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I Still Deal With Ptsd

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    Going Through Ptsd On the Phone with a Friend!!!

    The other night I went through my first Ptsd episode on the phone with a friend.  I was talking to RopinTexan.  I had begun to feel a little weird about five minutes before I called him.  I figured talking to RT would make me forget what...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 10 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    Not So Invincible

    In my childhood, I was not the type of person to take risks. I did not climb things just to jump off of them, or get involved with activities that would end with me getting hurt. I was a safe, timid child who would have rather watched people play then go out there and risk...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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    Life's Hurdles

    Hi there I'm here to get some support, insight and converse with others that may be able to relate to PTSD... child sex abuse.. and infidelity. I'm a 28 year old female who has been battling with PTSD for the last year or so.. it's onset caused by the realisation that I was...
    Naturebaby85 Naturebaby85 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    Ptsd And The After Effects

    A survivor of childhood abuse and spousal abuse I struggle everyday to find my way, sometimes just in getting through a day. I am angry and hurt by what others have put me through in their sick lives, leaving me feeling sometimes empty, fearful and crippled. I feel robbed of my...
    prettywomanNautumn prettywomanNautumn 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2010

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    Still Dealing With It

    They say when we have ptsd, all we want to do is avoid and stay locked up. I recall doing this lots.  I came a little over/out of my shell.  I go out more then I used to, not in big situation and I try doing my best even if I am scared.  If I don't do it, no one will do it...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 28, 2012

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    17 yrs later, just when you think your ok,

    your not. I dont think there is a cure for ptsd, Im not war vet, but i was diagnosed with it and spent years denying it. but the more i research the more i accept it. every day i survive ptsd. I am not claiming i suffer as much as those who defend our freedoms and give a piece...
    confused623 confused623 36-40, F Feb 27

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    I Just Wish I Could Forget,

    but no. Its part of my therapy. In group we have discussions of what we went through. I mean yeah I know it'll help in the long run, but I need a break. I'm not going to though, I'll stick it out. I know its helping.
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Waking Up In My Panic Mode!!!

    You know, I thought that I was almost out of my Ptsd.  Today, after waking from a dream, I've changed my mind about this.  When I woke up, I was more asleep than awake.  I remember being awake, but feeling like I was drugged.  I couldn't breath!!!  I...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    It Never Goes Away I Am Sorry To Tell You

    no mater what the goverement curret caged name is we did get PTSD in viet nam
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Feb 12, 2012

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    My Messed Up Life With Ptsd

    Have you ever felt like you were ever in the fight of your life? Not a physical fight but a fight of the past. I can tell you from personal experience you can run but you cannot hide from it, it will catch up with you sooner or later. Unless you deal with it and face it head on...
    Leroysimpson Leroysimpson 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

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    I Still Suffer, And Wish I Didn't

    It makes me feel weak. The reasons were stupid, but apparently you can have a broken heart so bad it turns into PTSD. I remember what it was like, that moment freezing into numbness that lasted for weeks, the nightmares that made it impossible to sleep, and the inability to eat...
    melly8 melly8 26-30 Mar 30, 2012

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    Ptsd????

    So I'm retired from 22 years active Army. I retired about a year ago and enjoy the retired life. My deployment history was simple Desert Shield/Storm then back to Kuwait to babysit the desert. In 99 I became a diabetic but was allowed to stay on duty. Once I had to start insulin...
    steveg7003 steveg7003 41-45 Mar 13, 2013

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    I Hate This Feeling!!!

    Unfortunately, I still am dealing with PTSD.  Lets see if I can write this story, and not have to leave to go to my room.  It's a scary, sad feeling!!!  My first instinct is to do something and make it go away.  I'm trying to deal with this, I'm trying to be...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    It's Not As Bad!!

    I had written another story here many weeks ago, but I ended up deleting it.  I wrote it while I was in one of my PTSD mode.  After I wrote it I felt like maybe it was too much to share.  I did get one very comforting comment from crosseyedlemon.  I felt bad...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 6 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    *For anyone who takes the time to read this all, thank you so much. It means more than you know.* I haven't been on EP in such a long time it seems. I have been dealing with a lot...
    supernovaChic supernovaChic 22-25, F Jul 4

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    I am in my early 40s and my sister is in her 50s. My sister and I had always been close, even though were do not have the same mother. I was raised in a home that "step" or "half...
    sunshinesammie sunshinesammie 41-45 1 Response Jul 9

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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I love how I just Float about things.This is how I solve my problems : -just pretend like nothing happened -find something else to focus on -always be around positive people who...
    EdithM EdithM 16-17, F Jul 7

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    Has anybody ever heard of PMDD? Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder? It is similar to PMS but 20 times worse. If you are familiar with this then please respond. After 7 plus...
    tdnews tdnews 41-45, M Jul 6

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    I don't believe in the devil, but I'll make a deal with him anyway. Yo devil! If I devote my 66th story (this one) to you, will you keep some of those pervy creeper minions off of...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Its like training a dog you teach it not to do its business in the house and when you think it learned not to it pees on the carpet that's how I feel dealing with my friend we'll...
    tamekaroberts tamekaroberts 18-21, F Jun 30

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    Dealing with autistic twin girls as a single mother. I no longer utilize LIDDSO services.
    Katrina11798 Katrina11798 31-35, F Jul 1

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    I was raped… I can't deal with the anger.
    Riku3323 Riku3323 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Im a badass people need to deal with it . Im so tired of changing my personality
    ImJustMe14 ImJustMe14 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    to deal with my annoying reality that is, sure everybody sees this strong person who just laughs it off but nobody really thinks why am I being sarcastic ? nobody really pauses and...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    If someone could please help me with this issue it would be greatly appreciated. he's a retaliation seeking PA, you know the one who NEVER lets tot forget about anything you've...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jun 28

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    I did. I know people may say this is not true or that I am crazy, but I swear, I did make a deal with the Devil. I am Christian. Since I was a kid, my parents raised me in a...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have a friend of nearly 20 years who I believe has Borderline Personality Disorder. She claims she was diagnosed as bipolar, but as time has passed BPD has really seemed like a...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Jul 12

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    If anyone out there is getting bullied for who you are I just want to tell you, you're not alone.. Everyone deals with some kind of bullying at some point in life. Just be yourself...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm actually a guy but I really need help learning to deal with my wonderful wife each month. It's bad. Very. Very. Baaaad. I don't know how to say it strongly enough. We have a...
    gman1616 gman1616 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm 21 and still sleeping with my childhood stuffed monkey I had it since I was a baby. I feel like a kid again holding it while I sleep
    Guywhopees Guywhopees 18-21, M Jun 30

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    I am not married, not yet, but hope to be in the near future. My boyfriend is a retired infantry soldier who served two tours in Iraq. I have only known him since he was retired...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My name is irrelevant. My husband and I have a long history together. We met 15 years ago, as kids. He was my soul mate. Because of past drama with me I didn't act and he knew and...
    needjhim14 needjhim14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I read on here that their husbands show excessive anger. But mine shows it passive aggressively any one else getting emotionally beat up? Lied to by omission? Sugar coated insults...
    jjflygirl1 jjflygirl1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    My husbands having a bad night... Even asked to go to the va! But we have no way of getting there and he doesn't want me to call an ambulance. Our car is busted, and we are staying...
    RebeccaReynolds RebeccaReynolds 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    So I got married to the most amazing guy I've ever met in September, everything was great and I was truly happy for the first time in years. We both had good jobs and were planning...
    snowba11 snowba11 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    So there was this one time when my dad was still home and asleep in his room downstairs...and I ran into the kitchen and grabbed food and ran back up. Bad *** xD
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F Jun 29

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    This is my second post. I really like the idea that I can share what I'm going through with hundreds of others around the world. Anyway I live in Bentonville AR and I hate it here...
    Indigo29 Indigo29 26-30 Jul 3

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    my grandpa passed away recently and I find myself depressed at nigjt. even though I knew it was coming and I spent his last week with him, it still feels surreal. living in his...
    jenseb jenseb 16-17, F Jul 9

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    So my bf was deployed on Thursday, I had spent a rediculous amount of time making him "open when" letters since he had told me we wouldn't be able to talk while he was away. I went...
    callijojohnson callijojohnson 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    So with him being away, I'm starting to really question a lot of things. Idk why but I keep wondering if he's lied to me about different things, and whether or not he's ever cared...
    callijojohnson callijojohnson 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    My mom is a pretty cool, nice, pretty person, yet she does have an ugly side. One time, funny story, my mom has always wanted to paint our front doors blue. So she painted the...
    Caligurlll Caligurlll 13-15, F Jul 20

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    It happened at two. I hated that floor of hospital where she stayed. It was aweful. Everyday she suffered the affects of chemo. It totally sucked. I still feel the hurt from...
    joesuekiss joesuekiss 31-35 6 days ago

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    I know it shouldn't be that big a deal. His brother is getting married, and the bachelor party will be at a ***** club. I feel like I'm the only girlfriend who is upset. I don't...
    Anonym57 Anonym57 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    I am indeed a badass. I won't go on a narcissistic rant for you all to hear as you roll your eyes over my exaggerated self. However I am a confident lady and believe that I am...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    My boyfriend & I are completely different, and I understand that. But there is something he does that hurts me, and I don't know how to tell him, without him getting mad. He is...
    CaptainPasta CaptainPasta 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    To me, disrespect means thinking I'm some sort of sexual object. I'm a human being. I'm a lady. I don't have any interest in sharing pictures, having sexual conversation, or any of...
    mergern07 mergern07 18-21, F Jul 1

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    My ex divorced me and I can't get her to leave me alone. She is the perceptual victim type. Runs and runs and runs her mouth and cries woe is me when someone dishes it right back...
    GBobby21 GBobby21 36-40, M Jul 3

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