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I Have Ptsd

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    If you have PTSD,it's

    so hard to hang out with people who doesn't understand it.they are not bad people,they just can't understand.how do we cope with this?
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 21

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    Reasons why you Need to Leave the Narcissist

    Asap http://letmereach.com/2016/01/17/the-little-known-reasons-why-you-need-to-leave-the-narcissist-asap/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jan 21

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    He tells me he will call

    and doesn't? I try to text I tried to call I tried to email he doesn't answer then eventually he'll answer me and tell me when he's on call and he does. That happened yesterday evening he was supposed to be going to Alabama , worried me to death I contacted his family in...
    WVgirldiane WVgirldiane 56-60, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Visual Aid

    I created this to give people some idea what it feels like for me to be slammed with PTSD.
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 7 Responses May 16, 2009

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    Abuse by my mother is my first memory.

    Husband #1 gave me 2 babies (all grown now) then gave me the boot when I had gained weight. He was an only child and a narcissist. That took 12 years from my life and kicked me down a bit more. Husband #2 came 6 years later and the abuse went on again for 14 years. Husband #3...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    I Need Help Tonight!

    MY wife went to sleep hours ago, when she did I joined her....As I sleeped I was dreaming of cars and women I guess like most men. In this dream I heard a bang like a gun shoot..When I looked at the red head that was thereit wasn't her but a solider and he was...
    longgun longgun 31-35, M 10 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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    Today in the lunch room a coworker was telling

    me that she is having anxiety lately. Another coworker that I have known for years told her about her own problems with anxiety and told her I know something about it too. Without thinking I told her I take an alpha-blocker for my anxiety. Then I told her I have PTSD like it...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Days are hard. Trying to put up with negative

    comments from family, friends, and your own mind. At times it feels like my mind is fighting against my own self. I don't have much confidence and I don't have the strength I should have. Recently I have tried to embrace my loneliness and longing for love by doing nothing...
    SubaruDoo44 SubaruDoo44 31-35, M a week ago

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    I was diagnosed with PTSD,

    after experiencing several traumatic events as a child. From watching my mother cut her face apart with a knife while high on heroin to watching her be raped when I was a young teenager. I developed bleeding stomach ulcers by the time I was 10 because of all the verbal abuse and...
    PrettiestPirate PrettiestPirate 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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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 6 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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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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    Going inpatient today

    and waiting on the intake to begin is starting to make me panic a little
    damagedwings damagedwings 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    ...... It really is a nightmare,

    I wish ppl could understand
    Lld84 Lld84 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I want to talk to other people with PTSD,

    see how they are doing. I want someone who actually understands it.
    BeautrichfulME BeautrichfulME 13-15 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    I have PTSD. I grew up in a cult.

    My home was chaotic. I grew up in a culture of abuse. I finally escaped. I moved across the country. Then the recession hit. I've struggled to keep a roof over my head for the past 4 years. 2 months ago, my medications got messed up. I ran out of my antidepressant and...
    snowflake79 snowflake79 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Every day is a challenge

    for me because of how I was born but I also have to deal every day with PTSD ailments and known and unknown triggers from various horrible things that have happened to me. The past couple of weeks have truly challenged my smile not to hide both outside and inside. I have been...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    No one has walked in my shoes,

    or felt what I've felt, or shared in my pain. I didn't ask anyone to. So why then do you look down on me for SURVIVING AN ATTACK YOU PRAISED THE LADY IN THE ******* MOVIE FOR, and minimalize MY STRENGTH? **** the movie, bro. That was my life you watched. Maybe I don't look like...
    damagedwings damagedwings 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    does anyone else have problems with memory loss?

    not only do i not remember what trauma occurred, besides nightmares & when i disassociate.. when i get emotional provoked negatively i loose sometimes hours of my life.
    LMariex3 LMariex3 22-25, F 13 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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    I am a child hood sexual abuse survivor

    and I've been sexually assaulted twice since turning 16. Pushing through the PTSD that came with these experiences is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Battling your own mind is hard work.
    RowmanTriad RowmanTriad 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    So... the insomnia has awakened.

    (no pun intended) I've always known what insomnia was, and I've wondered if I've had it from time to time in my teen and college years because my sleep patterns were so disorganized, but I now have a clear understanding of what insomnia is. It's not when you stay up too late so...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    'Contact, IED, wait out' the words i convinced

    myself id never hear, but now i cant forget them. Its been 3 years, but i still see it everyday. The guy i grew up, went to school with, went through everything in my life with, just lying there. I never thought id want to here another one of his awful jokes again, but now id...
    Ashley318 Ashley318 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    Has anyone had EMDR treatment

    for your PTSD ?? Would love to chat with others who have gone through it
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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    I decided it is NOT going to control me.

    Yes it does affect my life, but it will control me.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 18-21, F Jan 12

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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, 2015

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    I was recently diagnosis with ptsd.

    I have started taking an alpha blocker but it will take a few weeks increase the dose to a therapeutic level. It is suppose to help me to sleep better. I hope it works. There are times that some images would come back so strong that I wanted to literally scream. The face...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 7 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 6 Responses Mar 9, 2015

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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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    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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    I've been living with severe PTSD

    for 18 months, and I am more than happy to talk to/help anyone who is suffering and needs it! xxx
    rosiee98 rosiee98 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    That's it; I'm fed up with doctors.

    My last "doctor" was really just a nurse practitioner. She called in sick on the day of my appointment with her, and I found out that the company she works for won't allow me to reschedule with another doctor in the same group because I was "her" patient. So I go and find...
    TheGreanBean TheGreanBean 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

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    Terrible nightmares that make it impossible to

    live. I feel like I need to constantly look over my shoulder. I have a few "triggers" that cause terrible panic attacks. Over crowded places especially if over crowded with men. Men's body odor, smell of urine. I get a little help from these by exercising, and studying martial...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 18

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    When I was six I went to the dentist

    for the first time. When they call me up to go back they had a dentist guide me to the room. When I got there they sat me down on the chair then strap me down from shoulders to ankles. They pulled teeth that were not even loose or put caps on healthy teeth. The worse is the...
    zeroLawl zeroLawl 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I can't stand my life

    but its a good life at my job . its when I am home or not working the depression floods in and the rapid thoughts . I can't think because my head is so full of things racing in my brain already . I can't cope with this crap everyday but yet everyday comes and I get through it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 5

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    I have PTSD off multiple various events

    and perpetrators over a long period of years. For years I boxed everything up. Managed to do a fair to poor job at it. 30 years ago I worked at a place the aggravated the events of the prior ten years on an almost daily basis. This brought about my first breakdown that left...
    joanfoster joanfoster 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Some days suck, when I look at my beautiful

    kids, and see how innocent and funny they are and remember all the **** my parents did to me at their age. I look at them, and can't imagine hurting them, so it makes me wonder why my parents did. You have got to be a really ****** parents to treat kids with such disrespect and...
    FosterCareSurvivor2007 FosterCareSurvivor2007 22-25, F 3 Responses May 26, 2015

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    I'm 45 & bad memories still haunt me from

    decades ago. My mind will just not get past it.
    cathyann237 cathyann237 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    It's really scary to post about this stuff,

    but I am trying to confront my issues! I'm terrified of becoming ill. Whenever I get sick or injured, my anxiety goes into overdrive. I grew up in a religion that often preached that illness was the result of sin. If you got sick, it was because you had sin in your life...
    snowflake79 snowflake79 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I was sexually assaulted several months ago,

    does it ever get easier? 😔
    danielle945 danielle945 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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