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I believe I have PTSD. I unfortunately have no insurance and

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I believe I have PTSD. I unfortunately have no insurance and I am on a very tight income but I definately think I need some help. I don't know what to do, I feel trapped.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Grinman replied 5 years ago.
Hello, so you have no way to pay for medication sout of pocket?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It would depend on how much the medication is though I am not 100% sure I want to be on medication. I don't even know for sure that I have PTSD.
Expert:  Dr. Grinman replied 5 years ago.
what are your symptoms?
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It's been going on for years. I can't shop in a certain store or visually see certain objects. If I do see them I feel like I can't breath I get all sweaty and feel like I am going to vomit. I can't watch certain movies. Reoccuring dreams but they are more like nightmares where I will dwell on my assault for a few days to a week after I wake up. There's more but those are the big ones.
Expert:  Dr. Grinman replied 5 years ago.
I understand. You have a lot of anxiety which could definitely be related to PTSD. Psychotherapy would be best along with medications such as SSRIs (ex: Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft, or old timer Prozac). If you cannot afford prescription medications or therapy there are over the counter herbal supplements that have been proven to be effective for depression (no known studies for PTSD). It is called St. John's wort and is sold in most pharmacies. Also, physical exercise is beneficial for most kinds of stress.
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