My PTSD Forum
I've probably sat here for an hour or two, just trying to figure out how to say what I want to say, and where to say it. I made my account here over a year ago now, and while I tried to be active at first my activity quickly died out. Even so, I've occasionally found myself thinking about this site, even drawn to it for seemingly no apparent reason. While I was thinking about what to say though, I realized what brought me back.
I hate this site. I hate this site because when I first made my...
It's all a lot to think of an introduction.
Man I don't know if I want to make this post serious or funny to lighten the mood.
I guess one of my biggest issues is that I constantly feel like I can't say I have PTSD. Even though I know I have it. I feel like it is selfish of me to say I have it when my life was not threatened. I've been in therapy since last summer specifically for PTSD, so I guess I can no longer deny it either.
Really I'm just looking for someone.. who at least kind...
Hi. I've been searching the internet for the last couple hours to try to figure out exactly what happened to me today. I'm hoping someone experienced can give me some insight.
Anyways I'm a veteran and going to school full time. I've been seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist each week for about a month for what I thought to be generalized/ test anxiety, depression and/or ADHD, all the while getting evaluated for 2 hours a week by a third psychologist. I don't have nightmares, but have...
I posted a post a while ago, mentioning how I felt often like my life just turns into a what then game, having no real point, just going from one objective to the other, wasting energy. For the last few weeks I can't get strength for anything...
I had a goal, to pass to the country competition, and last year, I felt completely like crap for not managing to do it, but there was still some will to go on left, and as I think of myself at this moment, I realize that I turned into one of those...
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.
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