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    Thoughts of life.

    i can relate.... time flys and there seems to be no way to make it stand still
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    Identifying avoidance

    I totally relate to the anxiety it causes when i walk out the door and cringe at the thought of another human being seeing me or a possible interaction. I know where it comes from (way long ago) but knowing does not help the feelings of anxiety and disassociation i experience daily after all...
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    Identifying avoidance

    I can relate to this thread. I find I feel more normalized since everyone else needs to isolate also, though for different reasons than I usually do. I have to work hard not to go down into the pit emotionally. I have to turn off the news at a certain point several times a day. The hike with my...
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    My social anxiety is diminished with Social Isolation in place

    whiteraven,yes, my therapist and I are meeting via computer. this "avoidance of people" thing is so deep with so many tentacles. I am fully realizing, during this pandemic situation, that I do like human contact and I have always found my own special ways of interacting despite all my...
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    just watched a press conference and was yelling at my computer at the absurdness i heard ...telling people to take the medicine that is not even approved yet just to name one..................i was telling him to quit making excuses and blaming people, quit all the gaslighting,......we need a...
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    My social anxiety is diminished with Social Isolation in place

    I find myself dreading the day that society goes back to normal. Not that I like the horrible impact on health and lives and economy, etc. of this pandemic. I have noticed I feel very comfortable knowing I don't have to interact with others. I usually feel so awkward and distant from others when...
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    Ketamine vs TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

    update. i had my last treatment last friday and it is sunday now. i believe it was of great help and i am seeing some new ways of thinking, being and behaving in a short period of time. I am very hopeful that this a treatment that will be instrumental in treating massive amounts of sufferers. i...
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    Ketamine vs TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

    good to know, rainman8772!!
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    Ketamine vs TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

    glad the nasal is helping with suicidal thoughts joeylittle. yes, my clinic has the same requirements on having someone pick you up. fortunately i have a daughter, son, and friend available especialy during the virus they are even more available. i walked there yesterday, it took 45 minutes and...
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    Ketamine vs TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

    thanks for your input joeylittle. gosh, a lot has happened with me (and the world) since March 8, just over 2 weeks ago since I posted last here about ketamine. My TMS doc shut his practice down for clients a week ago Monday, after receiving 12 treatments. That was the day I had been...
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    Ketamine vs TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

    BeTheLight Everything I am learning about Ketamine, I imagine it helped your grandmother and gave her some relief. Maybe the people around her considered it abuse but that would have been before it was studied and now regularly used for people with mental illness..... that's my take on it...
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    Ketamine vs TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

    Now that sounds like common sense talking, eveharrington....... my impatience is running rampant right now that I just found out there is a Ketamine clinic nearby but I have been so disappointed by high anticipation of the "next" fix so many times. I hate to wait another month but it could be...
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    Ketamine vs TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

    apparently there is a slightly higher risk of seizures if they are done together so my TmS doc would prefer I do one or the other. I approached him with doing both together.
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    Ketamine vs TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

    I have had 7 days of TMS and just found out there is a Ketamine clinic in my town. I am thinking of quitting the TMS and going for the Ketamine.It is done via an IV. Can anyone here share their experience with either? Apparantly they both don't last forever so you need ongoing treatments. TMS...
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    Repeating therapy... when do you give up?

    I hear ya on that one! good point
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    Repeating therapy... when do you give up?

    I can relate to this, grit! I am just getting calmed down enough inside to be able to see the importance of exploring my thoughts and feelings and feeling like i might even matter. One thing I get is that if I don't, I am screwed!
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    Why is relationship so scary for some sufferers?

    thanks for the book recommendation, candor! I am reading authors preview and find this information so extremely pertinent/helpful to where I am at currently at. here is the link to the book Dead Link Removed
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    Why is relationship so scary for some sufferers?

    i feel my ptsd experience is being minimized if I think this way. I totally recognize others without ptsd have limits of interaction depending on how they experience their life. I don't believe these ones have the trauma associated with such decisions. They cannot be put in the same category of...
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    Why is relationship so scary for some sufferers?

    good catch, blackemerald! ok, I'll put it this way, which is pretty well described in this thread. Yes, I do have relationships. But I cannot have one with anyone without feeling anywhere on the scale of uncomfortable to totally traumatized inside. The only relief is to keep encounters to a...
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    Why is relationship so scary for some sufferers?

    sounds wonderful, candor!!!
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    Why is relationship so scary for some sufferers?

    I will check into the book recommendation, Candor and I, too am being open to all that is and have discovered this situation and will always believe this can shift as I keep on the journey.....as it already has shifted me in so many ways..... I never thought I could be a recluse and now here I...
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    Why is relationship so scary for some sufferers?

    I can't begin to tell you how frustrating and saddening it is. I have had 3 marriages, numerous boyfriends(been single for a while now), 3 children, grandchildren (who I see very frequently) and interaction is extremely triggering for me.... I shake inside and, though I love them, are happy when...
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    Why is relationship so scary for some sufferers?

    I cannot have relationships strictly because I have PTSD!
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    What does safety mean to you?

    Tinyflame, what comes up for me when I isolate for too long and let my misconceptions of how safe the people in my world outside my door are, the main thing is that I feel more miserable and start dwelling on the idea of "not wanting to be on this planet anymore". I guess the other thing is that...
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