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    Advice on living alone

    You will be ok! It seems that you are doing well and advancing steadily in your plan. Good outside help. Stay with the recovery plan, all will be good in the end!
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    Other Can we talk about the intersection of autism and trauma?

    I also thought I had Asperger's before discovering my cptsd. Now I am not so sure, so many symptoms overlap. The cptsd self-diagnostic is quite recent, so I am still investigating.
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    Thoughts of Being “Unclean” or “Impure”

    It sounds like you suffered narcissistic manipulation and abuse at the hands of your boyfriend. Read some more about Narcissist abuse, talk to your T, then decide what to do.
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    Sufferer New Here: CPTSD Diagnosis for two years after over a decade of misdiagnosis. Looks like a long road ahead.

    Anthony, thank you for your kind words of support! The journey to recovery continues!! And thank you for founding this forum, it is a great place! yes, I had similar thoughts. I suppose that trauma that starts early makes us think this is the way it is with ourselves and the world, we never...
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    Sufferer PTSD with Ehler's Danlos Syndrome

    HI, @PawPrintHeart! Welcome to the forum!
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    Undiagnosed self-diagnosed with C-PTSD, diagnosed with depression

    Thank you for the recommendation, Paula! I have heard of EMDR as being effective indeed. Unfortunately, I live in a very remote region of Brazil at the moment, so there are no accessible therapists around me. I thought of remote EMDR, however, I am deaf in one ear, so this would make the stereo...
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    Sufferer New Here: CPTSD Diagnosis for two years after over a decade of misdiagnosis. Looks like a long road ahead.

    Well, I was beaten up by my drunk and alcoholic father almost every day for the first 18 years of my life. I am surprised how I thought that it did not affect me in my adult life.
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    Sense Of Self

    Just watched a video by Sam Vaknin on YouTube about self. Set me thinking, realized my self is very weak and close to non-existent. The way I understood it is that the self is about boundaries, - and with the implications of good boundaries: knowing what you want, saying no, and not being a...
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    Undiagnosed self-diagnosed with C-PTSD, diagnosed with depression

    Greetings everyone, and may the force of healing be with you! Doctor YouTube, through its mysterious algorithm, presented some videos over Cptsd to me. From the first one that described symptoms and possible causes, I thought OMG, all the unexplained episodes in my life when my rational brain...
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    Sufferer Intro of me - CPTSD, 34, struggle with day-to-day

    Exercise and eating healthy are the two easiest things to implement for us who dread human contact. Then sleep hygiene. When things are getting better you can think of improving your human contact network and skills.
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    Sufferer The game I’m losing - major depression, PTSD, struggling

    youth and therefore time ahead of us is the biggest treasure that we humans can have. Time in which we can correct our mistakes, choose another path or just simply land a better ticket in this lottery game of life. You are in this position, take advantage of it. Speaking from age 59, I made many...
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    Sufferer New Here: CPTSD Diagnosis for two years after over a decade of misdiagnosis. Looks like a long road ahead.

    Cheesewiz, consider yourself fortunate for the early diagnostic. The road is long, but recovery is possible! I had a very late in life diagnostic and the grief is so much greater, as the number of opportunities missed or misused is that much more. You will get there, you seem to be on the right...
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