My PTSD Forum
Tonight, (Tuesday night) I happened upon a group posting that caught my attention! I messaged the person and the responded. After maybe an hour and 15 mins later I had a dog! Sadly, I mistakenly once again I might add gave her her freedom!
Right now, the dog is loose! I called our shelter (after hrs) and left detailed (as detailed as I could be about the situation.) Hopefully, I will know something later today.
I will update this post later...
My Vet got me good... and I walked right into it!
He just sat me down, and with a straight face "came out" to me. I totally believed him, and was very supportive. Bought it hook, line, and sinker... despite dating and being intimate with this man for nearly three years *derp*. I thought we were going to be on Jerry Springer for sure.
He's really quite proud of himself and has been laughing all night. Oh ho ho... he better relish it now, for paybacks shall be mine.
Did any of you...
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If I keep up with my mindfulness practice very diligently, I can achieve moments where I am finally rid of thoughts of a certain person from my past I've become obsessed with since PTSD hit. And while it is less painful, and I enjoy greater clarity, it also feels like a coma compared to the level of arousal I'm used to. I then find myself sliding back to the thoughts of this person, reimaginings of the trauma, revenge and redemption fantasies, and I wonder, do I backslide purposely because...
I never gave much thought to other people and MY problems. I just don't tell people I even have PTSD...I've gotten very creative with excuses and quick exits. But I guess I just hit my cap on lying lately and I opened up to some close friends...one who actually does suffer from PTSD himself - It was refreshing for a short while, then one by one, everyone I opened up to just rejected the crap out of me. It's not like I showered them with my problems, I try to be very upbeat and fun most of...
It's been awhile since I visited or posted on the forums. I guess things were going well enough that I didn't think I needed to come here anymore but here I am...because writing and having someone see/give feedback this seems to help.
I've been dating this great guy for a little over a year. Usually, I would just run because it's hard to let anyone in but I let him in and it's been a pretty good experience. He is super respectful of when I say no..it means no which means a lot. We haven't...
Yes! I passed my full drivers license test so now I am officially a driver. And I am not joking although I got my license on April fools day.
I'm very proud of myself. I avoided driving for the last 8 years when I had learners. Last year I failed my restricted license once due to my nervousness. However, I passed the restricted license with full marks and no mistakes. I passed today's test with full marks without any mistakes. I'm very happy for achieving this part of my independence .
So it's been over 18 months since I began regularly having flashbacks and actively dissociating. The problem is that I've been in therapy, on and off meds etc for over a year now, but nothing seems to ground me. My current T is encouraging me to just allow it to happen and telling me that will let the flashbacks etc take their course quicker. I know all the theory on it from their perspective. But practically speaking, when I'm in it I'm so overwhelmingly terrified, I can't help but fight...
I currently see a psychiatrist privately and have seen him monthly for the past 2.5 years. I saw a
two different psychologist. I was discharged in December with he suggestion that I live my life for the next year or so and they be referred back for treatment when I am coping with my everyday stress or to take a few months break and try something called Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Anyway I have stated being a private therapist would is trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and will...
I can't locate a thread that directly explains this. I lose time sometimes. Sit down to rest for a minute, then suddenly a large gap of time has passed and I haven't even moved.
I'm not worried about five or ten lost minutes here and there. What I'm worried about is the hour or two or five that my brain seems to zone out for when I'm under stress sometimes. IT's like I become almost catatonic during these episodes. And I feel time moving, kind of, but it's sped up and faster and I can't...
I am going on a 160 day road trip with my kids. My kids will be 7 and turning 5 on the trip. I'm more than a little crazy for doing this, but it will be wonderful.
At this point I have arranged reservations for 128 out of the 160 days. That feels really exciting!! We leave in 11 weeks and 6 days.
I'm nervous. I'm excited. I get to see the CHP and DMV this week to register my camping trailer. Eeek. That feels overwhelming and scary. But I'm going to do it!
I feel so grateful that my...
I am walking around stuck in my head and have decided that the "fact" is that all my co-workers hate me and are annoyed with me. My mere presence is problematic. I have to fight back for saying "I am sorry I am a live and in your way".
I feel as thought every type on the computer is someone telling another person bad about me.
I could go on about how sensitive I am right now.
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I've been thinking about what to do after therapy to not be so triggered because it's usually pretty bad. I've wrecked my truck once and almost hit someone due to dissociation. Scary!
Now that I've been in therapy for almost 8 months now, I've learned a few ways to settle myself before leaving the parking lot. I am curious to know what you guys do when you get home. What helps take the edge off, what activities do you do to keep your mind busy, etc.
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