After Katrina, flooded my house ,I did not even cry for two months than I developed a severe spasm issue. Later I was told I have PDSD. And afterward I was told by an ENT I have Paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder, throat spasms and esophogeal spasms. So I began two years ago to have Botox injections into my vocal cords every three months. This did decrease the degree of spasms. But I still have the huge startle with any unexpected noise, my whole body shakes. In addition, I have also used scripts, from the gp, for that. Those anxiety drugs, do reduce my ... discomfort, however ; First of all they also numb my mind as well as my body, The symptoms are indeed better. However , Nothing makes me normal. Is normal gone because I stayed through a hurricane? The real question is which drug, should I use , that does the least amount of damage to my consciousness.? Also I find the last two treatment of the Botox has been less effective the the beginning injections were. The sore throat, lasted an entire month, With milder spasms, but never gone. am hoping some one out there , has am answer, because the professionals have no cure, only treatments. I would be wiling to travel, if some one knew of a miracle worker anywhere
Firstly can I say how brave you are , it must have been awful what you went through . You must feel lucky to be alive! Something which may help you is writing about your experience . You could send your story to a magazine. You are a survivor, remember that and though it will take time you will learn to be happy again. I do not agree with drugging people for PTSD. It turns people into zombies and doesnt encourage them to get on with their lives. If I were you I would go to a homeopathic doctor. The remedies can have amazing effects and also be very good to yourself. You deserve it!! Good Luck things will get better
I also suffer from PTSD, although my trauma disorder extended over a very long period of my childhood, making my disorder very different. Nonetheless, I was at first prescribed Abilify, and made me feel like a zombie, I was then put on an alpha-blocker, Minipress, and it really has worked wonders! I don't get the flashbacks anymore, and on the off-chance that I do, I keep a small amount of Abilify around (according to doctors instructions) in case of emergency. It's been a couple weeks now, and haven't had to touch the stuff! The only side effect that I get from the Minipress, is if I stand up too quickly, I get light headed - but that's it. Nothing else, at all! For me, this medication has the least amount of side effects out of all of my medications that I've ever been prescribed! It's strange that an Alpha-blocker would have such an effect on a trauma disorder, but hey, I'm not a neurologist or a psychiatrist, and all I really need to know is that it works! And... not to stand up too quickly!
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