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Papa

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My private doctor has me on medication for depression, but not for PTSD. I will most likely be looking for a new doctor, since he told me that all veterans just need to get over it and stop using this as an excuse. Thats another story for another day. I seem to wonder or my thoughts seem to wonder sometimes, please for give me. Since, I will NOT go near a Veterans Hospital, what are some of the medications that are being used? Even with a lap band, I can not stop eating, and I know it is my PTSD. If I were doing drugs, drinking booze, this would be taken seriously, but food :)

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Papa:

Hang in there. Find a Doc that understands PTSD.

Good Luck

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My private doctor has me on medication for depression, but not for PTSD. I will most likely be looking for a new doctor, since he told me that all veterans just need to get over it and stop using this as an excuse. Thats another story for another day. I seem to wonder or my thoughts seem to wonder sometimes, please for give me. Since, I will NOT go near a Veterans Hospital, what are some of the medications that are being used? Even with a lap band, I can not stop eating, and I know it is my PTSD. If I were doing drugs, drinking booze, this would be taken seriously, but food :angry:

Papa

Papa,

Many of the RX drugs are written for both depression and PTSD.

Have you gotten a diagnosis of PTSD from a Mental Health provider yet ?

What Rx did the doc write for your "depression" ?

Do you have a VET CENTER near you?

Drop the doc you have - he's a judgemental SOB, over something he should not be

making judgemental calls and statement's like that on.

The first psychiatrist I ever saw at VA for PTSD, told me to,

"turn it all over to God" I stood up and reached across her desk

trying to grab her by the throat.

carlie

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I would go to a VA mental health provider. All private shrinks do anyway is prescribe drugs. You can get those from the VA. Remember you can get SC for depression easier than PTSD if you have record of treatment or dx in your SMR's. Using the VA for conditions you want to get SC'ed for is good. You are providing yourself with tons of documentation that is at the VA's finger tips.

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Papa,

Carlie is giving you good advise, go to your VAMC or VA outpatient clinic. If you have been dianosed with PTSD you need help sooner then later. I waited 41 years and now it is doubtful that any therapy will make me whole again, so I take all the meds they give me amd wait to be SC'd. Are you providing for a family? If you can't work and are on your backside financially becasue of the PTSD if you can be SC'd there is a good chance you will get rated and receive a monthly stipend. Get help!!

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My private doctor has me on medication for depression, but not for PTSD. I will most likely be looking for a new doctor, since he told me that all veterans just need to get over it and stop using this as an excuse. Thats another story for another day. I seem to wonder or my thoughts seem to wonder sometimes, please for give me. Since, I will NOT go near a Veterans Hospital, what are some of the medications that are being used? Even with a lap band, I can not stop eating, and I know it is my PTSD. If I were doing drugs, drinking booze, this would be taken seriously, but food :rolleyes:

Papa

hey, papa - i actually was awarded my claim for obesity secondary to ptsd. and they r working with me on it. i think they r taking it serious now. just an fyi...it may be worth going near a VA hospital.

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