Johnny just wrote me this:
I have received benefits for PTSD over 20 years. I worked for many years ( to age 49).Time does catch up with you, as you age fast with the sleepless nights of fear. I can tell all to hang in there a face the illness - talk to a doctor- take your meds. What helps me is to use salt water as mouth wash at bed time, use vicks in your nose to control smells, read something funny before bed and Never read or watch war story/ movie. This helps me- you may find something to help you. Remember it's your illness. Fight it - Figth for your life! Never give up!
I will NEVER give in. I will fight for myself and my family. I actually use Eucalyptus Oil at work to control smells. I don't watch current conflict war movies and I try to alleviate the day's stress before I lay down so that I can get a better quality sleep. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the website!
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.