Any helpful coping methods dealing with PTSD??
2 months ago, I was diagnosed with PTSD. Apparently for the past 6 years I was misdiagnosed Bipolar by a Dr who didn't even really evaluate me properly. What did I know?? I was messed up at the time, I thought he knew better than me, right?
Well, to break it down clearly, just so you can understand where I'M coming from...it started when I was 18.
1996- Death of my best friend since we were 3yrs old.
1997- Boyfriend (then broke up w/ boyfriend)
1997- Victim of rape
1997- Found out about pregnancy (not knowing if from boyfriend or rape, and never told anybody about the rape)
1998- Got back with AND married boyfriend, and gave birth to daughter
1999- Nervous breakdown, told family about rape
1999/2000- Daughter #2
2001 thru 2005 - Physical and emotional abuse from husband
2005- Loss of 3rd pregnancy (due to the abuse), then FINALLY divorcing a**hole
2007- Married family friend
2008- Hit and ran over by drunk driver (took a yr to walk again)
2013- Recent breakdown