Sufferer 31 and new to my CPTSD diagnosis, from developmental and adult trauma.

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Icy27

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Hi I'm new here I'm 31 and newish to my cptsd diagnosis as well. I have developmental trauma from a young age that caused me disassociated amnesia most of my childhood and even after into my adult life I was still being traumatized by people from my former jobs and places I lived. I have disabilies and rely upon my mom for financial support , but my parents are still abusive to me to this very day. I have disassociate shutdowns caused by my parents screaming at me and sometimes during my flashbacks as well. My flashbacks are mostly auditory and emotional but sometimes full visual. It's causing me so much stress I'm crying all the time and can bearly function.
 
hello icy. welcome to the forum. sorry for what brings you here, but glad you are here.

i'm 68 and long normalized in my smorgasbord of psych dx'es. it's normal-for-me. i started psychotherapy in 1972, about 20 years before shell shock was renamed post-traumatic-stress-disorder. my therapy proceeded under many, many names before it was encapsulated under cptsd around the turn of the millennium.

one of the dx'es on my psycho smorgasbord is, "delayed development disorder." my hearing was (and remains) unreliable and i didn't start talking reliably until i was approaching adolescence. by then, i was reading and writing at a college level. to this day, i am more comfortable writing than speaking. in 1959, i started kindergarten as, "retarded." in 5th grade i was reclassified "gifted" and moved to the gifted math and science. a girl in the gifted math and science program was a political scandal in 1964. i think the transition from "retarded" to "gifted" might have been more traumatic than the incest and alcoholism i was raised with. why can't life be simple?

anyhoo. . . just attempting to offer empathy for your struggle. . .

welcome aboard. i hope you find stabilizing companionship here. you are not alone.
 
hello icy. welcome to the forum. sorry for what brings you here, but glad you are here.

i'm 68 and long normalized in my smorgasbord of psych dx'es. it's normal-for-me. i started psychotherapy in 1972, about 20 years before shell shock was renamed post-traumatic-stress-disorder. my therapy proceeded under many, many names before it was encapsulated under cptsd around the turn of the millennium.

one of the dx'es on my psycho smorgasbord is, "delayed development disorder." my hearing was (and remains) unreliable and i didn't start talking reliably until i was approaching adolescence. by then, i was reading and writing at a college level. to this day, i am more comfortable writing than speaking. in 1959, i started kindergarten as, "retarded." in 5th grade i was reclassified "gifted" and moved to the gifted math and science. a girl in the gifted math and science program was a political scandal in 1964. i think the transition from "retarded" to "gifted" might have been more traumatic than the incest and alcoholism i was raised with. why can't life be simple?

anyhoo. . . just attempting to offer empathy for your struggle. . .

welcome aboard. i hope you find stabilizing companionship here. you are not alone.
Thank you I'm already finding this more supportive and validating to what im experiencing than a Facebook group I was in previously.
 
for what it's worth
in my strictly personal herstory, i have found it better to resist comparing support groups. groups have even more ups/downs/goods/bads/etc than individuals. a group that felt like a bad fit last month might be just what i need this month. i go for maintaining a therapy network so that i have options for handling life's many twists on my winding recovery road. it takes a village to heal.
 
for what it's worth
in my strictly personal herstory, i have found it better to resist comparing support groups. groups have even more ups/downs/goods/bads/etc than individuals. a group that felt like a bad fit last month might be just what i need this month. i go for maintaining a therapy network so that i have options for handling life's many twists on my winding recovery road. it takes a village to heal.
I never thought of it like that before and it's true it does take a village to heal
 
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