My PTSD Forum
I've done a bit of looking but when I look for information on coping skills for those who consider themselves "athletes" and dealing with PTSD or just mental illness in general I haven't found a lot of information. I'm even a member of a large forum of women who train for triathlons and whne I asked if anyone else dealt with this sort of thing I was greeted with crickets.
I know there are other runners and athletes and triathelets in this group. So I will bring my question here.
My husband knows I do write here. He does not feel comfortable with joining yet but asked me to ask a question on his behalf.
Did you ever feel afraid of not being able to protect your family if you loose your symptoms?
An example: I fed the baby, the spoon fell on the floor. I asked my husband to bring a new one. He noticed the drawer was a bit dirty, so he cleaned the spoon... and cleaned it again and again and again.
So he wants to get rid of that symptom but he feels like he needs it...
I wanted to thank this community for really helping me get through a rough few weeks. I am so much better now, but you all were amazing.
I was dating someone with PTSD who was transitioning out of the military, and seemed to be isolating. I had not known him that long but we had a lot of discussions about what he was going through. Then he practically dropped off the face of the earth, and his phone started having issues. I was very worried based on how he was acting, what he said triggered...
Last weekend I decided to go to the cinema with a few friends I have recently made. Therapy had been going well and I was slowly moving out of the bubble I had created. Beforehand I couldn't go tot the cinema as it scared me that I was stuck in a dark room with strangers. I went in with one of them as the rest stayed outside to buy popcorn and we were both happily chatting whilst waiting. Suddenly I look up and I see my abuser walk in....
All I remember is feeling fear spread throughout me...
I am in a bad place tonight. I am so tired of fighting so dang hard and things never getting better. Or if I do get a small break of peace, it only gets worse after it ends than it was before. I try so dang hard. I'm persistent in therapy, I'm trying to finish school, I'm trying to find a job. I NEED another service dog, but I can't afford one without a job. But I can't function enough to work more than a few hours. I try to find part time work- but I get turned down. My parents think I am...
I feel so lost and alone. I am not one to give up on hopes and dreams. For me that would equal giving up on life which I am not ready to do. I always feel like there is a giant chasm between me and happiness. It is blocking me from achieving goals and dreams and from having connection with other people who love and support me.
Every weekend and at night I get this overwhelming sense of doom and a massive amount of emotion that I'm holding back at all costs. It's only Friday and it's already...
First, I'm sick, so I'm exhausted (saw doctor and went home). I'm behind on everything. I'm mostly unnoticed by the world unless I'm disappointing people. I'm articulate and don't usually worry too much about my own ass so have been put in the position of speaking up for my department at work several times. Lately I've noticed they aren't even necessarily grateful or willing to have my back...but just load me with guilt trips if I don't continue to do their dirty work. If I need any sort of...
Hi. I sort of stumbled upon this site and thought, "Why not give it a try?"...I have had 14 cardiac surgeries over the last 12 years due to an injury I had while serving as a medic in the Army. I am trying to connect with others who may have also had multiple surgeries/medical issues that have caused them to have some of the symptoms of PTSD like I think I am finally starting to have. I am hoping to gain a bit of insight into symptoms commonly associated with past experiences like mine. Many...
He was the only one that would show compassion when it came to my anxiety.....I was ran thru the mud by other doctors who could clearly see i was suffering but he said right off the bat I will help you, I believe treat others the way you would want to be treated.....
I'm heart broken of hearing he passed away at 41.........I got a call confirming a App with doctor Hunter and i was like Hunter? what about my doctor, she said he passed away this past weekend.......I do not fear where he went,...
I immerse myself in these reminders of conflict and what all veterans go through and as Lietenant Murphy states in this poignant film part of you literally dies and stays on the battle field when you have to watch your friends die in front of you and there is nothing you can do to stop it.
With tears streaming down my face I sit here with visions of Snoopy, Dawg and Braughton, RIP MY brothers. I left my tears and part of my heart with each one of you, Braughton Cradling you in my arms as...
Hey guys, I found this simple sample beat on YouTube. I've always wanted to try spitting, so here is my first attempt. Not gonna lie, it got a little out of hand and took a good hour or so, but I hope some of you will put in the time to try, because it does feel good.
This is the beat I used:
Let's make some rap beats
I'ma sit in this seat
Let y'all try your hand at rhymin sweet
I've never spit before
But I'm open to walking through that door
I want to see what y'all got to say
My Provider and I work all over the emotional and intellectual map. One moment, that occurs from time to time, deeply moves me. Like yesterday, while sharing a painful memory, my Provider shed a couple of tears, in empathy with me (while my Provider maintained a therapeutic presence).
It deeply moves me; connects me deeply experiencing a "with-ness" that is healthy.
Has anyone done this before?
With my previous (and 1st ever) T, I could only communicate the important info about my trauma via writing.
I have recently started with a new T. I hoped I could prevent myself from slipping back into that pattern of writing as I feel it can be a cop out and also that I sometimes say more than I'm probably comfortable saying if it was ever spoken directly. One of the reasons I moved on was because I felt so stuck.
The 1st few weeks with my new T started well....
A confession to start with: I've actually been lurking here for a few months, reading lots of posts, which has been so valuable - so much has resonated, helped a few things to fall into place for me and also given me hope and encouragement even though I haven't been actively involved in posting. So thank you for all the indirect help so far!
i'm female, in my late-30s and I live in the UK. I started therapy last summer as I recognised that I was feeling depressed and...
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