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i twitch and jerk alot in my sleep since my deployment is this a form of ptsd or sleeping disorder

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Thank you for your service. The stress of deployment can last for months. Some recent studies by the military show that the body doesn't return to nor ... Read More
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
Sign of stress: Stress tends to give restless sleep as you don't seem to have other ptsd symptoms. Work on relaxation and try other ways to work on issues bothering. ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Adaptive behavior: Thank you for your service to our country. Remember that being able to wake at a seconds notice helps to keep a soldier or marine alive in combat. It ... Read More

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
PTSD and other: anxiety disorders can cause GI symptoms. They easily trigger the Fight Flight Freeze response which tends to shut down digestion and anything not nee ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Needs to see a Doc: There are behavioral treatment that work well. Seek professional help.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Seek evaluation: Please take care of yourself by seeking out a comprehensive assessment by either a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist who is experienced in worki ... Read More
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
PTSD: Hypervigilance is a normal response to a threat, and some of the physical sx you note are common after trauma. Is the Trazodone actually working for y ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Medications: Need to bring up the medications and determine if they may be a problem as well asthe depression. You said ptsd and chronic pain. There pain medicine ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Ptsd: Nightmares r a sx of ptsd prazosin sometimes helps-see a therapist who has experience with ptsd--as u probly know we don't have great treatment for p ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ranji Varghese
16 years experience Sleep Medicine
It can: Ptsd is a serious mental health condition that causes emotional disturbances, emotional detachment, flashbacks and at times nightmares of the incident ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Unrelated: Obstructive sleep apnea is more of a physical problem. There is an obstruction in the airway during sleep (excess weight, collapsed tongue, enlarged t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Unknown: The clear etiology is unknown, but is commonly seen when fatigued long-term. There is no large body of evidence linking it to sleep disorders, fibromy ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
PTSD: I'm so sorry to hear of your nightmares, sweats, and flashbacks related to 9/11. We thank you for your service. There are helpful treatments for pts ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
PTSD: Getting the right treatment for PTSD is essential. It is important to work with mental health providers who have expertise in PTSD. Psychiatric medic ... Read More
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