats how it's spelt? 

 I didn't know I had this as never dealt with my problems and it all come out at once. I got put on Prozac but I'm off it now and have been for months. 

I genuinely didn't know I had anxiety when it started I thought I was genuinely dying !!!!!!

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    Hi Victoria

    I have not been able to keep up with this forum of late due to PTSD, but when i read your post I felt  I needed to reply.

    You are obviously new to the term Post Traumatic Stress disorder and i very much share your mental state at the moment.

    Severe anxiety and depression is often part of this illness, and it can make you very unwell. What caused it in your case Victoria? Some patients do not want to talk about it as they re-live their terrible experiences.

    I note that you were taking Prozac but it appears that you are not prescribed other medication at this time. The reality being that some patients do not want to take any meds. i am not one of those people.

    It's usally a trial and error situation and it can take a while to sort out. I thank the Lord for most of these drugs as I would be probably dead by now. The suffering can be massive and i don't understand how others cope without meds.

    How is your sleep? From my experience, sleep is essential for PTSD patients. i still get night terrors but the drugs I take largely prevent insomnia. in fact I'm prescribed three different psychiatric medicine. it's a very hefty doses but i'd rather this than no meds. Certainly, I'm not anti-drugs and it has taken much time to sort out  the medicine and dosage..

    Amongst other drugs, I take Surmontil 200mg each night. It has been a real blessing for me and gives me enormous aid for insomnia, anxiety and depression.

    I've have  received various therapies too, including EMDR. Personally, I would never have this treatment again but some other patients claim that it's been great for them. i think that you need to talk with your doctor and to mention how bad your anxiety is. Perhaps he/she will recomment some kind of therapy to help you.

    I can well understand the battle you face each day, You need some relief in order to help you move on. You should not have to carry all this burden on your own Victoria.

    I hope that this post helps in some way, and for you to know that help is available for your suffering.

    God Bless



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    The curse of Prozac I think it must be a doctor's best antidepressant friend!  You need to get out every day, ignore the advice for antidepressants unless YOU feel you need them and try something herbal! I don't have any faith in antidepressants at all, even though I have ptsd and am going through hell at the moment as I have flashbacks, nightmares etc, but won't unless I'm banging on my doctor's door threatening to bash it down, take any anti depressants!  Good luck!

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