My PTSD Forum
im new to this forum . My therapist suggested that I might have ptsd. Im 53 years old and I was raised by what I think to be a paranoid schitzpophrenic mother and a father that had complications due to diabetes. I coped when I was younger by having a few close friends who I treated as my family. They were my salvation and I loved them dearly. I have had trichtotillomania since I was 12 and Im wondering if anyone else on this forum has it. There seems to be a relationship between having...
I had a session with my T today and at the very end of the session she said she was going to be unavailable to all her clients till mid April. She said she could give me the name of another T I could see if I needed. I asked her why she never gives any notice of when she is going to be away. She said what difference would it make.
I consider myself to be lucky in the fact that I can cope while she is away but there are others (and I have been this way myself in the past) who would struggle...
To start off with, I will state that I also have DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and that is important to remember in my tale.
I went to therapy today, not feeling too great emotionally or physically. It's hard to tell sometimes whether the physical ailments are all related to trauma and emotions, but that's another issue to sort out.
I've made a lot of progress in the last several months. Progress that made me feel stable and strong for a couple of blessed months. And then I...
New here. I'm in a relationship with a combat vet who has been diagnosed with ptsd and tbi. We are not a new relationship, and have been in each other's lives for over 3 years. I know the ugly side and have seen the ugly side of combat ptsd. Recently, we had a huge argument/misunderstanding. I lost it and pushed too much, something I don't do, but the situation and him being mean to me really got to me. After it, we talked and he said he needed space. I agreed. He said not to...
HI, Im Tony, male, 30's, supporter of girlfriend of 3 years with ptsd. She has had very abusive relationships ending up with one guy in prison.
I supported her through the trial, and I dont feel I've ever got over the stress from that alone. Had some medical issues too with hospitals etc, added stress. Loss of employment for both of us at one stage, lost contact with friends.
Shes had some therapy, not in it at the moment, whe wont take medication.
Things should be 'ok' money is not so...
So, the brief history (and I've posted on here about these issues before) is that I was in an abusive relationship and was raped. It's been three and a half years and I've not had a relationship in that time. Though I did muck around a little with an old friend when drunk once.
Now, i've met a guy and I am falling. And he's nice and funny and everything I could want at this point in time. On our third date I hugged him goodbye (these dates have all lasted 5-7 hours because we just can't...
I just feel strange. I have been feeling like I am coming down with something, like a flu or stomach virus, but that is by far not at all what is making me feel crazy. It all started last night at choir practice. I suddenly felt hopeless and that I would never be able to learn this newest song we are supposed to be singing on Easter morning.
WHen I got home, it got worse, I started thinking about what the future would be like some 4 yrs from now. I am 60 and 2 of my grandparents lived to be...
I know that this is really needy and people on here are probably really sick of me posting but I am really struggling today with strange thoughts and I don't know what the best thing to do is.
I'm so overwhelmed, I have literally just left day treatment a month ago and I have really lapsed (to my shame) and I saw my therapist yesterday and she told me if end up back in hospital quickly if I don't improve soon. I've been ill so long and I feel like a hopeless case and I want people to give...
Myself @Ed Norton and @Trauma have set ourselves a task.
I, for myself will purchase a nice shiny pair of Black Tap Shoes, take up proper Tap Dancing like I did in my childhood as a 44 yr old adult.
Ed Norton will be taking up his drum sticks and playing drums again after a break of approx 2 years.
Trauma for her young member age will be taking up swimming again after a 2 years break, For Trauma a big deal personally and an achievement she would be proud to attain.
So my question of the...
I have been put on new meds from yesterday and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I feel a little out of of space, like I'm not my normal self. Unaware of my surroundings, I have a little to care about. I emailed my doc and she said I should give the meds a week and I will get used to it. I have completely lost my appetite and interest. From the time I start the pill I've been in bed mostly unaware of my surroundings. I feel like I'm losing my mind.
I'm not sure if I should continue taking...
I've been ghosting around for a little while, but this is my first thread post.
Have been having several conversations with my man (sufferer) lately at his initiative about the prospect of parenting - what our philosophies of parenting are, how we want to approach issue of discipline, self-discovery, sexual maturation, protecting our future children from outside evils, etc. And I am watching him go through this whole 'nother layer of self-discovery and retrospective healing as he examines...
I've realized that me recently accepting a new job in Ukraine means I am finally not capitulating to fear. I have been in a rut for the past several months, crippled by depression. I was driven by fear this whole time, afraid to do or try anything because it might end badly. I became so convinced that everything I touch turns to crap, that everything I do blows up in my face, that every person I let in turns into a monster -- that I simply stopped doing everything and anything. I was (and...
Hi - Does anyone have any suggestions for reframing thinking in response to being afraid to go back into the workforce? I've had a few bad experiences with supervisors in the past and now I seem to be stumped by my fears of being re-traumatized and abused again by people and their baggage. My latest experience ended last fall; however, I'm still having anger and flashback responses to this position and the supervisor. It's kind of a toxic soup inside of my being that keeps tickling the...
Yesterday was a good day but exhausting.I had a lawyer's appointment, a dog training lesson with my dog trainer. I always enjoy learning from her.
On my way to the appointment Jellybean was her amazing self. When I was on the LRT (subway) I met a wonderful lady and had a very nice chat with her. She told me she wished she could take Jellybean home with her. I got to do some positive Service Dog awareness. She told me she know she was not suppose to touch, talk to a Service Dog. I explained...
I saw the cover of the 2015 edition of the Sports Illustrated 2015 swimsuit edition, and lets just say the model has her bathing suit panties pulled down really low. As a normal male, it is very eye appealing to me, but as I briefly looked at it, I found myself incredibly saddened.
I was saddened because this young lady was willing to expose this much of herself for public view; yes she made lots of money and gained fame from it, but at what price?
It saddens me that a national /...
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