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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) board


Masses, Everytime I tried therapy I would turn into a maniac. My temper was terrible. I would scream at my kids and throw things and rant like an idiot everytime I hade a session. I just could not keep going like that. Therapy has done wonders for my sister though. When I was on Prozac I gained a huge amout of weight and I hated it. I tryed hard to loose the weight but I think it changes your body somehow because no matter what I do I cannot loose. I was on Prozac for 8 years and then Zoloft for 3 months. I gained a little over 100 lbs over that time. I am now on cymbalta and the weight gain seems to have stopped. The prozac also made me emotionally numb. I didn't seem to feel much at all but this was a blessing at the time. Not being able to feel allowed me to face my trauma without going insane. I also had a back injury in april of 93 and had surgery in 97 which made me much worse, I couldn't even walk without a cane. I was only 34 at the time. I had another surgery a year later that really helped alot. I guess I was fortunate that my injury happened at home. My insurance paid for it all. Now i have been very sick for the past 7 months. I have been to many specialist. Finally, I went to a rhuematologist who diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia and Lupus. I have not been able to work for the past 4 months. My doc says I may not be able to work again. I have been very depressed about this. I went to school for 4 years and have worked very hard to get to my position and I love my job. Now I may have lost that too. Being at work around normal people helped to keep me sane. Anyway my pyschitrist told me this week that I was not really sick it is just a manifistation of the ptsd. I showed him all of my test results and he just got this dumb look. I am kinda mad at him but I guess he is just trying to help. Oh well I am rambling. Sorry. I really wish the best for you with your impending surgery and your legal issues. I am sorry you are having such a hard time. Hang in there.
Susan