My PTSD Forum
A lot of this has to do with Little (little side of me) coming out 2 weeks ago. Little just consumes me and takes over, I try to shove her away, back into the closet but she fights back. When Little gets really upset or angry I lose, and I don't know what she does, but I get hurt when she takes over. I'm scared because I think she puts us in unsafe situations and people might be hurting us, but I don't know. I had fresh bruises today when I went into my therapy appointment. T asked about...
Hi everyone, Ive had an account here for a while but have never posted.
Just want to share a few things to more share and get it off my chest.
My boyfriend has Complex PTSD from an event(s) that happened when he was 3
It was a family member (not immediate) that is not in the picture anymore so thats one small mercy..
(he has not told his immediate family who this person is but has told them that something happened when he was small)
He suffers from small fits when it all gets too much and...
The 18th of April was the 19th year anniversary of my despondant husband committing suicide by cop.. because of our pending divorce.
Mostly its a lingering pain and I survive with my social mask.
This anniversary... our 21 year was dispondant...NO! I cannot fathom losing my baby girl too. We got through it this time.
Sad and worried
I have just been to the hospital to have an x-Ray on my shoulder. I fell off a horse when I was 15 and broke my arm and damaged my shoulder. It has been sore ever since, but have been to scared to get anything done with it for fear that I was just a whimp and soft and needed to toughen up. I have been going to physio and she got so sick of not being able to sort it out and help it and watching me in so much pain that when I turned up to my appointment today she said come on we...
I am walking around today disbelieving a very real physical issue that I have. I am beating myself up over it. I cried over it. I am calling myself crazy over it. I don't understand what is going on in my head. Why don't I believe me? Why do I refuse to believe my body when it is trying to tell me something? What is WRONG with me????
My pancreas is fine apparently. The doctor is planning on going to town with the tests because as he stated (without my mentioning it), I could not...
I'm not sure if I've posted this thread in the right area but please move if I haven't.
Last night I went crazy. I have one particular friend who I have posted about on here before. Last night he ignored my text messages and this is a massive trigger for me. It sent me into a panic attack. It felt like I couldn't breathe. He knows that when he ignores me, it triggers me. He is generally a very supportive friend. I think he has been feeling a little smothered by my constant need for...
Nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found. They also identified possible triggers for PTSD and indicated a potential preventive strategy: having patients keep ICU diaries.
I need advice.
I'm currently doing a run of CPT (cognitive processing therapy). I haven't seen much posted on here about it, so maybe no one has answers, but I thought I'd ask anyways. It's a really structured therapy - you can even google the script for it and find it online, and the therapy follows it to almost a t. Because of this structure, there's not a lot of room for slowing down. On one hand, I like that it is extremely goal oriented, and I get to understand the results and the...
I am not sure this is the correct category or not but this is something I have not been able to find much information on. I don't know how normal this is but is happening more and more to me. I have military flashbacks and it is normal for me to not realize the present occurred. What has happened is I get confused afterwards as well not realizing the present has occurred not knowing where or when I am. Then sometimes when I learn when it is I don't understand why I am in the army after my...
There's this loop I have playing in my head like a broken video tape, a constant memory. There's a sense of being watched all the time. It's a person who traumatized me several years ago. I think it was not so much the severity of the trauma, but the way it keyed into larger, ancient traumas like it had been tailor made for the purpose--almost eerie. I alternate between fantasies of redemption and revenge (up to murder), but the awful thing, the thing I am struggling to admit to myself, is...
When veterans return, their children also deal with the invisible wounds of war:
This article has made me understand secondary ptsd, as I was totally ignorant how this works. Maybe helpful for others as well.
hi all, i was mentally and sexually abused as a child by my stepfather, my mother was unable to protect herself let alone me.
l then had a ten year relationship with a man who also mentally and physically abused me.
I've been single for fifteen years, spent most of it bringing up my three sons and during this time seen numerous councilars and been on different medication. l was recently told I have cpdtd and my first fault was "I'm not mad" however I've been struggling for the last two...
I've been told my my Dr and my counsellor I have severe case of PTSD after dealing and being hurt by a scitzophrenic passenger at 37'00ft 7 mths ago.
I have daily panic attacks and my anxiety is constantly through the roof.
I'm hyper aware, I constantly look for danger and someone attacking me. This is draining and exhausting.
I don't sleep, have constant flashbacks and triggers.
I'm still injured but have had to return to work. I have only had two flights yet had 4 panic attacks.
I can't go...
Hey all, I posted a thread a while ago about being hopeless with returning to work.
My manager surprised me yesterday, sending out this week's schedule and I'm working today at 5. I haven't worked for months! It definitely is freaking me out, but I know it's muscle memory at this point and it'll come back...
The other day, I found some more 'active' motivation to get a new job - one that provides consistent hours and doesn't have a horrible illegal boss. My fiance's grandmother...
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