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I Have Ptsd

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    Access To Euthansia.

    I was answering a question regarding access to Euthanasia, thought it was a little too long so made it a story.Firstly got to say I'm really sorry to everyone if I get my words a little mixed up whilst writing my answer to this question. It is a question that stirs so many...
    Kurlysue Kurlysue 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    It's so painful, scary

    and frightening. Worst thing that ever happened to me.
    AliBashir AliBashir 18-21, M 2 Responses May 10

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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 4 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    I am finally beginning to gain control of my

    PTSD. I know a lot of people on here who have this are military vets, but mine stems from a car accident. I don't remember much from a car accident. I was driven off of the Colorado National Monument and I should have died. Plain and simple. And I kinda remember someone told me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I'm 20 and, last week,

    I crashed my car in a rainy night with four childern onboard (I worked as a summer camp counsellor, it was an emergency). Nobody got hurt, though I still wake up hearing them scream, seeing the scene all over again, and I burst into tears uncontrollably any time I only think of...
    Angel7Enigma Angel7Enigma 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Static

    Static, Part 1 of 3 If you  can afford irony, you’re doing alright.     Its not that the stretching hours between the two times didn’t matter. It happened, the collective events are part of the soul. It matters. Even calling...
    troutlily troutlily 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 26, 2010

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    Up until a year ago I had no idea

    that I had a problem. I assumed things I felt was just how I was. After a few suicide attempts and finally getting help, I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 and PTSD. In my childhood I was around alot of domestic violence. My dad was an alcoholic and attempted to shoot my mom...
    dccoh dccoh 36-40, M Apr 4

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    Dear mom, I get impatient with you

    when you ask me to clean my room, or do the dishes, or vacuum.. And I want to tell you why. For a long time, I didn't know why it irritated me so much. I want to help you I really do.. But I've been through a lot. And all my life I feel like I've been going through training to...
    makaiajane makaiajane 16-17, F 4 Responses May 3

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    I was raped two different times,

    all by the person I was "dating" at the time. In the first situation, I was pinned and couldn't budge. In the second situation, the person controlled every aspect of my being, including sex. This person anally raped me, as well at hit me and held me at knife point, controlled...
    aurelynne aurelynne 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    At the time i was 18

    and fresh out of the fire academy and never seen a dead body outside of a cardiac arrest then in October i responded to the i-40 bus wreck killing 6 from a bus a truck driver and someone coming home from fishing with his family this really effected me in a way i couldnt imagine...
    thubb1228 thubb1228 18-21, M 1 Response May 31

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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 younger I joined the US Army,

    thinking how great it would be to serve my country. Well after basic training we were given a mentality about when we get to our unit we will deploy go to war and get shot in the face. So everything became about being prepared to die. Needless to say I am still alive. I joined...
    Titanmeatcat Titanmeatcat 22-25 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    My life is falling apart,

    I am in a foreign country and no support of friends and family. I am a survivor of childhood trauma. I worked very hard to go out of it, have a good reasonably happy life, great career and I made my dreams come true, although with a lot of struggling I made it. Few years ago...
    asia9286 asia9286 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I am angry that my family (parents,

    brothers, aunts, and grandparents) abused me so badly that I have been diagnosed with PTSD. I have been told that the amount of trauma I have been through could have triggered a multitude of mental illnesses. But throughout all the pain and suffering I endured for over 20 years...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    i remember it started

    when i was young, the screaming the shouts. I remember holding on to my stuffed animal sparky and holding my hands over my ears. I would pray that my mom would just be quiet and my moms boyfriend wouldnt come in my room to yell at us. My moms boyfriend would hit her whenever she...
    alice52 alice52 16-17, F Apr 30

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    My Guilt Feelings

    Sometimes when I hear or read things about guilt if I do not run from it right away I start to think about what I may have done to people and children in Vietnam. I actually made napalm to be dropped on the enemy, I know it saved a lot of American lives and when it exploded the...
    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto 66-70, M 3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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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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    "So Go On, Infect Me. Go On And Scare Me To Death. I'll Be The Victim; You'll Be The Voice In My Head."

    . She spoke of doorknobs once, but I don't remember what she said. I don't remember, was there horror? Was it so chilling, that the blood left their faces? So pallid and grey. Don't touch them, erase their smiles from your mind. You know they'll leave you here, eat you here...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    What is PTSD to me? Not remembering the last

    time I slept without bad dreams. Being woken by thunderstorms and finding myself face down on the floor, my hands covering my head. Memories so strong I can taste, smell and hear them. Having those around me refuse to wake me by physically touching me. Waking every time...
    Nofearz Nofearz 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    Ever since that day my life has changed

    and I just want to be free from it.
    ithzelhernandez ithzelhernandez 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    A Lifelong Struggle!

      I have suffered from PTSD long before it was even classified as a diagnosis! Although it's roots are based in a miserable, abusive childhood, it didn't begin to interfere with my ability to function until I was in the Navy. I was officially discharged in 1973 with...
    gsryoga gsryoga 56-60, M 5 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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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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    I Was Attacked Again

    It's been a while since I was physically attacked but it happened again last night. Let me start by saying I was once hit by a car and this causes me a lot of fear when I cross the street and cars play race the pedestrian. So last night I was crossing the street shortly after...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 5 Responses May 4, 2013

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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 7 Responses Feb 17

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    June is PTSD awareness month

    and June 27, 2014 is PTSD awareness day. More people need to understand what ptsd is and it's effects on others.
    myrandomthoughts101 myrandomthoughts101 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    Dear mom. I hope you can see it,

    one day. I hope you can see all the scars I'm wearing. All the hurt I have experienced. All the pain and anger I'm feeling. All these things I can't get a hold of because I don't know how too keep living my life. I don't want to kill my self... I have to many to live for - so I...
    haileycuddlebug haileycuddlebug 18-21, F 1 Response May 28

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    I've been diagnosed twice

    now with PTSD and at the time I thought it was annoying; the sleepless nights, when I could sleep, the recurrent nightmares, a whole change in my personality. I hated who I had become; a shell of my former self. But I'm on my way back now and I'm a strong believer of everything...
    faithtrustandpixiedust faithtrustandpixiedust 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    "Dissociative episodes are the best!

    " - said no one ever. What the stuff! Been on and off with this the last couple of days. Trying to pull myself back together. Ugh.
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F Jul 10

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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) and he beat my mom with a baseball bat. I was sleeping in the room with her and I woke up to him hitting her with the bat, ALOT of it...
    meaghan334 meaghan334 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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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 boyfriend would stand in front of the door

    and not let me out. He would take the keys, my phone out of my hand with a grin on his face. Grab my arm to keep me from walking away. He enjoyed making me feel smaller then him. This did something to my brain, now when ever I feel like I might be in a vulnerable situation I go...
    Imnotdillusional Imnotdillusional 31-35, F 4 Responses May 12

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    Recently I was diagnosed with PTSD im still

    finding it hard coming to terms with knowing I have it but i know if i take it 1 day at a time and can get thru it and beat it :) so can anyone else
    kimmy24 kimmy24 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Haunting my sleep, Not

    even one night of peace. Frantically searching, piles of debris. Steel twisted, girders bent, concrete rubble, houses mangled, hours spent. Searching, seeking, where are you hiding? Twisted cars, iron bars, can't escape these mental scars. Searching, seeking, never finding...
    michael1971 michael1971 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Briinx Briinx 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Battle Scars

    I have PTSD. It doesn't control me anymore. It may wake me up rudely at night several times a week. But not as severely as once before. I have had some horrific experiences. Seen unspeakable things. But for the most part it has made me stronger. When I first came home I was an...
    Ssgsmith77 Ssgsmith77 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    When I was 16 I was abducted.

    The was held for a little over an hour and terrorized by being told what was going to happen to me. I was actually able to escape before any of that happened but it has haunted me since. I have a lot of irrational fears, I don't like to be left alone at night, scared to be in...
    abigailc abigailc 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I hate it,night mares,

    flash backs, sleeplessness, sweets, anger. Its cost me friends, family don't understand, I've even gotten into fights at bars and restaurants with people. I've picked people up out of chairs and slammed them against walls and Windows
    fire1019 fire1019 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 2

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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 fear. I can't have anyone behind me, I need to everyone in the room so no one sneaks up on me. If someone touches me, I flail at them ready to...
    missalkali missalkali 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I Fight Suicide Everyday: Everyday

    before the electric rooster crows and before I wipe my eyes and scratch my balls I am taunted by the horrors that rage. I see the bodies and feel the heat of the consuming fireball that slows time to a crawl. The screams get louder and louder as the sound of the deafening...
    SignalSarge SignalSarge 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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    At work we all joke about how

    if you've been there longer than 6mo-1yr, you've got mild PTSD. We joke because it's a harsh truth - we are traumatized - but it helps to laugh if off, you know? Almost a decade later, I've seen too much, heard too much. Too many times, I've seen good people get injured...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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    I'm barely 18, and between all the dead I've

    seen and the people who I was caring for who died, the destruction of my own personal dignity, well, why continue on? I did try to end my life once, just to escape the memories of people constantly telling me I'm not good enough, I'll never be good enough, that I'm just a waste...
    riversdiverge riversdiverge 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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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    Well This Sucks.

    I mean.... the second I believe I'm happy I seem to get to relaxed and then triggered.... Then I go into superstition mode and carry around a rabbits foot etc...  say prayers before I get in my car... write prayers on my body when i go places  When will it end? I'm so tired...
    1ItalianLady 1ItalianLady 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    My Boyfriend Killed Himself In Front Of Me.

    I just joined this group, so I'm not sure what it's really all about... I guess  this is the part where I share my story, so here goes... Two years ago when i was 16, my boyfriend shot himself in front of me. We had been dating on/off for about two and a half years. We were...
    jayk09 jayk09 18-21, F 53 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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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 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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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 Oct 8, 2011

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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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    I have PTSD. It's from probably too many things

    to list. I started having startle reflex and night terrors when I was 15. I had a few incidents I could've lived without. I was raped when I was 16. I had not one but two stalkers. One was a girl when I was 17. She would sit outside my house in her car. Sit outside of my class...
    KMheremnow94 KMheremnow94 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    i have always felt as

    though i was different,i know ppl have gone through tough times and tries t be sttrong about it.i try to be strong but my emotions,my taunting memories gets the best of me.i realised all this ife i have PTSD.and i researched through it now one part of me feels relieved to know...
    Allfudgedup Allfudgedup 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 25

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    I need to be to work in 3 hours

    and I'm terrified. I don't know if I can mentally handle it.
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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