My PTSD Forum
I am reaching out to try and find a way to cope with my trigger. I was sexually abused by my brother when I was very young and in suffering from PTSD, any sort of nudity sends me into a sever panic-anxiety attack. This is really affecting my life, especially in relationships. Last night my boyfriend was watching House of Cards and a nude scene came on. I of course experienced the intense flooding of emotion that is followed by anger towards him. I suppose it is because he made me...
This is an episode of This American Life discussing expectations, their real effects on physical ability, and specifically how these affect the blind.
I think this episode was really interesting from the perspective of PTSD or any condition considered a disability by others. Very provocative radio hour.
As I start to integrate more/ remember more and not be so dissociated all the time, and be more present in my body more often, I feel less and less stable...like I'm cycling through emotional flashbacks, body flashbacks, dissociated shutdown, and calm presence really fast. I am trying really really had to stay in the calm present mode but can't. I'm starting to feel like things are getting worse.
Has this happened to others?
Hiya iv had two trauma focused counselling session for sexual assaults that took place when i was 15 and 21. Iv only just felt ready to talk about this. I have noticed after the sessions im very drained tired and nauseous.. Has anyone else felt like this and does it get better with more sessions. Also has any one felt the counselling really worked for them as im hoping it helps me move on as a person and regain control of my life.
My eyes may look sad
I feel very mad
My fist may be clenched
My pillow drenched
My thoughts may be hazed
My mind a bit dazed
But the redness in my face
is my attackers disgrace not mine....
For I am strong
I have the courage to move on.
To be the person i want to be a more confident me.
I held the feelings inside for far to long
My mind will no longer play the same song,
Its time to make changes for the best.
To finally put my mind to rest
I will be the person i want to be
and finally feel...
I have a question and i hope someone may be able to give me some advice.
I have delayed onset ptsd and its reared its ugly head over the past 18 months with horrible anxiety, panic and obsessive thoughys. I am on the medication merry go round as well as having therapy. I have discovered that tricyclic antidepressants work well for my anxiety and panic but so far they have left me either flat and emotionless or generally feeling ill, and not my myself.
I have a job tht i used...
I very, very rarely remember anything about my night terrors, which I think is pretty usual and one of the common markers that distinguish a night terror from a nightmare. Occasionally, I do have some memory of it - I think this is usually when I've woken up in the middle of it - but these memories are still extremely vague.
Quite often though, I realise at some point the next day if I had a night terror the night before. It's not really that I consciously remember having it and what...
I'm from the UK,..... As a youngster 15 to 17 I got into petty thefts stealing candy, accepting stolen Alcahol and breaking a car window for a pack of cigarettes and a calculator. The UK had a system in place for young offenders called short sharp shock to give you a harsh regime to deter from re offending. Aged 17 for the car theft I was locked up for 61 days. This was the beginning of my worst nightmare..... Whilst in there I was bullied and beaten by staff and inmates........
I'm a guy and my friend (f) is suffering from PTSD. In short, 3 years ago she had a boyfriend and the relationship didn't go well and, according to her own explanation, it was like being raped. So, since then, she has mostly the following symptoms: cannot sleep at nights, waking up in the middle of night and sometimes it's with nightmares. She wants to stay in bed all the day and is not willing to go out.
As I would like to support her to overcome the ptsd, I decided to ask your...
I'm currently undergoing EMDR treatment for my PTSD. I'm right in the middle of it, so emotions are high. My PTSD is caused from a very serious car accident I was in August of 2013, and also from a friend raping me last year. This of course has caused a massive detriment on my love life. I wanted to stay single through treatment and healing and just focus on myself. Dating and definitely sex have been far off my radar. But recently I met this guy. When he looks in my eyes I absolutely melt....
I sent my brother a message to say, "I forgive you" to set myself free. Good idea, right?
Joel: Heather I love and I do care about you. What I said to you was not wrong, but my going on FB and saying it was. I should have discussed it with you.
That is what my brother stated. Well, duh. This douchebag stated some of the most horrible things said to me and to set myself free by forgiving him. He told me I wasn't his sister, and that I can't talk to our biological mother because of...
I can't believe how fast this stuff comes around. Easter in a weeks time... OMG! My plans extend as far as continued new puppy training, and hopefully getting a full nights sleep again in a weeks time. Fingers crossed!
Are you going away for the holiday or have fun plans?
I plan to get sleep from puppy, and to keep training her. That is the extent of my plans for now. I'm pretty much trapped for the next 8 weeks until she can leave home and venture into the wild world on a leash.
I was in a car accident about a week ago. I was stopped at a red light and a car slammed into me so hard I moved two car lengths and totalled my car. All I can see every time I close my eyes is that view in my rearview mirror of her car speeding towards me and not stopping. Worst yet she is trying to say the accident was my fault and came up with a false witness that was not even there. Their witness is not even on the accident report the cop that came to the scene wrote up. So now I have to...
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