• Announcements

    • How to get your questions answered.

      How to get your questions answered. A few observations, and requests of all members. All folks who come here are volunteers who do this on their own time and their own dime.To avoid burning out our best contributors please follow these guidelinesf you are reading a post and it reminds you of a question you want to ask, start a new topic, if you place your question in someone thread it will be difficult to distinguish your question from the original poster, you will get better results posting a new topic with your question. 1. Before Posting please do a search and see if your question has already been answered. If you find the answer print it out and put it in a file to use as a reference file, I find this helpful myself. 2. If you can not find the answer and you do post a question, please print out those answers and refer to them to avoid duplicate questions. 3. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions4. Duplicate questions will come up from time to time but the keeping them to the minimum will lighten the load on the regular volunteers.5. Respect folks privacy do not request their personal phone numbers for claims help, it is inappropriate and not why they are here.6. Keep the topics focused on veterans issues, in closing Search first Search ... Ask second.it may save a lot of time or at the very least enlighten you.
    • Listen Live Every Wed 5:30 PM CST to SVR Radio, Veterans Issues are discussed with various guests.

      Listen Live Every Wed 5:30 PM CST to SVR Radio, Veterans Issues are discussed with various guests. Please check the little home I am carving out for our SVR partners. http://www.hadit.com/svr.html
    • A bit about Tbird and HadIt.com for those who've asked...

      The following is on my About page, but some have been asking how this all happened. So here is my little story. Tbird US Navy 1983 – 1990 E-6 HadIt.com the website domain registered Jan 20, 1997 the domain is registered and paid for through Jan 21, 2023 at which time I plan to register it for another 15 years Lord willing and the creek don't rise. I guess the best place to start is Jan 1991; I had gotten out of the navy Dec 1990. At my separation seminar, there was a DAV rep Jim Milton he told us to bring our medical records in and he would look through them for us and let us know if we should file a claim with the VA. Well, bless his heart, he opened my medical file, reads the first insert, looks me straight in the eye, and says you will be 50% for the rest of your life and he would file the claim for me. 50% was for surgery I had in the service. True to his word he met with me and talked with me for a long time filled out my paper work and urged me to file for PTSD. I would not file the PTSD claim, nor even discuss it. By Feb 1991 I had moved to the San Francisco bay area and was staying at a friends apartment and pretty much I was just a puddle. In desperation one night I called suicide hot line, I had no job, no idea about going to the VA. They talked with me for a long time and explained to me that I could go to the local VA hospital even if I did not have insurance. Now, I know what you are thinking if I was 50% why didn't I just go to the VA in the first place, two reasons 1, this was Feb 1991 and the 50% didn't come till May and 2, even if it had come through it is unlikely that I would have had the mental acuity at the time to put the two together. I relate this here because it is where so many of our brothers and sisters are coming from, perhaps where you started. Fuzzy and unsure, in pain and sometimes homeless they come to the VA hospital for help. And that is where I ended up. Up to the pysch ward I went, blah, blah, blah, a few days later I was released with a promise of a call from the out patient program, which I would soon be entering. Blah, blah, blah, after many missed communications, and no call backs I was at the Day Hospital everyday M-F. And this brothers and sisters is where I began to learn and formulate my plan for HadIt.com. Veterans, veterans everywhere…I spent a year in the day hospital and about another year at a sheltered workshop before I got back on my feet. So I just talked to veterans everyday waiting for appointments, waiting for prescriptions, waiting for a vet rep and I started to learn the system. While in the navy I was data analyst and had to learn a 5 volume manual and just about anything you were suppose to do was in that manual. So I figured there must be a manual on how to do a VA claim or at the very least regulations. So I found out about the Code of Federal Regulations, United States Code, Veterans Affairs Manuals and so on and so forth. Of course this was 1991/1992 I was living in a tiny studio apartment in a particularly bad neighborhood, working in a sheltered workshop making a nickel per envelope I stuffed throw in PTSD and you will see that it was a difficult task for me to get somewhere where they had copies of these, let alone that they would let me look at. And there was so much knowledge around me, it was like the gold rush in those days, I could just sit on a bench a veteran would sit down next to me a little conversation later I had another nugget, I made copious notes. Phone numbers to call, ask for this guy or that guy he'll give you the straight scoop and they'd slip me a piece of paper with a number on it. You want to read this regulation or that one and another slip of paper into my hand. I spent a lot of time on those benches watching the squirrels they gathered their nuts and I gathered mine :) So I'm thinking I could put a little handbook together print it out and hand it out at the VA. Or perhaps fliers. Still formulating, time goes by, 1994/1995 I am being treated for PTSD regularly and doing and feeling much better and I go to work for a company as a marketing systems analyst and I discover the internet. Well let me tell you that was perhaps one of the most significant life changing events I have ever experienced. And I might add finally a positive one :) It seemed only natural to me that surely there must be a website that contained all the knowledge I wanted, well as it turned out not so much, lots of stuff but I wanted to get straight to the claims information and there was a lot of stuff to wade through to get to it. So taking my lesson from the squirrels earlier I started to gather, gather, gather…and learn HTML and work as a marketing systems analyst and work my claim. 1996/1997 major PTSD cork blows and unemployed. Working my claim, working the website. 20 Jan 1997 register HadIt.com domain name right after getting off the phone with the VA and saying I've had it with this. As fate would have it the old DAV board goes down just as mine opens up and folks start to wander in. So HadIt.com has two main components the website which supports the discussion board with links, articles, research resources etc. The website starts to grow, I can't tell you how many times I had to switch servers for space and features. I continue on a downward trend and in 1998 ended up back home in St Louis living in my sisters basement in therapy and working it, I swear I would have swung a dead chicken around my head at midnight naked if I thought it would have helped. The website continued to do great during this time, I just stayed in the basement bought new software, new books, and learned how to make things work and I continued to use this knowledge to make HadIt.com better. My 100% finally came through from the VA and I had a friend who is an advocate who helped me thru my SSDI claim, he was literally at my side thru the entire process and that came through for me. My therapist and sister continued to try and get me to leave the basement, but to no avail. At some point in 1998 or 1999 I put a counter on the website and was shocked to discover how many visitors we were getting. Time goes by my sister gets married and I move from the basement to the upstairs, there is much celebration that Aunt T is living in the light again. More time goes by and I settle into my life in St Louis and spend more time on the site trying new things, finding more information. 2003 I buy my own home VA loan. For years now I have just considered HadIt.com my job and I get up every morning go to the office and work for several hours, take an afternoon break and see where the rest of day takes me. I have a place in the office to use the computer and a comfortable to place to read journals and articles and take notes. Blah, blah, blah so that is my story and HadIt.com's intertwined.
    • HadIt.com Pass It On Cards

      Hi I've updated our HadIt.com Pass It On Cards. They are in a PDF format you can print them out cut them there are 12 to a page. If you have found HadIt.com helpful and would like to pass it on to other veterans this is an easy way to do it.I hope you find them helpful, feel free to leave a few anywhere veterans gather, veterans centers, veterans hospitals, public libraries, be creative. Please make sure though, that if you want to leave some at any business you ask permission first.Here you go http://www.hadit.com...it_on_cards.pdf
    • VA Training and Fast Letter Forum Index

      VA Training and Fast Letter Forum Index The following is the index with links to the various Training and Fast Letters plus a few miscellaneous. These letters are not necessarily in the original formatting. I have tried to present them in an easy-to-read form instead of some forms as originally presented. Some of the paragraphs were WAAAAYYY too long. lol - HadIt.com Member fanaticbooks Something to be aware.... Some of these letters may be rescinded, outdated, or otherwise no longer viable. I have still included them because sometimes they provide additional insight or just plain more information than the newest version. Use them wisely. The oldest letters will display at the bottom with the latest letters displayed at the top, all in sequential numbers. Coding of the letters... FL = Fast Letter TL = Training Letter First two numbers = last two digits of year of origin Training Letter http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40694-va-tl-00-07/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40693-va-tl-00-06/ Fast Letter Number Title http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44262-va-fl-11-15/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44260-va-fl-11-13/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44261-va-fl-11-11/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44310-va-fl-11-09/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42151-va-fl-11-03/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40957-va-fl-10-49/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40958-va-fl-10-46/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40959-va-fl-10-45/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40960-va-fl-10-42/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40961-va-fl-10-39/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40962-va-fl-10-35/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40963-va-fl-10-34/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40964-va-fl-10-32/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40966-va-fl-10-30/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40967-va-fl-10-26/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40968-va-fl-10-25/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40819-va-fl-10-24e1/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40818-va-fl-10-24/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40817-va-fl-10-22/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40814-va-fl-10-04/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40969-va-fl-10-03/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40812-va-fl-10-02/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40808-va-fl-09-52/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40806-va-fl-09-50/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40970-va-fl-09-41/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40971-va-fl-09-38/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40804-va-fl-09-33/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40972-va-fl-09-28/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40671-va-fl-09-27/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40973-va-fl-09-26/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40803-va-fl-09-25/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40802-va-fl-09-21e2/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40801-va-fl-09-21/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40799-va-fl-09-20/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40798-va-fl-09-17/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40974-va-fl-09-15/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40975-va-fl-09-13/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40797-va-fl-09-10e1/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40796-va-fl-09-10/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40795-va-fl-09-09/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40976-va-fl-09-08/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40794-va-fl-09-07/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40793-va-fl-09-06/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40977-va-fl-09-05/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40731-va-fl-08-41/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40730-va-fl-08-38/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40729-va-fl-08-36/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40728-va-fl-08-34/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40726-va-fl-08-33/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40725-va-fl-08-31/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40978-va-fl-08-29/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40724-va-fl-08-26/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40723-va-fl-08-23/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40722-va-fl-08-20/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40979-va-fl-08-15/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40721-va-fl-08-12/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40720-va-fl-08-10/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40719-va-fl-08-08/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/41580-va-fl-08-02/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40717-va-fl-07-27/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40980-va-fl-07-19/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40981-va-fl-07-15/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40718-va-fl-07-10/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40716-va-fl-07-07/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40715-va-fl-07-06/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40701-va-fl-07-01/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40983-va-fl-06-29/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40699-va-fl-06-28/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40984-va-fl-06-27/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/41579-va-fl-06-26/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40698-va-fl-06-25/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40986-va-fl-06-24/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40987-va-fl-06-21/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40988-va-fl-06-19/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40696-va-fl-05-08/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40697-va-fl-04-13/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40989-va-fl-04-06/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42415-va-fl-02-24/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/41582-va-fl-01-94/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40990-va-fl-00-44/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/41581-va-fl-00-33/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40991-va-fl-99-124/ Miscellaneous http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40993-best-practice-manual-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44264-auditory-noise-fsh-regulation-no-40-7-appendix-b/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44266-auditory-noise-duty-mosjob-title/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44265-auditory-noise-cam-regulation-40-5/ VHA Directives Number Title http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/41073-va-vha-directive-2010-045/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42174-vha-directive-2010-033/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42175-vha-directive-2010-029/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42176-vha-directive-2010-014/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42177-vha-directive-2010-012/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42178-vha-directive-2010-009/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42179-vha-directive-2009-048/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42180-vha-directive-2009-047/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42150-vha-directive-2008-071/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42181-vha-directive-2008-070/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44263-vha-directive-2008-005/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42182-vha-directive-2007-039/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42183-vha-directive-2007-024/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42184-vha-directive-2007-016/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42185-vha-directive-2007-013/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42186-vha-directive-2006-057/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40994-va-vha-directive-2006-013/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42187-vha-directive-2000-029/

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • 0

Anxiety/panic Attacks

Question

Posted

I need some feedback folks! First of all I have a long history of anxiety/panic attacks. Can't really tell the differances in the two because, for one thing, they both have the same symptoms in many way's. In the other, when your body submits to these attack's you don't give a sh*t which one it is! ha. I ended up at the emergancy room 2 weeks ago thinking I was having a heart attack. Went thru EKG, Xrays, blood test, etc. They kept me there overnight to check my enzines every 6 hours. Everything turned out negative and sent home. My wife suggested I might of had a severe panic attack. All the attacks I've had in the past wasn't nearly as bad as this one. If it wasn't for the wicked pain in the left side of chest and down the entire left arm I would'nt have gone. My first question is; Can a panic attack cause your heart to have angina episodes? Secondly, when I was at the VA hosp. 2 years ago talking to a councelor about a pre-op, I started to have some sort of an attack coming on and ended up in the emergency room there. The Dr. wrote down it was possibly a reaction to a new med I was on (blood pressure booster). I've always wondered if it was another attack. Would that help as extra evidence for a claim?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

18 answers to this question

Posted

What does your psychiatrist say? What do you take for anxiety? Anxiety attacks can look and feel like a heart attack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites






Posted

John

Don't have a psych yet, although one is in the near future. I been on xanax since "91" and they been good for me. Over the years I've had a ton of little attacks and half as many big ones to a point where I can hardly breathe and gasping for air. But this last one made me think I was about to meet my maker. It was a perty bad one to make my whole left side hurt. The heart Dr said the test showed no heart attack, so that makes the wife and I think it was just a really bad anxiety/panic attack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

My husband had panic attacks for years and thought it was another heart attack coming. We spent alot of time in ER's and even ICU....then a doctor at the hunting camp told him he was having a panic attack and his PC physician concurred and started medication.

He prevents the PAs with the meds x3 and is so much better now. It was rough on him for a long time.

If you think your anxiety is SC, you should file a claim.

He rarely has PAs now but takes meds 3Xs a day to prevent them.

I need some feedback folks! First of all I have a long history of anxiety/panic attacks. Can't really tell the differances in the two because, for one thing, they both have the same symptoms in many way's. In the other, when your body submits to these attack's you don't give a sh*t which one it is! ha. I ended up at the emergancy room 2 weeks ago thinking I was having a heart attack. Went thru EKG, Xrays, blood test, etc. They kept me there overnight to check my enzines every 6 hours. Everything turned out negative and sent home. My wife suggested I might of had a severe panic attack. All the attacks I've had in the past wasn't nearly as bad as this one. If it wasn't for the wicked pain in the left side of chest and down the entire left arm I would'nt have gone. My first question is; Can a panic attack cause your heart to have angina episodes? Secondly, when I was at the VA hosp. 2 years ago talking to a councelor about a pre-op, I started to have some sort of an attack coming on and ended up in the emergency room there. The Dr. wrote down it was possibly a reaction to a new med I was on (blood pressure booster). I've always wondered if it was another attack. Would that help as extra evidence for a claim?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I'm happy to hear your husband has it under control! What meds is he taking for it? My Dr has me on xanax but they make me sleepy all the time. I had a bad parachute jump about a month before I got out of the army and been having them since. So, since it's not on my SMR it's going to be tough getting it SC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Cooter

I think you could get it SC'ed. You were jumping out of airplanes, and I guess you have your jump badge. I would tell the shrink about the incident. Paxil and xanax are good for panic. Paxil is good for long term treatment of panic. It increses the serotonin in your brain which makes you feel good and stops your mind from focusing on unproductive thoughts. You know when you start to think "what if I have panic attack now?" somehow Paxil and its cousins stop that obsessive thought pattern.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Sounds like your perty much up on this subject John. Do you have the same problem? I hope not, it sucks!!! I'm taking your advice and going to talk to the psych about the paxil. Yea, I earned my wings at Ft. Benning, Ga. and the VA knows about the jump that SC'd me 60%. But I got out a month after the incident so the attacks aren't in my SMR. Getting the nexus is going to be tough. I think. Any luck I ever get is bad luck.ha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Classic panic attacks. I have them also and made my fair share of ambulance rides. Not only I thought I was having a heart attack but so did all the medical people.

I take xanax and celexa for my panic. My xanax prescription is for 4 A DAY BUT i USUALLY TAKE ONE BEFORE i GO TO SLEEP AND ONE WHEN i WAKE UP AND THAN THE OTHER 2 AS NEEDED. Sorry for caps but I am not going to fix it.

My advice to you is to try and get some help for the panic and see someone as soon as you can/

I have tools that help me deal with panic. Lucky for me my first attack happened on June 9th when I was in the Army. Course if I had not been in the Army I may not have ever had a panic attack.

Try and keep stress to as low a level as possible. Stress is an incubator for [panic attacks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Classic panic attacks. I have them also and made my fair share of ambulance rides. Not only I thought I was having a heart attack but so did all the medical people.

When I was at the emergency room the Dr on call said he was 80% sure I had a heart attack, even tho test results where Negative. My question is how can you tell if it's anxiety or panic? Some Dr's tell me it was anxiety, while other one's tell me panic attack. What would be the main differance?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Classic panic attacks. I have them also and made my fair share of ambulance rides. Not only I thought I was having a heart attack but so did all the medical people.

I take xanax and celexa for my panic. My xanax prescription is for 4 A DAY BUT i USUALLY TAKE ONE BEFORE i GO TO SLEEP AND ONE WHEN i WAKE UP AND THAN THE OTHER 2 AS NEEDED. Sorry for caps but I am not going to fix it.

My advice to you is to try and get some help for the panic and see someone as soon as you can/

I have tools that help me deal with panic. Lucky for me my first attack happened on June 9th when I was in the Army. Course if I had not been in the Army I may not have ever had a panic attack.

Try and keep stress to as low a level as possible. Stress is an incubator for [panic attacks

Don't the meds make you sleepy all the time?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

If anyone has any friendly advice on what would be good based evidence for a claim on anxiety/panic disorder I'm all ears!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Get a shrink to say that your panic attacks are symptom of some accepted service connected condition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

He takes Xanax too......lose dosage, and does fine. (He was diagnosed with PTSD by the VA in 2007 but denied SC.) With medication and counseling, plus knowledge of the effects of traumatic stress, he handles it well. He had a tough 15 years though.

Good luck with your endeavors with the VA.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I'm happy to hear your husband has it under control! What meds is he taking for it? My Dr has me on xanax but they make me sleepy all the time. I had a bad parachute jump about a month before I got out of the army and been having them since. So, since it's not on my SMR it's going to be tough getting it SC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Get a shrink to say that your panic attacks are symptom of some accepted service connected condition.

To be totaly honest I started having them shortly after the jump incident. But I never realized that it could of brought it on. Actually, I never thought about it untill I started reading what the symptoms and effects where for Vets with PTSD. Then I thought, wait a minute, that one jump could have effected me mentally. Who knows. When I was a young man I used to think if a person has/had a mental problem, then they must of been born with it. I never realized what a horrible experiance could actually effect someones mind. Wow, what a wakeup call that was for me! Well anyway John, thanks for the comeback and I am scheduled to see a shrink this week sometime, just waiting for the referal to call me. So I difinately will bring it up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

jachay

Not knowing your husband's militery background is their a possibility he can resubmit his PTSD? Anything at all he could relate it to in service. etc, combat, accident, witnessing somebody else getting hurt or killed, maybe a family member dying. PTSD is some heavy crap to deal with. You may have to wait some years to get it approved/disaproved, but you'll never gain anywhere if you stop trying. jmo. Oh by the way, do you pronounce your name as jackie? I never seen it written that way is why I am asking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thank you for your suggestion. My husband is satisfied that his night terrors, PA, and strange behavior was caused by PTSD and is ok with it now. He had a difficult time before he knew what was wrong. I doubt that he will consider filing a claim again.

No, jachay is a combination of my first and middle names.....thus, no capital letter....

+++++++++++++++++++

jachay

Not knowing your husband's militery background is their a possibility he can resubmit his PTSD? Anything at all he could relate it to in service. etc, combat, accident, witnessing somebody else getting hurt or killed, maybe a family member dying. PTSD is some heavy crap to deal with. You may have to wait some years to get it approved/disaproved, but you'll never gain anywhere if you stop trying. jmo. Oh by the way, do you pronounce your name as jackie? I never seen it written that way is why I am asking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

YES, a panic or anxiety attack can mimic a heart attack and angina, in addition it mimics what is called a death seizure, it is as if you cannot move a Muscle for 20 minutes or so. I take Nitro for Angina, I take ALPRAZOLAM 500MCG 1 tablet when I go to sleep. The best is you feel an attack coming on, take 1 Clonazepam / 2mg/ by rivotril. I take 2 of these 2 sleep and the other mentioned. Now, side effects, when you first wake up, your brain is not working, it is still asleep, take a strong cup of coffee before you try to do anything. If you need to pee, sit on the toilet do not stand, get up slowly as it will effect your balance till the coffee is in your system. Do not drive for at least 60 minutes after the coffee.

I no longer drive, but when I drove that seemed to work. I am 62 now and just cant drive any more. This combination of drugs will allow me to only sleep 3.5 hours, and then I will nod off during the day. If you have a job, this wont work for you.

I live in the Philippines.

ThatDoughBoy

My husband had panic attacks for years and thought it was another heart attack coming. We spent alot of time in ER's and even ICU....then a doctor at the hunting camp told him he was having a panic attack and his PC physician concurred and started medication.

He prevents the PAs with the meds x3 and is so much better now. It was rough on him for a long time.

If you think your anxiety is SC, you should file a claim.

He rarely has PAs now but takes meds 3Xs a day to prevent them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

What the h*ll, I never heard of death seizures! Are you pulling my leg RonP! That definately doesn't sound good.ha. Do you get them often? Is that a symptom of panic attacks or something by itself? What causes the onset? I have to admit, that one took me by surprise!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

What the h*ll, I never heard of death seizures! Are you pulling my leg RonP! That definately doesn't sound good.ha. Do you get them often? Is that a symptom of panic attacks or something by itself? What causes the onset? I have to admit, that one took me by surprise!

I know that if drank too much caffeine whether it be coffee or soft drinks sometimes it would cause me to have an onset of anxiety.

68mustang

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites












  • HadIt.com Twitter