I Suffer From Ptsd

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    I am only 17 and i always wanted a ford ranger

    because my grandpa always had one and let me drive it on his farm sometimes and i thought they were the coolest things around, throughout last summer it was a fight with my parents to let me get one of these trucks, i finally convinced them in september, it was bright red and...
    Blackeye242 Blackeye242
    18-21, M
    May 10, 2015

    Hopeful Cynic

    I almost forgot I have complex PTSD. hahahahahahahahaha are you kidding me? why is it necessary to add the word 'complex' to my PTSD? oh. right. that. ok. i get it.   I invited denial to sit at my table i recently revoked that invitation as its time to face...
    shikoba shikoba
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2010

    From sexual molestation.

    I can't Handel big crowds. Don't go in bathrooms very well.. Too many males around me makes me have a mini panic attack. Males I don't know make me nervous. I'm horrible.
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    I told my husband as soon

    as I got honest with myself because my husband has PTSD from the war, and I figured he would understand my own struggles. However, I had to minimize my expectations of support from him since he already learned to cope by numbing out. He is understanding but is in his own...
    Angelfacemaggie Angelfacemaggie
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    How I got PTSD. One morning in 2014 (I was 14

    at the time) I was on my bike going to school (I was in 9th grade at the time I am now in 10th grade.) I stopped at an intersection (just a stop sign, no traffic light.) One car approached from the south just as I approached from the west. I saw the car and I assumed the driver...
    BenjaminLeonard BenjaminLeonard
    16-17, M
    Oct 11, 2015

    This is the second time I had this disorder ,

    I was a prison officer in the 90s and was bashed around the head with a chair and for 2 years battled to get my life back on track. Here it is and 16 years later again assaulted at work and suffering the same thing again , its a long process to try and overcome the anxiety that...
    Waynal Waynal
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    I just found out I have severe PTSD.

    I'm in the process of being divorced. Loosing a family for the second time before knowing what was wrong with me. Have almost no friends and no interest in life. If my kids even knew, they are what saves my life.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 2, 2015

    This is one of many poems I wrote about

    PTSD In The Shadow Of Fear as I run from the shadows It follows. It follows. The Shadow of terror Fear, Hatred, Self loathing, These manifest into a shadow. I flea. It, no, they, follow. The shadow stretches to the farthest corners of the Earth. I cannot flea. I cannot hide...
    BenjaminLeonard BenjaminLeonard
    16-17, M
    Oct 11, 2015

    I Suffer From Ptsd

    i feel im alone in my struggles,i destroy the people who love me because they dont know what im going thru.i send away people who say they love me,i have no answers to solve my struggle..
    angelina2008 angelina2008
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2008

    **Trigger Warning** Tonight (well,

    technically last night) a person came over to my home, and although they weren't the cause of my actual trauma, they were a huge reason why I left my old house because they scared me to the point where I couldn't live there anymore. He also causes me to have many flashbacks as I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    I was living with my mom

    who was a drug addict until 7th grade. I live with my dad now. I've been through all sorts of counseling for self harm and depression since then, but I have never discussed my mom with anyone. Could I have ptsd from the conditions at her house?
    Hope443 Hope443
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    About seven months ago I had 30-40 good friends.

    I have had fallen out with almost all of them. I have four people that I can talk to and one of them I almost never get to see. I have revealed what is happening with my post traumatic stress but only these four know what is really going on. I don't trust my parents I am scared...
    BenjaminLeonard BenjaminLeonard
    16-17, M
    Dec 6, 2015

    Almost 2 years ago in August I went to bed

    normally and woke up with a broken face in the middle of the night. It's hard for me to think about it so that's all I'm going to say about that for now. Between a long and ongoing painful recovery and the complete mystery behind the event, you could say the event has...
    jentile jentile
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2014

    Two different car accidents brought this about.

    I was driving my son home from work one day in March of 2013. I had the green light and the girl who hit me had a green light but also a sign that said left turn must yield on solid green. The crash left me with no car and under a dr's care for over a year. Over a year later I...
    RondaSicR RondaSicR
    46-50, F
    Jul 26, 2015


    Please help, my husband and I and our 2 girls were celebrating new year with my mum and her sister, her sisters husband and their daughter, all was ok until one of my abusers turned up. I was in instant panic and dismay that my mum welcomed him with open arms made him food and...
    emmylou82 emmylou82
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2013

    For the last 5 nights I have had nightmares.

    Some of them memories of the past. Some my greatest fears involving my son. If I was in counseling they'd call it a breakthrough. But I'm not in counseling. So is this a breakdown? The anxiety of it all during the day is overwhelming. The rock hard pit in my stomach makes me...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41
    26-30, F
    May 24, 2014
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