Perhaps a PTSD Column to the Forum?

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Perhaps a PTSD Column to the Forum?

Postby CitM » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:54 pm

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder presents with a lot of different symptoms and triggers. One of the major factors though is fear. That's what is so crippling about the disorder.

It would be good to add this forum in order to encourage people that doctors and other nutrition experts and therapists are trying to help and not hurt them.

PTSD is like living in your worst nightmare and it doesn't help when people trigger things, even when they are trying to help. This forum could be about tips on how to get well enough so that you can go on and lead a really great life.

My view is that it's not over until it's over.

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Postby Warmsoul/Jeanie13 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:43 pm

Thank you for your suggestion CitM.

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Postby Mags13 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:52 pm

I love the suggestion...I live daily with C-PTSD. In the past two years, I've had medical issues. And none of the 9 specialists I've dealt with understood PTSD. It makes life more..."challenging" for me personally. Because often times, it means I cancel appointments / surgeries. I know that I can't keep cancelling...but explaining the PTSD makes me feel more vulnerable, ashamed.

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Postby CitM » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:04 pm

I'm right there with the whole cancel on things with Doctors. I wasn't until they started acting odd themselves. I actually had one talk to me about a "mothership" which to be frank made me wonder what is going on in their reality. Most of the time, for most of my life, I have found doctors very helpful. Lately, since PTSD, not so much. Not sure what changed. I don't know if it was my perception or something else.

The feeling I have to fight the hardest is curling up into a little ball. The other thing I have to constantly fight at home are people trying to stress me out. It's not their fault. I'm not angry at them or blaming them, but it makes it harder on me and on them.

They are either a part of my recovery or they are part of making me sicker. And I think for awhile they were a part of making me sicker, until they found out that a sick mom just put more day to day stress on them.

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Postby CitM » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:00 pm

I wanted to add that my kids have been great, for the most part throughout this whole thing. It seems other adults though have had other problems. I love my husband, it's just this one acts differently than the other versions of him. I know that sounds odd too. Just hard to understand why I get put through so much all th time.

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Postby Warmsoul/Jeanie13 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:08 pm

As you can see Obayan has started a post on that.

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