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Hi, New Here and Suffering PTSD

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by kugaileigh, Nov 14, 2006.

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  1. kugaileigh

    kugaileigh New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Leigh, i am female and 24 years old, i am from the UK.

    My doctor told me i have had some form of PTSD since i was 9 or 10 which was when the SA started.
    Everything spiraled out of control when i was 19 years old and i lost 2 people who where very close to me, my brother and non-biological Grandad.

    I sunk into deep depression and bulimia at age 19, i lost weight somewhere near 3 stone (42 pound) in a matter of months. While this was going on i started to SH/SI.
    I finaly went to see my doctor who prescribed me a very mild anti-depressant called Citropram i think it was either 1mg or 2mg.

    Anyway my doctor arranged for me to see a social worker to talk through my problems with, which did help some, i was still severly depressed, so the social worker talked to my doctor and told my doctor to prescibe me seroxat at 40mg, which is completley wrong as the starter dose is 20mg.
    Anyway it sent me SU and i ended up in general hospital for 3 days and then a psychiatric hospital for a week, i faked being better to get out of there.

    So for the last 5 years i have been in and out of psychiatric hospital and spent over a complete year in a specialised unit for victims of SA.
    I was sent to the specialised unit due to a carer SAing me severely when i was 22 years old, i was a paitent of his in the psychiatric hospital i was in and i was on a section 3 (6 months involuntary in hospital). I reported him to the police and he was sentenced to just 1 year in prison and 1 year on license.

    That is my story. I would like to get to know people here.

    Thank you
    Take Care
    Leigh
    xx
     
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  3. anthony

    anthony Renovation Aficionado Founder

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    Hi Leigh, welcome to the forum, and I look forward to chatting with you soon.
     
  4. Boo-Damphir

    Boo-Damphir Active Member

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    Hi Leigh, and welcome to the forum! I hope you find this to be a safe place to learn and grow :thumbs-up
     
  5. Farmer

    Farmer Active Member

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    Hello leigh'

    Man if I was the judge I would have given him 100 years. I'm shure you will find help and companionship here.
     
  6. JoannaG

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    Welcome Leigh
    Feel free to listen, talk, lots who truly understnd what you are going through here.
     
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    welcome leigh, sorry you went through all that, come here and heal.
    cathy
     
  8. goingonhope

    goingonhope Member Premium Member

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    Hi Leigh, Glad you found us. And, Welcome to the forum. Much to read...much to learn...much to be a part of in your personal healing.
     
  9. nov_silence

    nov_silence Well-Known Member

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    So glad that you found this place. The support is great here. Lots of food for thought!
     
  10. batgirl

    batgirl I'm a VIP

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    Welcome to the forum! This is a great place and I hope you find the help you need.
     
  11. permban0077

    permban0077 Policy Enforcement Banned

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  12. kimG

    kimG Well-Known Member

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    Hi Leigh,

    Glad you found us! Stick around a while!
     
  13. Nam

    Nam I'm a VIP

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    Hi! We're glad you found us! :smile:
     
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