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Symptoms and treatment for poly traumatic stress disorder with depression - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   is there a cure for ptsd?
Doctor :   Hi
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User :   hi doctor yes post tramatic stress disorder and all its side effects
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Yes it is curable.
User :   how do you cure it?
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The treatment depends on the symptoms.
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Can you breif me about the symptoms that are seen.
User :   ok i feel like i am on a rollar coaster all the time
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Do you have any other symptoms that is disturbing your daily activities?
User :   reckless esp with driving used to be only speeding anger sleep issues problems dealing with others im a loner sleep cycle way off
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?

User :   30/female
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What was the type of trauma that you had?
User :   war and a not so gentle life growing up
User :   war twice
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SInce when are you experiencing these symptoms?
User :   for quite awhile but for some reason something or things has triggered the governor in my system and its about to activate the kill switch and i need to find a cure to prevent that from happening before its to late
Doctor :   I shall help you in this.
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Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   a bunch of personality disorders and im on a med to prevent migraines
Doctor :   If the symptoms have been acute is it would have been treated with medications.
User :   major depression is a constant battle i snap in and out of
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But since your symptoms are since some time, the treatment is possible only over a period of time.
User :   i have tried lots of antidepressants and they fail to work
Doctor :   Yes, thats what i meant medications will have effects if your symptoms have been for an acute period.
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You need few cognitive therapy too alnog with the medical treatment.
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Have you recieved any such therapy?
User :   i am supposed to start that this week
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That is a good choice of treatment for your problems.
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They will definetely help improve your condition.
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But also remember that this will take time.
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You will not find results in days time.
User :   but i almost was ready to commit suicide in october but i was put in transitional housing now i have an apartment but some days i wonder
Doctor :   Keep the hope going.
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I understand the problems you are facing.
User :   when will i get cured?
Doctor :   And you will definitely be able to find results with the cognitive therapy.
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Depending on the intensity of the problem, the therapy will be decided.
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It may take a few months.
User :   my social worker says baby steps but delaying me only makes it worse for me i need to get cured now
Doctor :   You need regular counselling and therapy, it will be ideal if you can start off the treatment as early as possible.
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medical treatment may not be that effective in you.
User :   how do i stop the feeling in my head that wants to kill talking doesnt change it
User :   it doesnt make it go away it makes it worse
Doctor :   You can try a few antidepressant medications.
User :   its like my head is full and ready to explode how do i empty it?
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the doses, the type of medicine have to be altered depending on the antidepressant that you were already on.
Doctor :   You need to understand that the you will nt find results in an hour or days.
User :   the only med im on now is topomax to prevent those killer migraines from landing me in the ER
Doctor :   There are few more antidepressants which are available as a prescribtion drug.
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You can consult a GP or a psychiatrist near your location for those medications.
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these drugs will able to give you temporary relief.
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Long term improvement will take time and possible only with aggressive CBT.
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Have you followed?
User :   is there anything to stablize my mood so i m not rollar coasing everyday?
User :   yes
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Yes there are.
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But you need to take them only with a prescription.
User :   my neurologist said i need my sleep evaluated also
Doctor :   YOu can try those.
User :   so i think my chemistry is so out of tune that meds may be at war with my system and that may be why alot of them dont work
Doctor :   Treatment in the form of therapy will only work if you can trust it.
Doctor :   So do not lose hope.
Doctor :   YOu have a good chance of improvement.
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HAve you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no that my top concern
Doctor :   Follow the treatment regularly, physical and environment changes, meditation and mood relaxing exercises such as music, breathing exercises.
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has to be followed.
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Go out and mingle with friends.
Doctor :   Get in touch with you older friends.
Doctor :   You will see things changing later.
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If there is no other query, we shall end this session.
User :   ok
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User :   ok
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User :   ok thanks for helping me
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