My PTSD Forum
2 flashbacks this week. One is new, one is one that I get off and on. I went almost one month without flashbacks or nightmares. Why? When will these be over with?! Ugh, sorry guys I am just in a very sour mood. My migraines have upped their intensity again and apparently so has my PTSD.
The new flashback came after I got a call from a debt collector. He was pulling the threatening strings of "This will go to legal standing if you don't pay by Friday." My mind thought that meant going to...
Recently, my husband has been gone working more, and I feel more stressed in having to take care of our more difficult child. She is the age I was during abuse, and I love her so much. This is causing real stress for me.
I've noticed that during the day with all that I do, I start dissociating and suddenly feel like my hands are dirty. I just feel "dirty." And I can't recall washing up. I just cant' focus and remember if I washed them just now or not. Even from walking out of the restroom....
Or any movie that kinda portrays mental health, services or PTSD.
I have to say, I HATED Ordinary People. We were shown it in college and in the middle of it I left the room and ended up self-harming to the point that I found it difficult to walk for a few days. I know it is held up as a great mental health film but it really really negatively affected me.
I loved the end of Empire of the Sun, I teared up when I saw it at 16.
I also like Slumdog millionare and how he rises above his...
Everyone should be quite aware of the wonderful outcome recently achieved, reaching a US$3000 donation goal in just 5 days. This achievement allows us to prepay the server costs for an entire year. As a result of doing this, we also got a 10% discount, which Nicolette and I make-up the difference between the goal achieved and the actual cost approximately $3200. Basically, we got a month and a bit free by doing this.
With the server costs covered, we can now adequately maintain the other...
Today marks my 6th year anniversary since becoming a member here and I wanted to thank everyone from the members to the staff for being so supportive of my healing journey.
I remember how hard it was for me to write my introduction and to post my first threads. I would log out after posting and anytime I saw Anthony was on the site I would leave immediately for fear I had done something wrong. I feared public humiliation like the plague. I was so deeply afraid of being ostracized.
Okay, this is such a big big open question.
I'm always a bit embarrased to be up front and say to friends that I went to therapy not for depression, not for anxiety, not for an eating disorder but for trauma and self harm. That yes, trauma resulted in depressive and anxious symptoms which I thought were the problem. But after a few sessions I learned that my hunch was right all along, the main reason I was the way I was was because of the way I was treated as a child.
I always feel...
In some ways I really like them, but for other reasons - they really annoy and frustrate me, a lot.
Why I like them
It's nice to read someone elses experience
If you are trying to pluck up courage to see a T for the first time
They can make you hopeful
They make it easier for others to be open
Why they really annoy me
Bloggers who aren't trained professionals writing about something 'medical' that they do not know enough about outside their own experience
Bloggers going on like their...
I've always been a science fiction geek. I'll admit it, proudly. Some of the best schools of thought I've encountered through it. The takes on modern day issues translated into sci fi have really struck at the heart of society. One of the better ones out there (and yes, I still think it was cheesy) is Star Trek.
Today marks the passing of one of the actors to one of my favorite science fiction characters: Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as the Vulcan 1st Officer of The USS Starship...
Based on some non PTSD related items I bought Amazon suggested a movie called "The Lucky One" to me... which I have no watched so far... but maybe will because I love kitschy woman's movies... but I have to ask my husband first.
However... both main characters in the movie seem to have PTSD if my info is right... how do you think about PTSD being the background story for a cheesy love story?
Which movies about PTSD do you like?
Hi. My next-door neighbors have a large large dog.
We have a chain link fence between our yards, but the trouble is that it is not at the property line. It is about 4-6 in from the edge. The previous house owners did that because there is a row of trees between the yards. So we own about 6 feet of land on the other side of the fence.
I don't like our neighbors. They scare me. They are these two big women (think jail security guard) and are really coarse and loud.
Hi. I have PTSD from childhood bullying. I am fiercely territorial and hate it when people invade my space. Also, I am fearful of noise from unknown sources, like when I'm inside and someone starts their car up, I have to find out who it is so I can feel safe again. I'm like a horse who functions almost totally by flight or fight.
I have been in T for 2 years. It has helped me a great deal.
I'm dreading (like every year) the onset of spring. Even though it has been BRUTALLY cold...
I really don't think my wife likes me. There are times I feel as though she is from a higher class then me. I had to stay home from work yesterday and when I woke up this morning I felt sick to my stomach and I was dizzy trying to walk to living room. She asked how I was doing and I told her. She flew out of her chair and started to yell at me that she wished she at a job where she could work 40 hours. I can't remember what else she complained about.
I just sat there frozen and telling her...
I've been in a relationship for about 6 months and it's good for the most part. But the way I cope with my grief is obviously different than him. Example is our dog passed away we both loved very much. He is calling everyone and constantly making comments like 'right now (dog) would be doing this, or he would have loved that'. Don't get me wrong I understand he may need to talk about it, but when he's on the 5th phone call and I go outside he can't accuse me of hiding something.
I start my partial hospitalization program today and am freaking out. Ive never done anything like this and im afraid of group therapy..i dont want peopleto judge me or make fun of me. Im kind of freaking out in the parking lot and want to drive away. I feel like i really am the loser who needs to get her head out of her ass like my attacker told me i am... Oh God
I currently have two blocked up ears, one quite severely (an ear infection that hasn't gone away). After I washed my hair this morning, I wrapped my hair up in a towel covering my ears in the process. As I was getting ready, I kept hearing a knocking sound. I got scared. Who was it coming from in my house or outside? I bravely checked around. Now that the towel is off, I realize the fluid in my ear is making a knocking sound and that with the towel on I thought it was coming from...
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