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May 27, 2016 · Balance and falling a lot in Brain & Nervous System

Hi Colleen, I’m very busy with so many doctor appointments and my son is visiting me! He is from KY. I’m also a Veteran(US Navy) my medical care is currently through the VA San Francisco/Santa Rosa CA. Also at UCSF. My new VA Neurologist wants to re-evaluate my current health problems. They aren’t even certain of an exact neurological diagnosis yet! I will check in when I can for messages. I’m 62 1/2 years old. I’m 100% disabled as a Veteran. Thank you ~Katt~

May 16, 2016 · Any women members here that have PTSD, and Acute Clinical Depression? in Mental Health

Hi blindeyepug! Thank you for your reply! I would love to correspond. My family & friends call me “Katt” now. The next few weeks are going to be very tough. I have so much to do, and meeting my new VA doctors. I will do my best to stay in touch. I have to go now to take care of this days business. Lots to do when you move! I’m looking for local support groups. ~Katt~

May 16, 2016 · Any women members here that have PTSD, and Acute Clinical Depression? in Mental Health

Thank you Susan! My sister was diagnosed with bipolar last December. She is also an alcoholic. She has been placed in a facility for her safety. Depression/Alcoholism is in my family. I drank & used drugs for many years to self-medicate. Not in over 30 years though. I lost a cousin to an alcohol/drug suicide when I was 16. She was 32. I need to be at the top of my game every day. I like to think clearly as I have so many issues to deal with. I have a younger brother here, and a few family members. Now that I’m moved back to my hometown, I will be looking for local support groups. I will stay in touch! ~Katt~

May 16, 2016 · Any women members here that have PTSD, and Acute Clinical Depression? in Mental Health

Hi susandenise! Thank you for your reply. I have been through 18 years of different meds & even 9 sessions of ECT! Now I’m waiting to see my new VA Psychiatrist this week. I hope he is a good doctor. I stopped all treatments for my PTSD/Depression in 2012, I got sick of taking pills that did nothing. Now I’m also dealing with Autonomic Neuropathy, an Autoimmune disease on top of every thing else. I do try to take a walk outside every day. Very overwhelming! I would like to hear from other ladies. Any ideas or info appreciated! ~Katt~

May 16, 2016 · Any women members here that have PTSD, and Acute Clinical Depression? in Mental Health

Hi @jeanner, Thank you for your reply. I have heard of EMDR. I see my new VA psychiatrist this week. I hope he will help me! I live on a limited income so I can’t afford private Psychologists. I survived my move, however I’m also extremely ill with Autonomic Neuropathy. I will most likely be placed on home IV infusion of steroids to try to slow down my physical decline. I’m looking for local support groups in my area. So much to do, I’m very overwhelmed. I hope to find other ladies to connect with here! ~Katt~

May 16, 2016 · Autonomic Neuropathy - Looking to talk with others in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you Alyse, I’m happy that I found this community. I have a lot to learn! I will look into the links you provided. I just separated from my husband of 42 years. I moved back home to Santa Rosa, CA. I have found one support group here so far. I just moved in to my new apartment on Saturday. I have a ton of things to get done along with unpacking. I will stay in touch. No yoga yet, I have to find an expert Yoga instructor who can work with someone of my age & my Autonomic Neuropathy. It’s nice to meet you! ~Katt~

May 16, 2016 · Autonomic Neuropathy - Looking to talk with others in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi Mojoearle, Thank you for your reply. I got my AN from living in an extremely, horrible, old, moldy house! I don’t have Hashimoto’s Disease, however I’m going to request a referral to an Endocrinologist as I have never been evaluated. Since I became sick my Thyroid levels are uncontrollable! Dose of Synthyroid up & down. My levels won’t stabilize. Next up for me will most likely be home IV infusion of steroids. Something has to be done, as I’m losing my battle! I’m not looking forward to being on steroids though. My pain levels are off the charts. Also now I am blowing blood vessels in my hands just from lifting my lap top case! Scary! I still push myself every day. I do a lot of things I shouldn’t, but I’m single, on my own so I have too! I do try to walk every day. I hope we stay in touch! Have a good week, ~Katt~

May 12, 2016 · Any women members here that have PTSD, and Acute Clinical Depression? in Mental Health

Are there any women members here that have PTSD, and Acute Clinical Depression? I would like to talk with women who have PTSD. I found out several years ago that I have had PTSD my entire life due to severe family abuse(physical & emotional) and incest. I was raped twice while I was in the US Navy. My PTSD is getting much worse again. I don’t currently have frequent access to the internet. I’m moving this weekend so hopefully I will have more internet time after I move. I may not reply right away due to my move. I hope to meet others soon to discuss PTSD, depression and military sexual trauma(MST) Thank you, Kathy Z