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Posted by Steve Knight on October 14, 2000 at 02:10:54:

In Reply to: My life changed posted by Joseph Esteves on October 12, 2000 at 17:44:21:

Hi Joseph,

What to say?...Well, you're not alone.

I've had so many screwy symptoms appear in my own health since the gulf war, it's scary.

Most of them are (seemingly) minor, when looked at alone...but when adding them all up, and realizing that most of them fall into the list of GWS related symptoms, I know there is something more to them.

I didn't experience some of the more common symptoms, the aching joints and muscles...or burning seamen (though it seems this may have happened a few times to me).

I was impotent, as well, for about two years straight...which might well explain why I didn't notice 'burning seamen' but once or twice.

My sex drive has returned to some level of sporadic normalcy, now.

I'm not going to go into the long list of symptomes I've had, and continue to have, to some degree...but the really bad one was the fatigue, and the depression.

...Yes, I relate completely when you say that it has devistated your life. My own future has been damaged baddly, because of this...There were times when I just wanted to die and be done with it all.

But...regardless of the disabilities rained down upon us as 'reward' for our faithful, patriotic service, there is life after GWS.

I'm finally finding some level of normalcy now...Well, it's about as close to normal as I can get, right now. I'm actually holding down a job, again...all be it, a part time one.

Keep faith in yourself, get proper rest (how ever much you need), and keep yourself well nourished, with all the proper vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc...You just might be able to overcome your ills, or lessen them.

Some amount of natural healing is possible.

Take care,
Steve Knight

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