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I have read your post and observations. I'm so sorry for your experience! Sounds frightening and so horriblle. Would you prefer a summary answer to your question, or would you prefer more back-and-forth, where there will be a series of more questions and more details clarified? There is no difference in charges for your preference.
Either way, I’ll do my best to take the appropriate time to help you.
If you want, you could go to a website called TreatMD.com There are ways you can find a telemedicine doctor there, who will be able to prescribe for you. The difficulty with the US is that some prescribers are restricted to different locations for their prescriptions. Just so you're informed, very few doctors would prescribe opiates or psychotropic medications like marinol over the internet. If you're looking to see someone in person, I would suggest calling your health insurance company if you have insurance, or searching for local primary care doctors in your area in a general web search.
Happy to provide direct answers. I understand your predicament. I recommend that all my patients make decisions for themselves, in what they believe is their own best interest. I see my job as providing evidence-based information from the medical field so you can make the most informed decision. As of today, we know that the best treatments for PTSD are centered around a combination of talk therapy and certain prescription medications. This treatment combination has the best long-term data, but is not a 'quick fix' like more potent pharmaceutical options may be. For some patients, they prefer a short-term view, and wish to simply feel better in the short run, and think less of the long-term. This makes sense, from a certain perspective, but if your long-term goal is sustained improvement, we know from thousands upon thousands of patients that talk therapy with prescription medications is the choice method