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CF Medic w/ PTSD New to the Forum

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by starlight61, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. starlight61

    starlight61 New Member

    hey all, new to the forum, served as a military medic for 17 yrs and have recently been diagnosed w/ptsd, looking to talk about this problem hope to help others,
    the questions that keep coming are why me and why now, retired 4 yrs ago and took a first aid course upgarde for work and bam nightmares andflash backs and sweats, did not know how many pills i have taken, any other medics out there?
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  3. permban0077

    permban0077 Policy Enforcement Banned

    Welcome to the forum. We all seem to ask why me and now? Sadly you end up realizing why not me and why not now? It happening now is great as now is the first step to getting life back in order and under control sooner than later. Sorry you ran into a trigger but they seem to just pop up and would have at some point if you were carrying PTSD around. Never pleasant.
  4. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Why not me why not now... very good way of putting it veiled.

    It's crap, yes. But it doesn't have to always be as bad as it is right now... it takes a while to adapt to constantly monitoring yourself and taking each day as it comes, but there is always hope... and when there isn't... then there is us.

    Welcome to the forum... i hope you find much support and friend here, I know I have...
  5. camelady247

    camelady247 New Member

    Welcome, I'm new also.....16 years as a medic in the US Army '69-'85. PTSD symptoms for 27 plus years. Starting VA treatment designed for PTSD this week. Hang in there, you are not alone and things will get better, if slowly.
  6. mouse

    mouse Well-Known Member

    Hey CF Im a medic civilian but have been Dx with PTSD now for a year many of my Flashbacks are Medic related feel free to PM me any time I know that some of the things that you are prob having flashbacks are things that you dont feel others should hear about but this is a safe group and have been very helpful for me I wish you luck in your new journey as hard as it is this is something that you can live with but it takes a lot of hard work. Welcome to the forum
  7. She Cat

    She Cat Policy Enforcement Banned Premium Member Sponsor $100+


    Gee is there a medic in the house????? I will now know where to come to post some medical questions...

    Welcome again,

  8. anthony

    anthony Silently Watching Founder

    Welcome starlight, enjoy the forum and look forward to chatting more with you.
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