My PTSD Forum
Not exactly new science, and something that is certainly well documented and factual, though it's nice to see them still plugging away for more specifics.
Women are found to recover better in trauma due to genetic disposition, being more emotional, talking issues through, so forth. Basically, everything that a majority of women are genetically.
An interesting read in...
I've been lurking for a few days and registered this morning so I'll post to introduce myself.
Hi! I don't know if I even belong here, but these forums have helped me make a little sense of some things recently so, maybe I do.
I've been seeing a therapist for extended postpartum depression (my kid is 2.5, it's no longer hormonal) and she thinks that the depression is trauma related (hyperemesis gravidarum, long difficult labor, and then a somewhat terrifying emergency c-section, etc,...
Yeah, so I am having a stressed day because I am visiting the parents and I can't stand that for much and I've reached my breaking point.
I've got a friend and she lives between my parents and my current house and I told her a week before traveliing when I would be around and when i'd be able to meet up with her on the way there. Except she didn't answer till a week later when I was on the train. Now she wants to see me on the way back but honestly I don't think I can handle her. She's...
Several weeks ago I mentioned to my husband that I fancied some chicken thighs. He does all the food shopping, and generally I'm happy to have whatever he picks. He forgot, so I reminded him last week, and when he came back from the shops he waved a pack of chicken at me.
Today i got the chicken out, and found - drumsticks. I was disappointed, and then panicky terrified.
At first I thought I must be over-reacting to my disappointment, but eventually realised My problem was the...
I have been going through some hard time, I have a lot of things going on at the moment. I am changing jobs, and moving to another province, I am also back at school this year. Everything is happening so fast and at the same time. I have been in a really dark place, found myself emailing my T almost everyday. it also doesn't help that we are over 1500 km away from each other. She was available to chat yesterday and we had our usual phone session which went sour very quickly.
I swear at...
Mine is currently in the bathtub and listening to some odd new-age like music... and eating chocolates... because he is pretty pissed off and feels disrespected by everybody including by a subordinate at work who does just the opposite of what he tells him to do and when confronted he does not see the point. So he feels like he wants to yell at him but of course he does not do this.
I'm not sure if this belongs here...move it if needed.
I've been having other health issues that are somewhat related to depression. (Isn't everything???) There is pain in my left arm that has been there since January. It started with tingling and has now progressed to deep, constant pain. It's in my shoulder blade, deltoid, and tricep. I've been proactive with my depression. I could feel it come on, so I joined yoga, got in to a therapist, doing the med cocktail thing, and saw my GP. He...
I have tried many times to gain independence from my parents, but I am currently caught in a catch-22. I have been unable to support myself for any length of time due to my PTSD and accompanying physical ailments. I keep having to return to my parents' house. The problem with this, is that they are the start of my symptoms.
They are not my only trauma at this point, but they were the first. I am trying to go through therapy while living with them and I don't think I can do it. I feel like...
It looks like I am going to be out of a job soon and I've started to look around. There was a position listed on a company website and I started to fill out the online application. Towards the end, they asked if I had a disability and there was a list that included PTSD. They say they want the information to show they comply with the American's with Disabilities Act. Would you check yes? I'm feeling a little uncomfortable with this.
There are times that I am stunned by humanity. Just when I think I have it, someone goes and changes my perception so drastically....and that happened yesterday.
I am in a dire situation. I have been since mid December. I am homeless, I am uncertain and feeling like a bother and wondering from one night to the next whether I will survive. I am wandering from spot to spot and it is having an effect on me. It is hard to really hold onto the healing I have done when I have such a...
This is a vague ramble through my responses to the first three weeks of CBT. Sorry it's long
Finally! After three years of battling the NHS I am getting trauma focused CBT. But it is currently only scheduled for 16 weeks, and I can't believe that will magically be enough.
I have to catch a bus there, but not from the side of the road where I had a bit of a flashback.
I have to arrive in the town an hour early and it can be hard to find something to fill that hour that I can deal with. I...
I've agreed to take a job as a war correspondent in Ukraine. I've already signed my resignation documents at my current job and am scheduled to leave Moscow in a couple of weeks. But now I am getting cold feet. I am due to sign more papers tomorrow that will cancel my visa, meaning once I sign them I can no longer reside in Russia legally. It's the final step and there is no going back. I am having cold feet, in part, because I will be leaving behind my ex-boyfriend, with whom I have...
Oh my. My suffering online friend is a recovering alcoholic, dealing with a lot of stresses. Last night he told me he would tell me what happened to him, the cause of his PTSD. Then he said that he would need a drink. He is in a situation where he has no money, working on getting disability with his parents helping him.
He is around 40 and I have known him online for over a year now. I ended up wiring him so money for the sole purpose that he could by alcohol. This is the second time I've...
I am a supporter. Something has happened in my life that classifies for criterion A traumatic event. Years ago. I did not end up with PTSD. If anything it made me stronger. I never tell people because I do not want them to feel sorry for me.
Other things have happened in my life that do not classify as _
Page 1 of 2