CSA and Physical Illnesses

Freddyt

MyPTSD Pro
I know I’ve seen studies linking CSA to various autoimmune disorders and others like PCOS and IC, etc. My question is just how strong is this link? If a person only had the financial means to either treat the physical illness OR go to therapy- would the therapy eventually treat that physical illness on its own?
Yup. More and more they are finding those links between PTSD/trauma and autoimmune disorders. I read a book recently where one of the contributors described the suspected chronic conditions that exist before autoimmunity.

Correcting at that stage, possibly before you realize you have had trauma? That and a lab test to identify risk of or existing anxiety related disorders? Medication to reduce symptoms, at their true root?

Treatment before you get to autoimmunity would be ideal. Unfortunately for some diseases, like Addison's disease, when they show up the damage is already done.
 

8888

MyPTSD Pro
There certainly is a link between PTSD and psychical illnesses. I have PCOS. For me therapy hasn't helped my PCOS, I have had to rely on PCOS medication for that. It's important to treat both PTSD and physical illnesses. Since finances are an issue for you perhaps you can see if you can go on Medicaid or get some other kind of financial assistance. Some places have free therapy for sexual assault survivors and additionally, some providers have a sliding scale.
 

StillPen

Confident
There certainly is a link between PTSD and psychical illnesses. I have PCOS. For me therapy hasn't helped my PCOS, I have had to rely on PCOS medication for that. It's important to treat both PTSD and physical illnesses. Since finances are an issue for you perhaps you can see if you can go on Medicaid or get some other kind of financial assistance. Some places have free therapy for sexual assault survivors and additionally, some providers have a sliding scale.
8888, what is PCOS?
 

Mach123

MyPTSD Pro
Mr therapist says so, but I won’t call that “evidence”. I have severe osteo arthritis and prostate cancer. Idk of the chicken or the egg came first. I don’t think talk therapy is helping either of those physical conditions so I vote for treating whoever is yelling the loudest.
 

Ohmygosh

New Here
I have an issue of ignoring my issues medically and therapy-wise since I get so dejected when I try three or so times and get nowhere.

But, lately, God is like - GO TO THE DOCTOR to me.

It depends on if you have work insurance, or not working. If you have a high deductible, or not.

I know that you may not be able to afford both, so perhaps starting the Doctor is the easier one first. Trust me, medical checks can help to put your mind at ease.

You can call your health plan on your ID Card and see if they can walk you through the online portal to view doctors in the network. Then start calling docs and asking what they charge.


Then, if you work, ask your job if they have a Benefit Booklet. If you work at a small company, they might not have it, But EAP is the employee’s free access to therapy, for a few sessions. “Employee Assistance Program.”
 

internal

Sponsor
i'm not sure of the correlation or of what you are specefically speaking of. is are you speaking of injuries or diseases? for women only or men as well?
 

LittleBigFoot

Confident
I have an issue of ignoring my issues medically and therapy-wise since I get so dejected when I try three or so times and get nowhere.

But, lately, God is like - GO TO THE DOCTOR to me.

It depends on if you have work insurance, or not working. If you have a high deductible, or not.

I know that you may not be able to afford both, so perhaps starting the Doctor is the easier one first. Trust me, medical checks can help to put your mind at ease.

You can call your health plan on your ID Card and see if they can walk you through the online portal to view doctors in the network. Then start calling docs and asking what they charge.


Then, if you work, ask your job if they have a Benefit Booklet. If you work at a small company, they might not have it, But EAP is the employee’s free access to therapy, for a few sessions. “Employee Assistance Program.”
I don’t have insurance and limited money, which is where the rub comes from 😕. My work does have an EAP but it’s two sessions and I don’t want to sound ungrateful but, what would I even do with that?
 
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