Join Date: May 2005
| | High Cholesterol levels anyone
I too have the same symptoms listed for GWS and then some, just wondering how many have abnormally high cholesterol levels.
About 4 years ago I was having trouble with panic attacks and went for a check up, the doc said I was trying to have a heart attack and put me in the hospital right away, scared me pretty bad.
Anyway the problem was STRESS which I had a great deal of at work, and my bad choleterol was 380, my good cholesterol was 0, the doc said unstress, stop smoking, no fried foods, no caffine, and no sex, I told him I had to have the coffe, ahahaha, but really I was in bad shape and on the verge of a heart attack at 40.
Next day I quite my great paying job, tried to unstress for the rest of the year, but the problems kept coming, ie.. fatigue, sleeplessness, irratable, headaces, joint pain, muscle pain, depression, on and on and on, some of the synptoms I have had for a few years.
Now i feel so bad every day its had to get up from a chair , i have no energy or ambition, motivation, concentration, just really dont care, when I know i really do.
My wife and family dont understand and think Im just lazy and dont want to do anything, my poor kids think I dont love them since I cant find the energy to play ball with them.
The real thing that gets me is that, usually I cant even have a conversation with people because I cant find the energy to talk, Im not having a hard time breathing, just a hard time having the energy to breath or talk.
I've read alot of the post on this site, and the symptoms are very wide in range, one building on another, some have symptoms others dont, some went overseas during the gulf war, some did not, all have symptoms.
Im not a conspiricy theorist, but I think the illness started with the shots, and built on from there,ie after arriving in country some came in contact with the oil field smoke causing additional problems, some came in contact with fall out from scuds, some tick and flea bites, and all were exposed to mininjitus ( sorry for the spelling) which is very wide and prevealnt in the middle east, so combining factors can explain different but similar symptoms, and then there is the possability that chemical or bio was used, but I think if old saddam had them he would have used them, once he understood he was getting his butt kicked, after all he used them on his own people, why not us his hated enemy.
I along with a couple of other plattons got the shot (anthrax) I assume, that made us all very ill for over a week, couldnt move, felt like my skin was on fire, high fever, sick at my stomach, generally felt like I had the mother of all flu's, we were told to never give blood after this shot, but not told what it was, and I did ask, but was told not to worry it would help keep me alive.
So, i feel like walking death at age 43, lost files, no DD214, no VA, no Med.
just been sucking it up, hoping some day my file will magically reappear.
Its time we as DESERVING VETERANS stood up and let the GOV. see us in person, i mean a march on the Capital, its worked for others why not us, they have to be responsible for us, as we held up our end of the bargin by going, and serving, I for one would be in the front of the pack, because its been long enough and I want true answers, no more Agent Orange crap.