Recent content by Warrior Chicken

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    Sexual Assault Weird Trigger

    I get the same thing when catching breath from cold dry air. Most times anything causing me to gasp for more than a few seconds is going to activate that memory and survival response. For me one of the things I’ve worked on is awareness - trigger? Yep. Where, when, how am I. Am I surviving...
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    Knock on Back (Patio) Door After Dark

    Yup, that’s a here and now fright…not a bubble from the past where you gotta do the work to convince yourself that you’re safe. I don’t know how else your neighbour behaves, but what they did is a definite NOPE! Perhaps you can build the sense of protection you have in your home to lower the...
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    Study Firefighters with PTSD likely to have relationship problems

    So surprised….I had no idea 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤪
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    Other Viewing the world in a negative lens

    Viewing the world around us with a filter that’s set to identify threats and danger is one of the unfortunate features of ptsd. Even though it’s possible to focus on the positive and remain optimistic, there is often a tendency to notice the negative by default….as a survival mechanism of...
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    Road Map for Exposure Therapy

    Hey there, exposure therapy is a big step and looks like you’re in the mind space to get there! Not easy as I figure you already know, and why you’re stacking on grounding and coping techniques. Those are gonna be vital. Like you said, everyone’s roadmap will be different. I’m gonna share a...
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    What do you define as “extreme anxiety”

    I did not write in my post as you’ve written here that I’m “averse to medication in all circumstances besides near death”. I wrote: I agree with you that a conversation with any prescriber about the nature and intention of any controlled substance prescribed is important, and one that every...
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    Memory issues.

    hey, with you as well in the memory gaps. From what I’ve read it is a regular/typical occurrence with trauma. Thanks for the smile with the hippo imagery, I won’t be embarrassed by sharing that I envision a hippo wearing a grad gown and cap when I think of hippo campus. I have trauma from...
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    Labels and struggling with people knowing

    The situation with the book, been there! On both counts. Wanted to control how it would show up - will the title be visible for the world to see, what if they deliver to the wrong address and a neighbour sees, what if I’m not there to receive it and my other half opens it, blah blah….you know...
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    Insert Swearish Rant Here

    You need a death certificate to complete a request for medical records???! When this hospital killed him and knows perfectly well how they f*cked things up by sending the body to another hospital. So you tell me to go to the morgue of that hospital to get the death certificate? Sure, I will...
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    What Do You Need In This Moment?

    To rid emotions in a way that’s healthier than how I’ve done it for many years.
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    What do you define as “extreme anxiety”

    Yes, absolutely. If I function, then that’s not extreme, or in my mind, often not even classified as anxiety. Like @Freddyt describes, I also discount my symptoms. Prior to exploring my past I never noticed body pain like I do now. It’s daily, and I typically dismiss it as a fact of getting...
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    Chunks of Memory Missing - How to Retrieve?

    Some triggers are clear as day what they are and how they link to the past, whereas others can be very evasive and difficult to pin down. In my case, there are multiple incidents and some of the triggers connect to each other (this can be confusing), over time it’s helped to jot down what’s...
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    Chunks of Memory Missing - How to Retrieve?

    Just stopped in to say : I agree with @StillPen. I have trouble with this too, and without knowing it’s a strategy, I’ve done the same - multiple journals in different places. Have even written things down on scrap paper or napkins and then transferred it into a main journal. it sounds to me...
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    What do you define as “extreme anxiety”

    This is very interesting to me. One of my most prevalent reactions to a lot of things is an automatic flip to numb. As in, I dissociate quick. I’ve done a lot of work to improve that and prevent it, but it still needs work. I never considered that to be part of an anxiety response. I figured it...
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    What do you define as “extreme anxiety”

    I sent an email with a few questions asking for clarification of “extreme anxiety”. I also asked about how much info other Doctors/Healthcare practitioners can see about your prescriptions (I’m rather, for lack of a better word, paranoid about this stuff). Essentially, PDocs and others who can...