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Husband has PTSD ...

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My husband is retired Army. He's been in MANY combat situations and now has PTSD. It's not super horrible, but he drinks vodka JUST so he can get to sleep at night. It doesn't effect his mood too much, it helps him sleep. And STILL he gets up at 3 am to have his breakfast.

Does anyone else go through this? I want to know how common it is among our troops.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 2, 2013 at 4:32 PM

That sounds like some horrible BS. I always thought they shouldn't put a time limit on how long personnel need counciling for. Some need it more than others.

Quoting LouLou85:

He's shared with me a few things since he started counceling... but they graduated him Friday, saying they couldn't keep him in the program anymore... at this point he feels betrayed by the army. He feels like they didn't really allow him to fully process everything in enough time... He got in the program around the holiday's so his concelors were often gone, and then that only left him with a few weeks in it... He's been told once he gets out the VA wil really help.

Quoting Anonymous:

It seems like he's having a hard time opening up about his feelings and what happened to him over there. I would suggest having him go see a counciler/psychiatrist. He might be trying to protect you from what happened so he needs someone he can talk to about it. Even if its another soldier. He can't keep it bottled up forever. My husband has told me some things he's gone through and it helped him.

Quoting LouLou85:

My husband has PTSD as well... We have only been married for 2 years. I had a feeling he might have had it in the beginning but everything was going well. Then he deployed to Korea, we had a baby, and it's gone down hill from there ever since he's been back. He got diagnosed a few months ago, and although he's in a counseling program it doesn't seem to be getting any better. We have another baby on the way later this month and he's off in la la land for the most part. I noticed some mentioned triggers... I'm gonna ask him what his are. It seems like any thing he perceives as stressful turns him in to having high anxiety, worry, not sleeping, nausea, gerd symptoms arise, lots of gas, plenty of nightmares and night sweats, and he hates crowds of people, and says away from going out in public. At this point idk what to do!? Nothing I do or say helps. To make it worse he's being released from the army, but they won't tell us when, so he's always worried about when we'll get out and money. We already have a plan, and we will be fine financially, however he still goes back to this and gets himself upset all over again. How do you all remain supportive?

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