My PTSD Forum
haven't been here in a while, trying to sorta 'fend for myself' in the big bad world.
But one thing that annoys me a lot is how people judge others on their success.
That someone who is having success at their work has good well being versus someone who is not. Neither is true, we are all vulnerable, we all need support.
When I was younger (still very young) I was involved with youth organisations who saw potential in me and gave me lots of support, in work and offered personal support...
So my T is starting to think my mum might have some form of OCD. Maybe. My whole life she's stressed over the tiniest little things WAY too much (for example, which way the towels go in the linen cupboard) and I've always felt like I can't live up to her standards. Whenever I go away for more than a day or two, I come home and she's reorganised my entire bedroom (I'm 21, and this makes me feel somewhat violated). I mentioned this and a couple of other things she freaks out over and...
Yeah, for the first day of my period and three days after I have a lot of problems with self harm and suicidal thoughts, and then it just starts to ease off. I've been given the mini pill but I am starting to worry that if I go on it I will have these kind of feelings through out the month.
So both of us my husband and me enjoy reenactment and other geeky hobbies as well. Oddly enough I noticed that there are quite a few people around here who happen to have the same hobby.
My mother does not like our love for reenactment at all. She asks us why we want to to "get away" from our times. I think the question should be the other way around: why would somebody not wish to get away from the 20th and 21th century - a time which started with people mustard gazing each other in the...
Ok...I have no idea if other people do this with their therapists or not...
But my guy has this thing where he's trying to get me to "physically feel" and be able to identify and describe physical sensation of "anger"...
The problem is - I either don't feel anything...or, whatever I do feel, he says is "anxiety" and not anger.
Was pretty full on, as every time I said "i don't know" or "i don't understand" he would cut me off and tell me to move past some "helpless stage".
Hi, I am new to this site. my wife is diagnosed ptsd. About 6 months ago we moved to a new area. This is a large city, but the mental health system leave a lot to be desired. Our previous town had much better programs. We have yet to be able to find a consular who can help. She went to one who was recommended by the local mental health hospital. That lady didn't let her talk about the root causes and only wanted her to "find her spirit animal" and meditate to a blue rock. She them talked to...
I really do hate this paradoxical sort of healing. Of course we all want to be on a positive path where things move in a healing direction, but I have a number of symptoms that have been getting worse even though I am overall getting much better. This is one of those symptoms.
So I experienced a trigger two days ago. All day yesterday and most of the day today I was in a dissociative state of sorts. I think it was on the wavelength of derealization as I felt disconnected from the...
For as long as I could remember, whenever we went on our long trips to visit distant relatives, I was always and forever shunted conveniently to a mat in the living room, rec room, basement, or laundry room, being the eldest, physically largest, and the scapegoat / lost child.
My siblings always and consistently got beds and private rooms for the stay. Because I was always in open view, I had to go to bed with all the grown-ups still partying and get up as activity returned to the household...
I have been seeing a new therapist for the past month and a half. It's been world's different from the last one. I think he was re-traumatizing me. I often left feeling triggered and reverted back to self harm behaviors I hadn't used in years. My problem is, I feel so good with this therapist that I don't know what to do.
How do you approach therapy when your feeling good? She has not started trauma work because I haven't been seeing her that long. Will I likely start to feel worse when...
First, I am the eldest, the scapegoat / lost child, and Asperger-autistic.
2nd in line is the brother who became the hero taking on responsibility as if he was the father of the household. Because Dad himself was the living epitome of irresponsibility and such an idiot, Mom felt it fit to delegate him as an auxiliary parent to help her administer discipline to me each and every time there was an issue, which was every minute of every day.
3rd in line is my sister, the only girl and golden...
...love, accept and be friendly to yourself?
I can easily believe in negative and hateful things I'm told than the positive things. I see positive comments about myself as lies and are just for condolences. Anything I want to achieve or find attractive in a potential partner, I tend to restrict myself and bully myself to the point that I don't deserve this or I am not allowed to achieve high. I feel guilty for my happiness whenever have any.
It's just hard to be happy and accepting...
Is the "team" of people who treat you and/or know about your PTSD actually a team that works together? I'm really curious about how it works for people besides me. Does your family doctor/internist talk to your therapist and vice/versa? Does your therapist talk to your psychiatrist? Does your significant other talk to any of these people?
Or, are you the interpreter to all of them about what the others say? If so, how do you manage it?
I'm feeling really overwhelmed and am trying to get my...
Hi everyone, I am new here... and it's a great relief to witness that I am not alone in this journey(to fight ptsd)!
Just to give you guys a little background about me, I knew I had a chronic depression from 2~3 years ago, and last week I have been diagnosed for PTSD. I am 21 year old, currently a college student. Since the time I began college, my symptoms got worse and big wave of PTSD symptoms came from my childhood trauma. My traumas are mostly from having alcoholic and very violent...
Last Wednesday I watched "part" of the movie Whiplash. It's the new one with JK Simmons and Miles Teller. It won a few Oscars, is highly rated, and etc. All I can say is this - I HATE THIS MOVIE! It triggered so much in me that I fantasize about taking a copy of the movie, bashing it with a baseball bat, then burning it to nothing. My past has emotional, sexual, physical abuse from exes, financial abuse (if there's such a thing) and 4 MVA's in a span of 10mo (Actually 5 but the first was...
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