My husband has PTSD, he hasn't been officially diagnosed but he has an appointment with the doctor in a couple of weeks. he got it from a traumatic event he was in and from the military. As the spouse of someone who has this, it is very stressful. Does anyone have any advice on how to cope and deal with this? Since I have GAD and Depression, it's even more stressful for me. I feel so tired and burned out sometimes.
Hi, everyone, need some advice on PTSD?
Added 29 Aug 2011:
Thanks, sweet lemon! I appreciate the kind words. I know that he's going through a lot, but it gets so hard sometimes, and there's only so much I can do. I just need to vent.
Hi there strmcliffae46 forever known as stormy :-0) Not certain how or what to say stormy. I mean I've a few thoughts. Don't want this to sound "wrong"... I think that his knowing that you love and care for him is a big plus. For him because he needs you. Now, I know you have your own private... better words... issues? That word is too cold. you've your own worries, and concerns. And as you explained, feeling blah, fatiqued run down. What I do, when I'm down, and planning to do this either this upcoming weekend or the next one, take my wife out to dinner. Even though I might really not want to go, its a change. Its important for her as well. I mean, we've been married for ages, but its still neat, to do that sort of thing. It might and actually make things a little better for you. forgetting, your own worries, all be it only for a short spell. If you have children... leave them with your family if possible. Its only for a few hours.
You've got ... poor choice of words you need to think for yourself in that, you also stormy need time for you. take time, if you can for yourself. all be it only for a few hours, you also need to charge your batteries. Take good care my friend, and try not to worry. worry is a no no, for most all of us. It can really do a number on us.
Sorry it took so long to answer, but just wanted to say to be supportive of him I know it's hard. Don't let him stay closed up and inside the house all the time either make sure he gets outside everyday, which is something I have issues with. Counseling will probably help him as well as some kind of medication. But hang in there. Reassure him that the good days wouldn't seem so good if we didn't have a bad day every once in a while to make u realize how wonderful the good days are. Otherwise I don't know much about treating PTSD but I understand the feeling. Hang in there it'll all b ok and someday he'll realize that too.
Best wishes littlebear
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