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PTSD..Your suffering the same thing that our soldiers are going through.<br />
The more you talk about the more it ,the less power it will have over you.

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Thank you. I will try that. Mine is a relatively mild case, compared to the things the poor soldiers must have seen and lived through. My prayers are with them.

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I too suffer from PTSD from yrs of sexual abuse as a child.
Please don't feel that because urs was brought on by a different cause that you pain and fear is somehow less.
What you are going through is tough ..Hang in there it does get better with time.

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Yes, they're called triggers. Sometimes desensitization helps. Best if done with a professional, though. They can help make it less traumatizing and give you the tools to deal with flashbacks and other emotions that might come up.

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Good advice. Thank you.

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Yes. I was run into by an ambulance going too fast for the area where it hit me. It had it's lights on and I had the green light and went. I was at a blind intersection with big buildings on either side and they did not have the siren on and they rammed me in the passenger side. Lucky I was in a Volvo or I would have died. I broke the Volvo into, but I was almost unharmed. I get really frightened if I hear or see a speeding ambulance now.

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Wow, that must have been terrible. Thank God you were driving such a safe car, and you're OK. I don't blame you for being nervous now.

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words or phrases can set me off. i avoid using them.

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Haha, good one! So sign language is safer, I guess. :)

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some old email i was just browsing through , omg

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That bad, huh?

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yes i think you know who's email too

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"maybe it's time we move on?"..........frankly anythin with the word "move" in it will probably send me over the edge?! ;-)

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I don't like that phrase, either, because it implies leaving things behind, and that is always sad.

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Yes.Time and just getting over the word and event helps.

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Thank you. I hope so.

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To get through it, had to deal with it!

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Yes, when I found out that my partner had been chearting on me with my best friend. It was hard to look at pictures of them together, but I forced myelf to do so in order to convert my feeling of humiliation into justifiable anger. Had I not done so I would never have gotten over it.

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You didn't see that Big Truck, did you?

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