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I Have Ptsd, Depression and Anxiety

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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...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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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...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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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...
    terriw12 terriw12 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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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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    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...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 9 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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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...
    LilithOfTheDarkness LilithOfTheDarkness 16-17, F Feb 24

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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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    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...
    LoveHopePeace LoveHopePeace 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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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...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 Oct 26, 2013

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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...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 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...
    AviatorHH AviatorHH 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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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...
    Kmg1994 Kmg1994 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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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...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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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...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 19, 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...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 5 Responses Apr 7, 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...
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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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...
    Reneetodd Reneetodd 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 16, 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...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F Nov 22, 2013

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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...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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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...
    dontstopme dontstopme 18-21, M Dec 11, 2013

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    What If You Forgotten Whom You Are? -    What if you forgotten whom you are?       PTSD part 2 stayin' safe...     ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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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...
    wolfwhisperer123 wolfwhisperer123 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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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...
    johnnyamerica88 johnnyamerica88 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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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...
    chiodios chiodios 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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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...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 8, 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...    ...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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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...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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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...
    tomb33 tomb33 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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...
    jupiter71 jupiter71 36-40, T Mar 19, 2012

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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...
    Sacknut Sacknut 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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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...
    terriw12 terriw12 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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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...
    heyleigh heyleigh 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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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...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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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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    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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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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...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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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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    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...
    AangBeast AangBeast 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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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...
    NeedWings2Fly NeedWings2Fly 31-35 3 Responses Mar 7, 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...
    supermomto2 supermomto2 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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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...
    Kitty4190 Kitty4190 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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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...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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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...
    EmptyFigureHead EmptyFigureHead 36-40, F 4 Responses May 4, 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...
    KatherineMarieS KatherineMarieS 16-17, F Nov 25, 2013

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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...
    Lcjones Lcjones 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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...
    lostsoul2010 lostsoul2010 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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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...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    I Hate All Of This, I Just Want To Move On - I don’t know how I got myself into this mess. The beginning of my junior year I was fine, I was 16, I had good friends, I was madly...
    sarahs22322 sarahs22322 18-21, F