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  • So Very Complicated!

    My ex and I have the most complicated friendship. He recently came back after shutting down for six months straight. About three weeks ago we reconnected and have been enjoying our new found connection, however,  he’s recently started behaving in his shut down mode. About a week ago, he shared that...

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  • Do I go back?

    Hi people. Can anyone advise me what I now do? I have had to take some time out of my counselling and life in general to recover from kidney infection. My counsellor is willing to have me back but I have cold feet. I have never had this situation before, the more I don't go yhd more scared I become....

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  • Why did she betray me this bad ?

    My bestfriend of 1 year and I moved away for college together.  She had told me she was suicidal and wanted to go away and start a new life with me, and she broke up with her controlling bf. But when we arrived everything went down.  I was supporting her financially to a limit (with our dorm...

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  • Struggling

    I have recently been prescribed sertraline by my gp. Im having awful night time hallucinations of seeing spiders. I have a follow up gp appt in 2 weeks but the way i feel is that things will never get better. I dont like taking anti depressants but was willing to try anything. I dont feel any different...

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  • What are the nightmares all about?

    Hi to the ladies on here especially. I have a problem with 2 looped nightmares. Can anyone shed any light on why I keep getting them, they lead to flashbacks in the day. These are them: 1 is to do with miscarriage and birth and the other one is to do with being pursued by my 1st attacker. Is this usual...

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  • My boyfriend has PTSD and is pushing me away

    I’ve known my boyfriend since we were in 5th grade and we recently started dating...we had a great day on a Friday, he told me that I was his safe place, Sunday he told me that he needed space to work things out in his head, after battling an illness his mother passed away on Tuesday, I found out on...

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  • No, I can't explain why.

    Really struggling with family not understanding how the things they see as trivial are not trivial to me. I can't find the words, or maybe the right words, to explain why I am the way I am and why things that don't bother them are so hard for me. I'm tired of trying to explain. I'm tired...

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  • Please help - Chronic pain , Derealization PTSD

    I have come to the forum to try and meet people who can help me understand what has happened to my body . Before I tell my story I have been medically cleared from any form of physical illness and has multiple bloods , MRIs and seen many specialists .  After quite a traumatic home life growing...

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  • And it's now messing up my physical health too!

    How do I sort this out? I think the intensity of my counselling is messing up my IBS and diverticulosis. Please tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel with this! Do I even go back to my counsellor this week, she laughed last time I saw her. (I'd offered her a piece of cake for my birthday)?!...

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  • Ptsd is still so baffling...

    My ex who broke up with me last August, and ghosted me last November, has recently apologized to me for his actions. I have to say that happy is an understatement to describe my feelings at that point. Ptsd still has me very baffled with understanding how a sufferers mind works. Although I accept his...

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  • I wish I hadn't gone back!

    I feel I',be made such a big mistake! After 2 weeks been really I'll I finally dragged myself back to my counsellor, but I some how got the impression she didn't want to know. 1st she was late, when she eventually arrived I was in tears. I have Dyspraxia so boundary changes can really leave...

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  • To sleep or not to sleep

    It's getting late and I am gonna have to make a choice Probably I want to stay awake because sleeping gives me the fear of a nightmare happening. Sometimes I remember them, sometimes I just wake up in a cold sweat. But I also want to sleep because I don't want to relive it again, and that's...

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  • Quite frightened!

    Hi kind people who sit on here. I need some courage, I have to take life back to normal level, I have to go back to my counsellor but am terrified truth be known. I tolerate my counselling only. It was my way to get through to having my child and due to being raped (the thing I need counselling for)...

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  • Would you go back?

    Hi people I've had a nightmare! After missing my counselling session last week through having panic attacks I now have had to cancel another one due to food poisoning that has lead to gastric flu. Question is I get really worried about letting people down. If I have rang through to my counsellor...

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  • And my heart said no!

    Hi people, I have never had such a bad reaction to something so upsetting. I have just discovered that the hospital my husband and I were at for Ivf have lied to us. I had really awful panic attacks last night 1 after the other 2/3! I am absolutely certain as this was such an horrendous time it's...

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  • My boyfriend has PTSD? How can I help

    I have known my boyfriend for 20 years.. we have been friends. We decided to start dating and planning a future 3 months ago. We share our news with both of our families and children and the reaction has been great. Unfortunately he is still in the Army and we are doing a long distance relationship until...

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  • Should I even bother, with anything?

    I don't even know where to start with this today, talk about having your heart ripped out. After 6 years long fight to have a family which i've wanted since I was 16 - I'm now almost 44, we've just been told our hospital lied to us. How this affects my counselling is that the counselling...

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  • PTSD and Dissociation - How to deal with it?

    I have PTSD from multiple traumas in my life. I was in 2 fires around the age of 3 and now i'm intensely sensitive to alarms, open flames, prefer not to be around people smoking as the smoke sets me off, alongside a whole bunch of other hypervigiliante behaviour.This combines with PTSD from a sexual...

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  • Where could this lead to?

    I have had to write on here as I'm unsure where else to comment about this. I feel an absolute fool, the last session I had with my counsellor had me ask some really hard-hitting questions which I couldn't answer and even show my face. I am terrified of going back as I'm unsure where these...

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  • PTSD and Anxiety

    This is going to be a long one but here goes. When i was 16 (now 29) I was sexualy assulted (raped) on a night out with my sister and her boyfriend at the time yes i know i was underage but we have all done it, im not going to go into detail about it. My sister wasnt bothered she was more interested...

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  • How do I get medical care if I need it?

    After going in to hospital,due to their bad treatment I got PTSD. Naturally if I had to go back to hospital for any thing I would be to scared. My therapist treatment for this is to relax. This is impossible if you have PTSD. If I refuse to go back because I'm scared then that is my fault and I would...

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  • Would you go back?

    Hi people can you help? I am meant to go back and see my counsellor on Thursday but last week she said something that she really shouldn't have and has put me off seeing her again, would you go back or not if you were called incompetent? I felt really upset, I am having assault counselling and really...

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  • Complex PTSD

    This is what I've been told I suffer with, unofficially, as it's not recognised in the UK as legit, I'm 48 yrs old now, had bad childhood till 14-15, I suffer flashbacks, severe panic attacks, nightmares, and a life of misery in my head, but because I've been in trouble with the police...

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  • Can I speak about him or is it mixing things up?

    I don't know what I do for the best, please help? I have regular counselling for PTSD but my dad's death is also a massive and for me a very poignant issue. If I mention this do you think it would be OK? I feel this counselling is to do with the past issues I had, but should there be any hard...

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  • Newly diagnosed

    My gp has diagnosed ptsd and I am awaiting counselling. I am struggling with insomnia and gp won't prescribe sleeping tablets. They have suggested anti depressants but I'm reluctant to have them. What has helped others , looking for any advice.

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  • What is the difference?

    Hi people can anyone help? I have been told I have PTSD, but it's been upped to PTSD c? Please help -the difference is? Can anyone tell me what ptsdc is? I don't know, I need to know to feel better in my mind. I have reason for having PTSD, I'm female and 44 and not having this sorted goes...

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  • I’m astonished!

    I’ve had the privilege to connecting with my ex’s ex. We have compared notes on our mutual ex partner. The person in question suffers with cluster b personality disorder and has caused him to behave in an extremely disrespectful and dishonorable manner. The other person and I are both older than the...

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  • Is this usual?

    Can anyone shed any light on how I feel but more importantly why? I definitely have PTSD, I tick all the boxes, but every time I see my PTSD counsellor I feel great after I come out, but then the day after I feel really low, but can't work out why. Is this normal or what have I done wrong? Why do...

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  • Should I trust my doctor's word or am I right?

    Hi people, I could do with some reassurance that I am not going round the twist or haven't lost my mind completely yet!  I went to see my doctor as I felt I really couldn't cope and haven't been able to recently.  There are various reasons for this from PTSD flashbacks and nightmares,...

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  • The lost supporter

    I recently found out that the person I was supporting (my ex, ptsd sufferer) shut down on me back in November, only to end up back at his ex’s home. I was completely devestated. I did everything this person asked of me when we were together, I made sacrifices, I spent money, I supported his illness,...

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