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OEF n' Home Again

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Hello my friends and fellow Vets.

Sorry to bug you with another question,

I was recently diagnosed with Chronic PTSD by a military Dr. (I come off Active Duty in a couple wks)

As we met, he asked me questions about homicidal thoughts and intentions, etc. I did my best to dance around the issue and ultimately I avoided an honest answer. Please hear me and know why I did this and give me advice for what I should do.

It's true. I have a very hot temper and when I am engrossed in anger I just want to go out and commit a crazy crime. Or, if someone really crosses me, I imagine killing them in a variety of ways but I doubt I would ever act on that unless pushed. I am seeking help for the many problems associated with PTSD, but I am avoiding this part because I am afraid of several things:

1- I don't want them to "lock me up" in a VA hospital just because I am feeling this way.

2- I don't want to be kicked out of my reserve unit because I need the money and - I get cheap health insurance thru them (tricare reserve select) and I can't afford to lose that heath insurance for my wife and small kids.

My brothers and sisters, what should I do?

Should I just tell the Dr (Active Duty Doc) all of these things? or should I wait until I go to the VA to do it? I know it would have bad repercussions if I did. I am still on active duty orders for 2 more weeks, and then I am in the reserves.

I just don't know what to do. Are there other health insurance options that would cover the family? I'm afraid that if I got kicked out or such that I would disclose my medical history to a new ins company and they would deny my fam insurance because of my pre-existing conditions...

Or do I just keep a lid on how I feel at times and go on with life?

So confused,

OEF VET

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Welcome home and you should be truthful. The VA treats a lot of PTSD without ever going to the hospital. If you need to spend a little time in the hospital most admissions are voluntary which means you can leave if you want to do that.

I spent a month in a VA Hospital while I was checked out and it was the most productive thing I have done. When I went in I had no tools to stop panic attacks and when I left I was on medication which saved my six.

I think that you can probably ask for treatment and not ever go to a Hospital. They call it out patient and the VA loves it cause it saves them money.

Welcome to Hadit.

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Do you have a diagnosis of PTSD in your SMR/STR's yet?

carlie

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Talking about your feelings is much safer than hiding them until they explode. As long as you don't plan to kill yourself or someone else I don't think you have a problem discussing hostile feelings.

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Tell the doctor honestly how you feel. These doctors know this is a symptom of PTSD. If you don't think you would act them out make sure you tell the doc this. He will most likely ask anyway. This is usually the first question after you reveal your homocidal thoughts.

I think most people have had thoughts of killing someone, even non-PTSD folks. Heck, there was a time I thought of so many ways I could kill my old boss. I think it's a good thing I don't work there anymore. haha

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Hello my friends and fellow Vets.

Sorry to bug you with another question,

I was recently diagnosed with Chronic PTSD by a military Dr. (I come off Active Duty in a couple wks)

As we met, he asked me questions about homicidal thoughts and intentions, etc. I did my best to dance around the issue and ultimately I avoided an honest answer. Please hear me and know why I did this and give me advice for what I should do.

It's true. I have a very hot temper and when I am engrossed in anger I just want to go out and commit a crazy crime. Or, if someone really crosses me, I imagine killing them in a variety of ways but I doubt I would ever act on that unless pushed. I am seeking help for the many problems associated with PTSD, but I am avoiding this part because I am afraid of several things:

1- I don't want them to "lock me up" in a VA hospital just because I am feeling this way.

2- I don't want to be kicked out of my reserve unit because I need the money and - I get cheap health insurance thru them (tricare reserve select) and I can't afford to lose that heath insurance for my wife and small kids.

My brothers and sisters, what should I do?

Should I just tell the Dr (Active Duty Doc) all of these things? or should I wait until I go to the VA to do it? I know it would have bad repercussions if I did. I am still on active duty orders for 2 more weeks, and then I am in the reserves.

I just don't know what to do. Are there other health insurance options that would cover the family? I'm afraid that if I got kicked out or such that I would disclose my medical history to a new ins company and they would deny my fam insurance because of my pre-existing conditions...

Or do I just keep a lid on how I feel at times and go on with life?

So confused,

OEF VET

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Do you have a diagnosis of PTSD in your SMR/STR's yet?

carlie

Hi Carlie,

SMR= Service Member Record, right? If so, Yes.

I got a partial copy of the visit which said, 1. A/P Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I have only had one visit with the Doc and I have one follow up visit before I am off orders and just in the reserves.

Thanks,

OEF

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