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New to The Board, Not New to PTSD

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Eagle3, Oct 22, 2006.

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  1. Eagle3

    Eagle3 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all

    I've had PTSD for about 3 or 4 years now, but haven't had the money to get formally diagnosed. Mostly I've just stuffed and done what I could to control the symptoms enough to function. But I'm tired of being alone, and I'm eager to talk to someone who knows what it's like to have all these emotions and memories running around, even if the emotions aren't "feelable". Mostly, I just need to talk and find ways to really heal, because I'm tired of feeling just barely in control.

    Thanks for listening.
     
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  3. permban0077

    permban0077 Policy Enforcement Banned

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  4. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt! Premium Member

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    Hi Eagle! Welcome to the forum.

    You will find many of us here struggle with the whole "officially" diagnosed bit. Do you see a regular counselor? Is your doctor aware of what is wrong with you? (god, that sounded bad...but I don't know how else to word it... sorry) What country are you in? Some of us have had to get creative to get help outside this forum. Anyways, welcome and nice to have you!

    Bec
     
  5. Eagle3

    Eagle3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome. Nope, no counselor, no friends, no supportive family that understands. I've been truly alone with this. I keep trying to tell Docs what's going on, but you know how M.D.'s can be.

    I tried to talk to the counselor at the college I go to, but i don't think she's had much experience with PTSD. She treated me like a whiner last time, when things were under control.

    I'm in the USA.
     
  6. Farmer

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    Hi Eagle

    Maybe you should think of seeing another Doc. if possible. If the Doc is'nt listening it's not doeing you any good.

    Welcome to the site
     
  7. goingonhope

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    Welcome Eagle3

    Nice to have you join us. If you don't mind, please tell us more about yourself. I too have been isolated before from all support and for far too long. You know I even was deeply hurt by someone, with PTSD but not doing anything about it, just 5 days before I found this forum. She ridiculed me in front of others, all in which were paying attention, and remarked how I was so badly out of my mind. In a real rude and righteous way. TBK, I wasn't. Oh how this hurt at the time, but I think it had everything to do with motivating me and soon after finding this site. Eagle3 there's such great PTSD info. on this site, if you read it, it may well blow your mind. In a good way of course. I'm making progress slowly in reading much of it because it is so helpful and right on track that my brain needs breaks to really grab hold of it for keeps. Wishing you well.
     
  8. motorjack

    motorjack Active Member Premium Member

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    welcome and may you find help..mj
     
  9. permban0008

    permban0008 Policy Enforcement Banned

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    Welcome to the forum Eagle.
     
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