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I Live With Acute Ptsd and Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    The Grady Effect

    I’ve been fighting this wall I hit for over a month. Last night I stayed up too late watching "Doc Hollywood". In this place of "Stuck" I’ve been in for awhile, I have thought often about just moving away...from all of this. Seeking greener...
    mysihba mysihba 61-65, M 6 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Not Sure

    I was diagoised with PTSD and was also told i have borderline personality disorder about 4 years ago. I was told recently that the name borderline personality disorder has been change to acute PTSD, can anyone tell me if this is correct.  I don't know much...
    i2befreed i2befreed 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    And,,,

    It will be the death of me if I can't stop it from taking over me...the memories play around in my head everyday and they wont stop...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    A Lifelong Struggle!

    I have been plagued with 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 what was...
    gsryoga gsryoga 56-60, M 7 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    PTSD & Anxiety

    I have self diagnosed the PTSD, I feel that I have this due to the rape and abuse history that I have.  And I have a doctor willing to confirm the anxiety that I deal with. lol 
    looneylulu looneylulu 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    What"s The Cure For Ptsd?

    According to the google, and medical books that I'v read the only solution for PTSD is deviation Help those person with PTSD by talking to them and listen to their problems THAT"S ALL GOD DAMNiT!!!   Try meditation and listening to music that is interactive Try...
    sherryblossom11 sherryblossom11 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Hello

    I'm a 56 y.o guy that lives with cPTSD/anxiety/depression from Fire/EMS work.  I am not dead or crazy.  Just a nice guy stugling with a disorder most don't understand.  Hope to make knew friends and someday find that soulmate.  Love to talk to anybody ...
    mysihba mysihba 61-65, M 8 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    Hi, I am Mike and I served two tours in Iraq. My first deployment was out of Camp Hovey Korea in 2004-05. I was with 2nd ID and we were attached with the 1st Marines in Ramadi Iraq...
    flemin37 flemin37 36-40 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I divorced in Feb 2014 and although I started dating very quickly, I had already checked out of my marriage approximately 1-2 years prior, so I felt I was ok to date. I met an...
    14nolookingback 14nolookingback 36-40, F a week ago

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    As a Licensed Massage Therapist, using my muscles to help others with theirs, finding out that I have CIDP (chronic inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) was crushing. I am...
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    I'm going to just muse about what I wish I had going on in life... I want to do something that I feel is important. I thought that going to college was going to solve the trouble...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M a week ago

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    Healing Through Spirituality Despite the “scientific” explanations I have been fed by medical professionals over the years, I have never believed that I am “mentally ill...
    giannaboleyn giannaboleyn 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm stuck in a upset & sad mood feeling like no one cares about me & I'm just not normal. Everyone just thinks I'm weird.
    vkilo vkilo 13-15, F Aug 20

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    And people often asks me if I live in Germany then. Okay. I can live with getting annoyed (smh)
    purpleaimee purpleaimee 13-15, F Aug 20

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    My book should come today its called TOXIC MEN well I'm married to one so I may as well read the book before I get the t shirt.
    Bikerbabe52 Bikerbabe52 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I suffer from PTSD. I was raped at gunpoint when I was 24 years old. The triggers associated with my PTSD are ridiculous. PTSD has managed to cause major trust issues and destroy...
    Amyk1979 Amyk1979 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    For my first year of college, I lived in a dorm room with two other girls. One of them was easy to live with because she went to bed at the same time I was used to going to bed...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Growing up with a mild case of cerebral palsy was a challenge as I saw my twin sister do things that I wanted to do but I couldn't due to my disability. So, yes it was tough but it...
    Alexp3 Alexp3 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I rarely have the tv on but I always have music playing! I even fall asleep to it!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm by they not even sure where to begin. I feel I could write a book sometimes. I am 37 and very very in love with my husband of 14 years on his good days. His good days are...
    hopelessandsmiling hopelessandsmiling 36-40 Aug 17

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    ...but I would need lots of realllllllly large screen computers
    caddriss caddriss 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm finding rhe nerve pain almost impossible the last 4 days I don't know what's happened. But the pain is traveling up my spinal chord in feels bigger and higher. now the lump...
    thesunshineparty thesunshineparty 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Been awake every half hour with pain in my arms, struggled to get up and in my wheelchair 45 mins to take a shower and now im not going to work cos I cant push my chair
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I live with him, but we don't do too much together. We've both wanted to play video games together for a while.. And We finally agreed on a game. Instead of playing with me, he is...
    DaughterOfMichael DaughterOfMichael 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    People may say that a man who lives with his mother is missing out on life, and I would agree, but the cohabitation is not to blame. It works but with effort of course. What I...
    hythloday hythloday 41-45, M Aug 16

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    I read this in the book 'Living with a PA man'.. it's a real/scarey/enlightening insight into the dynamics of the PA ...now I know it's actually both a relief, as I had no idea...
    Londonylady Londonylady 46-50, F Aug 16

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    I'm off to no man's land if you want to find me go to the village called nothing they'll point you to a dinner called empty, there they'll serve you a cup of 2 am depression and a...
    keanukenway keanukenway 16-17, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Sweaty palms, unsteady hands, my body shaking, almost vibrating. I can feel my throat close up, I am unable to speak. My eyes get blurry, and I hold back tears. I experience these...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Today I exploded with what I should call a friend. (My mom) She's not even my mom any more, she's a really selfish friend to have in my life and I can't wait to move out. All I...
    gwebb15 gwebb15 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I am one of those people who constantly needs to have my phone with me. Not so much for texting, I rarely text anyone. A lot of my phone is used to browse the web and to read. If I...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I finally got my phone fixed! Fwop!
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I really want to. I see my friends having fun, living their lives with boyfriends and girlfriends and they seem to follow the idea of "life is short to be too serious" and I'm...
    ThatGirl290399 ThatGirl290399 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My husband is a drug addict. He has promised me so many times that he has quit and then my gut instinct tells me he is back on it again and sure enough I am always right. He is a...
    sherabyl sherabyl 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I know someone extremely close to me who is addicted to drugs. It's painful to see him throw his life away. He's a great guy and I would hate for him to completely lose himself to...
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Hello, I have known my best guy friend for 11 years. We met through his ex gf and through the time we known each other we had different relationships and always remaind friends. I...
    Amorevita Amorevita 26-30, F Aug 11

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    My best friend and I have so much in common that it's like we r sisters. But our parents didn't like us hanging out and we had to stop hanging out. Then I moved states away which...
    Kat358 Kat358 13-15, F Aug 11

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    My best friend has helped my when I was at my breaking point and I don't think I would be alive right now if it won't for my best friend
    PinkyChristina PinkyChristina 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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