MIL PTSD

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    [Pussy Tastes Seriously Delicious] I am affected by this on a daily basis.

    I had become relatively disgusted with myself for the way I've treated women that I've dated since I returned from Iraq. I really didn't give a damn whether they liked me or not, and it showed. Surprisingly enough, my bad manners didn't seem to matter. This is a new thing for me, and I attribute it to a general pissed-off attitude I developed during my deployment. It got so bad that a couple months ago I swore off dating for the foreseeable future. I didn't like the guy I was becoming.

    Fast forward to last week. I've been riding horses with a lady I met a couple weeks ago. She earned my respect and we got along great, so I asked her out and we made plans for Friday night at a nice restaurant. I had to cancel because I was stuck out of town working on a problem for my company. She suggested that when I got home I call her and she'd bring pizza over and we could just watch a DVD. So I rolled in about 10pm, called her up, we ate pizza and watched a chick flic. The next morning I made french toast and sent her on her way. We've dated/seen each other/fucked like rabbits at least daily since then, and it doesn't show any signs of letting up yet. I think she's pulling me out of these bad habits that I've developed with women.

    Cliffs: A good woman can be the best treatment ever for PTSD.

    Subcliffs: This is not a Fresh Prince thread. :wiggle:

    Endcliffs: Best. Weekend. Ever.
     
  2. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    On another note (more in line with the thread title): Does anyone else that has recently returned from combat missions get woken up in the middle of the night by loud noises that aren't really there? :ugh2:

    Shit seriously pisses me off. :mad:
     
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    I dont believe your description of symptoms could quite be considered PTSD, or at least if that is all your having. I have had some experience dealing with PTSD patients (im a medic in the army) and the attitude towards women may be more indicative of re-adjustment disorder. The fact that you are now able to connect with a woman and interact as you did (i assume) with other woman pre-deployment is a step in the right direction. The fact that you have done it without (again im assuming here) any formal treatment shows that you may have had only a mild case, and fortunately may be going away.

    Also, I have also had that same experience when i wake up in the middle of the night and i could have SWORN I heard mortars or rockets flying past...but my wife is sleeping next to me like a baby...it still happens to me and im now BACK in iraq so its even scarier here but oh well...shit happens to you in combat!
     
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    x2 ...it's worked for me so far...although i don't take it on the nights i drink...which seems to be most nights now.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    These aren't my only symptoms. Most of them are getting generally better over time. I have days/weeks when things are worse than better, but I get through them and move on.

    I have two sounds that keep fucking with me. I can be sound asleep and get rocked out of my bed by a detonation out of fucking nowhere. I'm not talking the awesome Hollywood sound with the added bass and great visual effects. This is the real deal, nerve jarring, instant kick in your chest, explosion. The other sound is somebody banging on my door. Both sounds are absolutely realistic in every way. I could swear that I hear the after-echo of the sound as I open my eyes. I live out in the middle of nowhere, Vermont. Nobody lives close to me, and anyone banging on my door would have to walk 3/4 of a mile from the nearest dirt road, up my winding dirt/gravel drive, uphill all the way. On the times when someone that doesn't know what's going on is sleeping with me, they invariably look at me like I've just grown a second head. They hear nothing.

    I don't like taking sleeping pills. I routinely carry the on-call pager for my civilian job and they can page me at any time of the night. I need to be able to wake up and focus my brain on whatever issue comes up, whether it's 5 minutes or 5 hours after I close my eyes.

    OTOH, a nice relaxing night of sex, or a back rub, and a pleasantly scented head laying on my chest does wonders for my ability to sleep. The VA should fill prescriptions for this shit. Seriously.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I'm in the Army National Guard.
    I'm an NCO.
    I set an example for my men.
    I will be deploying again later this year.

    Just a few of the many good reasons why you should fuck yourself.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I'm not sure if you are aware of this fact, but illegal drug use is against the UCMJ and federal law. And if that wasn't enough for me, the fact that I am subject to routine drug screening might also tend to discourage me from taking your advice.

    Cliffs on the above: please don't join the Army.

    Your reading comprehension could stand some improvement. No parody was posted.

    Cliffs on the above: Seriously - don't join the Army.
     
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    Only for you
     
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    I think you're confused. Let me see if I can help:

    10) What works best != illegal
    20) illegal = law
    30) law = must follow
    40) ecstacy > some PTSD drugs
    50) ecstacy = illegal
    60) if/then
    70) if ecstacy > some PTSD drugs then consider ecstacy
    80) if ecstacy = illegal then remove ecstacy from consideration
    90) Law > ecstacy

    Try that.
     
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    are you saying that there are people who dont do that.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Cliffs?
     
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    No, but I constantly wake up in the middle of the night for no reason. And I forget a lot of stuff now. Oh well, I will probably forget about this post also. lol
     
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    Well I am glad you found a lady friend :) ... yep..

    about the sleep thing.. Whitecouch still wakes from a deep sleep... or dreams about stuff..

    I wonder what he will come back with this time around..
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :eek3: I ran that through my MS-Basic compiler and it actually ran without error! :run:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I'm not above popping a pill for a bad headache or if I know it's going to be a rough night and I can afford to be dead to the world for 6-8 hours. But I don't like it.

    slut. When my wife and I separated I turned into a whore. I poked anything with a vagina. I still shake my head whenever I remember some of the women I fucked. I don't generally insist on barbie doll quality, but there was one woman in particular that could have given any linebacker in the NFL a run for his money. :noes:

    Eyob, I have been on your side since you came clean about your deployment (or lack thereof). I've pruned/cleaned some of your earlier drug threads, given you some of the best advice I could come up with, and hoped some of it would stick. I seriously hope you do well. I really do. But if you want to succeed in the military you are going to need to come to terms with some of the basic facts of military life.

    Yes. I'm not one of them, though.

    My shitty memory is the second shittiest symptom I have. I carry a notepad in my back pocket because if I don't write it down it might as well not have happened. :mad:

    I will resist the urge to say STD. :)

    Seriously, though - Thanks.
     

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