Hi I just joined this community. I have been living with PTSD for 37 years. But I am not the one who has it my husband is the one who does and now I feel as though I might have it as well. A brief history....... After Vietnam I married my hubby he was an alcoholic for the first 12 years of our marriage also abused drugs. He went to a rehab and got clean and sober. Only after years of thinking he was just adjusting to life sober. I realized he had something way beyond just that. He would not be in groups of people he would not go to a movie never felt comfortable around anyone but family. He was diagnosed this past 16 monthes with PTSD. The anxiety is beyond anything I can almost deal with. Now that we have a name to it. I wonder if it will ever get better. It seems to be getting worse. he also has many medical issues related to his time spent in vietnam. He will not seek counseling and Im falling apart. I never know from day to day how he will be. Is there any hope. Do people get better ever? he is on prozac and transadone for sleep and depression. Transadone helps but he has horrible nightmares. He was beaten as a child by a very cruel stepfather and lost his mother at a young age. I have been married all these years and know really nothing about his life. My question is can PTSD ever be cured. D
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