I'm starting EMDR soon but does talking about trama in more depth make your body feel like it has a fever after?

Miyu38

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I been in and out on this site. Me and my T was going over my trama in more depth since she need to pin point we're the patters for my EMDR. Just talking about part of the tramas I went through took a toll on my body. I feel like I have a fever and my head hurts. I tried some of the grounding tools which helped a little.
Maybe like 10-15 minutes after I was done with my my time I felt so tired. I still do and it's been a few hours now. My brain is wide awake but my body, head neck is in pain and I feel nauseated.
Has anyone felt this while in therapy or during a treatment before? It just doesn't seem normal but it does at the same time
 
I haven't done EMDR , but sometimes before therapy my body shuts down and all I want to do is sleep. And then the next day, I am usually in some sort of state.
.what I think is really good is that you can feel your body and you are aware your body is giving you messages. Not the feelings or messages you wanted but you're aware of them.
Something to take to your T and explore?
 
I been in and out on this site. Me and my T was going over my trama in more depth since she need to pin point we're the patters for my EMDR. Just talking about part of the tramas I went through took a toll on my body. I feel like I have a fever and my head hurts. I tried some of the grounding tools which helped a little.
Maybe like 10-15 minutes after I was done with my my time I felt so tired. I still do and it's been a few hours now. My brain is wide awake but my body, head neck is in pain and I feel nauseated.
Has anyone felt this while in therapy or during a treatment before? It just doesn't seem normal but it does at the same time
Yes. I just started EMDR and I feel exactly this. My body started to get really warm, uncomfortably hot before proceeding to feel like every cell in my body was burning. I was unusually hot for hours after and my neck was so tense. I also have headaches as a result of it. It's super uncomfortable. I think everyone has slightly different reactions to delving into those memories.
 
Sick, headaches, unable to drive, back pain, feeling like someone whacked me over the head with a heavy blunt object, lots of stuff after EMDR therapy.
I always liken it to taking a beaver damn apart. You never know what you uncover. Sometimes its very difficult to deal with.

It's part of the process....the process of getting better.
 
I'm not doing EMDR cause it's hard for me to imagine an image so I will be trying out CPT instead. I will put on the work to get better but a part of me thinks this will not help.
 
CPT instead. I will put on the work to get better but a part of me thinks this will not help.
CPT is Tier One treatment for PTSD, just like EMDR.

Different kinds of therapy work best for different people. That’s why there are different kinds of therapies… people keep trying to find things that work better, faster… and they do.

Personally, my traumas that are fully processed? I didn’t come at in just one way. But I started with one way. And then added more things on, tried doing things different, smoothing out rough edges over time, once I had a better handle on them.
 
CPT is Tier One treatment for PTSD, just like EMDR.

Different kinds of therapy work best for different people. That’s why there are different kinds of therapies… people keep trying to find things that work better, faster… and they do.

Personally, my traumas that are fully processed? I didn’t come at in just one way. But I started with one way. And then added more things on, tried doing things different, smoothing out rough edges over time, once I had a better handle on them.
Yes I think when I see reviews from others that it's supposed to be a quick fix even though my T says it won't since I have such a long history and different types of trama. I get it in my head that this will work or I'm not doing enough to make it work. I know I don't give myself enough credit with the fact that I decided to finally go though this to better myself.
I'm more scared that If I put energy into this whole thing and it fails I will be spiral backwards. I will try to keep update about what is going on with whole CPT thing.
 
The CPT was to much. Me and my therapist decided to take a step back on this a work more on my grounding. Since I guess I been holding to much inside and I don't know how to react to all of the things that are starting to come up.
I feel like I failed myself because I wanted to do the trama childhood.
I guess I just been though so much and it will take longer. That's it time to go back to grounding.
 
My life was so unstable, that even though I reeeeeallily wanted to work on root causes? It took me yeeeeears to stabilize enough that processing trauma wouldn’t either kill me or get me locked up. I fought against the whole ‘stabilize FIRST’ thing, for a long time. But there’s really no way around it if you want to avoid the whole psychosis & death thing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ c’est la vie.
 
My life was so unstable, that even though I reeeeeallily wanted to work on root causes? It took me yeeeeears to stabilize enough that processing trauma wouldn’t either kill me or get me locked up. I fought against the whole ‘stabilize FIRST’ thing, for a long time. But there’s really no way around it if you want to avoid the whole psychosis & death thing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ c’est la vie.
Yup.
Plus with EMDR - when it does it's thing it unlocks memories you were hiding from yourself. I've hit a bunch of doozies. and despite feeling stuck for so long I think we may have unlocked another.
Without the stabilization work to start with yeah, I'd be off the rails right now even. It's hugely massively important work because as you unlock and process - other stuff that was hidden comes out. Never when you are expecting it..........so the skill to hang on until you can get to your T is important.
 
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