I don't think this one is just me:
When I am suffering from issues with my PTSD, I ignore signs that I am having problems with my physical health. I just went to the doctor today and they are sending me for a sleep study - they are concerned that I have severe sleep apnea because of oversized tonsils and a deviated septum. So even when I am able to go to sleep regularly, I haven't been getting a 'good night sleep'. I asked the doc whether the lack of quality sleep could exacerbate PTSD. He said that not getting quality sleep would affect anyone - it would just affect someone with PTSD worse.
Being under a lot of stress weakens the immune system and makes allergic reactions worse. The docs need me to get a baseline allergy testing panel done. I may have to get allergy shots and carry a epipen. If this happens, then I won't have to worry about respiratory issues as much. That will put my body under a lot less stress.
I'm 33 years old. I have a 17 month old daughter. I have a lot to live for. I also have a lot to figure out and work out to ensure that my health doesn't keep me from being the man I want to be. So do yourselves a favor. Get checked out my doctors on a regular basis. Don't blow it off. Keep an eye on your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, etc). Don't ignore the physical warning signs like I did. Stay healthy for your own piece of mind. It's one less thing to worry about, long term.
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.