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    You Know You Have PTSD When...

    ...when people say you have an attention problem but you’re really dissociating from the situation cause its too heavy emotionally. But u let them think its an attention span problem cause its better than having to explain the real issue.
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    How do you self-soothe?

    Sketching/painting with my oil pastels is huge for me: i have a comfy chair that i sit in the sunshine next to the big windows in our family room. Its also a rocking chair. The most basic thing, just rocking sometimes is the biggest soother. And escaping into my pictures.
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    What exactly "is" dysregulation?

    Im sad everyone and anyone has to go through this stuff. But it makes me feel better to know im not alone in it. Thank you all. Much love?
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    What exactly "is" dysregulation?

    For me, disregulation is like “being swallowed by my own emotions” and ot is usually something like overwhelming sadness or uncontrollable crying. I dont know when it will come, i cant always pinpoint the cause and i dont know how to “turn it off”. And the worst thing is i ofeyen feel like...
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    How do you deal with triggers?

    Hi morgata, Yes! I have similar experiences. It doesnt take much for me to get thrown int hyper-arousal mode (fight or flight). Barely anything, especially at night time. Then for days after i feel tense and feel like it just takes a while to get myself together. Because most of my hyper arousal...
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    How do you explain the daily battle?

    Im right there with you warrior chicken❤️I will say everyday truly is a battle. My husband is a very intelligent man. And i do feel he has an understanding of my C-PTSD. However i feel it is a head understanding...not a heart understanding. And it is so hard. I want to say “i wish you could feel...
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    Just go to the Airport and leave...

    I was just thinking about this, just leave. Forget everyone, everything. Just escape. Sometimes its all too much. I just want to go away and never come back. I just cant take it. Today is just one of those days. Somewhere with lots of water and lots of quiet. Far far away.
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    How do you deal with triggers?

    Thank you all for your support/replies. Its good to know im not alone in this. Btw does any one struggle with shaking? Sometimes i get shakey, in particular my hands. And its usually in times of emotional intensity but not neccessarily a flashback or PTSD attack...and if u do struggle with being...
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    How do you deal with triggers?

    Im notorious for avoiding and escaping. I just had a terrible fight with my husband, we are newlyweds and feel so hurt and upset. He was yelling and yelling is a trigger for me. Even hearing strangers yell in public at each other is a trigger for me. I feel like he just doesnt care about my...
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    My Terror Attack

    Thank u for the support Eliza. If i can try your technique, i will. Been in therapy off and on for years. Lived all around the states. Got back in recently and my new therapist was terrible! I explained to her what i was dealing with..nightmares, flashbacks, etc. and she said “i dont let my...
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    My Terror Attack

    Thank u for your support feida?
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    My Terror Attack

    I had a terrible flashback this morning. It came out of the blue and hit me like a ton of bricks. I wasnt even thinking about anything in particular. Just watching the sunrise. Reminded me a little of the sunris in the 3rd world country i grew up in. That’s where a lot of my trauma happened. It...
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    Dissociating from emotions. Am I alone in this?

    Thank you for the reply. I never heard of or tried parts work before. It seems like a really good idea and i will bring it up to my therapist. I also did some research on it and found that its been around for decades and has been found to be tried and true. I do try to geound myself with...
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    Dissociating from emotions. Am I alone in this?

    Still new to therapy. Just wondering what “trauma holder” and “our protector” means? I have heard of EMDR and would like to try it if possible.
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    Dissociating from emotions. Am I alone in this?

    My hear goes out to you. I have had this same struggle so so so much! The minute i feel negative emotions for myself, i instantly dissociate. At the same time, i can over react emotionally and feel the negative emotions too much where its not necessarily warrented. With my C-PTSD emotional dis...
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    Dissociation......how do you come back and focus?

    Thank you so much Berlinda! I tried these exercises from your link and they really helped me. I will be using them again and my goal is to be able to drop anchor when ever i need
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    Dissociation......how do you come back and focus?

    im gonna try this technique with the oil. Smells are very powerful for me emotionally.? Thank you!!!?
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    Dissociation......how do you come back and focus?

    Realizing he severity of my dissociation has been a major thing for me lately because i am newly diagnosed. Before i knew what it was, really was, i called it “slipping away” Like if things were too much for me emotionally, like if i got a trigger...i would just float up out of my body and that...
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