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I Have Ptsd, Depression and Anxiety

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    Was diagnosed with symptoms of ptsd

    and trauma, 3 years ago.i've been going to therapy for 4 years. different therapists. I find therapy helpful. The struggle can be difficult during certain moments, moreso than others. I would say flashbacks and memories are the most difficult thing.Anything can trigger it off, a...
    mixieloca mixieloca 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F May 8

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    If you are suicidal, please get help

    if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own issues. Please please please. Not only are you being subjected to the hurtful things your brain says to you, you subject others to it. You...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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    Forgotten veterans.Beat by mother

    as a child for rich father abandoning us. I looked and sounded like father so I paid the price for it.Step father a good man and is why I am not a convict or dead today.Mom tuned me into the police for things I did not do until they figured out she was nuts.Ran away. Lied about...
    sswehiii sswehiii 51-55, M 1 Response May 12

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    Considering checking myself into the hospital

    willingly for the first time. Recurring depressive thoughts. Not suicidal though which is nice. I just feel trapped in a box. Am I the only one?
    TheLonelyStoner95 TheLonelyStoner95 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    Feeling like cutting myself again.

    I don't know where it comes from. It's just something that screams out from my soul. I wonder if it's practice for suicide or if I just like the thought of hurting myself. I'm a monster. It's too late for me. I can't stand being in my own life. And I hate myself for feeling that...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    Short version: I was groomed

    for abuse by my father, who is a con artist and not a part of my life anymore. He kidnapped my sibling and I when we were little and we were missing for a year. Now that I am a mother I really feel for what that must have been like for her. My mother remarried several times...
    iamowl iamowl 31-35, F Nov 24, 2014

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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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    I have major exams and I cant focus due to

    flashbacks,Im doing my best but its not enough
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Happy Mothers Day... Picture basically sums it

    up. I'm not being selfish, for the people that may think I'm one.
    SavingLucy17 SavingLucy17 16-17, F May 10

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    but I'm tired of crappy therapists

    and people's pity, so no one in my new town knows.
    cycffuff cycffuff 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I have ptsd, depression

    and anxiety ... Been put on Meds been shown to many doctors ... But the best cure I have ever found is by dealing with it ... Yes I still get bad depression and yea I still have PTSD but it hasn't been that bad .. My anxiety has went down ....... All I did was embraced my past...
    william2490 william2490 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 7

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    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with Depression

    and Anxiety when I was 17 years old. I have been taking medicine ever since. When I was twenty something happened that I will not broadcast in a story. As an after effect of that I have ptsd . I can't be around people or things that remind me of the event. I get jumpy when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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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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    With Wings is a group on Facebook

    which offers help and support for those who need it. It is a safe space for members to come together, make friends and help others as well as themselves. If you suffer from a mental illness, self harm or have an eating disorder then this is a place for you to come and be...
    withwingsgroup withwingsgroup 18-21, F Dec 11, 2014

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    I'm 40 years old, I was a firefighter

    for over 12 years. I had a call that involved a mother and her kids. It was a murder/suicide, I knew the mother, dad and the children. I have never been the same since. I had my own home, a fiancé who was the love of my life. It's all gone now! I just want someone to...
    ndirishfan ndirishfan 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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 4 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    Malattachment due to starvation

    for intimacy during early development. Caused by: Neglect and/or abuse from the female attachment figure. Most people who have this affliction are completely unaware that that is the cause, Because 1. To them, their experience was normal for all they know and 2. Repression of...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I am currently getting help

    for PTSD depression and anxiety have become a way of life for 10 years I lost 2 of my friends they were both murdered and then I lost my mom to cancer 2 years later I have constant hyper vigilance and crowds of people make me really uncomfortable I recently quit 2 jobs because I...
    gevee20 gevee20 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 4

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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 many disorders

    because of my childhood and the way I grew up.
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F Nov 24, 2014

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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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    Please read, I have a question

    for anyone who suffers from mental disorders. But first, a little bit (briefly) about my mental health history: I was diagnosed with ADHD, depression, and anxiety at age 9 by a specialist in her field - pediatric psychiatry. I had numerous tests done as a child by doctors and...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I just read this post on Facebook.

    Just wanted to share it with you people. "I'm a therapist and keep this poster in my waiting room, apparently it saved a few lives: I don't like the phrase "a cry for help." I just don't like how it sounds. When somebody says to me, "I'm thinking about suicide, I have a plan...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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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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    I have had depression

    since I was 15...it comes & goes as does the anxiety. I take Effexor now & that helps a lot, though I still have my "bad days." Where I don't want to do anything or deal with life. I'm grateful that the anxiety is under control...knock on wood. I saw a therapist a few months...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    I talked to my therapist tonight

    and she's referred me to a psychoanalyst to get me officially diagnosed. I also decided after a long and hard fight to get myself on meds. It'll be a few weeks yet, but it's going to happen and I'm terrified. I don't want to be changed into something that I don't recognize. I...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F Feb 10

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    My gf is concerned I take too many meds

    and about drug interactions. I hate being dependent on meds but when I tried to cut back it was really bad. I am upset because I was on half the dose of Effeczor and no Lamictal for the past 5 years. Then this summer out of nowhere I crashed badly. Was non-functional. So my...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Okay. So I always have to keep my ears covered

    because I feel like someone (or something) is going to scream in my ear and my back also has to be covered constantly as well. Anybody else have this problem?
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    Sometimes it seems like no one understands.

    I feel like I'm being overdramatic when I say that, but it really does feel lonely, having Ptsd. It's bad enough to spend life being haunted by memory, but to go at it alone? That's something else entirely. I guess I'm just tired from it, is all.
    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F Dec 6, 2014

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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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    For those who share my struggles,

    writing helps a LOT. It doesn't necessarily have to be physical writing, like with pen and paper. Electronically doing so, like on a blog or a private electronic journal, are just as helpful.
    AlexTheWordSmith AlexTheWordSmith 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Cut myself tonight for the first time in a few

    months. I'm better at hiding it now though.
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    I wish I can act normal like everybody else

    without having flashbacks,Im trying hard ti study but I cant focus especially when Im dealing with difficult subjects
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F May 6

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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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    What I'm slowly realizing about PTSD (and

    subsequent depression and anxiety) is that it doesn't always happen right after said traumatizing event. It can sometimes take years to develop or manifest. I think in my case, the adult in me is trying to cope with the trauma that the child had to face. It's a long, difficult...
    AlexTheWordSmith AlexTheWordSmith 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I think the anxiety and depression are caused

    by the PTSD/ the trauma itself. I don't think I'd be depressed or this anxious if it weren't for the trauma. It's still god awful though... :/
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I Am Me

    I remember everytime they would put a label on me. The first was victim, and I was a victim of hate and rape. I add the hate first because my biological father hated me for being a girl. I was then raped at thirteen. I was forced into counseling. I didn't believe I belonged there...
    DarkLiela DarkLiela 18-21, F Apr 27, 2013

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    Yoga is helping me a lot though.

    And also toning up my bum, and that's always good. :-D :)
    AlexTheWordSmith AlexTheWordSmith 22-25, F Nov 4, 2014

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    An actual experience I had: A friend of mine

    who recently returned home from the army confided in me that he had PTSD. I helped him through some tough days, teaching him better ways to cope and he actually improved. He then asked how I knew what to do for PTSD and I explained to him I actually had it myself. It took a...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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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