Search results

  1. enough

    Research An Interesting Report on The Use Of Psychoactive drugs for Treatment Of PTSD

    National Public Radio is broadcasting a story about the use of controlled substances for PTSD treatment. If you can Access NPR online you should be able to find it. I was aware that there were studies about the use of ketamine and MDMA ,also Psyllocybin and THC. Anyone who isn't going to listen...
  2. enough

    Other Managing Diabetes And PTSD- Yeah, Right!

    I would say that the major disease or disorder in my life so far has been PTSD and the years of misdiagnosis preceding it. Second would be all of the traumatic injuries and the ensuing surgeries, maybe down the list is hepatitis C and the wonderful treatment that was available circa 2005 and a...
  3. enough

    Anyone Have An Opinion On "Brain Spotting" Therapy Techniques?

    I am seeing a counselor (Psychologist) that is using a therapy he calls "brains potting". It involves a lot of EMDR similar techniques with the addition of letting my eyes wander from left to right slowly with guidance and seeing where a particular thought or emotion or memory feels the...
  4. enough

    Other Diabetes And PTSD

    I have recently slipped from pre diabetes into type 2 with daily injections of a non insulin medication. How does your Diabetes affect your PTSD symptoms, and vice versa? I have found that physical pain will often accompany a bad event in my PTSD world, and wonder if that has to do with the...
  5. enough

    This physically hurts now. real pain associated with ptsd?

    I am living with daily pain that isn't associated with an injury or a surgery or a physical illness and it scares me that it is so deep and so associated with my stress levels. I have been physically exhausted by my job over the past 6 months and by my failing relationship with my wife for the...
  6. enough

    General I recently discovered my wife was raped. how to deal with her secrecy?

    Just some basic background- I am PTSD sufferer, childhood abuse, physical trauma, EMS first responder. She is also childhood abuse and crime victim PTSD sufferer. We have a thirty year marriage that has been rough but has produced great kids and is still hanging on but by a thread. Worse over...
  7. enough

    Emerg Services Anniversaries of a bad emergency call

    This weekend marks an anniversary. Kids involved, death of both parents, pretty horrible. My worst thing that I remember now is the huge number of spectators. Literally hundreds. They all saw the scene unfold from start to finish including me not starting on one victim and reluctantly helping on...
  8. enough

    Ashwaghanda- can anyone tell me more/

    Ashwagandha is actually recommended by my health insurance company for lots of things, I am using it mostly to settle an irritable and damaged digestive system but see lots of applications. Can anyone tell me about their experiences with it? I know it is common in India, and I have a friend...
  9. enough

    I just tied all of it together- breakthrough!

    Have to post this, it is so important. I just tied my major traumas all together and it is so simple now. I am excited and want to share! I was a normal kid, happy and doing well in school with friends and an extended family when my mom died. I was 11. In his grief my father returned to the...
  10. enough

    MVA Near miss of an accident and i am triggered for days

    It has been 4 days so far, this time. I saw a dump truck slide around a corner coming at me probably doing 60 MPH. He should have been at 45, tops. the corner is marked 45 mph. He managed to Keep it upright and on the road and I had plenty of time to stop, in fact I didn't need to stop. He...
  11. enough

    Anyone Here That Can Comment On Anger Management?

    I am currently taking some time away from my long term counselor and seeing someone about anger management specifically. I know that my anger is from deep and harmful levels of frustration coming from every angle in my life. I know that my frustration is the result of my disorder and the things...
  12. enough

    Do You Feel Like You Are Being Watched?

    I know I am not being watched by my neighbors, my coworkers, people at the grocery store, I am no more interesting than anyone else and I am not doing anything weird or attracting attention to myself. But I have a life long sense that there are people watching, that I have to do things to avoid...
  13. enough

    What Happens If You Go In For A Psych Evaluation And They Tell You You Need To Be Comitted?

    Just wondering, what are the laws concerning the situation I am contemplating. I mean, if I let the seed of ideation grow it will become a larger and larger desire to stop this life, so I may decide that I need help stopping myself and go to an ER for what I have always heard called a psych...
  14. enough

    Have You Ever Been Exposed To Radical Acceptance As A Course Of Therapy?

    Two years back my wife and I went to a marriage counselor that wanted to see us both separately at first then together. She kept preaching radical acceptance to me, like I had to learn to live with my wife's unsafe and irresponsible actions, the inability to communicate effectively, the repeat...
  15. enough

    MVA As A Volunteer First Responder I Learned A Lot About Accidents

    I served in a rural fire district, often alone on my truck until other volunteers or the paid ambulance EMTs arrived on scene. Because of what I saw and heard, I know many things about the causes of accidents on rural roads and highways, things I sometimes wish I didn't know . First...
  16. enough

    At Night I Wake Up In A State Of Total Despair

    Does this sound familiar? During the day I have a huge arsenal of tools I can use to get through being triggered, avoiding destructive depressing thinking, and to maintain a level of control over my PTSD symptoms. At night, my defenses are down and I don't have access to the tools I have...
  17. enough

    So Guess Whats Next?

    Cancer. The big C. So I guess I have figured out that I don't have to be afraid of dying every time I get in my car. I no longer feel like someone just pointed a shotgun at my neck when I have to swerve to avoid a head-on or have a near miss in high-speed traffic. Now it just feels like another...
  18. enough

    Lies, Broken Promises, And Radical Acceptance

    I am all about solving problems. Something comes up in my relationship and I try to talk it out and arrive at a mutual agreement or a way to solve the problem and then stay the course. She can't name a time that I didn't start with a discussion and an agreement, she can't name a time when I...
  19. enough

    Has Anyone Here Taken A Mega Dose Of Klonopin?

    I am prescribed 2x .5 mg.daily for sleep and have Xanax for worse occasions. Today was the last time I will give my therapist a shot at helping me, yet another in a long line od T's has failed to make progress and given up before I did, Oh well. I don't want to check out but I do want to...
  20. enough

    My Suicide Will Not Be A Reaction To Another Persons Insensitivity

    If I do it, it will be a reaction to the state I have fallen into and the realisation that there is no escape outside of distraction and mind numbing drugs or alcohol or suicide. I am like food that has gone bad. Wasted. Throw it away, it has no value. It won't be because I am temporarily...
  21. enough

    I Want To Share My Flashback

    My diagnosis came after I realised that this traumatic event caused me several weeks of disassociation at the time of the event and nightmares and disruptive memories since. Describing what happened and my reaction to it lead my psych to my diagnosis and the help I have received since. I am...
  22. enough

    After The Therapy Session, I Am Always Worse

    My therapy sessions leave me in a mess, and I haven't even really gotten into the hard work with this therapist yet. I have been to 4 different ones in the past year, the reason I have dropped each one in sucession has been due to the times I was able to get in to see them. A few hours away from...
  23. enough

    Did A Religious Parent Cause You Harm?

    First- my intent here is not to tear apart the beliefs of any one here, or to promote my own views on religion. If a faith in a higher power is helpful to you I would be a very bad person to do anything to shake that support and I do not intend to do anyone harm. Many Topics posted here are...
  24. enough

    Death Ok, 5 Stages Of Grief. What About The Death Of A Life Long Abuser?

    My father died. He really died effectively way back when my mother died because he got caught in the bargaining stage and offered up his life of devotion to a religion that was supposed to save my mother but didn't. He was always true to his word and unfortunately I was also part of the package...
  25. enough

    Childhood Psychological Abuser Is Deceased, One Down , One To Go

    My Father lost his wife at 35 and remarried within 6 months. Part of the grief of his losing my mom was the normal stage of bargaining (also denial, self blame, etc.). Part of his bargaining was to promise my dieing mother that he would raise me in the church she was clinging to as she died. She...
Top