Anxiety disorder military

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Avatar m tn My son is in the military. He suffers from mild agoraphobia and was originally prescribed Prozac. He had side-effects and to that and was prescribed Paxil and is concerned about developing side-effects to this as well. The only time that he is symptomatic is when standing in formation on a parade ground -- far from a daily occurance. It concerns him that he has been prescribed a daily, long-term medication to deal with a something that happens only occasionally.
Avatar f tn Its hard but I manage. I wasnt diagnosed with the anxiety disorder itself til I was married to my husband over 6 years ago. But when I look back I can see that I had it all along. I get anything from heart flutters, to hot and cold flashes, the shakes, sick to my stomach and the other end, chest pains, name the symptom I have it plus some.....I used to have the attacks everyday and at times it lasted the entire day.
689528 tn?1364139441 So my son (almost 4) has been diagnosed recently as having social anxiety disorder. When we are in public situations like a fair or even a small room with plenty of people he either acts out or cries. It takes him a VERY long time to warm up to some people, especially other kids. I think his teacher thinks he's autistic because he doesn't acknowledge the other kids. I run a home daycare and he will play with the kids here. He also talks to adults that he knows well.
4190741 tn?1370181432 // Military turns to meditation for PTSD Afghan vets benefit from tranquility David Kohn | Special to the Washington Post Over the past nine years, more than 2 million American soldiers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. As many as several hundred thousand may now suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, experts say. They struggle with anxiety, anger, depression, flashbacks and nightmares.
Avatar m tn Also GAD,( General Anxiety Disorder) another one with Panic...If this gets really bad and you cannot function they will prescribe anxiety meds like Xanax ...when this happens try to distract your self stop any bad thoughts as it is always our thoughts that trigger any negative feeling ,in fact its impossible to experience any negative feeling without first creating a corresponding negative thought.
Avatar f tn I sleep great during the day but night is a different story. How can someone have a sleeping disorder but sleep great in the day. Any other military or civilians that feel this way.
Avatar f tn I sleep great during the day but night is a different story. How can someone have a sleeping disorder but sleep great in the day. Any other military or civilians that feel this way.
1205076 tn?1310613159 Her mother (my daughter) was just recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. I have panic attacks occasionally and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have raised her since she was an infant and refers to me as "mommy". She does not realize the family dynamics. Is she having a panic attack or is this something else? And could this be related to her biological mom's mental illness? Thank you for helping.
Avatar f tn Does anyone in your family suffer from a mood disorder- depression/bipolar disorder? Does anyone in your family have an anxiety disorder such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)? Has anyone in your family had any of the above mentioned occurances in their life? If so, consult with your Dr, and tell them all of these things. Yes to those questions can help your Dr to understand more fully your anxiety, and can help them in modifying your medication regimine.
1199040 tn?1265239024 If you read some of those links you'll find that the protocols in using the airguns were far less existent in the 70's and were not adhered to especially in the military. Adults of military age may have very good recollection about the event whereas I wonder how many first graders even remember the day.
Avatar m tn I was almost killed by my fellow soldiers in Turkey and was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder after incident. In June 1975, I recieved a severe head injury, blunt force blow, and requiring many stitches to close the open scalp wound. Aftrer that I started having seizure activity once a month. In 1977, Ft Huachuca, AZ, I got another blunt force blow to the same spot. Again, open head wound and lacerated scalp requiring several stitches to close.
Avatar n tn If your PTS is because of a military experience, then the military should provide some kind of assistance in counseling. hope any of this helped!!
Avatar n tn OCD is one of the anxiety disorders. And yes, anxiety can cause tightness in the chest.
Avatar f tn I'm sorry you've had to apparently fight for every diagnosis you've gotten, but welcome to the world of New Medicine. If we aren't our own advocates these days, if we fail to become that "squeaky wheel," we're handed some pills and sent on our way. Even tho it has taken quite a bit for you to have your real problems dx'd and dealt with, it seems nobody is taking your anxiety seriously.
Avatar f tn Whether your son is suffering from anxiety or stress is irrelevant - I think you are asking if your son suffers from an anxiety disorder and I doubt that very much. But yes, I suspect he is suffering from anxiety/stress from the impending change. It's too early to know if the counseling program is working; if not, perhaps the school or your son's pediatrician could offer a suggestion to better help this child . Perhaps others on this board might be better able to help.
Avatar n tn Anxiety can cause all sorts of physical symptoms, but you should never ignore any cardiac symptoms. Only after all the tests have ruled out a cardiac disorder should anxiety be ruled in. Anxiety/panic/agoraphobia/depression............these scare all of us. You're not alone in being frightened nor are you any less of a person or a man. See your doctor, have a cardio work up, a long discussion about your PTSD and subsequent panic attacks and talk about getting into therapy.
Avatar f tn I know that some of anxiety symptoms overlap with Lymes, but I never heard of it causing anxiety disorder. But, then again, I am not a doctor and do not know. Maybe RCA can answer this question???
Avatar f tn I suffer with anxiety and depression for about 8 years now I am broken down. This disease is so ugly. It's like being in the military it breaks u down and then builds u back up in its evil manipulative way so you are under its leadership for life. I have it so bad that I think I'm dying of lung cancer now, but just a week ago I was suffering with ms, and before that brain tumors and so on. I am even afraid to take meds to help my mind tells me they will kill me, but today this ends.
Avatar m tn I for one was never seen by any doctor prior to going to the military back in 1972. If I would have had such a disorder prior to military service I would not have gone there in the first place. If a US Army Soldier is on active duty and gets hit over the head three times during his care and it results in Epilepsy and/or seizures, whom's fault is it?
Avatar n tn My husbands aunt has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and no family members on my side have been diagnosed even though they do display some tendancies. My question is should I be worried about my son having bipolar disorder? Thanks for any help in advance!
729060 tn?1233568854 Too right about the symptons I have depression, social anxiety, anger management problems just to name a few. I hope that thhis forum can help me throught this as i ahve tried self harm a few times dure to being unable to cope with this disorder but hopefully that is in the past.
Avatar f tn I saw my docter, who said I had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and she proscribed me Xanax. It worked very well, and my anxiety seem to dissipate over the course of the week, so I stopped taking the pills. Just tonight, my symptoms returned full force, which is strange because I thought I had gotten over my anxiety. I was doing quite fine for a few days..Until this. This is as bad as when it first started. I've been breathing in my nose, out my mouth, but it isn't really working.
Avatar m tn I have been diagnosed with ADHD combined(mild), Anxiety(NOS), and Bipolar disorder type 1(recent episode mixed;severe). I am a male and had the symptoms for these since I could remember and was only diagnose in my senior year of high school. My sophomore year of college is coming up and this is where I'm at.
Avatar m tn One thing I can tell you, FOR SURE, is that trying to hide any sort of anxiety or panic disorder will just cause it to escalate. Have you been deployed? Could this be PTSD? Are you about to be deployed and this could be anxiety? I think it is incredibly noble of you not to want this to interfer with fulfilling your military duty. But, you must remember that your fellow soidiers are counting on you to have their back, just as they have yours.
Avatar m tn A psychiatrist for the VA diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder, which was not a surprise to me. Along with the sympoms listed above, my throat feels very tight a lot of the time, I sweat randomly, tremble, and the head pressure is worse when the other symptoms are present. I workout 5 days a week and probably 10 times total if you include basketball and other activities after work. If I sit in the sauna, the symptoms get a lot better.
Avatar n tn I touched on my experiences with Anxiety Disorder in another thread, but found this one after, and it is so ironically similar to my experience, that I wanted to comment. I was having symptoms so bad, that I thought I was having a heart attack. I was in denial, but my father and uncle had both died young from heart disease, so I didn't want to go and find out I was about to die.
1705346 tn?1349995806 Seeing how this is a medical site I think I need to steer my journal more on the focus of my -medical- condition that I live with. I was born with Autism Syndrome Disorder. It is a mental disorder which has no treatments available at this time. So many people wonder why Autism is climbing at record numbers. I see it as the simple fact that they outlawed the word “retarded” and therefore they have clumped “everyone” who is remotely retarded into the class of Autism.
Avatar n tn I tried Zoloft, to replace the Serzone, but it increased the anxiety. I'm not taking anything to replace the Serzone or Zoloft at this time. I have had endoscopy, CT scan, blood work, etc.--all normal. I was treated for Heliobacteria and blood in stool. Could this be due to a physical problem or is it the anxiety? I have also had upper chest pain and very high blood pressure (220/121) and 127 heart rate since changing med.'s. I've also had EKG's-all normal.
Avatar n tn I also have PTSD and a history of GAD due to experiences in the military and other life experiences so take Buspar for anxiety. After my second dose of 150mg of Wellbutrin I had my first anxiety attack in over 6 months. I am hoping it is just an adjustment phase or possibly just anxiety over being on a new med. I am also concerned because I am having trouble sleeping. If anyone has had similar experiences or if the doctor has any reassurance or suggestions I would be happy to hear it.