My PTSD Forum
I am walking around today disbelieving a very real physical issue that I have. I am beating myself up over it. I cried over it. I am calling myself crazy over it. I don't understand what is going on in my head. Why don't I believe me? Why do I refuse to believe my body when it is trying to tell me something? What is WRONG with me????
My pancreas is fine apparently. The doctor is planning on going to town with the tests because as he stated (without my mentioning it), I could not...
I'm not sure if I've posted this thread in the right area but please move if I haven't.
Last night I went crazy. I have one particular friend who I have posted about on here before. Last night he ignored my text messages and this is a massive trigger for me. It sent me into a panic attack. It felt like I couldn't breathe. He knows that when he ignores me, it triggers me. He is generally a very supportive friend. I think he has been feeling a little smothered by my constant need for...
Nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found. They also identified possible triggers for PTSD and indicated a potential preventive strategy: having patients keep ICU diaries.
I need advice.
I'm currently doing a run of CPT (cognitive processing therapy). I haven't seen much posted on here about it, so maybe no one has answers, but I thought I'd ask anyways. It's a really structured therapy - you can even google the script for it and find it online, and the therapy follows it to almost a t. Because of this structure, there's not a lot of room for slowing down. On one hand, I like that it is extremely goal oriented, and I get to understand the results and the...
I am not sure this is the correct category or not but this is something I have not been able to find much information on. I don't know how normal this is but is happening more and more to me. I have military flashbacks and it is normal for me to not realize the present occurred. What has happened is I get confused afterwards as well not realizing the present has occurred not knowing where or when I am. Then sometimes when I learn when it is I don't understand why I am in the army after my...
There's this loop I have playing in my head like a broken video tape, a constant memory. There's a sense of being watched all the time. It's a person who traumatized me several years ago. I think it was not so much the severity of the trauma, but the way it keyed into larger, ancient traumas like it had been tailor made for the purpose--almost eerie. I alternate between fantasies of redemption and revenge (up to murder), but the awful thing, the thing I am struggling to admit to myself, is...
When veterans return, their children also deal with the invisible wounds of war:
This article has made me understand secondary ptsd, as I was totally ignorant how this works. Maybe helpful for others as well.
hi all, i was mentally and sexually abused as a child by my stepfather, my mother was unable to protect herself let alone me.
l then had a ten year relationship with a man who also mentally and physically abused me.
I've been single for fifteen years, spent most of it bringing up my three sons and during this time seen numerous councilars and been on different medication. l was recently told I have cpdtd and my first fault was "I'm not mad" however I've been struggling for the last two...
I've been told my my Dr and my counsellor I have severe case of PTSD after dealing and being hurt by a scitzophrenic passenger at 37'00ft 7 mths ago.
I have daily panic attacks and my anxiety is constantly through the roof.
I'm hyper aware, I constantly look for danger and someone attacking me. This is draining and exhausting.
I don't sleep, have constant flashbacks and triggers.
I'm still injured but have had to return to work. I have only had two flights yet had 4 panic attacks.
I can't go...
Hey all, I posted a thread a while ago about being hopeless with returning to work.
My manager surprised me yesterday, sending out this week's schedule and I'm working today at 5. I haven't worked for months! It definitely is freaking me out, but I know it's muscle memory at this point and it'll come back...
The other day, I found some more 'active' motivation to get a new job - one that provides consistent hours and doesn't have a horrible illegal boss. My fiance's grandmother...
I searched around for this, but couldn't find a similar thread.
I figured maybe it would be nice to create a thread in which people who are up for Skyping, can comment You don't have to give away your Skype name publicly (please don't). But it might be easier to find Skypers this way, the info exchange can be done through pm or any way you want.
That way, people who feel like talking can come to the thread, post a message, and contact each other for the details. They can also make...
Any one fill as thought they constantly have to keep talking. I hate uncomfortable silence and it makes it squirm when the conversation drys up and someone is looking directly at me so i just try and keep talking to take that attention from me if that makes sense! I think alot of it is down to shame and not liking being in the spotlight. My councellor pointed it out today at therapy that she notices i feel uncomfortable when their is a natural pause, Does anyone else feel like this and do...
I don't which is the most appropriate place for this post. My apologies for causing any disturbance and please feel free to move this post if you like.
For the last couple of months a lot has happened in my life.
Early march was when I got my first ever formal job. Then trying to adjust to people at work and trying to understand the entire environment at work. Then seeing everyone having groups at work while I felt abandoned despite trying so hard to be part of their group. But now I...
Hi I am 22 years old and suffer from PTSD I live with a hole in my heart and no pulmonary artery and another aortic problem. My PTSD was caused by losing my memory at 16 years old when I could not breath for four to five hours afterwards I suffered severe amnesia.
I was able to remember my friends and family's faces but could not know how I knew them this went on for sometime everything was unfamiliar to me. A month ago march 18th 2015 I had my first suicide attempt, this shocked me and I...
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