Find a link, because I know it is there, I know to many vets who are like me
Common Symptoms include PTSD(some mild, some worse), antisocial behavior( not violent but more of a desire just to be alone), exhaustion to the point of having Chronic Fatigue syndrome symptoms, and nightmare or vivid dreams. Brothers, thanks for doing what you do and remember you are not alone.
Will H commented
I'm glad I came on here. Many of you are describing what I've been experiencing. Sleep apnea, gastro-intestinal problems, diabetes, joint pain especially shoulders and neck and chronic sinusitis. I was in Iraq and Kuwait City on MSR Red in 1991. Traveled through the oil fields and was stuck on an Iraqi minefield for 2 weeks. What should also be linked is the pesticides and the anti-anthrax injections that we were given prior to going into Kuwait, for the fear that Saddam would use chemical weapons. These injections ended up being undocumented in many medical records.
Maria Carr commented
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I have found a study that will clarify some of your questions. Email me I'll forward it to you.
Shawna Mouton commented
My 27 year old husband who is years younger than I am is going through a med board but had to make IG complaint to get it. He has sleep apnea, RARE gastric problems, gets bronchitis all the time, joint pain, sleeps ALL the time and gets raging mad over the smallest things. Has had shoulder surgery that couldn't be repaired and his back and joints are deteriorating. None of his superiors tried to help him at all even when he broke his hand hitting a wall. He has no support at all and in his 700 page medical file everyone contradicts everyone about what his problem is but they say it isn't related to his deployments. How can the military keep doing this to their soldiers and expect to get quality dedicated people when at 27, his life is like that of a 60 year old and no one cares? It is criminal in my opinion. Soon, he will have no job and no where to turn.
I have the same symptoms except I blow up violently once in a while. I also have sleep apnea that started after Desert Storm