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    Describing MY 100% Rated Combat PTSD Symptoms/Condition(s)

    * Can't sleep without taking a nightly dose of 10mg of Zolpidem/Ambien

    * Lost all sexual interest in women due to E.D.

    * Widens the political gap between my 3 lib brothers and myself,
    which also strains any sibling love we might have once had.

    * The stress in PTSD is of attending so many useless meetings at the
    veterans hospital that is 50 miles away from home.

    * Lifetime addiction to taking two 7.5 mg pills of Buspirone a day
    to help relieve anxiety.

    * Got to eat just the right foods so as to keep my cholesterol level
    down to a manageable level below 200.

    * Social relations with former friends are all but dead.

    * Even my two children and two grandchildren seem to be strangers.

    ps: It's not all that bad though; I do get a sense of calming and often
    humorous relief by watching Trump at rallies and reading his tweets.
    'Any man under thirty who is not a liberal has no heart, and
    any man over thirty who is not a conservative has no brains.'

    'Radicalism is a privilege of youth, conservatism a responsibility of age,
    and every thinking person eventually surrenders the first for the second.'

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    Ambien? Do you wake up 6 blocks away in the pouring rain looking for the keys to your car?

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    In retrospect, my grandpa definitely had life-long PTSD. He faced some unbelievable things in the war.
    A Japanese fighter plane coming in low and firing its machine guns at him as he was running away on a runway.
    One of the other soldiers pulled out his handgun and shot through the glass of the cockpit, killing the enemy pilot and causing the plane to crash. That's how close the plane was.
    Another time he also described how they were in a situation where they didn't have enough resources or manpower to take prisoners, and the Japanese prisoners taken to one side of the beach, doused with petrol, told if they could make it to the water they would be allowed to swim away, and then set ablaze. They all ran for the ocean but none of them made it.
    This was also at a time the Japanese weren't taking many prisoners. Obviously he saw some horrendous stuff.

    My grandpa never wanted to eat another mango fruit again because during the war they had captured huge stocks of canned mangos from the retreating Japanese, and had to eat those because there wasn't enough food. Every time they ate a can of mangos they wondered whether they were going to live because there were rumors the Japanese had poisoned some of the food in advance of the retreat and advancing enemy forces.

    He suffered hearing damage from the loud guns, contracted malaria or yellow fever from the jungle conditions, and the food they were served was not good, but that's what they had to eat because that's what they were served. It wasn't an island vacation, they wanted to get off that miserable island as soon as possible.

    Later he had to sleep in a separate room from my grandma because one night he had tried to strangle the life out of her, thinking she was a Jap who had snuck into the tent and was going to bayonet him in his sleep.

    There's more, but not time enough to go into the entire story here.
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    I would love to help.

    The Indians came to me about booze addiction problems, I know nothing about any of this stuff and I'm afraid I would make them worse.
    I had the jumpy-ness and my crew got me over it quick. They would sneak up on me at work and drop metal things so I would jump.
    I had my wife by the head unjamming my M-16 But she woke me up and I did not hurt her.
    I still have nightmares but... It's about loosing my truck at a mall.
    If I have a bad a bad experience I forget it. I just remember the funny stuff.
    Can't you just say FK it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickity Plumber View Post
    Good thing you have us as friends!
    Ambien? Do you wake up 6 blocks away in the pouring rain looking for the keys to your car?
    Sorry to hear all this @Libhater. You're a good guy. We love ya man. . . .in a non fag way of course.
    You're a good guy RP, and I love you as well in a non fag way of course. LOL
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    Ambien is a lifesaver when you have had lifelong insomnia. Sorry for your troubles.
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    I'm sorry your experiences seem to have gotten to you.
    Pills and booze are simply crutches.
    You need to connect with something bigger and deeper.
    I had times when I thought the memories were going to destroy me. I was fortunate to be in places where I could surround myself with the marvels of this world and they reminded me of just how insignificant my problems were. A walk in the woods. Sitting by a stream and letting Nature's music surround me. Finding a park bench and immersing myself with passersby, trying to compare my problems with theirs - showing me that mine could be surmounted too.

    And here comes the hoacky one - find a deep association with others in a religious setting.
    I do not consider myself a member of any religious group and have found Nature to be more awesome than any edifice made by man. But, you need to find a harmony with others and that often happens more in the context of an organized, religious setting.

    Don't belittle yourself. YOU are the cure to your woes. You've just got to set your mind to it and throw away the crutches so you can walk on your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargentodiaz View Post
    I'm sorry your experiences seem to have gotten to you.
    Pills and booze are simply crutches.
    You need to connect with something bigger and deeper.
    I had times when I thought the memories were going to destroy me. I was fortunate to be in places where I could surround myself with the marvels of this world and they reminded me of just how insignificant my problems were. A walk in the woods. Sitting by a stream and letting Nature's music surround me. Finding a park bench and immersing myself with passersby, trying to compare my problems with theirs - showing me that mine could be surmounted too.

    And here comes the hoacky one - find a deep association with others in a religious setting.
    I do not consider myself a member of any religious group and have found Nature to be more awesome than any edifice made by man. But, you need to find a harmony with others and that often happens more in the context of an organized, religious setting.

    Don't belittle yourself. YOU are the cure to your woes. You've just got to set your mind to it and throw away the crutches so you can walk on your own.
    Thanks for the encouraging words. I do agree with you that mother nature and getting out to exercise and joining some kind of group be it a religious one or other social entity would be very stimulating and socially rewarding. The problem is that I am living with and caring for my 94-year-old mother, and have been for the past 8 years while living in Florida and now in Massachusetts. So this constant care of my mother hinders quite a bit of what I would like to do for my own well being. This 2-day-long snowstorm isn't helping matters any, lol. The last thing I want to do is to put my mother in any kind of senior living facility.

    I've tried many times to wean off any and all of those medication crutches to no avail. Symptoms just got worse.

    Despite those negatives, I have always had a positive outlook on life and do have a strong determination to cleanse America of all anti American lefty ideologies by promoting good ole Pro/Patriotic American Conservative Free Market Capitalism and pushing for a way to have Trump serve three 4-year terms as president, if not more.
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    Libhater, I heard on the radio that there are service dogs that help veterans deal with PTSD. Is that something you might consider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fall River View Post
    Libhater, I heard on the radio that there are service dogs that help veterans deal with PTSD. Is that something you might consider?
    No, not at all. Yeah, I've seen TV segments of these service dogs helping disabled veterans. Don't know exactly how they're helping other than for blind veterans.
    'Any man under thirty who is not a liberal has no heart, and
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    'Radicalism is a privilege of youth, conservatism a responsibility of age,
    and every thinking person eventually surrenders the first for the second.'

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