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I Have Ptsd, Depression and Anxiety

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    My name is John. I used to be a member of EP a

    while ago and got away from it. I'm an army infantryman and a combat veteran. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and have started to combat it. It is going to be a long road to recovery but I am tired of being miserable. I want my life back. I want to be happy again. Writing has...
    johnnyamerica88 johnnyamerica88 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    tears Fall A Rain Throught The Leaves -last

    Tears fall as rain through the leaves 26 closing : OK to close , it has been a long rant at that hasn't it. I felt a need to clear the air of whom I am and what happened to me, so your aware. If you missed any of this long story, I wish you take the time to read the whole...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    Witnessing a man burn to death in front of me

    after crashing his bike into a car is the hardest thing I have ever had to be a part of. It has left me emotionally and mentally scarred. The slightest sudden noise and I'm on edge, looking around to see what tragedy I am going to be a part of next, I tense up, shake, sweat...
    dontstopme dontstopme 18-21, M Dec 11, 2013

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    I just wait for each day to be over.

    I sleep in late to waste time. I sit in the dark during the day. Then I go to bed early and lie in the darkness.
    Kitty4190 Kitty4190 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I worry I will lose my life to depression.

    But I can't find a way out. Sometimes I can have a good day when I can manage the depression or a couple in a row, but I never make it more than a week or so. I always start to spiral downwards again. It's been years now, how much longer?
    Kitty4190 Kitty4190 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I need someone to talk to I was married to a man

    that beat me for 16 yrs I can't stop having nightmares about what he did to me I am now remarried and very happy so why don't the dreams stop?
    terriw12 terriw12 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Why Did I Wait So Long

    I came home from Desert Storm 22 1/2 years ago a different person than the young man that went over. At first, the symptoms were mild...but very present! I slowly started realising all of the massive changes in my behavior, like beeing spooked....REALLY EASILY and freaking out...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    Today Is One Of Those Days

    I am not having a good day at all today. My mind is racing from bad thought to worse thoughts of the past, and all I seem to be able to do is pace franticly. What makes this worse is I am at my crappy little part time job as a cashier at a golf course, and it is super slow this...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    Nerves Of Cobwebs

     You know, I don't even remember if I've posted here before. I have such a wonderful brain. I really hate posting in these types of threads . I usually try to keep my pity posts to my blog. I just had to speak on the phone twice and I was testing an online game and somone...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    What If You've Forgotten Who You Are?

         What if you forgotten whom you are?       PTSD part 2 stayin' safe...      Growing up I've always try to be something, someone, with some type of morals      or aspirations towards being...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    Dealing With It...

    Dealing with... Heart palpitations Racing thoughts(though that's not new) Cold sweats Hot and cold flashes Tightness in throat Hyper vigilance Easily startled by loud noises(esp. Men yelling) Feeling constantly on the defense Angry for no reason, oh there's reasons... Ice cold...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Ptsd

    I was in a tornado and it brought up PTSD from all parts of my life and fears along with it. I use to use and drink and haven't once thought about it after all this. They did put me on a pill I use to abuse and it somehow helps when in panic mode. I think the important thing is...
    jupiter71 jupiter71 36-40, T Mar 19, 2012

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    I Have Ptsd But I Know I Can Survive It!

    I was diagnosed with PTSD about 3 years ago. I have a great therapist and I work with him weekly to overcome my depression, anxiety and fears.  I have had a long list of stressful, painful, fearful and painful experiences starting from when I was a young child and all through...
    LoveHopePeace LoveHopePeace 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I suffer from PTSD and I feel

    that I can't really live a full life because of it. I guess it would be easier to discuss if I had been in combat but my battle was with a parent. One so abusive she destroyed the "me" I was suppose to have become. The constant anxiety and depression are awful. Now that I'm 58...
    Lcjones Lcjones 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I Hate People

    I hate when people are like ok just come talk to me when you have a problem You do and they are like gosh you have to talk about your problems all the time and make you feel guilty and bad about it Like you just complain all the time And you're Like...yeah that's why I don't...
    Reneetodd Reneetodd 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    I have been feeling better.

    I had started to have panic attacks and sleep panic attacks. So I talked to my dr. and she gave me a prescription of celexa. Has anyone else used this? It seems to be helping. Did it help you?
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    PTSD, My Old Friend

    Some days it's quiet, it's dormant inside me and I might forget that it's there. Most days I feel it growing, and then when it's ready it bursts inside me and I'm unable to get out of bed, pick up the phone, make myself a meal... Today it grows. I can feel it. I can hope that it...
    heyleigh heyleigh 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    My Ptsd Story.

    Last year I had a complete mental meltdown. I was angry with myself. I used to cut and anytime I felt I was under emotional attack I would unleash my wrath on that person. As my psychiatrist said, I am generally a person with a positive attitude and that is what kept me going...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 5 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    My Forray Into The Darken World Beyond....

    The Drunken sailor, that should have drowned!!! the beginnings of downfall into PTSD 1   It's March 75 and My Submarine, with two others, are currently tide up to a support tender ship, in the middle of the Mediterranean .  We're to take on provisions...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    My Ptsd Nearly Killed Me Tonight

    I don't know if I'm over reacting or not but I was driving tonight and I just suddenly started thinking about my time in iraq and the things I saw basic flashbacks that we all go through I was brought back to reality by cars beeping their horns and then I realized they were...
    AangBeast AangBeast 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    I can deal with my emotions

    but right now PTSD is rearing it's head back into my life. I hate looking at the exit signs in a building or having to sleep next to a window. I decided not to be medicated because my emotions could be magnified. When my emotions are medicated I'm a complete and utter mess.
    thelost87 thelost87 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I am afraid to totally let my anxiety

    go. I feel like it has kept me safe, alive. That I went into this fight or flight mode for a good reason. That if I let myself relax I'll wind up hurt. My stress has been a normal reaction to very abnormal circumstances. It kept me sane, even as it drives me over the edge.
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I have been suffering with PTDS,

    Anxiety, and severe depression since I was a little girl. It all started when my ex boyfriend committed suicide when I was 13 years old after talking on the Phone with him that same night.. It was so hard going to his funeral. It broke my heart. My life really hasn't been the...
    Kmg1994 Kmg1994 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    My Story

    Hi. I am a mom of 2. A wife for 8 years. I have ptsd due to childhood experiences. My husband has ptsd due to combat. We met when we were 18 and it was perfect. We dated for 2 years and then got married. He has always been the one person I could count on. He got back from his 3rd...
    supermomto2 supermomto2 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    Paralyzed In My Own Brain

    I can’t control my brain’s thinking. It sounds weird but I think it’s because of one of two reasons or the combination of the two: 1. I finally finished college, have a job I love, and am with the best man I have ever met in my life and I know he is the perfect one for me...
    NeedWings2Fly NeedWings2Fly 31-35 3 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Strangled

    We`re supposed to go on vacation this summer. All family will get together. Large families. I`m scared. Large crowds. People staring at me. People touching me. People talking to me. People being near me. People asking questions. The smell of their breath as they glare at me with...
    AviatorHH AviatorHH 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    Road Block'S At Every Turn

    This is one of those random things I decided to post on a whim… I posted a similar version of this on a different group, but wanted to share it here as well. Unless you have suffered from anxiety, depression, or panic attacks it’s really hard to explain. For me, there is...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    my experience in an ongoing one.

    . i'm only 15 so far about to turn 16. i don't really know where to start so.. i'll start with my name. i'm Elizabeth. i have post traumatic stress disorder from being raped. depression, and anxiety. my story is just a part of me. as much as i hate it. it's what made me.. me. so...
    LilithOfTheDarkness LilithOfTheDarkness 16-17, F Feb 24

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    Running late for work this morning.

    Heard hubby on the phone..switching between two calls, talking back and forth for two people. When he was finally done I could hear him yelling aloud about how frustrating it was. He sounded on the verge of tears. He headed to the bathroom and tossed something around loudly. At...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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    Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in

    the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
    smilemore123 smilemore123 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    I Think I Do....

    I am so jumpy. Loud noises ( especially men's voices) set me on edge. I read up on the symptoms and I have some but not all of them. I am uninsured and can't really get help at the moment. I am still married to my husband and he's trying to improve. But even when he's yelling...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F Nov 22, 2013

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    The Good Bad And Ugly:

    OK the good, bad and the ugly This might be poorly organized sry, it's kinda like my life most of the time and i'm a bit under duress writing about it, because I've compartmentalized it away for so long, I've become good at it..... I fear losing those things in life I...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 9 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    I was married to a monster 2 yrs

    after we were married he began using drugs he became controlling the abusive I can still remember the first time he beat me like it was yesterday. He was drunk he broke my jaw and pretty sure a rib or 2 our 3 yr old son was watching. When theguy next door called the cops he...
    terriw12 terriw12 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I'm Foxaaaay Again!

    This will be a very shallow post but I want to share it with the great people of EP.Well I went through a very stressful time. It lasted for about 5 years and you know, no matter how strong you are or how positive you are towards life, the pain starts to show on your face. They...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Depression Relapse.

    I am awesome at making things difficult for myself or maybe I'm still pretty naive. I trust the wrong people....actually I trust. I should not. Trust is wasted in this time I think. Though I can not say if trust was ever valued throughout the history of man. Anyways, back to my...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 Oct 26, 2013

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    I Want To Remember

    Can someone with experience please offer input? Both my therapist and my psychiatrist strongly believe I have PTSD or some form of repressed childhood trauma and I don't have any idea why they think this or where it is coming from. They suggest I do hypnotherapy to recover...
    chiodios chiodios 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    My Daily Battle With PTSD, Depression, And Anxiety

    Can’t sleep Head is screaming. Sometimes I don’t notice I’m even breathing. Thoughts race I can’t keep track. Overdose on me causes a panic attack. Eyes pour rain when its not needed. For the visions to stop I’ve asked and pleaded. Is it real or is it fake. All I know...
    KatherineMarieS KatherineMarieS 16-17, F Nov 25, 2013

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    The Apathy Is The Hardest Part

    My experience starts in the 90's, in the military, before the term PTSD was mainstream. I find it so hard to deal with day to day crap. Sometimes even minute to minute. I find myself standing or sitting in one spot, not doing anything in particular, for long periods of time...
    Sacknut Sacknut 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    My Life, Hell On Earth.

    I guess I will just outline a few details of my life. My dad married a woman he said he wouldn't marry. One of the first lies I remember him telling me. That didn' t hurt as bad as the beatings that she gave me, or the emotional trauma I would face in the coming years. My...
    EmptyFigureHead EmptyFigureHead 36-40, F 4 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Dissociation

    I really learned to dissociate as a child. Doesn't work so well as an adult in real life. Anyone dealing with this?
    lilylilyrose lilylilyrose 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    Lost In Life

    In 2009 my husband and I had twins. We lived in Virginia on a military base and in 2010 we lost one of our twins when he was taking a nap. When I called 911 I was giving CPR to my 3 month old child during the time it took for the ambulance to get there. We went to the hospital...
    lostsoul2010 lostsoul2010 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    I am me not my diagnosis

    and I am proud of myself because I have survived all that they have done to me as a child. I ROCK:D AND SO DOES ANYONE ELSE WHO STAYS STRONG AND FIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    The Good, Badd And Ugly Part 5

    The GoOd, Bad And UgLy part5 It's really hard to continue this, for me to press forward, for I have a throbbing headache from concentrating, uncontrollable trembling just reflecting, fear of the unknown, that might await me along my journeys ahead, for It's now seems as a...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    What If You Forgotten Whom You Are?

       What if you forgotten whom you are?       PTSD part 2 stayin' safe...      Growing up I've always try to be something, someone, with some type of morals      or aspirations towards being what's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    i don't mind you fingering my play dough

    I don't mind you fingering my play dough! Hi, I had PTSD and a brain injury for a while now like 13 years really 30 total for ptsd, but A really great thing happens when you type me a note or comment, I get to dream.   Dreams are those things that are addictively...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    So after all that has happened I thought it was

    all turning round. Turns out I was wrong. My exams are coming up in a few weeks and my anxiety is giving me trouble, which is making everything else feel worse too. I went to the doctors who prescribed me beta-blockers, but since being on them for a week I have become more...
    tomb33 tomb33 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ptsd Going Crazy

    My P.T.S.D is going basserk on me. I'm so scared I feel like i can't move. I'm so alone. I would literately admit myself to the hospital right now If my job wouldn't fire me for it and and my parents would be extremely pissed at me.I'm so scared, idk what to do : (
    wolfwhisperer123 wolfwhisperer123 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Im tired of these medicine's, it's been two years since my serious depression, anxiety and selfharm. I dont want to take these medicine's, i have been taking them for so long and...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I have mild PTSD. I show a lot of the symptoms but not too intensely. But sometimes, something happens, it's like a switch gets flipped and I panic. I'm overcome by anxiety and...
    missalkali missalkali 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was 6 years old my stepdad and my mom were having really bad relationship problems and they decided to get a divorce.. So one night he decided to come to out house (drunk...
    meaghan334 meaghan334 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    Depression. It's a hole. It's a never ending hole. It's one of those things you can't get rid of. It's like a nasty addiction. It's always gonna be there. It will never go away. No...
    urbanangel99 urbanangel99 13-15, M Mar 25

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    I have recently had episodes of depression. Moving away from my friends and everything I knew is part of it. I think I also feel this way because of social networking. I look on...
    Ginger135 Ginger135 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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