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    Thinking of getting a pet bird. If you’ve owned one, how has it affected your PTSD?

    After having a rather acrimonious break-up of my relationship, I was feeling lonely. I guess you get used to having someone with you day and night. I've always wanted a bird; I had birds as a child; a parakeet, canary, and a pair of finches named Drs. Nip and Tuck. So I thought since I've...
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    Readers thread: what or who are you reading right now?

    Mercury In Retrograde by Paula Froelich. Wonderful escapism from a stressful world. I love the three main characters and how through losses in each of their lives brings them to become friends. And they have those wonderful, crazy adventures only good friends can have running around a major...
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    Well, I got dumped and my ptsd is out of control

    My boyfriend decided he didn't want to stay with me. He decided to dump me early Sunday morning in a text. Wow, a text. Just what I needed. It's bad enough I'm trying to deal with the hypervigilance, the flashbacks, the times where I'm so scattered I don't know what I'm doing. I took off...
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    Sufferer Looking to connect with other health care providers diagnosed with PTSD following pandemic

    I'm a front line worker too. But I work the night shift in a medical center laboratory. When I'm not in the central laboratory building I'm positioned in various mini laboratories located in the emergency department, open heart when one comes in, and intensive care unit. I had PTSD before...
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    PTSD and white noise

    A friend has recommended that I use white noise to help me sleep. I tend not to sleep very well when my boyfriend is away at work; the stress sometimes triggers an event. I've listened to snippets of white noise and I'm not too sure it would work. I don't want something that might make...
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    The Blame Game

    Thanx so much for your reply. I can see how you have dealt with this issue. I'm grateful for your response. I'll take your suggestions and put them to good use! Thanx so much for your reply. Yes, I am a Pennsylvania girl lol. I wanted you to know that love the way you weave humor through...
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    What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Poco, "In The Heart Of The Night." Always reminds me of my maternal side of my family.
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    The Blame Game

    I don't get it. I really don't. Why is it when you love someone they just don't get it? I work in healthcare and I usually work nights. My boyfriend, soon to be husband seems to think the fact that I don't sleep at night on my days off is due to my PTSD. Really? I'm made to feel as though...
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    Sufferer Joined to get some help with my relationship.

    I have been dealing a long time with PTSD. I am currently in a relationship that I hope will become permanent soon. But it's hard when you have this condition and the other person doesn't get it. I guess that's why I'm here. To see what others have done in their relationships with this issue.