My PTSD Forum
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 was surfing FaceBook and saw this post in relation to depression, but I thought it fit well for sufferers of PTSD as well. Plus, it made me laugh so I wanted to share it.
"When people tell someone who is clinically depressed to "get over it", it makes me want to break their legs with a baseball bat and tell them to "walk it off."
Hope that brought a smile to at least one person's face as it did mine!
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...
Hi. I'm new here. I've been in a serious relationship with a vet with combat PTSD for just over a year and a half. Since September he was living with me and my 2 small children. He moved 2 weeks, the day after buying my engagement ring, to move to Austin and get a job and place to live. He called us his family was always the one to talk about marriage and how our life would be perfect in Austin. His family lives there and I'm leaving my job and selling my home of 15 years and it was my idea....
Alright, I really don't know if this is the right place to post this thread, but if not then I trust the awesome moderators to take care of it .
So I'm going to enter a scholarship contest which I normally try to avoid, but this looked too cute. You have to create a Disney type princess (make up her name, three traits that describe her, her superpower/skill, her goal, what's stopping her, and how she overcomes it.).
So I wanted to enter one with a strong, independent princess overcoming...
I have a pelvic exam tomorrow morning and frankly, I am terrified. The last one I had was 6 months ago and not only was it horrendous and triggering, it also came back with an abnormal result. Hence the retest so soon.
I have been having pelvic pain, which I've not seen anyone about just yet, working on the basis of 'well I will have to have another exam soon so I'll just mention it then". Well, now I'm here I'm balking at the idea of having to verbalise what's going on. It all seems...
The man next door is dying. A few weeks ago I happened to be walking by when his daughter was calling 911. I couldn't just keep walking; I asked if she needed help. Her elderly father was having heart failure and was having a panic attack. I breathed alongside him... inhale, exhale... rinse and repeat. No idea who it helped more - me or him. I felt his kind, gentle soul. His wife was trying to collect his meds and other things for the hospital, while his daughter stayed on the line with 911....
For the past 2 months, I have been seeing this guy, he lives 45 minutes away but does drive, going to college to earn his degree in Psychology, has a job and has his own place. Over these past 2 months him and I have gone out on 6 dates, varying from different events, really enjoying each other's company too.
During our time together we have also discussed a lot of things from us becoming Boyfriend/Girlfriend, to past relationships dealing with our Ex's to the future like kids, marriage,...
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