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    I Feel Like I Am in the "Trauma Olympics" With My New Friend

    So I met a new friend... she seemed like she had an admirable goal of helping others with trauma... it's her life's mission. But it seems like her traumatic background defines her so much so that she awkwardly interjects some reference to her trauma every 10 minutes or so in a group setting and...
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    Can You Get Triggers for Traumas You Don't Remember?

    For the longest time, I have wondered if certain triggers indicate a forgotten trauma but the trouble is I can't remember anything specifically that would cause such strong triggers. Most of my desensitization has been guess best hypotheses and it gets frustrating. My gut tells me some things...
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    Inconsolable Rage Fits

    From about age 5-25, I would have 3 hour+ rage fits 1-2x a month where I would cry and scream and feel completely out of control without knowing where it all came from. Nothing would console me until I got rid of all the emotional energy. To reduce the frequency of the rage fits, I emotionally...
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    How Do You Get Over a Toxic Ex?

    So I have C-PTSD from attachment, developmental, and medical trauma and have a physical disability. This relationship did not do my PTSD any favors. I got out of a toxic relationship 5 months ago but I am still struggling. Even though there weren't acts of physical or sexual violence, most...
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    I Feel Like a Fraud or That My Trauma isn't Severe So I Am a Failure

    So I got diagnosed with PTSD with complex trauma by several therapists due to abandonment, medical treatments, emotional neglect, and inconsistent caretaking. I never knew if my caretakers were going to be nice or mean, if I was going wake up in pain, when/if my physical and emotional needs were...
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    Upset over Diagnosis Change

    My last 3 therapists (my last one specialized in PTSD and trauma, created a trauma-based organization in my state, but got deployed) over the past 5 years have all diagnosed me with PTSD. I am even got social security on the first try for PTSD and other medical issues. I felt like the...
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    "Feeling Powerless/Defenseless" - Core Aspect to PTSD?

    So my PTSD significantly stemmed from being subjected to medical procedures from when I was a little kid (bone breaking and reconstruction), not being told what was happening/lack of information, and the lack of emotional support/not being allowed to process my pain. It caused me to be...
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    Medical Ptsd from orthopedic surgeries

    Has anyone else gotten PSTD from well-intentioned but excruciatingly painful orthopedic surgeries? My PTSD is primarily from a string of reconstructive surgeries when I was around 4-5 with minimal emotional support... in additional to significant emotional neglect and moderate physical neglect...
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    Sufferer Hello, i have attachment and medical trauma

    Hi there. I got diagnosed with GAD and PTSD with developmental/attachment and medical trauma a few years back. It took 20 years to get the right help but, funnily enough, I got the best help and support from a male therapist who specializes in combat PTSD. Just wanted to look for some...
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