Sufferer New here - CPSTD but at age 57 I'm finally well enough to want to give you hope.

2+ years of weekly EMDR and DBR, meds, and taking a year off from work, and other things too - but I can't even describe the difference from where I was 3 years ago and where I am now. I finally grabbed on to all of the things that helped, large and small. Don't give up hope!
Thank you for sharing your journey and words of encouragement. It's truly inspiring to hear how far you've come in the past few years. Taking proactive steps like therapy, medication, and making necessary lifestyle changes can undoubtedly make a significant difference in managing PTSD and CPTSD symptoms. It's heartwarming to see how you've embraced all the various resources and strategies available to you.

Your message of not giving up hope is incredibly important. Recovery is a unique and personal journey, and it can take time to find the right combination of treatments and coping mechanisms that work for you. It's encouraging to know that even when things may feel overwhelming or insurmountable, there is always potential for healing and growth.

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