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    Do you have a suicide safety plan?

    Practical is key. I don’t have the time or patience for a ridged structured plan. I try to find ways to have my plan with me everywhere I am without advertising to people who don’t need to know. I hope you have found some ideas for your own that work. One of my tricks is to find small...
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    Do you have a suicide safety plan?

    Yes I do. 1. If I find myself heading that route I make plans. Plans where I would be missed if I didn’t show. Plans that limit my alone time. Plans that involve random calls to friends. 2. I let key people in my life know I am struggling. This is the hard one. When they know I get random...
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    How Did You Sleep Last Night?

    I slept 3.5 hours Friday night I slept 4 ish hours Saturday night I slept 0 hours Sunday night And judging from my cold sweats shaking and isolating myself to my room and recurring crying episodes I probably won’t sleep again tonight.
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    The clash between C-ptsd bi-polar and a person w ADHD And ODD

    My thoughts are with you. The way people step up for family never ceases to amaze me. The only advice I have is recognize the mood patterns. And have a back up plan. Because everything will go sideways often. I have the councillor's at the kids school touch base with them informally to help...
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    The clash between C-ptsd bi-polar and a person w ADHD And ODD

    Thank you and yes this is something I am working on. My brain often tries to derail itself. We are on the wait list for family therapy I am currently doing DBT and will be going into a second more intensive session. My daughter is in weekly therapy working with an eating disorder therapist...
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    The clash between C-ptsd bi-polar and a person w ADHD And ODD

    The hardest part is my brain telling me this is all my fault and this wouldn’t be happening if I were a better parent.
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    The clash between C-ptsd bi-polar and a person w ADHD And ODD

    So things have been stressful lately. History Me the mom is diagnosed C-ptsd/ strongly suggested bi polar waiting on psych evaluation My kiddo diagnosed Severe ADHD/ODD/Drepession/Anxiety/OCD So there’s always a lot of working around elevated emotions in my household we do therapy and...
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    Trouble keeping a job

    The official diagnosis is c-ptsd major depressive disorder and anxiety with suggestions that I may be bi polar and May have fibromyalgia. The only thing I am good at is reading. And that is a catch 22 because it being one of the very few things left in the world that brings me any form of...
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    Trouble keeping a job

    So, again I am at the point where my current employer is strongly suggest I start looking elsewhere. Same cycle different year. So I need some suggestions. I deal with severe depression, bad anxiety, dis regulation, disassociation , chronic fatigue, paranoia, confusion, brain fog, physical...
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    What Did You Eat And Drink Last?

    I had a coffee, raisin bran muffin an apple and two pieces of pepperoni pizza.
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    T suggested group for 8 weeks

    So my T has asked if I would join a trauma group. The sessions run 8 weeks starting in January. I would miss 10 hours of work a week which in a single income family household that’s a big thing. I have always avoided groups. It feels like airing dirty laundry. Please tell me your thoughts or...
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    Worried about Depression and Job

    I am living this too. Just navigated a severe depression and now work is a place I am obligated to show up. I go but I am not really present. I keep getting assigned new challenging projects that are above my pay grade. And I just keep trucking doing what I was hired to do. I feel it’s just a...
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    This is the kind of day…

    Meh I showed up today. I coasted and it took more than I had I blinked at work and zoned out for three hours Came home and did the dishes And ended up shaking because it took too much energy.
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    I can't keep going...

    I am in the same boat. So I don’t have much by way of advice that works. But one thing I do everyday is make my bed when I get up. It sounds dumb. But every day I step out into a world I can’t handle well. And when I get home no matter how much of a failure I feel like I go look at my bed. It’s...
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    What Are You Feeling Today? Not Thinking, Rather Feeling! Can You Identify Yours?

    Today I feel defeated. my chest is heavy with anxiety. I have to force a confrontation. I get to tell my mother that giving a child guilt and shame isn't something I will allow. So this year we will not accept any presents. And then I get to watch world war three begin on the guilt manipulation...
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    The spiral and a new relationship

    Thank you. Yes it is so hard to navigate this.. What we ended up doing was sitting down and having a few really serious talks. not so much of airing the dirty laundry type, But more of this this has been my experience. and this is how I have reacted in the past. This is what I will need to be...
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    Post appointment crash - Anyone found a way to mitigate it?

    Thanks for the great feed back. I generally try to book in for 2 pm Thursday’s and just take the afternoon off. I like to go to the pool after and do laps then sit on the hot tub to help relax tense muscles. Right now she is only doing 24 hour bookings so you call 8 am the day before and...
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    One Thing That Made You Smile Today?

    Today what made me smile was my BF not blinking or acting shocked or having a negative reaction to me saying. Therapy was hard today. I think we should go get breakfast and then I’m going to call out of work and go home to get some sleep. I’ve never had anyone in my life ok with me taking a...
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    What would you choose?

    Big dog!!!!! Tall socks or ankle socks?
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    Post appointment crash - Anyone found a way to mitigate it?

    Hi Today I had my second appointment with my new therapist. I’ve been in CBT therapy before and this one is a different approach. My question is. Has anyone found a way to mitigate the post session crash? I am as weak as overcooked spaghetti and I was starving so I ate then called out of...
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    What Are You Feeling Today? Not Thinking, Rather Feeling! Can You Identify Yours?

    Today I feel elated. I feel like a goddess I feel amazing. I feel ashamed I feel worried I feel like I should be questioning my motives I feel like I should be questioning if what I am doing is avoidance. I feel like maybe it is but maybe it isn't. I feel like maybe just this once I should not...
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    The spiral and a new relationship

    Thank your for the insight!! I’m the opposite with attracting people. And I generally only date when I feel like I’m the whole package. When I’m doing good that’s when I let harmful people into my life. When I’m doing bad. I dont know what type of person I attract because I isolate and shut...
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    The spiral and a new relationship

    I’m just looking for been there done that advice. 1. I’m pretty deep into a spiral down 2. Met someone new even though I had no intentions of complicating my life. 3. This persons love language is acts of service. Would it be selfish of me to consider this person because I know they are...
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    Self Advocacy??

    I had my first appointment with her Wednesday. She asked if I was going home to rest after and I said nope gotta go to work. Which was a bad idea because I crashed at my desk and kept falling asleep. I wonder if I’d just taken that day off if I would have made it to work the last two days lol...
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    Self Advocacy??

    I agree with this partially. Finished implies done and that’s where a lot of people muff it up. Things are always changing as our understanding grows. Learning and growing into new ideas and methods is crucial.
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