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Posted by Steve Knight on August 27, 2000 at 04:11:53:

In Reply to: I'm not the only freak? posted by Ken Olsen on August 22, 2000 at 13:46:12:

Hi Ken,

Thank you for responding. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, but I've mostly just been surfing around web sites related to GWS, that are not of the 'chat board' type...reading countless articles, and such.

I also have a problem with face to face conversations, sometimes...but phone conversations just always happen to be far harder to initiate and carry on.

I don't know what all is being done about this, but it seems like the overwhelming majority of the symptomes which get reported are bologically based...but not so much emotionally, mentally, and psychologically.

These are certainly areas which need to be addressed. They are (or can be) just as devistating as everything else associated with GWS.

I haven't been to a VA hospital yet, and I'd rather avoid that experience...but I have just extremely recently resolved to do something about my current situation...and I know this is going to be hard as hell, regardless if this is VA or civilian care. I'm really dreading this.

...I'm really scared as hell that I'm going to be diagnosed as having some type of mental illness...and put on drugs...That is the last thing in the world I want.

Thanks for your responce, Ken.

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