Sufferer PTSD from childhood abuse (now I'm in college)


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Welcome to the forum @OakTree123

I am an adult survivor of child abuse. I am sorry for what you have gone through. No one should be abused and especially not a child. I am happy that you found your way here. This is a healing place, I am blessed to know some beautiful souls here. I am sure you will get to meet them if you haven't already. Congratulations on posting your introduction, it a big step in my humble opinion. I think it takes guts and determination to heal and I admire that.

I wish you the best on your healing path and hope we get to chat sometime, (if you want).

See ya around the boards,
Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot to me. I was unsure about joining this online community at first but I feel very fortunate that I found it. I would definitely enjoy chatting sometime. It's nice knowing that other people share your experiences, though I'm also very sorry that this is something you went through. Like you said, no one should be abused.


Like I have a lot of supernatural nightmares (like with possessed people and haunted houses) and nightmares about people I don't know dying...but I rarely dream about my abuser.
Yeah.. I get that too. Long before I was diagnosed I went to the doc and got on sleep meds to shut all of this out. But, I got it by the truckload. You are the first person on this forum that experienced the nightmares like I did! By supernatural stuff. I believed all of that I dreamed, ( back then) when I was a kid. Scary as hell.. That stuff. I got on meds 10 years ago, so I was dreaming supernatural stuff for 45 years total, believing in it. Most of it came true.. Just in other forms. I was diagnosed with PTSD at 50.
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I went through this with my friends when I was your age, only I was not so aware as you are that they really didn't know how to handle me. Ultimately, I ended up taking a lot more damage because I felt very hurt and abandoned over how they dealt with me and I didn't always handle it well.
That's the exact thing you said about the people on this forum.