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    Complete avoidance of anything too overwhelming

    Hi all, is avoiding anything which I would find overwhelming part of C-PTSD? I know avoidance of things which may trigger memories of the trauma is a big part, but what about avoidance of anything too stressful? A few examples…. My partner proposed last year. We both want to have a big wedding...
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    New member & very frightened!

    Thank you so much for replying! I really appreciate that. It’s reassuring to hear someone else gets the same thing. It’s so hard to accept this is due to C-PTSD. It feels like there’s something wrong with my body. I am just about to go back on Sertraline (I think it is called Zoloft in the...
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    New member & very frightened!

    Thank you so much for your reply. I know it was a long post so my apologies about that! The confusing part for me is that I don’t actually jump/jolt/startle, it’s more of an internal reaction to the sound. I’m not frightened of my partner clicking his toe and I’ve not had an extreme trauma which...
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    New member & very frightened!

    Hi everyone, I have joined the forums today as to be honest I don’t really know what to think or do anymore, I spent my whole time in almost constant fight or flight mode, on guard, highly anxious 24/7, obsessional/ocd type thinking, and an extreme sensitivity to stress. I’m tired. I haven’t...