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I Have Post-traumatic Stress Disorders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. You're not alone. 43 People

    I'm Not Defined By A Disability

    One of the problems in having PTSD is the social stigma surrounding it and other emotional and mental disorders. The media and others have portayed people with PTSD as psychos who go postal on others. This narrow minded thinking has cause untold damage and made it difficult for...
    judylnclncty judylnclncty 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2011

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    Post-traumatic Stress

    Post-traumatic stress,Not a friend of mine,I know,Been there,Done that,Massive quakes,I foresaw,To a tee,Only the beginning,Since then,Post-traumatic stress,I've known,Hope one day,It'll be no more.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 3, 2012

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    The Past Haunts Me

    Now my story isn't so tragic but all my life I was made fun of severely to a point where my old friend posted fat fliers about me with my cellphone number on them around school. I remember I heard everyone laughing and when I turned around there was a mob of people...
    simplicityx simplicityx 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    Neurosis Is the Norm

    I suffer from extreme social anxiety that has developed as I have grown into adulthood.  Major depression with dystopia and neurosis and personality conflicts follow close behind.  I believe the foundation for all of this CRAP is the few childhood sexual...
    greybull26 greybull26 26-30, F Sep 30, 2009

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    3 Years Old

    i have ptsd due to the fact i was mulested repeatedly since i was 3 years old now i live my life in fear and reliving my trama evert single day my flash backs are so strong sometimes i cant stand going through them i started emdr a year ago but never finished i hope i can get...
    italianbaby2013 italianbaby2013 18-21, F Feb 1, 2012

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    Honestly, this one story is pretty harsh.

    At a college in Nebraska, it was completely boring. Extremely isolated and not much to eat besides McDonald's. I did not have to work, but I was part of the golf team, which traveled frequently. There was a gap in our season because of the holidays and the snowy weather. So...
    Efostere Efostere 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Stress...

    I live life and life its self makes you stressed, i suffer from ptsd due to getting raped (there is a story about it on my page) i suffer with it everyday i worry and stress like there is no tomorrow....sometimes i wish my brain would just stop thinking....its to the point that i...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    My World As I Know It

    in 2007 i was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder i am manic depressive i have low self esteem and i have female medical condition and this all within the last 10 years ever since my mom died in 1999 i feel my world is turned upside down i feel lost and confused with no...
    aprilk aprilk 31-35 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Hotline/Crisis Numbers: http://ptsdusa.org/get-help/hotline-crisis-numbers/
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Sep 25

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    I don't know what it is but something has been triggering my flasbacks and night terrors. It's been about a week and my whole body is out of whack from lack of sleep and the...
    TheNerdYouLove TheNerdYouLove 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I obtained this injury when I was driving without a driver's licenses and without a seatbelt. When I attempted to cross a five lain highway, I pulled in front of an in coming...
    crystalSTARtaylor crystalSTARtaylor 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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      ... I have been so busy lately (summer, my engagement, my job and a lot of paperwork for my visa) I feel so stressed, fed up with everything here and missing my fiance only...
    Beyrouth Beyrouth 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    It all started at the beginning of May of my first year in college. Me and a friend from my dorm had a mutual friend who had posted links of the site “Ask.fm” on his Facebook...
    MattRogue MattRogue 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Definitely had a traumatic and extremely embarrassing experience today. While at a farmers market, I ordered some three cheese pierogies. Much to my surprise and horror, I took a...
    jwest230 jwest230 22-25, F Oct 12

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    I am a doctor and went through some of the experiences on this site.... Felt like i should also share some of my experiences which i faced in my life.... Yes Doctors are not immune...
    saiprasadbhavsar saiprasadbhavsar 26-30, M Oct 9

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    and it's taken over my entire life. When I read about others having the disorder, I shift from feeling comforted (when I am relating to their symptoms) to utter hopelessness...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Today was ****. I woke up at 12 after missing classes because it's hard to deal with the anxiety I have. I decided not to eat lunch because I was too sleepy even though I went to...
    annon9090 annon9090 70+, M Oct 2

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    I've been taking a class in my college that recently the topic of eating disorders came up. Now at first I felt like staying out of the conversation because I couldn't figure out...
    cookii cookii 18-21, F Oct 9

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    My counseling has been helping me some. My counselor told me to write down positive affirmations and put the paper somewhere I'll read it daily. So I wrote down lots of positive...
    SweetCyanide SweetCyanide 18-21, F Oct 14

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    Somewhere In Asia Is A Magyar(Hungarian)Guy Who Doesn't Know His True Heritage-Before I was born my dad tried to immigrate from Yugoslavia to America in the early 1990s.There he...
    MagyarinToronto MagyarinToronto 18-21, F Oct 11

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    Somewhere In Asia Is A Magyar Guy Who Doesn't Know His True Heritage-Before I was born my dad tried to immigrate from Yugoslavia to America in the early 1990s.There he met and fell...
    MagyarinToronto MagyarinToronto 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Or just one. Poorly diagnosed. My grandmother was misdiagnosed. So fear fills me. And heart attacks made research painful. Cigs may have caused them. Or seroquel...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    Milk Thistle’s therapeutic benefits have been known since ancient times, in fact, as far back as the 4th Century B.C! Generations relied on this gentle, natural, but most...
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    So do I ... Presidium I like protecting and caring about people.. Autism- I'm the worlds foremost thinker on autism spectrum disorders. I love writing books - I love treading them...
    interlink2 interlink2 46-50, M Oct 5

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    I get addicted to everything, & I mean everything. I started drinking when I was 13. I've been addicted to people, self harm, eating disorders, bingeing, cigarettes, pain pills...
    nonamenofacenolife nonamenofacenolife 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    She and I both were severely abused as children and suffered from eating disorders, anxiety and depression for decades. My poor twin had to go to ER so many times for anti-anxiety...
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Just so ya know: this has a happy ending. Yesterday, at a marching band competition, the girl working on the prop in front of mine said she felt like she was going to be sick. I...
    Shepfax Shepfax 16-17, T 3 days ago

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    Let's see here. I am a first time mom, my son is a little over a month old. Where my husband and I live I have no friends and family lives over 2 hours away. I am so sleep deprived...
    felicia26 felicia26 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    What the heck is this?! It's disgraceful..ugh..seriously, mental disorders are not something to joke about, they are serious, and peoples lives can be affected by them. This really...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So about 2 days ago now, I literally thought I was diabetic. I was scared and freaked out because I am fairly big and I do eat quite a lot, obviously. I ruled that out because I...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M Sep 23

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    Stress... for the past hour I have just been curled up in bed just thinking about what's to come, all these presentations in front of the class that count for like almost half of...
    AwesomeErica AwesomeErica 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I try so hard to stay positive and look at the bright side of things. I'm even on really strong antidepressants to help me continue to think that way. But sometimes I see my...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I am so stressed out right now. I desperately need a new job, everyone around me can see and has commented about how stressed it's making me. I hate it, I'm working 12hr days at...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Sep 24

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    The trauma of abuse is never fully gone from a person's consciousness. Its filthy stain leaves its residue on the soul forever. However, like all bad experiences, it is possible to...
    Cpaz33 Cpaz33 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Job hunting is stressing me out! I used to work as a preschool teacher, and even though I liked the job itself, the pay was horrible and they asked for so many things for such...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Sleeplessness Solution that Worked for Me: I have always had trouble sleeping due to the avalanche of thoughts, self doubt, obsessive planning and conjecture, regret, vivid...
    foxtale foxtale 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I have a lot of things. It's weird how I go on my daily life blending in with everyone else while my head is so chaotic. I have split personality: the other personality I have is...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F Sep 30

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    I was in a terrible car accident that left me in a coma, and I suffered from a traumatic brain injury. Since then, I haven't been able to get through a day without a migraine. Kill...
    ayoaddi ayoaddi 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Since I can rationalize my father has been verbally and physically abusive. I think it grew in intensity as the years went by and my personality started to evolve. I still live...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I have the illnesses of bipolar and panic/anxiety disorder. I also have damage in my right brain from an injury as a baby. I was not diagnosed until I was 47. This is because...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I've always suffered from anxiety and thoughts and worries that would pop into my head at random. They used to revolve around disease or paranormal/religious thoughts, and even...
    Patronusmagic Patronusmagic 18-21, F Oct 8

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    Just got off the phone getting advice from a notorious mental institute. The person just hung up and even laughed I told him almost everything on my mind and addiction to EP also...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 12

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    MY FIRST TIME. 3.5 days, no mess, discharged Friday= Freedom. OR SO I THOUGHT...I can't seem to stop thinking bout the experience of it all, esp they traumatic parts like being...
    15YrsCutting 15YrsCutting 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Hi my names Lorna I'm 31 and I live in kent in England. I was diagnosed with ADHD combined type in 2011 and have been abandoned by the mental health professionals I can't get CBT...
    Lornalas Lornalas 31-35, F Oct 14

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    So, I got me a dilemma here guys. One of my high school best friends is going to have a debut party this October 25 and I am invited. The problem is she also invited her...
    rodeloves rodeloves 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I only talked about this stuff to one person but she trusted me with a secret and it was serious and I told someone. We cant talk to anymore. I need help! I have too many problems...
    candybubbles3 candybubbles3 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Just this past Friday . I wasn't driving my mom was driving my brother and I to school when a school bus hit us at a 4 stop sign intersection. I was sitting in the passenger seat...
    livinglife27 livinglife27 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    When I first read this, I thought it said "I have been walked OUT on while having sex." I thought how horrible that must be!! But then I read it a little closer...... So I...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 2 Responses