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    PTSD More Than Once??

    The Ontario legal system.... I know it too well! It's enough to drive anyone with PSTD back to medication. Wait! It did! Me! The Australian Embassey even advised me to come home because they knew I would never win. So apart from all the other you have to deal with, my condolences on having...
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    Brainwashing? Does it work?

    I've often been asked if I could wipe the memory would I want to, and I have always said no. It's not because I don't want to forget it, or because I wouldn't want to keep reliving it... but... everything I have grown from over the past 20 odd yrs has been because of it. If it had never...
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    PTSD and Road Rage

    I've got a Martin Lawrence (the comedian) tape I play. He is so blunt with his humour, that it makes me feel not so alone in how aggittated I am. As he's going through him rountine I am sitting in the car "yeah! that's right!". After a while I am over it :)
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    Hi! Am I Really Going Slowly Insane?

    Hi Morticia I read your post the other day, but I had to leave because it made me physically ill, and brought up so many thoughts about my own little brother who died in a car crash up north/west WA in '99. Originally we were under the assumption that he had died in a car rollover instantly...
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    Introduction Of Me - PTSD From Vehicle Accident

    I accidently decked the wrong person once! A car came around a bend on my side of a country highway causing me to hit the gravel embankment & to roll my car end to end 3 times down a hill. I was lucky that my passenger somehow grabbed me during the roll as my seatbelt flung off & pushed my...
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    General Please Help - Girlfriend Has PTSD

    I found that the one thing I always have trouble with, in translating verbally what is in my head. Sometimes it feels like a busy intersection without traffic lights. So if I had trouble giving it some kind of direction, how was I going to relay it to my partner. But if I wrote them down (or...
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    General Please Help - Girlfriend Has PTSD

    I have a suggestion of a method I used once... and it was really helpful using it to communicate when lines of communication with your partner just aren't possible. We used to keep a journal. It wasn't a private one, it was expressly for the partner to pick up & read when they felt like. No...
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    My Disgust in PTSD Course Followup

    And here I thought you were going to hit me with a frying pan for being so brutal! Funny, that's what I thought your problem was. You might have had expectations of some kind of closure, but it left you cold. I know that feeling. Your mind is running all over the place with 'shoulda been'...
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    My Disgust in PTSD Course Followup

    I had to go away & think about this. It was a tough one to think about. It's also 5.30am so excuse any rambling. Bad behaviour I would class as disrespect for anyone/thing around you. Lashing out in a bad mood more often than not is just venting frustration. I dont think bad behaviour...
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    My Disgust in PTSD Course Followup

    Before I got diagnosed I used to be a real powder keg. The slighest thing would set me off. Once I almost threw a pot of boiling water over my sister because it happened to be in my hand when I was going off. My previous partners would always say I was paranoid and over reacted to things...
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    My Disgust in PTSD Course Followup

    I was tempted to write that but wasn't sure if counsellors of yours might be reading. Didn't want to stir the pot. But absolutely my opinion also! When I made the conscious decision to start helping myself I met with a lot of opposition to it, telling me that I wouldn't be able to do it...
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    My Disgust in PTSD Course Followup

    Did the others feel the same? Was anything else said from participants? Why I ask is ... you have done so much research and practical activities (i.e. the forum), that maybe you have reached that pivotal spot where you have ascended to where feedback & discussion are of more importance than...
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    Is PTSD a Disability?

    Thanks for that Anthony... will look into it.
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    Is PTSD a Disability?

    Has PSTD been classed as a bona fide disability yet? Recently I had to resort to parking in a underground carpark at night, a fair way away from the exits & elevators. Environments like this are a main trigger for an attack with me. I saw the disabled parking zones next to the elevator...
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    General Support for Partners

    My mother had a partner for several years who was a Vietnam vet, so I can appreciate the situation you must must find yourself in sometimes. He was a sergent in the police force with an unblemished record & medals for bravery, but at home he used to sink into the bottle & deep depressions. I...
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    General New To Forum - Wife Has PTSD

    Hi Distraught Sexual assault can be a very hard trauma to deal with. It's a violation of every sense of the body & mind, so there are so many parts of her being traumatised. I used to think that it was taking so long for me to get over it, until I found out that there are many women of...
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    How's Your Xmas Cheer? PTSD and Christmas

    How right you are Kay! It pisses me off being "expected" to anything. Which is why I wish I wasnt such a sucker at times!
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    How's Your Xmas Cheer? PTSD and Christmas

    So sorry to hear about Kerie-Ann's aunt. One of my best friends died of breast cancer a few years ago ... it can really drain your soul. But I feel so much better hearing someone else say they dont do funerals. I often get called cold because I dont. When I didnt attend my father &...
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    How's Your Xmas Cheer? PTSD and Christmas

    How does xmas time affect others? Does it make you feel better or worse? Xmas isn't a good time for me. And each year it gets harder to get the xmas spirit. When I had a youngen in the house, I would take that extra effort to find it. This year my daughter is an adult spending most of her...
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    PTSD And EMDR

    I hear the same things too Kay. For years I used to let it get me down, and even now it does sometimes. Eventually I started retaliating with "snap out of it? geee... I hadn't thought of that, let me give it a try & see if your method works better than anyone elses!" As far as being...
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    How the surrounding mood makes your mood

    heh... on a daily basis! Most days I count down the hours until everyone is asleep & I can collect my own thoughts & emotions. One thing I have learnt over the years, is its not their tolerance that had to be worked on, it was my tolerance. They were quite entitled to their moods &...
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    New To This Chat - PTSD From Family Death

    Dont give me too much credit. You never saw me pulling my hair out this week! This was one of my 'bad' weeks.
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    New To This Chat - PTSD From Family Death

    Hi Molly It's hard having to deal with family demons as well as your own. I have a sister too that is addicted to Crystal Meth, and she got my niece hooked on it too. Everyday I try to think of how it can be changed, even though its not up to me to change it. One night I rang a support...
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    Letting It Out - Childhood PostTraumatic Stress Disorder

    I dont know about being strong... LOL... I would probably say far from it. Probably more stubborn than anything. I just refuse to give the barstards the satisfaction of me doing myself in. Travelling around, is more running away from situations that get out of hand for me. IRL I never have...
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    Letting It Out - Childhood PostTraumatic Stress Disorder

    Thanks Kerri-Ann & Anthony! I gather both of you have been in the armed forces at some stage? If so, it is partly because of people like you that it has been possible to gain momentum to move forward. Whenever I get those 'down' moments I think of people that are either in more dangerous...
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