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... I am 27 years old, female. I spent 6 years in the military, but my PTSD started long before that. I was abused as a child, but I never actually realized it until I go older that it was abuse. Currently, my therapist and I like to refer to my situation as a PTSD sandwich. ... (0 replies)
... eep telling me to keep taking Lamictal. I don't because it doesn't help and it makes me too tired and gives me a rash. I go there because they give me my xanax as long as I take the Lamictal. Ridiculous! I also get my Effexor there but I could probably get that from a primary. ... (1 replies)
... Another problem is that I have issues trusting people or trusting anything in general, and it is as if my mind sometimes plays tricks with me which sometimes causes nightmares, panic attacks, asphyxiation like sensations, etc. ... (11 replies)

Complex PTSD
May 13, 2015
... I hate to bother you with asking about this, but I've had a few behavioral health specialist tell me that the trauma I have experienced when I was young(approximately 5-7 years of abuse, and about another 3-4 years of dysfunctional family stuff) puts me in a category similar to those that have PTSD but since it happened over a long period it would likely be classified as... (3 replies)
... brother having sex with me, etc. Would all that I have been through be classed as trauma because I can barely get tasks done throughout the day because I keep thinking about everything bad that's happened to me. ... (2 replies)
... but they are so mild that they dont realize thats what it is. To them, its just a memory that wont go away, they dont see it as reliving the event. ... (4 replies)
... While coming to terms with my PTSD, I've heard the disorder described as a normal reaction to an abnormal event. ... (4 replies)
... being is very important. I feel your frustration because I felt the weight of my responsibilites at the time, as well. ... (14 replies)
... ing what to do with it. It is SO sad! He follows me around the house and doesn't have a clue what he is doing. For some reason he is very unsteady on his feet as well. ... (14 replies)
... As far as the "Grand Scheme of Things".... I look at it like this. "Life is a Circus, Plan accordingly"..... ... (14 replies)
... Just accept things and remember that "He only gives a person as much as He feels that person can handle. ... (14 replies)
... I know that it was no coincidence. Even more amazing, the psychiatrist that he will be seeing is strangly connected to us as well. ... (14 replies)
... Dear Carmen, I know that your DH has been having a rough time and there is no coincidence that the psychologist and the physician were there at that point in time. It was meant to happen this way. There seems to be some light emitting from the end of that proverbial tunnel and that is refreshing news. Embrace the help. If you don't mind me asking, when is the... (14 replies)
... extremely helpful and his specialty is with PTSD. He said he can't make an accurate diagnosis without seeing him, but he wants to try to taper him off the meds as soon as he can get him more treatment for the PTSD. He thought he sounds like a classic case of misdiagnosis. ... (14 replies)
... I posed a few questions as to get a better picture of your options. ... (14 replies)
... He was diagnosed because he was psychotic...which they attributed to mania, and he also used cocaine and alcohol. At first, I accepted the diagnosis as an answer for the psychosis. But, as this has progressed, the diagnosis doesn't seem to fit. ... (14 replies)
... Also tried EMDR. Found it very hard at the time as I was dealing with a lot of the repressed stuff and some of the stuff I had always remembered. ... (1 replies)
EMDR side effects
Dec 23, 2014
... on deep seated stuff and had mild side effects which led me to check if others experience the same. At first I felt spacey for a couple of hours, had to careful as I drove home and did errands. I felt sad all day afterwards and very tired. I just couldn't shake the sadness. In the past it lasts the rest of the day. ... (5 replies)
... This was helpful, my past always gives my anxiety. it affects me so much that I can not walk like other people, naturally. I can't walk in front of people who look at me. I feel I'm being judged at all times. My past was filled with ridicule. So, I act like a clown so when I'm laughed at I feel like I'm making someone happy. It's all a mess. (11 replies)
... A just labeled me with it cause they didn't know what to call it. After all I never went through an extreme incident like a war or incursion or anything. I lived as a drunk sailor. Alcohol was my new crutch. I did all kinds of drugs when i was younger because it was easier to get than alcohol. ... (11 replies)

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