PTSD MEB Need help

Idontknowanymore

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I have been in almost 7years.
I have been diagnosed with PTSD from an accident when I tried to save a kid from burning in a car. 4 kids died.

I lost 30 pounds
Don’t get sleep
Don’t eat often
Nightmares
Sometime I can’t drive.
Can’t do flames
I have no relationship to my family
I’m married with wife and kid and one in the way and I don’t even have emotions toward them. When I look at my daughter I don’t even see her as my daughter
I have no want to be in the navy. I actually feel like I’m growing hatred towards it because they just left me for so long and the doctors are sub par.
Etc.

I did not receive any help from the navy for 4 months(I assume because of COVID-19) and now that I have started getting treatment I feel the people they are connecting me with are just here to collect a check.

Everyday I am less and less connected to the navy.
And I can’t even express how I really feel to anyone because they immediately jump to suicide or they just don’t care enough to talk.

For the past 2 months I have been thinking about med board. I expressed it to my psychiatrist and he said “well I’m the approval for your med board and you get out in April so no”.

But I honestly don’t care if I have to stay in longer as long as I get the proper help I need and I get med board. I feel that there are a lot of benefits that are applicable to the process.


Any advice or inputs.
 

Elementglt

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Hello,

Welcome to the thread, and hang in there pal we are here to help. Unfortunately the process is very slow and frankly unorganized at times. I myself was diagnosed late last year with ptsd and mdd (dealing with death as well and then some) it took 4 months to get set up with treatment (started med board May 27th). The ptsd treatment is very slow, especially with covid. I am finding talking with the Chaplin and others around me with different biased helpful.

I would definitely look into seeking counsel regarding you getting out. There is no way the military can let you go legally without looking at this as either fit or unfit. Document everything my memory is crap so I'm a note taking nerd right now. Also copy your medical record and go to the doc for any and everything (as long as its covid safe). This is my 2 cents, but there are helpful people here that are way more knowledgeable and I'm sure they will weigh in. Goodluck!
 

eerf123

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Definitely seek alternative treatment. If you don’t feel your current provider is helping enough ask for an off base referral. Also you r separation date shouldn’t come into play in this at all. My advice Would be to persistently seek the care you need even if it ruffles some feathers But don’t mention the MEB again, let the system in place enact the MEB.
 

chaplaincharlie

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You are in a difficult situation but there is an alternative to the USN. Around the country the VA has VET Centers. The people that work at Vet Centers are PTSD specialist. Contact the nearest office and start getting help. If the nearest office is a little to far, don't worry they have satellite sites that they go to on different days of the week.

 

Idontknowanymore

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Hello,

Welcome to the thread, and hang in there pal we are here to help. Unfortunately the process is very slow and frankly unorganized at times. I myself was diagnosed late last year with ptsd and mdd (dealing with death as well and then some) it took 4 months to get set up with treatment (started med board May 27th). The ptsd treatment is very slow, especially with covid. I am finding talking with the Chaplin and others around me with different biased helpful.

I would definitely look into seeking counsel regarding you getting out. There is no way the military can let you go legally without looking at this as either fit or unfit. Document everything my memory is crap so I'm a note taking nerd right now. Also copy your medical record and go to the doc for any and everything (as long as its covid safe). This is my 2 cents, but there are helpful people here that are way more knowledgeable and I'm sure they will weigh in. Goodluck!

How did your med board process start?
I am talking to my CO today just about how I am feeling.

ometimes I feel like I can’t even tell anyone how I feel because they will just lock me in a psych ward. That place just makes me feel more angry and depressed.
Also how would I seek council and what is that.

I don’t want it to sound like I’m just crying for meb but I feel like at this point my options are dwindling. This is my 3rd psych. And each of them are just terrible and i have a appointment with my pcm to request an off base referral but it doesn’t take place until 3 weeks from now because medical is backed up.
And I’m starting to develop hatred in my heart for the navy and everyone and everything about it. Which sucks because at one point I loved it. It’s getting harder for me to concentrate on simple things and I feel like I’m losing myself more and more. I can’t even remember things that used to bring me joy. It’s like my mind is blocking it out.

Also I went to ER for a head ache that I told my psych about and got bitched out for going straight to the ER but that’s what I was told to do. The hatred is just growing. All they did was give me Tylenol and sent me home.
 

Idontknowanymore

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Definitely seek alternative treatment. If you don’t feel your current provider is helping enough ask for an off base referral. Also you r separation date shouldn’t come into play in this at all. My advice Would be to persistently seek the care you need even if it ruffles some feathers But don’t mention the MEB again, let the system in place enact the MEB.

Copy and thank you.
 

Idontknowanymore

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You are in a difficult situation but there is an alternative to the USN. Around the country the VA has VET Centers. The people that work at Vet Centers are PTSD specialist. Contact the nearest office and start getting help. If the nearest office is a little to far, don't worry they have satellite sites that they go to on different days of the week.


I will start on that today. Thank you for everything.
 

Elementglt

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How did your med board process start?
I am talking to my CO today just about how I am feeling.

ometimes I feel like I can’t even tell anyone how I feel because they will just lock me in a psych ward. That place just makes me feel more angry and depressed.
Also how would I seek council and what is that.

I don’t want it to sound like I’m just crying for meb but I feel like at this point my options are dwindling. This is my 3rd psych. And each of them are just terrible and i have a appointment with my pcm to request an off base referral but it doesn’t take place until 3 weeks from now because medical is backed up.
And I’m starting to develop hatred in my heart for the navy and everyone and everything about it. Which sucks because at one point I loved it. It’s getting harder for me to concentrate on simple things and I feel like I’m losing myself more and more. I can’t even remember things that used to bring me joy. It’s like my mind is blocking it out.

Also I went to ER for a head ache that I told my psych about and got bitched out for going straight to the ER but that’s what I was told to do. The hatred is just growing. All they did was give me Tylenol and sent me home.
The military's mentality from my experience is rub dirt on it and move on, and that can sometimes lead to jaded responses. I asked my command for a med board (which turns out did no good) I also straight up asked my military doc about it (once again held no weight and most would say not advised). The best thing to do is focus on how it interferes with your job, keep notes on this. The military is a business are you able to provide for that business, its sad but you have to make it apparent you cannot. Take it one step at a time I started asking for help in OCT 2019 and May 27th my board was started (took 4 months to find a counselor), I got bad marks and a lot of negative feedback, but you got to keep your head up. Don't be afraid to express yourself, getting help for you regardless the status of a medical board is going to be the right move in the now (the rest will fall into place). Right now I would suggest reaching out and getting help for your issues. Feel free to message me anytime, there are a lot of experience people within this forum who will help! Take care!
 

Elementglt

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Did not answer your question, sorry. My board started with the military doc pursuing it, after my bad set of marks and my command treating me like crap over a few months. They tried to get me a hardship discharge and a hums transfer, doc said no way med board time.
 
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