Undiagnosed Struggling awaiting diagnosis

Hi, I’ve just joined today because I’m really struggling.

I’m a young adult who lives with complex medical needs, severe chronic pain and mobility issues. This year has been incredibly difficult as I developed a severe infection that caused delirium, I didn’t know who or where I was for nearly two weeks. I was sectioned as it was suspected I had psychosis which wasn’t the case once doctors found the severe infection that stopped my bladder infection working.

To this day I am reliving the horrific/terrifying hallucinations in flashback form. I’m very jumpy and I get irritated/upset easily, I’ve spoken to a doctor who’s referred me to a specialist for potential PTSD. Struggling today as my relationship with my parents is really rocky since I’ve become more irritable/easy upset. Often results in being shouted at which makes me shut down and not talk having been triggered. I had carers who treated me horribly and I can hear them putting me down like they did when my parents shout at me which makes everything feel a lot worse.

I just want to know I’m not alone in this.
 

ladee

MyPTSD Pro
You are not alone in the feelings. Or the memories. Or in life. I'm sorry you have had to go thru so much to hopefully find someone that listened and understood that your struggles are more than physical.

Glad you found us. I am sorry for the reasons you are here, but glad you found a community of people that do understand and will support you. You are not alone.
 
You are not alone in the feelings. Or the memories. Or in life. I'm sorry you have had to go thru so much to hopefully find someone that listened and understood that your struggles are more than physical.

Glad you found us. I am sorry for the reasons you are here, but glad you found a community of people that do understand and will support you. You are not alone.
Thank you, I just feel so broken. I feel like I’m waiting for the next round of being shouted at and I hate it. I’m really struggling not to show my true feelings emotions because if I cry I get told to turn of the waterworks so I’m having to hold everything in, while pretending to be okay
 

Friday

Moderator
Welcome!

The good news / bad news is that Criterion H (see below) means that this event wouldn’t have caused PTSD, although as stressors go it’s not only more than enough to kick already existing PTSD into full symptomatic swing… but IF you have PTSD from earlier medical trauma? The combo of infection & hospitalization wouldn’t only be a big fat stressor, but likely a series of big fat triggers on top stress & stressors.

H. The disturbance is not attributable to the physiological effects of a substance (e.g., medication, alcohol) or another medical condition.

So I’ll cross my fingers for you and hope that this most recent medical issue didn’t just kick open the floodgates of years of medical trauma, but instead is something localized to just this most recent thing. But even if it did, and you do have PTSD? There are worse disorders & conditions to have. The goal with most disorders is to learn how to manage it going forward. The goal with PTSD treatment is to reduce symptoms down to being completely (or as close as possible) to asymptomatic. It’s still relapsing and remitting for many people, but most people with PTSD reduce symptoms to nill. As in over 95%. Phenom prognosis when gotten in front of.

Again, welcome to the community!
 
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