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Ptsd And Gerd
I have anxiety bipolar depression ptsd COPD GERD just had abnormal results for UTI also high chol. Never been tested before for my liver?
Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.
Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High co-morbidity: About 8 million adults have PTSD in a given year. Considering the high co-morbidity with other problems including sleep disturbance, substance abuse, anger, self-harm and suicide, as well as increased risk for physical health problems, including chronic pain, the answer is YES. PTSD can exert devastating consequences on affected individuals/families. Fortunately, effective treatments are available ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex PTSD is: a term offered to identify individuals with PTSD who have experienced prolonged and severs trauma which can impact a person's self-concept and the ways they adapt to stress. Dr. Herman at Harvard suggests this distinction and likelihood of special treatment considerations. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Another medicine: Another medicine is Minipress (prazosin) which can be used for ptsd nightmares. It works by crossing the blood brain barrier & blocking norepinephrine ( a chemical like adrenalin) acting in the brain. Prazosin was first used for ptsd in 1995. Trauma nightmares are true-life situations, extremely realistic, and they are accompanied by an adrenaline storm which does not happen with bad dreams. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Evaluate, then treat: Hi Graham, First, as suggested, get an evaluation and referral to a competent trauma specialist. In addition, this website lists some useful self help tools: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/. Here you'll find links to apps and suggestions for lifestyle changes, the importance of support, mindfulness practice, and techniques to counter negative thinking.Hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Intrusive memory,anx: Symptoms of ptsd grouped in thre types 1intrusive memory, like flash backs, or reliving traumatic events, upsetting dreams about the same 2incresed anxiety and hyperarousal, like numbing and irritability, guilt, self destructive behaviour like drugs and drinking, insomnia, frightened, hallucination 3avoidance and numbing, not enjoying activities you enjoyed before, loss memry, diffulty in close relationships. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers