Our expert says:
PTS --- you mean PTSD ? Its the disorder that causes problems and deserves treatment. There are various meds which, along with CBT, DO help PTSD and anxiety --- I would not consider Urbanol or Talomil at all ideal for treating PTSD --- SSRI ADs do better. Possible interactions with your asthma meds need to be considered, obviously. But there are good generic ( equivalent but cheaper ) versions of most ADs available now which could keep the cost down.
As for "Natural" meds, I have a few problems, One is that there is no good evidence any of them are effective, especially in conditions like this. Another is that they can also interact unhelpfully with other meds. Another is that they are rarely much cheaper ( and a drug that doesn't work, even if it doesnt cost much, is actually of no value and hence actually expensive ). Also, none are actually "natural" --- they don't grow on trees --- they're manufactured, too, and they're chemically dirty, containing many different chemicals, most of whom have never been properly tested for effectiveness or safety. And "natural" isn't necessarily good --- arsenic and strychnine are entirely natural, but not at all good for us !
Yes, pity the State way takes so long ( though I'm told it can take months to get to see a private shrink, too. maybe now with a much better Health Minister 9 and a Deputy Health Minister I know and think very highly of ) things may improve.
I doubt that many shrinkls can afford to work pro bono --- they also need to feed their kids.
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