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    Taking pain relief to deal with mental illness

    Hi all, I was diagnosed with PTSD (as well as agoraphobia, depression and anxiety) over 5 years ago after leaving a violent and controlling relationship (I am a male and this was a same sex relationship. The reason I am advising of this will become pertinent later in my post). Whilst I have a...
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    Fears about Coronavirus

    Thank you everyone for your responses. As I’ve said, I’m not concerned at the virus per se, I’ve been at peace with my own mortality for a long time now. However my Mother falls into the at risk category, with her suffering autoimmune diseases so if she was to catch the virus, it is highly...
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    Fears about Coronavirus

    I don’t think you’re being irrational especially with how poorly our governments are reacting to the outbreak. It doesn’t instill much confidence.
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    Fears about Coronavirus

    Hey all, I’m guessing I am not alone in this and others are feeling the same, but I am really struggling with the current Coronavirus pandemic. I am not really concerned about the virus myself but the whole uncertainty of it is causing me tremendous anxiety. Not knowing if I will be able to...
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    Death Coping with loss

    My grandmother, my only real source of emotional support and the only person that seemingly understood my diagnosis, passed away just over a month ago. Since her death I have kind of shut myself off from the ‘outside world’ and created my own bubble so to speak in order to not have to address...
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    Death Updated - Cannot come to terms with grandmothers terminal cancer diagnosis. Cut ties or be institutionalized?

    My Grandmother has periods of cognisance so I have tried to tell her certain things but this is quickly forgotten and she often makes statements that contradict her previous statements that leave me even more confused than I did before. The hardest thing for me is that it would be my...
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    Death Updated - Cannot come to terms with grandmothers terminal cancer diagnosis. Cut ties or be institutionalized?

    She has recently been sent home to die but I was unable to visit her owing to certain family members conduct. Yes she does have legal documents which I have seen and many of those who are already appropriating items are not in the will. I fear this will cause further repercussion when she...
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    Death Updated - Cannot come to terms with grandmothers terminal cancer diagnosis. Cut ties or be institutionalized?

    My Grandmother has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and only has a short time left to live. Although I am 35, I have no experience of death other than my Grandfather passing when I was only 5 so do not really recall it. This experience alone is causing me great upset and anguish...
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    Death Updated - Cannot come to terms with grandmothers terminal cancer diagnosis. Cut ties or be institutionalized?

    Thank you for your reply Esterio. It means a great deal that you took the time to respond. I know I’ve done the best by my Grandmother during her life and know she would want me to do what’s right for me, but only I can ultimately decide that. I’ve never really experienced death, only losing...
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    Death Updated - Cannot come to terms with grandmothers terminal cancer diagnosis. Cut ties or be institutionalized?

    Hey all, I am posting owing to the fact my previously fit and healthy Grandmother has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and has been given only weeks to live. I am extremely close with my Grandmother, having been practically raised by her owing to my own mother being very ill all my...
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    Dissociation - new ‘symptoms’

    Apologies Digger. I didn’t see your post. No, I’ve have no medical causes ruled out as owing to my illnesses I have to conduct my doctors appointments and such via telephone. My illnesses as a whole are very niche with my PTSD meaning I cannot engage with males face to face (I am male too), my...
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    Dissociation - new ‘symptoms’

    I’ve spoken with a doctor and they seem to think it’s migraine associated but as this happens during dissociation I don’t believe it is, hence posting here.
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    Dissociation - new ‘symptoms’

    Hi Guys, I have suffered from PTSD (and Agoraphobia, Depression and Anxiety) for almost 4 years now, with me suffering from Dissociation during times of extreme anxiety. I’ve recently been suffering from almost daily episodes owing to issues I am currently trying to but struggling to deal...
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    Concerns In New Relationship - My First Since Mt Ptsd Diagnosis.

    Hi all, I left an extremely violent and controlling relationship in 2013 and was subsequently diagnosed with PTSD owing to what took place during the relationship. Due to this I have been unable to trust or engage with males since, however recently met someone who was the polar opposite to my...
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    My Ptsd Could Be A Neurological Issue

    Thank you for your reply Be Still. I'm glad my post has given you the courage to approach your GP again. I sincerely hope this will finally bring resolution to what seems so be a protracted and wearisome part of your life. Having read your reply, many of my symptoms are the same as what you...
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    My Ptsd Could Be A Neurological Issue

    I do not recall the episodes as such, with me not usually knowing they've happened until coming around from them. They have ranged from being innocuous, such as having sent, text messages I do not recall, coming around with a coat and shoes on in bed or having attempted to make food to somewhat...
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    My Ptsd Could Be A Neurological Issue

    Hi all, I was diagnosed with PTSD around 18 months ago subsequent to leaving a very violent and controlling relationship. I then began having episodes of what I believe to be disassociation, initially only having them during times of high anxiety but this has progressed to several times a week...
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    My Illnesses Are Not Taken Seriously!

    Hi all, I was diagnosed with PTSD around 18 months ago, subsequent to leaving a very violent and controlling relationship. Although I left the relationship almost 3 years ago and being symptomatic of PTSD almost immediately, I have struggled greatly to get any sort of help in dealing with my...
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    Considering Suicide - Conflicting Feelings

    Hi all, Around 3 years ago, I left an extremely violent and abusive relationship which resulted in me suffering from PTSD and Agoraphobia. Due to the breakdown of my relationship and my illnesses, I pretty much lost everything, my home, job, friends, my dogs who meant the world to me, pretty...
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    Unable To Deal With News/world Events.

    Thank you Ladee. You really have been an angel to me the past few days and I really am appreciative of all you've said and done x
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    Unable To Deal With News/world Events.

    As you will see from reading my original post, I actively and fiercely avoid watching or reading the news. However, the news is literally everywhere, TV, radio, phones etc so it is almost impossible for some news not to filter through. It is easy for people to say to ignore it or as you have...
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    Unable To Deal With News/world Events.

    That's exactly how I feel, powerless. I find it completely incomprehensible how anyone could do these things. I currently have such an overwhelming amount of different feelings, sadness, confusion, anger, even utter hatred towards these people. It means a lot to know that I am not alone here.
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    Unable To Deal With News/world Events.

    So today I find myself utterly shocked, appalled, disgusted and heartbroken at a further incident in France (which I won't post here as I do not wish to upset or make others aware, when like me, they try not involve themselves in media). Although the other attacks/deaths etc. have affected me...
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    Unable To Deal With News/world Events.

    Lostforgottensoul, I can totally understand how you feel. I have dogs that I had prior to my illness (and are the only reason I am still here as they gave me purpose and got me through when I was seriously considering ending my life), who I have had to 'house train' to use puppy mats during the...
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    Unable To Deal With News/world Events.

    I was told the same that it wasn't agoraphobia because, for all intents and purposes, I am able to go outside. I have an overwhelming fear of people and what they could and are able to do to me which 'prevents' me from leaving my home. But on discussing this with my cognitive behavioural...
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