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When you lie you often have to keep lying. Share your pain. When I was 15 I pretended to be 16 to help get a summer job. Then had to spend a summer with this nice shopkeeper asking me everyday if I was excited about getting my GCSE results. I felt like an utter shit. Thanks to MerseyMal for the suggestion.

(, Thu 8 Mar 2012, 21:57)
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Parents thought I was emotionally damaged
When I came back from the first Gulf war in 1991 my parents thought I was suffering from some kind of post traumatic stress disorder as I was quiet, withdrawn and kept myself in my room all day. It wasn't till a few years ago that I pointed out to them that at the time I was 19, it was the height of the rave scene and I had a massive addiction on getting mashed of my face at any given opportunity. When asked why I had gone along with the whole post traumatic stress shite, my reply that it was easier than fessing up that I was a massive pill head did not go down too well.
Mum still aint forgave me.
(, Sat 10 Mar 2012, 20:26, 26 replies)
thats nasty.
(, Sat 10 Mar 2012, 21:41, closed)
I am pleased to see that our freedom
was being so valiantly protected by such disco-biscuit-eating rave-bunnies. Who were quite happy due to their own addictions/bad life-style choices to take much needed resources away from veterans with genuine afflictions.
EDITED: For clarity - if that's what you meant uzzard.
(, Sat 10 Mar 2012, 23:07, closed)

You may be extrapolating a bit
(, Sat 10 Mar 2012, 23:22, closed)
I know
I think PTSD is a crock too.
(, Sat 10 Mar 2012, 23:34, closed)

Um, no. You're welcome to your own thoughts though.
(, Sat 10 Mar 2012, 23:53, closed)
Cool, cool, cool.

(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 0:35, closed)
makes you look like a cunt.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 0:57, closed)
Thanks very much

(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 1:10, closed)

No, just 19.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 1:14, closed)

(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 5:54, closed)
The scary thing here is
I'm the same age as you (roughly). I've never served my country in the armed forces. I took part in a few raves, I ate my share of psychedelic/psychotropic drugs yet never once have I used any social service because I took drugs.
I think you have more than your mum to ask forgiveness from.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 9:06, closed)
Where does he say he used any social service?
All he says is that he let his parents believe he was a mentalist.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 10:11, closed)
Having known someone who came back from the "1st round" (his words)
If OP didn't get help for PTSD after claiming that he had it he would definitely be in the minority.
If the only people he told were his parents then what I said still stands. Change "taking resources from other veterans" to "needlessly causing his family stress".
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 10:55, closed)

(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 11:41, closed)
Now. Is that back-pedalling or riding backwards.
Honestly. I don't know.
Maybe you need to explain some of your humorous quips.
Just a thought.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 12:07, closed)
trick-cyclist = psychologist
in the 1940s-ish
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 13:59, closed)
I think your being a bit of a cunt about this, my parents made the assumption I was cracked, they could have easily noticed what was going on (dilated pupils, smell of hash, dancing to traffic noises etc) if only they had took there heads out the sand, but no i had PTSD so to fuck with all the clues.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 17:12, closed)
Who'd have thought that someone acting like a prick after coming back a combat zone might have PTSD eh?
Fucking idiots.
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 17:23, closed)
Don't listen to these cunts, I think it's win win.
You get to sponge off the parental units

And they get to believe you've got a far away look in your eye because you're a war hero, not a monged out waster locked in his bedroom at his mum and dad's
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 17:54, closed)
*you're* & *their*
So it's their fault that you deceived them?
Have to admit tho - I did sniggle at the "dancing to traffic noises"
(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 21:40, closed)

(, Sun 11 Mar 2012, 16:55, closed)
As the wife of a veteran with ptsd
I'm not convinced you aren't masking ptsd with self-medication.

Given the h3ll that is genuine ptsd, for the veteran, family, and friends, I hope for your sake that you really don't have it and that it was a lie.

Do find yourself a copy of Patience Mason's book, "Recovering from the War," and if you recognize yourself in it, get help. And thank you, sir, for your service.
(, Mon 12 Mar 2012, 9:55, closed)
Thread won.
Thank you & I trust your other half has had the help they needed.
(, Mon 12 Mar 2012, 10:50, closed)
We work on it daily, thank you
It did take a long time to get past denial. I see some familiar landmarks in the OP. I hope it is a case of buying a new car and suddenly seeing ones like it everywhere.
(, Mon 12 Mar 2012, 18:00, closed)
(, Tue 13 Mar 2012, 1:20, closed)
Thanks, pills are an option only if I can take them.
Nothing like watching Mr. Kila go absolutely batshite crazy at even the hint of meds. Anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Yay. Don't think I haven't seriously considered grinding them up and feeding them to him without telling him!

And btw, a legitimate use for ecstasy... Hmmm...! I like!
(, Tue 13 Mar 2012, 6:07, closed)

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