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    Hello All - I Have Been Diagnosed With PTSD

    It appears that a lynch pin to the diagnosis of PTSD here is that you suffered a traumatizing event which continues to haunt you (reliving experience, flashbacks, dreams etc.). If such an event occurred to me, I am not reliving it in flashbacks, dreams etc. and, as noted, I can't emotionally...
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    General PTSD Stress and the Family Environment

    Unfortunately PTSD can really screw up others who are around those with PTSD, especially their children, and can contribute to the likelihood of PTSD in the child and spouse of the sufferer. Transgenerational PTSD is very real. There have been studies verifying the increased liklihood of...
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    Advice And Opinions Please - Complicated Therapy Issues

    I am sure Anthony is right. But for me there were/are things that can make a short term difference for some. For me, the key to not curling in to a fetal position right away was DRUGS. WEEEEEE. No not that kind of drugs. Medication for my condition. Two medications helped me. The...
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    He Doesn't Know Me Anymore

    It is great that you can identify things that are bothering you so well and better still that you come here to this safe place to talk about them, rather than act them out. I find that the relationship between PTSD and sex, intimacy and my spouse is very complicated and I don't have the added...
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    Appetite Question - How Do I Get It Back?

    If you haven't already done so, check whether the medications you are taking, and/or when you take them, might work as an unintended appetite suppressant. I know that paxil did that to me for awhile and then the side effect passed.
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    So, So, Tired. So Lost, So alone, Need Someone

    I guess I am in the minority here but I believe medication can really help in some cases. The process of being a human guinea pig until the right medication and dose is determined is not pleasant. And it is a double edged sword to take medication; the downside being, among other things, that it...
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    Employment with Fear

    I don't know if you are in the US, but if you are there are two laws that offer some protection. The first is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which alllows employees in many cases up to 12 weeks unpaid leave in a year if needed for a serious health condition. The leave can be taken in...
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    List Your Joke, Funny Caption To Brighten Ptsd

    Two Psychiatrists were having lunch and one said to the other, "You know, I made the most embarassing Freudian slip yesterday." The other replied, "Oh really! What happened?" The first one said, "Well I was having dinner with my Mother and I meant to say, 'Would you please pass the salt?'...
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    Hello All - I Have Been Diagnosed With PTSD

    Hello All, My name is Rick and I am from Chicago. I was diagnosed with PTSD about a year ago and that diagnosis was recently confirmed by Shrink No. 2. Before that, the diagnosis was Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Anyways I have lived in a state of almost constant hypervigilence for around...