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I Have Ptsd

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    Funny Thing They Are, Those Brains of Ours

    the brain is a mysterious thing, it is.  considering the technology developed in the last 100 yrs we still know very little about it. i was in an accident in feb '04.  i developed a 'condition' due to the injury.  one of the side affects being memory loss. ...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    Being a victim of domestic abuse it took years

    for the nightmares to start to diminish. Yes, men too can be victims. Even 15 years later things as simple as a movie or television scene of domestic violence causes instant flashbacks and uncontrollable fear in my mind.
    luv2fish luv2fish 56-60, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I stood guard over the scene of a fallen brother

    for 15 hours. I've never talked about it since 2012, and have never been the same since.
    brindash brindash 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have ptsd... This is the second time I've

    actually admitted it out loud. First time was to my roommates last year... I remember one saying, "But you act so normal!"... Or do I? Maybe i've learnt to just cover it up well. I saw a psychologist for 5 straight years (from age 13 to 18)... It did help; from sleeping 2hrs...
    khayati khayati 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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    I am/will be doing group

    and individual therapy throughout the course of a year at the hospital.
    octopieyes octopieyes 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with PTSD last year

    after a nervous breakdown. I was abused as a child it really messed me up but some reason something happened to me last year and i reached a breaking point. I started having nightmares and flashbacks even during the day. Even when i looked at my kids. I go back in time. Or...
    notmymothersdaughter notmymothersdaughter 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm feeling scared and anxious

    so much that I am not sleeping well. I keep having nightmares about my family.
    Ohsingmysoul Ohsingmysoul 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    More people need to talk about PTSD

    when they have it. I tried for so long to "keep it together". Then at work one day I was making tea for me and my friend when I just started crying uncontrollably. She sat me down and I told her everything. She cuddled me and said she wished I'd told her sooner so she could help...
    strawberryblonde89 strawberryblonde89 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    This woman was making these moaning sounds

    because of the cold. I almost went berserk. Like stfu. The noises were like knives in my ears. And I just got so ANGRY and couldn't really see anything. I was thrown back in the past. I would've done anything to make that noise stop.
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    When I was 13 years old,

    I was up at the farm with my grandma. She was my idol growing up and still is to this day. I looked up to her and have always considered her my favorite family member. It was January 24, 2011, and I was up at the farm for Christmas; the cousins were supposed to be coming up from...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    So I have this problem where

    whenever I have one bad experience associated with a certain object or place or even person, my natural instinct tells me to avoid those things altogether. A lot of them aren't even that bad. For example, when I was 4 years old, I was at the airport going to fly to Nashville...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 6 Responses Apr 3

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    I was in a car accident last December.

    The driver of the other vehicle had no license, bald tires on his van and he died. I knew him. Apparently he lost his license months before and people knew he was driving and did nothing about it!! He came into my lane, sideways, I TBoned him ... I received a broken back (L1...
    kiasoulmate kiasoulmate 46-50, F Apr 7

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    I think you can have PTSD

    when you grow up in an abusive household
    wewishonstars wewishonstars 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was in an accident a few months back

    and it didnt really affect me until recently. I basically have 10 sec nightmares on constant replay. Im driving, car out of nowhere and the impact. i wake up a split second get my breathing under control and try to sleep. it happens on a loop luckily not every day of the week...
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I have been physically,

    verbally, mentally abuse by my own parents when i was young. My mother stop physically abusing me only when she know i was strong enough to fight back. But continue her verbal abuse through critisizm. My father was also physically abusive. He uses belt, guava branch, broom to...
    therain108 therain108 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was told I have PTSD around August 2014,

    along with depression and anxiety... The doctor/counselor actually told me it's a pretty severe case of all 3. It stems from my childhood, along with me being a firefighter. I guess you can still say I don't believe this is true. A part of me does... but the other part is...
    Firefighter2893 Firefighter2893 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2014

    because of the gang rape I went through and I get flash back of it when I sleep every now and then it was horrible to go through and the flash backs make me think it's the same night like I'm back there going through it again.
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    They say that you often repeat what you are

    used to. This cage is all I know.  Why is it that it seems like such a risk to leave it?  The only one who is now keeping me here is myself just like a bird in a gilded cage....with the door wide open.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_TvaJulWx0
    dollysworld dollysworld 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I'm a survivor of sexually,

    physically,mentally abused by family,police,ex. I posted ''I'm looking for survivor like me ''couple of times here or another groups in a year.. I'm appriciate for kindness. But i personally i don't want to share my very personal sensitve memory,trouma for EVERYONE. I choose...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was going to write something.

    .... I changed my mind. I can't. Let's do this instead. Make me feel like I'm not alone. Can you tell me why you have PTSD in one sentence?
    ThundercatGummiebear ThundercatGummiebear 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    So, I have a question,

    for all of you people out there that are informed on the matter or have a history of sexual abuse. Is it normal to think something is happening that isn't? I hugged my mom's fiancé because he got home from a funeral yesterday, and he's a drunk, and I could have sworn he kissed...
    mentallytortured mentallytortured 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    A Soldier Returns Home, Honest Account Of Living With Ptsd. Psychology Homework July 2010

    17July2010 By Charles Scott In this weeks homework assignment I was tasked with the objective to explain a behavior that would be considered strange, unusual and/or abnormal. I have chosen to recall my own experiences and attempt to explain the cause and effects of Post...
    autonomous138 autonomous138 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    When I was 6 years old I was molested by an

    older cousin for the first time. This would go on quite frequently for another 7 years. When it finally stopped I decided it would be best to try and burry the entire experience and have since told no one. The worst part of the entire situation is that our families are very...
    ch24 ch24 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I will live with this forever due to abusive

    relationships. One relationship in particular is my son's father. He was in special forces. He is the love of my life and I will always be there for him, but he has mind ****** me so bad.
    maemae208 maemae208 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 9

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    I know what its like,

    you're not alone. I've been in therapy for about 8 years now, and I still suffer. I, too, was abused by my family, friends, and even an entire town. Children can be cruel to each other, but when the victim is blamed for their own suffering, that kind of thing is hard to...
    notyourfuckdoll notyourfuckdoll 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    The Accident

    My name is Cat and I am currently fifteen years old. I remember this event more vividly than probably any day of my life. This is the story of the traumatic event that caused my PTSD. The date was November 11, 2006. I was nine years old at the time and there was no school for me...
    Catemily7797 Catemily7797 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Ever since I was sexually assaulted by two

    former classmates of mine, my life has never been the same. My family disowned me because my mom's side of the family thought it was my fault and my dad's side didn't believe that I let two black people take advantage of me. They acted like my five foot self could take on two...
    AttachmentIssues AttachmentIssues 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Post onset, complex PTSD to be exact.

    It comes from when I was a kid. I was adopted by my grandparents whom were pretty much every type of abusive as it gets. I'm pretty much a mentally screwed individual from it truth be told. I have amnesia from whatever the events that caused it along with 90% of my childhood...
    mentalbrix mentalbrix 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    My father abused me my whole life.

    He kicked me out of the house when I was 16 for having unprotected sex (she wasn't even pregnant). My step mom keeps asking me to come back, but my answer is always the same: No. I've been living at college for the past two years and plan to move in with my boyfriend after I...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    PTSD has ruined my life.

    I refuse to take medication because of the dependency aspect. And it seems no amount of therapy is making a dent. It's been 4 months and I cry everyday as if it happened yesterday. I'm terrified to move on with my life and unable to cope with the things that have happened to me...
    SC27 SC27 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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    Info On Ptsd & Did

    What is PTSD?   Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that a person may develop after experiencing or witnessing an extreme, overwhelming traumatic event during which they felt intense fear, helplessness, or horror. The dominant features of...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    I have PTSD as a result of abuse.

    I have been able to survive most of the effects of it. Here's how shows I watch, if it has something in the show that makes me want to close my eyes or run to the other room, my example: Law and Order special victims, I spit on your grave, burning beds. These types I don't...
    hopeful72 hopeful72 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Right this is the first time I've used this

    and gunna just get this out there that I have PTSD, damn that feels good to even get that out on paper 😊, Basically I was stabbed 3 times by a gang who thought I was someone who stole their weed, now 3 years later and hundreds of stitches later I still wake up in panic and...
    thomasxoxo thomasxoxo 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I realize that this may make me seem like a nerd

    or something, but I suffer from PTSD from when I was raped at 8 years old. Most people think you can only get it from being in a war or something, but thats not the case. I just wanted to put that out there...
    fragilesoul813 fragilesoul813 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    School And Dating Does It

    i was abused at school for many years as a kids by many women..then again i had to deal with abuse and racism in the dating world from 2009 to 2012.im just here to vent..i was a normal guy,but after dating for so many years and having to deal with all those lies and let downs...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    my question is can you love someone

    that has ptsd and can they love you back
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 9

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    About Ptsd

    I have studied a lot about this, being a scientifically minded person, since I was diagnosed in my 20s. If you have questions, please feel free to ask me, and I promise, what I don't know, I won't make up :) There are some clear indicators, also physical reasons why those with...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 10 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    I hate PTSD I'm having a ******* meltdown over

    an empty pack of cigarettes :(
    theoctopusesbowtie theoctopusesbowtie 18-21, F Apr 7

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    So what did attempting suicide get me last

    night? Nowhere... My parents don't understand one bit that goes through my head every single day, they are pissed off at me and kicked me out of the house.. Idk why I even keep trying to do it, it never works for me... I tried killing myself 3 times in my life.. once with a...
    Firefighter2893 Firefighter2893 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I tried all kinds of treatments

    for PTSD... I would isolate myself from people in order to avoid being triggered, sought out counseling numerous times which could only help so much until I discovered EMDR. It took 2 years and I made so much progress... then I needed a break, but went back again after a couple...
    msr721 msr721 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    i want to talk to people

    who is fighting with trouma of sexually abuse. is there anyone.. i used to had good EP friends... but they left EP...sadly.so sad..
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    My flashbacks are really bad tonight

    and I'm scared i'll lose touch with reality completely. There's nothing I want more than to feel safe...
    kayelani kayelani 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I have ptsd my step father abused me

    for 7 years when I was younger. I have worked my whole life to not let it bring me down.
    sherinwv75 sherinwv75 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was molested when I was 6 by my baby sitters

    son. I was date raped twice. I have been physically and emotionally abused by a past boy friend. I never said a word to anyone. I hid within myself and hid my past. I am taking an enormous step today writing my story down. The only people that knew we're my therapist and my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    my fiancee has ptsd and it made her a blunt

    person and I don't think she's into other people's feelings but she's a beautiful person u just wish she wasn't so hard on me and she would let her shield down
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 6

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    Admitting

    I have been in denial for many years that I have PTSD. I have been in and out of the military since 1985. Uncle Sam seems to think that Ski is needed when the country is in trouble. I have been in 8 different combat zones in my life in the military. I have seen and had to do so...
    skiinkaf skiinkaf 41-45, M 8 Responses