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post traumatic stress?

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  • Posted By: kenandnichol
  • October 17, 2006
  • 02:24 PM

my husband has always talked in his sleep. but since he has come back from a few tours in baghdad he does a lot worse. he yells and thrashes around and believe it or not he actually got up and urinated in his closet all over his clothes and got back into bed like nothing happened. he also has started something a little more scarey. he has these things i can only describe as seizures in his sleep. he shakes violently... his whole body and if i touch him he seems very disoriented and confused. he never remembers anything he says or does at night. he wakes me up to pick fights with me over things that dont make any sense and he refuses to go to the doctor in fear they will kick him out of the military. could it be just post traumatic stress or something deeper?

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  • Hi Nichol,If what you say is true then Ken needs help quick. I am a Vienam Vet whohas suffered from PTSD for 35 years. Your husband in no different thanthousands of other active military who have returned from Iraq and other areas of our current war. He will not have any problems for getting treatmentfor this problem. The first and most difficult step is to go for help. Tell Kenit isn't easy but he has to make that step. There is no shame in having PTSD. Here is an government web site that will give you and Ken lots ofimportant info on PTSD. It is the National Center for P.T.S.D. and it is anofficial U.S. government web page. WWW.ncptsd.va.gov I hope and willpray that Ken makes that corageous first step. Luck to you both.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 21, 2006
    • 09:20 AM
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  • Hi Nichol, I really hope he got help. PTSD can be very scary. I am not sure of how the different branches work but I do know that there is another site that you can find help it is http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspxthis site even offers free counseling to military members. If he is sfraid there are some counselors that will put the sessions under you but work with both of you. the only dis advantadge is you get a limited amount of visits and have to give a different reason each time for them to grant you the free sessions. You can pick which provider off there list that you want to go to. they are regular civillian providers that cannot give out your info. Yours sounds like a dangerous situation and even though he is the man you love he needs help. Stuff like that does not just go away.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 05:04 PM
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